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«And from Chicago - USA comes Gordon Tebo, a man with a very special music. Test Tube proudly presents 'Adaptive Immune', a kind of an ode to the human being, and his self-healing immune system. Gordon's music goes straight to the cells that we're made of. But don't get fooled by this apparently cold approach to his music. 'Adaptive Immune' is warm, warm like a blanket made of tiny little sound particles that tuck you in your bed at night. Just check 'Homeopath Inversion' and you'll understand what we're talking about. Slow drones of static get to you right from the beginning, keeping you comfortable all the way, inducing you into a dream state like no other. This EP feels like it was made with pretty much care and attention, and with love too. It's delicate, it's pretty, it's almost perfect. Almost perfect like a human being. Almost perfect like our immune system, taking good care of us. And guess what: It works.»
- Pedro Leitão

Downloads:

01 • Blue in you .............................................................................. pt us
[8'04'' • 11,0Mb • 192Kbps]
02 • Process for Progress ................................................................ pt us
[5'30'' • 7,55Mb • 192Kbps]
03 • Homeopath Inversion ............................................................. pt us
[10'04'' • 13,8Mb • 192Kbps]
04 • All new again .......................................................................... pt us
[3'03'' • 4,21Mb • 192Kbps]
  artwork ................................................................................... pt us
  [PDF-Zip • 1,60Mb]    
  • all tracks + artwork ................................................................ pt us
  [Zip • 37,2Mb]    

Reviews:

«Gordon Tebo - Adaptive Immune, released on Test Tube, comprises of four tracks of ambient genius. Generally ambient albums and EPs have a flavour that runs throughout - you can quite often group artists into ‘illbient’ and ‘generally upbeat or optimistic’, but Tebo transcends my prior tendency to categorise by creating pieces more subtle and diverse.

Blue in you is an incredible piece, the synthetic sounds have a confident and seemingly propitious tone. These are manipulated gently as the piece progresses, as Tebo introduces noise and other random factors.

Process for Progress is more sombre, and I really love the way Tebo uses rhythm here. There’s a satisfying bass drum, that seems to gently oscillate with the noisy recursions in the backdrop. Chord progressions suggesting melody are introduced, and at this point the track starts to remind me of the illustrious Deathprod.

The dissonance introduced in Homeopath Inversion again reminds me of Deathprod, and there’s a lot of subtlety in the background of this track. It’s a shorter piece than the rest, and gently unfolds into a sustained bass note.

All new again is more like Phonophani than Deathprod, I suspect Tebo has had a lot of influence from Rune Grammofon artists. Test Tube calls Gordon Tebo “a man with very special music”, and it is special - perhaps Rune Grammofon should take note!»
- Milieu / February 24, 2006

«Gordon Tebo from Chicago/IL provides a bunch of tunes which could have as well released on Monohm. At least it seems he follows a similar approach in regard to his composition, albeit there’s a small difference as occasional disturbances swell up destroying the illusion of a steady state of ambiguous harmony. Rather than building soundscapes the tunes are more about modulating an existing combination of sounds, but it’s a nice contrast to the artists I mentioned in my last article about Test Tube. My personal favourites are the first and the last tune but the ones in the middle aren’t that bad either, so I can recommend downloading the entire EP.»
- A Notepet / December 31, 2005

«Musique relaxante pour la 31e sortie de Test Tube. L'Américain Gordon Tebo présente quatre pièces tranquilles et presque froides. Répétitions et trémolos numériques se lient afin de finir l'année en beauté. C'est simple, limpide et finement composé en même temps.»
- LaFresto / December 31, 2005

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