We would like to welcome Ototoi. (previously known as Nuck Fames) as the first official addition to our humble little roster. As a housewarming gift he has blessed us once again with another tape in his signature Lo-Fi beats style. Ototoi has become a household name for us at Gentle, and we hope you are excited as we were to listen to some new content.
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performed at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI
October 28, 2016
Noa Even & Phil Pierick, saxophones
OTOTOI (transliterated Greek) is an onomatopoetic cry of wild distress and is the first utterance out of the mouth of Kassandra in Aeschylus' Agamemnon. Her gift of foresight has brought her unimaginable horror: she is buffeted with the vision of her imminent murder by Clytemnestra, who describes Kassandra as “a swallow, possessed of her own barbaric song, strange, dark.” As the agonized girl pours out mangled descriptions of atrocities, one wonders about the construction of her inner reality: how does she receive these visions, and what is the sound of the voice that brings them? Ototoi uses the two players, their instruments and their voices, to dramatize this dialogue between the supernatural whisperings of the future and the muttering dread of the present.
TAXX VOL 1
100% of proceeds to White Ribbon foundation, preventing violence against women.
On this compilation we have 3 first timers, Genie Stuart, Luen Jacobs and Jamal Ahmed. Red Embers label owner and Perth Producer Ewan Jansen is someone we’ve been obsessed with for a long time - so very happy to have his song Domer on our debut release. We welcome Andi Otto a multi-instrumentalist from Hamburg; Sampa The Great’s beat maker and Jazz guitarist Godriguez; Japanese based J-pop boi Ototoi, Adelaide’s Brazilian influenced Xanga, Einsfurz’ musical project Trevor from Melbourne and New Zealand come Aussy techno and house aficionado Patch Free.
Thankyou so much to the incredible artists who've donated their music to making a difference.