Twine

Twine

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Friends talk about nothing over the phone; a gentle guitar strum mutates into a gauzy substance; a swell of sub-bass and firework crackling ensues. Fuzzed-out scanners capture distant conversations, and otherworldly voices emerge through the noise, haunting like a recurring dream.

The experience of Twine is the static on telephone lines, the nighttime whispers, the sounds of the aether; of dizzying percussive glitch, eerie textures and vocals grated into a dense fog, a collective but coded dialogue.

Baltimore, Maryland's Greg Malcolm and San Diego, California's Chad Mossholder comprise a unique musical entity. Twine is the culmination of their extended history, which includes their acclaimed 2002 LP Recorder for France's Bip-Hop and their distinguished catalogue for Chicago's Hefty Records and Sweden's Komplott. Their sound contains a mysterious and unresolved quality, the result of the musical relationship which the group's two main practitioners share. Making music together from across the country, their collaborations are exercises in postmodern abstraction. Songs become experimentations in the virtual realm, with files bounced back and forth across time zone and singular ideas becoming collaborative.

The Twinesound is a structure meets noise vs. melody sound, always morphing into something new. Glitchy beats collapse into warm swarms of static, long atmospheric drones become abstract soundscapes where cold dark ambience and stark angular structures meet…As much a noisy, ambient experience as any heard today, from Fennesz's Endless Summer to Black Dice's Beaches and Canyons, Twine also draws influence from the free-floating, sand-blasted vocals of Cocteau Twins. This is a story of the fuzzy lines that connect and distance humanity, and the spiritual in-between that emerges in the nighttime hours.
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Twine Discography

Albums

10185 Twine Memory(CDr, Enh) MP3.com 10185 US 1999 Sell This Version
AdAstra 9903 Twine :reference:(CD) AdAstra Records AdAstra 9903 US 1999 Sell This Version
none Horchata / Twine Horchata / Twine - Resource(CD) Zero 1 Media none US 1999 Sell This Version
elupre03 Twine Circulation(LP) Komplott elupre03 Sweden 2001 Sell This Version
[BLEEP 11] Twine Recorder(CD, Album, Enh, Dig) BiP_HOp [BLEEP 11] France 2002 Sell This Version
Twine Twine (Album) Ghostly International, Ghostly International US 2003 Sell This Version
GI-18A Twine Twine(2xLP, Promo, W/Lbl) Ghostly International GI-18A US 2003 Sell This Version
RSC007 Twine At Land(5xFile, MP3) Rope Swing Cities RSC007 US 2006
GI-59, GI-59 SMM LPIX Twine Violets(CD, Album) Ghostly International, Ghostly International GI-59, GI-59 SMM LPIX US 2008 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

HEF21 Twine Immediate Action #3(12") Hefty Records HEF21 US 2000 Sell This Version
none Twine Motion_Muse(File, MP3, Single, 128) Tu M'p3 none Italy 2003

Miscellaneous

GIDG-3 Twine Surfaces(5xFile, MP3, 320) Ghostly International GIDG-3 US 2006

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