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Runtime: 15'12''

«'One Week With My Casio' is a little gem of an EP originally released in cassette by Germany's Froggi Records - talk about being oldschool... - which literally covers a week's worth of song composition and recording around a CASIO CT-102 by NYC based musician Tidy Kid. This K7 only release is limited to 150 copies, by the way.

In approximately fifteen minutes of music, Tidy Kid covers some electro-pop territory from the 80's to current time, while exploring some of its known boundaries. Examples? 'Mute Face's freak-pop which easily turns out as one of the best songs of this year; Shortest dance track ever 'I Lost My Mind', which fuses BoC style pads and eighties dance-pop (video here); 'Pretty Girl' and its 8bit drum kits and droopy synth. And this doesn't end here.
'One Week With My Casio' is a release not short of extraordinary and leaves us wondering about how a full album could've sounded if Tidy Kid spent a month with his CASIO instead of a week. Get this now!» - Pedro Leitão

As a bonus, here's two videos from 'One Week With My Casio': 'Coma For a Dog' and 'I Lost My Mind'. Great videos!


Tidy Kid's 'Coma For a Dog' from Jakob on Vimeo.


Tidy Kid's 'I Lost My Mind' from Damien Pascoe on Vimeo.

Downloads:

01 • Bla Bla Boo! .............................................................................. pt us
  [2'01'' • 4,02Mb • VBR]
02 • Mute Face ................................................................................ pt us
  [2'36'' • 4,86Mb • VBR]
03 • Pretty Girl ............................................................................... pt us
  [3'16'' • 5,57Mb • VBR]
04 • Coma For Dog ........................................................................... pt us
[2'35'' • 4,70Mb • VBR]
05 • I Lost My Mind ......................................................................... pt us
  [0'37'' • 1,39Mb • VBR]
06 • Game Time .............................................................................. pt us
  [4'07'' • 7,64Mb • VBR]
  • artwork ................................................................................... pt us
  [PDF-Zip • 3,18Mb]
  • all tracks + artwork ................................................................ pt us
  [Zip • 30,7Mb]

Reviews:

«Une des rares sorties du netlabel, très prolifique (et c’est rien de le dire) et très esthétique, TestTube dans un autre registre que l’ambient, le field recordings ou drone. Tidy Kid nous convie donc le temps de 6 chansons composées juste avec un clavier Casio à une electropop minimaliste et rafraichissante. Si les 6 morceaux ne sont pas tous convainquant, quelques uns tirent leur épingle du jeu comme ce.» « Mute face »
- Vincent [Ziklibrenbib] / August 13, 2013

«Alors que certains préfèrent passer une semaine au bord de la mer ou en compagnie de charmantes créatures, le new-yorkais Tidy Kid lui décide passer son temps à l’ombre, son CASIO CT-102 chéri entre les mains pour composer de petites chansons electro lo-fi. Résultat, ça donne un EP enregistré sur support cassette composé d'une poignée de titres vraiment sympas, originaux et pétillants qui rappelleront à certains bien des choses faites à bases de synthé cheap, de folie douce et d’imagination... J’aime bien, ça change. [7/10]»
- Benoît Richard [Netlabels Revue] / February 07, 2009

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cover:
©2008 Conrad Rodenberg + Ulrike Jordan
©2008 aeriola::behaviour
music:
©2008 Tidy Kid
©2008 Froggi Records
©2008 test tube


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