** 2021 Stock ** Fellow Canadians, Montreal's Ambiances Magnetiques collective member, turntablist and electronics artist Martin Tetrault meets Japan-based electronic explorer Tim Olive performing on magnetic pickups, in their first album despite having performed sporadically across three decades: 4 rich improvisations minimally edited, shaping sound in compelling ways.
"[... Tim] Olive did a recording on "a lovely afternoon in Montreal, minimally edited", with the well-known turntablist Martin Tétreault. Again we find Olive on the magnetic pickups. Although they have worked together before, "across three decades", this is their first release together. [...] Olive takes his talent for the magnetic pickups [...] here with a slightly more electronic approach, the turntables of Tétreault. Music made with the use of turntables is somehow always inclined to have some of the rhythm cadences to it and this is no different. The rotating surfaces, which may not necessarily be pieces of vinyl, of course, are scanned by needles and perhaps other amplified objects, to which Olive adds his own blends of electric sounds, currents being pick up from the various apparatus in use and as such, I can imagine Tétreault has something to choose from. The music ranges from 'considerable quiet' to 'pleasant present' or even 'nice noise' and in each of the four pieces, they seem to be moving along those lines, with fine, intelligent conversation. A fine meeting this is of improvised music, electro-acoustic and musique concrete and at thirty-six minutes it seems the right length; not too much, just enough to get it right." - Frans de Waard, Vital Weekly