TESTUBE

The Audio Experiments of Jeff Danos
Bioplaza
CD - Self Released
Catalog: TEST 001
Released May 1999
$7.99 plus S&H


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Bioplaza

Jeff decided to close down UEF Records in early 1999 to focus more on his own musical projects. Bioplaza was released shortly thereafter. This was the first mass produced full length CD from Testube, and also the first to feature additional vocals from Jeff's wife Christina, on the track "Ovary Act".

With its intricate blend of experimental cut-and-paste sampling and dramatic atmospheric melodies, Bioplaza was very well received and listed in several industrial deejays' "Top 10 Albums of 1999".

Tracklisting:
01.Byproduct 04:39 From the release:
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02.Convinced 06:05 From the release:
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03.Lost Contact 06:40 From the release:
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04.Bioplaza 05:51 From the release:
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05.Dance of Limbs 05:16 From the release:
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06.Bride of Science 06:16 From the release:
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07.Ovary Act 06:19 From the release:
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08.Contrast 07:38 From the release:
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09.Powdercoat 05:16 From the release:
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10.Cure For Your Plagues 06:01 From the release:
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11.Stun Relic 04:15 From the release:
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Reviews of Bioplaza:
  • "Brilliant beyond measure, and yet criminally overlooked... How does this work, people? How is it that Testube isn't spoken of with the same reverence as Skinny Puppy? The material is that good, let me assure you."
    Nov 2000
    StarVox Webzine
  • "Everything's on here...the old-classic EBM-beats, influences from people like Aphex Twin or Plaid who gave dance music a total new face, those typical distorted voices in pure Skinny Puppy-style, dancebeats (very New Order and 808 State at times!) that makes it all very accessible music, aggressive beats a la Wumpscut and I could go on and on..."
    Sep 2000
    The Original Sin
  • "There's a little bit of everything in this album and it should keep most electro fans interested."
    Apr 2000
    Electronik Surveillance
  • "A more perfect album to drive a car really fast to has not come along since the Sisters of Mercy’s First and Last and Always. This album gets two thumbs up and a slushy!!!"
    Apr 2000
    Totenklage Netzine
  • "It's quite obvious while listening to this music that Jeff Danos likes to experiment with a lot of different sound layering techniques and effects. The end result is interesting and enjoyable electronic music that you will want to listen to over and over again."
    Feb 2000
    Wrapped In Wire
  • "A noticeable evolution for Testube!"
    Jan 2000
    Side-Line Magazine
  • "This disc has not left my CD player all week and why this band isn't signed yet is beyond me. Someone sign Jeff Danos already!"
    Dec 1999
    WetWorks Electrozine
  • "Bioplaza is possibly one of the best CDs I’ve heard this year, and to have it come from a self-perpetuating artist without a label’s intervention makes it seem all the more incredible. Bioplaza is a true original that I guarantee you won’t be disappointed with."
    Nov 1999
    In Faction magazine
  • "Fans of Skinny Puppy, Noxious Emotion and those into a cross of gothic-medieval melodies and dreamy electronic-body-music will adore this."
    Oct 1999
    Blatant Propaganda
  • "BIOPLAZA comprises of electronics with an emotional and eclectic approach; ambient-trance-like synthscapes, techno-inspired drum-n-bass/jungle breakbeats, industrial-driven noises, ebm force, some hidden references to Germany's cosmic music and the darker sides of the moon. All mixed up with nice and skillful programming and a very good and clear recording quality."
    Oct 1999
    Chain DLK
  • "Creative sampling and intelligent melodies. The programming is intricate and detailed. When there are vocals, they are sung well. An above average release."
    Oct 1999
    Deadwyre Magazine
  • "Testube is easily better than the host of crappy SP rip-offs on a million indie labels nowadays. That alone says allot."
    Oct 1999
    Interface Magazine
  • "I didn't hear previous albums of Testube, but this one is definitely one of the industrial highlights of the year 1999. And thanks to such bands as Testube, Americans really can compete with Europeans and can even win."
    Oct 1999
    MG Magazine Russia
  • "With their impressive sonic quality, and varied and interesting songs, Testube is definitely worth the extra effort to seek out."
    Sep 1999
    Outburn Magazine
  • "'Amazing' doesn't begin to do it justice."
    Aug 1999
    Base Asylum
  • "This album rulez. I love the music very much and it is one of the albums you can listen to very often and always discover new details."
    Aug 1999
    New Empire
  • "This was a real nice surprise in my mailbox... Testube (aka Jeff Danos) is new for me, and his fourth release from this Denver based act is amazing..."
    Jul 1999
    Electroage Canada
  • "This release is nothing short of phenomenal in a genre of old, washed-up Front Line Assembly clones. It has lasted every test I've thrown at it, from pure concentration to playing it as background music. And by far it passes the most important trial of all: time. I swear by Bioplaza. It's a joy to hear."
    Jul 1999
    Grinding Into Emptiness
  • "Testube will soon be a band that you compare other bands to. Bioplaza is a CD that you will keep coming back to. Each listen reveals something new to the listener. The variety of avenues explored on this release make this is a must have CD for your collection."
    Jul 1999
    ScaryMike.com
  • "Testube encapsulates everything that is best about the potential of dark elektro/industrial/dance music."
    Jul 1999
    The Kettle Black
  • "This is definitely one of the underground albums you need to check out this year."
    Jul 1999
    The Plague
  • "The state of the EBM scene as a whole has gone downhill in the past few years, but Testube, on the other hand, continues to get better and better."
    Jun 1999
    Grinding Into Emptiness
  • "If you like bands like Noise Unit, Beefcake, (a hint of Delerium-type ambiance) and early FLA all mixed up in tasty dish of twisted electronic ear-food, don't wait to order this CD."
    Jun 1999
    Last Sigh Magazine
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