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ARTIST
TITLE
Evaluated: An Album of Remixes
FORMAT
LP

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CATALOG #
DESIRE 113LP DESIRE 113LP
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RELEASE DATE
9/30/2014

Evaluated is the companion album to Evaluations, the debut album from TSTI, released on Desire. It contains 14 remixes (10 on the vinyl + 4 as a digital bonus) by producers and bands as diverse as Soft Riot, Phosphor, XIU, Heinrich Dressel, Castratii, and Roladex. Isolated in an upstate, NY bedroom studio exists TSTI, a solo project by artist S. Smith described as "dark, hazy synthetic pop." Constructing musical landscapes that combine pounding drum machines with elevated melodies, TSTI stirs the echoes of his '80s influences into a pot of contradicting emotions to establish a diverse yet familiar and powerful sound. The genesis of TSTI began in 2003 but did not show its face until the summer of 2011 with the self-released, 4-song demo Black Envelope EP. The first 10 months of 2012 TSTI spent writing, recording and mixing his full-length release Evaluations which consisted of nine tracks assessing those that surround him. 250 copies on clear vinyl. 350 gram sleeve, plus an insert. Contains a download card including four bonus tracks.