Profile description of theodor wilhelm zanetti:

theodor wilhelm zanetti is publishing here a selection of own cuts from guitar loops, noise experiments and sonic pictures made with guitar or bass, a few stomp-box effects, shortwave radio receiver, and a pair of compact mixers.

despite having used guitars since his teen years ,theodor has no taste for distortion, for using picks, for full-fledged chords, solos, strumming... anything that the knowledgeable guitarist proudly hones in his or her own toolbox, is what theodor has forgotten long ago (and doesn't know where at, for what it matters).

guitar, or bass, no matter of what variety theodor chooses for a piece, become purely incidental instruments for creating signals, loops, drones with little (if any) evolving structure within. same goes with voice, used for spoken word, hummed riffs or (sore) throat drones, but hardly for singing properly (or for singing proper lines).

composition in its most rooted musical meaning is not among the tools you may find in t.w.z's toolbox, where it's replaced by improvisation and, or, geometric planning. what appears in his own audio tracks can sound more or less organized, but don't be fooled, it ain't, to any extent.

as to the purpose of most pieces published here, in t.w.z's intention they shall ideally produce the very effect of a bunch of flowers on your living room, or kitchen, or what has it: they won't save your soul, nor fix you up for good, but may instead make things a bit more bearable, if you take the trouble to look at it now and then, and do a little maintenance on it, to make you company for a couple of days.

often reported (and spontaneously, at that) by the most addicted listeners of t.w.z.'s tracks, it seems they can improve your concentration when focusing on complex matters, while providing for a soft- or a hard cushioned background to your activities.

some use these tracks while composing visual devices, some while editing texts and pictures, some while sorting files and databases. one, or at least the one who reported it, gets at t.w.z. for making it to his/her destination on car trips with a reduced stress and fatigue, to try fend off the aggressive driving habit in most of today's traffic.

whatever the use you intend to do with these tracks, please consider the matter from all possible angles, and make yourself a favor, a big favor: unless you already have them, buy yourself the best heaphones you can afford, or the best loudspeakers your money can buy, as there's so much content layered within t.w.z. tracks, that the generic, utility-only, built-in speaker on your laptop computer won't reveal.

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