After several hugely impressive concerts, where the visuals from Kurt D'Haeseleer are almost as important as the music, Guillaume Graux or Tuk comes up with a first cd. 'Proud Princess of a Brand New City' contains mostly finished versions of the tracks he used the first three years at his
live performances. The main sources on the cd are guitars, most of them so heavily treated that you barely hear it\'s a guitar. Even if it's only a beat, it might be guitar. You never know on this record. Besides this, Tuk grabs music from the air, bad tv series, his parents piano he used to play as a child,... Most of the times Tuk starts making his music by modifing an existing song, like a cheap instumental of Diamonds are Forever, or a real guitar song made by his own till nothing is left of the original. Then Graux works on rebuilding the track and defining a new nature of the song. The music of Tuk is full of intensity. You can't imagine what he does within a track. When you hear the record for the first time these tracks still hold the memory of a pure pop track. A feeling similar to what you get when you're listening to Fennesz or Philip Jeck: one of melancholy and utterly beauty. A treasure island for sound research where the real listeners are the real winners.
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