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soft lunch

by tilomo

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    Tim Motzer's solo ambient glitch electronic masterpiece..."amazing textures and rhythms making it as close to Warp-style electronica as traditional ambient chillout." - Burning Shed (UK)

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soft lunch 02:37
blue samari 03:03
embrace 04:10
gelid 05:07
chi moto 03:51
spellbound 05:19
sadness 03:07


Tim Motzer's solo ambient glitch electronic masterpiece..."amazing textures and rhythms making it as close to warp-
style electronica as traditional ambient chillout." -Burning Shed (UK)

"Tim Motzer has made some pretty noisy shit...Ursula Rucker and King Britt's Sister Gertrude Morgan CD - not to mention contributions to David Sylvian's Nine Horses and Jaki Liebezeit's Secret Rhythms 2. Yet, on this new solo excursion, this Philadelphian finds solace in silence.

Tilomo, Tim Motzer's guitar/laptop solo project, benefits greatly from the sloe-gin-y liquid soul of his work with Britt - you can hear it in the way his fuzzy jazz-foink chords ooze through the title track. But there's a sputter, beep, whoosh and clink to the proceedings that make it happily irksome and decidedly un-neo-soulful. The sawed, strained string samples of "Blue Samari," the thickly blown wind sounds that trace the development of "Embrace" from autumn chill to winter storm, the cheery tinkling of "Chi Moto" - there are eight million moody stories to be told in this ambient jungle. "
--A.D. Amorosi (City Paper) Philadelphia

"Not purely ambient and not purely dance-oriented, guitarist Tim Motzer's latest effort, Tilomo is a project that speaks volumes by stating things subtly. Released on his own 1K imprint [a name that may or may not be paying homage to the undisputable kings of subtle click'n'pop, 12K], "Soft Lunch" sees the man turn it down a notch and still come out miles ahead of the competition. For a man who's been involved with projects such as Nine Horses, Ursula Rucker, Burnt Friedman, Jaki Liebezeit and King Britt, Motzer is one busy individual. Here, he shows off a more docile approach to music, where the details make all the difference in the world. Halfway through "Spellbound", he uses what could pass for pan-flutes to induce moments of tranquil glory, while "Gelid" is heavy on percussion - real and manipulated - that moves the piece along in some interesting directions. When they make an appearance, beats are hushed and delicately strung out. "Chi Moto" features just a tinkering beat that is on high-end of the spectrum and features the mandatory soothing triangle. Closing number "After They've Gone" is a droopy, drooling and float-in-space concoction which features the sounds of slide guitar being tuned in and out. Sounds perfects to keep your mind occupied for the voyage into the nether regions of your own consciousness. Tom Sekowski, Gazeta


released January 1, 2007

produced by tim motzer for one k music group

tilomo: guitar + laptop compostions + improvisations
jeremy carlstedt: source drumming on 'gelid'

'shadow guitar' and 'sadness' were used by the
scottish dance theatre for their choreography
entitled moment touring scotland and uk 2004

© 2007 & ℗ 2007 1k Recordings Inc.
Published by one k music co. 2007 (BMI)
Music by Tim Motzer
all rights reserved.


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1k Recordings Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

is an eclectic Philadelphia-based boutique label run by guitarist, composer, and producer Tim Motzer. The catalogue features genre-defying solo releases and adventurous collaborations, spanning ambient soundscapes to art pop and beyond.

"A catalog of music that is as unique as it is unpredictable."
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