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The second album to be unveiled from Nation is called
, who has recorded with Spectral, M>O>S, Relief, Crème Organization, and more.
carries the resonance of future past, as J.T.C. was driven by thoughts about the lifespan of many things. Words directly taken from the artist for this release:
When I was a teenager I had to sell my Micro-Moog in order to pay for some serious and necessary repairs to my car. This reality would keep me away from having any new instruments for years. Luckily, my friend
taught me how to compose and record music using my personal computer and tracker software. Years later, I launched a career with that very music. I was grateful for having had the chance to make music without much more that the computer, but all the while I knew that I eventually wanted to go back to analog synthesizers. I wanted to make sounds with subtle sonic variation. I wanted to write tracks with multiple phasing phrases, and to improvise. I started to accumulate some machines that I've always wanted; a TR-909, a TB-303, and an SH-101 that I picked up during a tour in Tokyo. I assembled my studio in an apartment that I shared with
in Ypsilanti, MI. Since I wanted to convey a live, improvised feel, I wasn't programming pattern sequences or writing songs with distinct parts. I achieved this goal because D'Marc was kind enough to lend me a hand when I needed it on the machines. When, eventually, we collaborated in that studio, we became
. We wrote the EPs
Pt. 1, Pt. 2,
and the tracks 'Don't Front!!!,' and 'Electronic Justice' there. For years, I shared my living space with fellow young people. Though I didn't go to college, I did my fair share of partying and consider those my 'college days.' This was my environment at the time that I recorded
I was making music in a haze of smoke. I was indulgent and pleased. Acid house is what drove me to these machines, but once I got there, I was only thinking about enjoying the fruits of improvisation and crude techniques
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