Terre Thaemlitz

Real Name:
Terre Thaemlitz
Profile:
American electronic DJ, and producer.

Born: 1968 in Minnesota, USA.

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, she 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 her 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 ambient. One of their earliest works, "Comatonse.000", in addition to limited release through her own Comatonse Recordings label, appeared on an early ambient compilation on Instinct Records, gaining a reputation.

As an ambient producer/artist, Thaemlitz focuses mostly on themes of sexual self-identity, alienation and contradiction in her 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 Thaemlitz also proved to be an awesome deep house and unusual dance music producer at times.

Terre Thaemlitz also recorded with Bill Laswell and did remix work for many other artists.

Thaemlitz currently resides in Kawasaki, Japan.
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Albums

EX-283-2, ex-283-2 Tranquilizer — Terre Thaemlitz Terre Thaemlitz Tranquilizer(CD, Album) Instinct Ambient, Instinct Ambient EX-283-2, ex-283-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
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SD 7010-2 Web — Terre Thaemlitz Bill Laswell & Terre Thaemlitz Bill Laswell & Terre Thaemlitz - Web (Album) Subharmonic SD 7010-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
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IAE 007 CD Soil — Terre Thaemlitz Terre Thaemlitz Soil (Album) Instinct Ambient IAE 007 CD Belgium 1995 Sell This Version
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MP 034 CD Die Roboter Rubato — Terre Thaemlitz Terre Thaemlitz Die Roboter Rubato (Album) Mille Plateaux MP 034 CD Germany 1997 Sell This Version
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CAI-2002-2 Couture Cosmetique — Terre Thaemlitz Terre Thaemlitz Couture Cosmetique (Album) Caipirinha Productions CAI-2002-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
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MP CD 44 Means From An End — Terre Thaemlitz Terre Thaemlitz Means From An End (Album) Mille Plateaux MP CD 44 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
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MP CD 53, MP CD 00 Institutional Collaborative — Terre Thaemlitz Jane Dowe, Terre Thaemlitz Jane Dowe, Terre Thaemlitz - Institutional Collaborative(CD, Album) Mille Plateaux, Mille Plateaux MP CD 53, MP CD 00 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
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MP 58 CD, MPCD58 Love For Sale - Taking Stock In Our Pride — Terre Thaemlitz Terre Thaemlitz Love For Sale - Taking Stock In Our Pride (Album) Mille Plateaux, Mille Plateaux MP 58 CD, MPCD58 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
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MPCD71 Replicas Rubato — Terre Thaemlitz Terre Thaemlitz Replicas Rubato (Album) Mille Plateaux MPCD71 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
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C.007 Fagjazz - Comatonse Super Best Collection — Terre Thaemlitz Various Presented By Terre Thaemlitz Various Presented By Terre Thaemlitz - Fagjazz - Comatonse Super Best Collection Comatonse Recordings C.007 US 2000 Sell This Version
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MP 94 Interstices — Terre Thaemlitz Terre Thaemlitz Interstices(CD, Album) Mille Plateaux MP 94 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
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MP103, mp103 Oh, No! It's Rubato — Terre Thaemlitz Terre Thaemlitz Oh, No! It's Rubato (Album) Mille Plateaux, Mille Plateaux MP103, mp103 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
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EN/OF 013 The Opposite Of Genius Or Chance — Terre Thaemlitz Terre Thaemlitz, Elmgreen & Dragset Terre Thaemlitz, Elmgreen & Dragset - The Opposite Of Genius Or Chance En/Of EN/OF 013 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
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V.002.NTSC Lovebomb — Terre Thaemlitz Terre Thaemlitz Lovebomb Mille Plateaux V.002.NTSC Japan 2003 Sell This Version
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gos018, BRCD 00505 Trans-Sister Radio — Terre Thaemlitz Terre Thaemlitz Trans-Sister Radio(CD) Grain Of Sound, Base Recordings gos018, BRCD 00505 Portugal 2005 Sell This Version
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2.01.014, C.016.CD The Laurence Rassel Show — Terre Thaemlitz 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
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zkr 0005 Electronics — Terre Thaemlitz Zeitkratzer & Terre Thaemlitz Zeitkratzer & Terre Thaemlitz - Electronics(CD, Album) Zeitkratzer Records zkr 0005 Germany 2008 Sell This Version
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MULECD 009 Midtown 120 Blues — Terre Thaemlitz DJ Sprinkles aka Terre* DJ Sprinkles aka Terre* - Midtown 120 Blues(10xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Mule Musiq MULECD 009 Japan 2009
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C.020 Soulnessless — Terre Thaemlitz Terre Thaemlitz Soulnessless(M/Stick, Album, 16G) Comatonse Recordings C.020 Japan 2012 Sell This Version
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C.027 Deproduction — Terre Thaemlitz Terre Thaemlitz Deproduction(M/Stick, Album, 8 G) Comatonse Recordings C.027 Japan 2017 Sell This Version
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C.028.CD, zkr0024 Deproduction (Live) — Terre Thaemlitz Zeitkratzer & Terre Thaemlitz Zeitkratzer & Terre Thaemlitz - Deproduction (Live)(2xCD, Album) Comatonse Recordings, zeitkratzer Records C.028.CD, zkr0024 Japan 2019 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

C.000 Comatonse.000 — Terre Thaemlitz Terre Thaemlitz Comatonse.000 Comatonse Recordings C.000 US 1993 Sell This Version
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MP 046 Still Life With Numerical Analysis — Terre Thaemlitz Terre Thaemlitz Still Life With Numerical Analysis(12") Mille Plateaux MP 046 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
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a14 A-Musik Presents A Program Of... A-Muzak — Terre Thaemlitz Terre Thaemlitz A-Musik Presents A Program Of... A-Muzak (Single) A-Musik a14 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
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B-BOY 003 Selling — Terre Thaemlitz Terre Thaemlitz Selling (Single) Bottrop-Boy B-BOY 003 Germany 2000 Sell This Version

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genocyber

genocyber

June 13, 2018
edited over 4 years ago
i would pay good money to listen to a debate between terre and jordan peterson. jokes aside though very intelligent and extremely talented guy..or gal...or both.
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TIM

TIM

April 5, 2012
edited over 10 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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