CD-R - Glim Records
$14.99 plus S&H
Picking up where the 2008 Covert EP left off, Off Purpose further explores the eclectic fringes of electronic genre mutation that Testube is so well known for. By fusing glitchy chaotic percussion, dramatic textural displays, anti-pop melody and the occasional old school industrial groove, Off Purpose promises to deliver a little bit of something for everyone, and a lot for the discerning few. Jonathan Chalker, of the dark electro-pop act LowHero.DLL, also contributes vocals and lyrics to the track "Lost and Found".
Off Purpose is being sold as a limited boutique CDr with special hand-printed arigato jacket and trigger ejector case. Each jacket was hand-screened, and rusty metallic color variations were introduced to the screen at random moments during the printing process. As a result of this technique, each copy will feature slightly different "off purpose" appearance.
You can also download the full release from the official Testube audio page, and it is also available at popular sites such as Amazon or iTunes.
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Reviews of Off Purpose:
"Soft edge, but edge nevertheless. This is an interesting hybrid and mostly mired to modern-thinking listeners who neither look for instant gratification nor for militant electronica pureness. Perhaps not immediate to grasp, but in the longer run, it feels like home to your ears, provided avant-garde is an active word in your dictionary."
"If you could feed your Gameboy LSD and throw it down the stairs, it would probably sound like this."
"Very much an artist under the radar, it seems, but worth your time hunting out."
A Model of Control
"...a nicely refreshing collection of 11 tracks fusing glitch, "anti-pop melody", dark synth textures & industrial sonics."
"It will firmly grasp your attention, and toss it around in ways that you couldn't possibly imagine."