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Runtime: 60'14''

«‘Transit’ is a transdisciplinary journey through the Muzak concept. Rui Gato masterfully approaches the sensorial trips that we are subject to. An enriching experience of the informative everyday present. There is no shortage of elevator trips, pastoral enchantments, mixtures of instruments from all continents, supersonic airplanes - with stops in Rome, Saint Tomé, Madrid, London and Budapest -, portuguese guitars, the charm of the ‘fadista’ bum, and Portugal characterized with detail and accompanied by the Ribatejo vineyards, where grape variety ‘Tinta Meúda’ is produced.
Brian Eno had thought of airports, Rui Gato was more genuine, patriot and, well, more refined and subtle, and chose a wine from his birthplace.
An unparalleled journey.» - Bruno Barros

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01 • Muzak Tinta Meúda ................................................................ pt us
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  artwork ................................................................................... pt us
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  • all tracks + artwork ................................................................ pt us
  [Zip • 84,0Mb]

Reviews:

«AURAL-TRAVEL MP3: For its full hour or so, Rui Gato's single-track Transit transports the listener from one aural locale to another. Each spot on the itinerary is a mix of instrumental, found and synthesized sounds, be it acoustic guitar against a wash of beach waves and long electronic tones, or carillon bells against pick-up-stick percussion and swampy drones. There is accordion and bird song and, throughout, a thoroughly enchanting sense of detachment. There are never so many items that the sounds melt into an indistinguishable mass, nor so few that any one of them becomes the focus of attention. The set is among the most recent and most highly recommended at the netlabel called test tube, at monocromatica.com/netlabel (where, it's worth mentioning, the album's listing includes a gratuitous and nonsensical swipe at another musician, utterly out of sync with the sedate mood of the recording).»
- Disquiet / October 24, 2005

«Einen enormen output gibt es auch bei test tube, da komme ich ja kaum noch mit. Die qualität der releases leidet dabei auf keinem fall. Zumindest jetzt noch nicht.
Rui Gato's transit soll ja mehr dem muzak konzept entsprechen, allerdings finde ich nicht viel easy listening in diesem werk. Das soll jetzt auf keinem fall als minuspunkt gewertet werden. Das release hat gerade mal ein stück. Dafür ist das aber eine stunde lang, in welcher wir uns auf eine reise über den wolken europas wiederfinden. Ich hoffe von rui noch viel zu hören...»
- Kreislauf E-Zine / October 19, 2005

«Longo "Transit"; longa e louca a viagem de 60 minutos por um sem fim de lugares feitos de som. Muitos sons, de todo o lado. Uma expedição extraordinária pelo conceito muzak. Vale a experiência.»
- A Trompa / October 19, 2005

«Adepte des pièces "longues", Rui Gato livre une heure d'ambiance feutrée, cool, vacillant entre analogique et musique acousmatique. Transit, titre de ce 25e projet offert au label Test Tube, libère une échappée musicale internationale, mêlant instruments de diverses contrées à des sons contemporains (avions, voix d'aéroport ou encore cloches) ou tout simplement naturel (piaillements d'oiseaux, eau courante...). Etonnant, New Age, reposant... Le lien, une oeuvre minimale qui court lentement alors que les clichés "traditionnels" se posent parfois un peu "brutalement", est en fait ce qui a retenu le plus mon attention. Peut-être parce que plus électronique, plus étrange et plus surprenant au bout du compte. Bref, un joli travail tout de même.»
- LaFresto / October 17, 2005

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