Terre Thaemlitz

Terre Thaemlitz

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Terre Thaemlitz
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Born in Minnesota and raised in Missouri, Terre Thaemlitz moved to New York in the mid-1980s to pursue art scholarship at Cooper Union. Soon distracted by the growing New York house scene, he began DJing at drag balls and benefits, leading to an Underground Grammy for best DJ in 1991. Although primarily a "dance DJ", Thaemlitz's insistence upon integrating house music's more simplistic patterns with challenging, elaborated structures earned her an uneasy relationship with club promoters looking for DJs whose only commitment was a monotonous dance formula. Thaemlitz began making his own tracks, beginning with a sort of deepest deep-house but quickly moving into genre defying fusions of funk, soul, disco, and musique concrete, and eventually settling into advanced ambient. One of her earliest works, Raw Through A Straw / Tranquilizer, in addition to limited release through his own Comatonse Recordings label, appeared on an early ambient compilation on Instinct Records, and earned her an almost instant reputation.

As an ambient producer/artist, Thaemlitz focuses mostly on themes of sexual self-identity, alienation and contradiction in his music. Thaemlitz' recorded work, collected on albums such as Tranquilizer and Soil, is closer in tone to ambient-leaning industrialists such as Lustmord, Carl Stone, and (some) Merzbow, as well as "deep listening" composers such as Pauline Oliveros and Robert Rich although she also prove to be an awesome deep-house and unusual dance music producer at times. He also recorded with Bill Laswell and did remix work for many other artists.
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Terre Thaemlitz Discography

Albums

EX-283-2 Terre Thaemlitz Tranquilizer(CD, Album) Instinct Records EX-283-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
IAE 007 CD Terre Thaemlitz Soil (Album) Instinct Ambient IAE 007 CD Belgium 1995 Sell This Version
SD7010-2 Bill Laswell & Terre Thaemlitz Bill Laswell & Terre Thaemlitz - Web (Album) Subharmonic SD7010-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
CAI-2002-2 Terre Thaemlitz Couture Cosmetique Caipirinha Productions CAI-2002-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
MP 034 CD Terre Thaemlitz Die Roboter Rubato(CD, Album) Mille Plateaux MP 034 CD Germany 1997 Sell This Version
MP CD 53 Terre Thaemlitz + Jane Dowe Terre Thaemlitz + Jane Dowe - Institutional Collaborative(CD, Album, Dig) Mille Plateaux MP CD 53 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
MP CD 44 Terre Thaemlitz Means From An End(CD) Mille Plateaux MP CD 44 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
MPCD71 Terre Thaemlitz Replicas Rubato Mille Plateaux MPCD71 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
MP 58 CD, MPCD58 Terre Thaemlitz Love For Sale - Taking Stock In Our Pride(CD, Album) Mille Plateaux, Mille Plateaux MP 58 CD, MPCD58 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
MP 094 CD Terre Thaemlitz Interstices(CD, Album) Mille Plateaux MP 094 CD Germany 2000 Sell This Version
MP103, mp103 Terre Thaemlitz Oh, No! It's Rubato (Album) Mille Plateaux, Mille Plateaux MP103, mp103 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
EN/OF 013 Terre Thaemlitz The Opposite Of Genius Or Chance(LP, Ltd) En/Of EN/OF 013 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
MP117 Terre Thaemlitz Lovebomb(CD) Mille Plateaux MP117 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
gos018, BRCD 00505 Terre Thaemlitz Trans-Sister Radio(CD) Grain Of Sound, Base Recordings gos018, BRCD 00505 Portugal 2005 Sell This Version
2.01.014, C.016.CD Laurence Rassel & Terre Thaemlitz Laurence Rassel & Terre Thaemlitz - The Laurence Rassel Show (Album) Public Record, Comatonse Recordings 2.01.014, C.016.CD US 2007 Sell This Version
zkr 0005 Zeitkratzer & Terre Thaemlitz Zeitkratzer & Terre Thaemlitz - Electronics(CD, Album) Zeitkratzer Records zkr 0005 Germany 2008 Sell This Version
xx Bojana Cvejic, Cédric Dambrain, Eszter Salamon*, Terre Thaemlitz Bojana Cvejic, Cédric Dambrain, Eszter Salamon*, Terre Thaemlitz - Tales of the Bodiless(CD) Botschaft Gbr xx Germany 2011 Sell This Version
C.020 Terre Thaemlitz Soulnessless(M/Stick, Album, 16G) Comatonse Recordings C.020 Japan 2012 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

C.000 Terre Thaemlitz Raw Through A Straw / Tranquilizer Comatonse Recordings C.000 US 1993 Sell This Version
MP 046 Terre Thaemlitz Still Life With Numerical Analysis(12") Mille Plateaux MP 046 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
a14 Terre Thaemlitz A-Musik Presents A Program Of... A-Muzak A-Musik a14 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
B-BOY 003 Terre Thaemlitz Selling(7") Bottrop-Boy B-BOY 003 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
MULE 019 Terre Thaemlitz You? Again? 1(12") Mule Electronic MULE 019 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
MULE 020 Terre Thaemlitz You? Again? 2(12") Mule Electronic MULE 020 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
MULE 025 Terre Thaemlitz You? Again? 3(12") Mule Electronic MULE 025 Japan 2006 Sell This Version

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TIM

April 5, 2012
edited over 3 years ago
I have followed Terre for nearly 20 years now and have been there through his ambient works, his abstract avante garde crudeness to the post rave eccentric noise to his sublime and moving house music and I can confirm. A genius in there. Although a demented one.

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