Reynols



1. "10.000 Chickens Symphony"


From side B from the 7" released by Drone Records (Germany). Made with sounds from a Chicken Coop in Urdinarrain, Entre Ríos. www.dronerecords.de



2. "Pacalirte Sorban Cumanos"


With Tomasin on drums/vocals and Conlazo & Courtis on electric guitars, this is sound exploration the track 7 of the CD/LP released by the american label Beta-Lactam Ring Records. www.blrrecords.com



3. "Blank Tapes"


Part 2 from the CD made only with processing over a selection of blank tapes from 1978 to 1999. released by Trente Oiseaux (Germany): www.trenteoiseaux.com



4. "Pauline Oliveros in the arms of Reynols"


Opening track of the first collaboration between Reynols and American composer Pauline Oliveros. Original sound sources from a Pauline’s show. released by JDK (Netherlands) www.jdkproductions.com



5. "Jazz Ronco 1,2 & 3"

        Part 1

        Part 2

        Part 3




Versions from the 3xCD set "Jaz Ronco Japi Javas Vol 1, 2 & 3" including the first sessions with Miguel Tomasin playing Andino Sax and Moncho Conlazo, Anla Courtis & Pacu on several instruments. Released by Valuba Mafiforo: www.geocities.com/valubamafiforo



6. "Live at TV"


Recorded live in 1997 at Canal 9 (Argentina), with the original presentation & TV tune. released on the "Minecxio" 7"ep by Freedom From. www.freedom-from.com



7. "No Reynols 3"


Juan Manuel Acevedo (who also has Down’s Syndrome) plays drums & voice with No Moncho, No Anla & No Pacu as band. Released by Freedom From on the 2xCD REYNOLS/NO REYNOLS. www.freedom-from.com



8. "Ohio 2"


Recorded on the first Reynols US Tour (2000) at Columbus’ Mad Lab. Side B of the "Live in Ohio" clear 7" released by Black Bean & Placenta. www.freenoise.org/bbptc



8. "Fenser 3"


Miguel Tomasin: voice & drums, Moncho Conlazo & Anla Courtis: e-gtrs. from "Loh Fenser Patagonia" released by Semi-Roar (Japan): www2.gol.com/users/semiroar



9. "Grodos Tormo Baluba"


Sound-Poetry track with Miguel speaking in his self-invented language. Processed and Produced by Courtis & Conlazo and to be included in a sound-poetry compilation on Sprechen (Austria): www.iftaf.org/sprechen



10. "Sosina Arada Mica"


Track number 2 from Reynols’ first release in New Zealand. Guitars by Anla Courtis & Moncho Conlazo, obviously with Miguel Tomasin on drums and vocals. From the CD released by Celebrate Psi Phenomenon: www.cpsip.co.nz



10. "Fire Music"


Track number 3 from the CD only made with fire recordings from Rio Capitan (Tigre) and Buenos Aires. Released by Digital Narcis (Japan) www.digitalnacis.com and an upcoming version on Auf Abwegen (Germany) www.aufabwegen.com



INTRODUCTION TO TOMASIN'S (NON)PHILOSOPHY

Dialogues with MIGUEL TOMASIN.

Trancription & Translation by Anla Courtis.

The following dialogues were transcripted from diary conversations with Miguel Tomasin (the drummer and leader of argentinean band Reynols, who is has by Down's Syndrome). As Tomasin is not interested at all in writing anything, these dialogues are probably the only access to Tomasin's philosopy or non-philosophy. (contact: reynols@htomail.com)

* * *

Question: Do you think the universe exists?
Miguel Tomasin: No, it doesn't exist. It's just fantasy.

* * *

Q: What's the most important thing in your life?
MT: Photocopies.

* * *

MT: The score (of the match) was 1 to 1.
Q: So who scored the goals?
MT: Nobody.

* * *

Q: What came first, the egg or the chicken?
MT: The cock.

* * *

* * *

Q: What's there in the moon?
MT: A screw and a chamame tape.

* * *

MT: God is a hidden camera

* * *

Q: Why doesn't clouds fall down?
MT: Because if they fall, they die.

* * *

Q: What was the floor invented for?
MT: To step on ants.

* * *

MT: A girl is frying eggs on her belly.
Q: Doesn't she get burnt?
MT: No.

* * *

* * *

Q: Explain your idea about the "Planeta Sardina" (Sardina Planet).
MT: Oh, easy... When you eat a lot of fish a planet starts to grow inside your paunch. That's the Sardina Planet.

* * *

Q: Do aliens exist?
MT: No.
Q: But haven't you seen them?
MT: Yes I saw them, but they don't exist.

* * *

MT: Do you know why the grass is short?
A: No.
MT: Because it was long.

* * *

Q: What do you think: Did Hitler commit suicide or was he killed?
MT: Eh...I don't know. He didn't tell me nothing.

* * *

Q: How many heavens are in heaven?
MT: Noone.

* * *

* * *

Talking about plants he said:
MT: We should sow feet.
Q: And what will grow there?
MT: Voices.

* * *

MT: The sun is blocked by the clouds and the sun.

* * *

Q: Do you have blood?
MT: No.
Q: So what's there inside you?
MT: Nothing.

* * *

Q: What does God wear?
MT: God wears shorts and blue nappies.

* * *

Tomasin's definition of noise-music: 'It's music for teeth'.

* * *

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Q: What were you like before you were born?
MT: Bigger.

* * *

MT: Guitars inside my socks.

* * *

Q: Are you the Buddha?
MT: No, single.

* * *

Q: Where does the sun go at night?
MT: To the Octopuss.

* * *

MT: Ice cream-spaceship.

* * *

Q: Do you think we are your sons?
MT: Yes and my grandsons and great-grandsons.

* * *

Q: What do you recommend for this week?
MT: You have to eat, stand up, do what you have to do and then ... to sleep.
Q: But what do you do when you get tired of this?
MT: Ah.... I WAKE UP.

* * *

MT: Wind that blows birds.

* * *

Q: Where is the mind?
Answer: (Miguel Tomasin comes and blows on my ear).

* * *

Q: What's this? (a pop can)
MT: A head of seven heads.

* * *

Q: When is your birthday?
MT: Every week.

* * *

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Q: What is the Down's Syndrome?
MT: A Fan Club.

* * *

Miguel watches a photo of Ayatollah Khomeini and says:
'He has record-shape face'.

* * *

Q: Does freedom exist?
MT: No.

* * *

Q: What is love?
MT: Eh... I don't understand it.

* * *

Q: What is the Kharma?
MT: It is for going to fish brains.

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* * *

Q: Are you Miguel Tomasin?
MT: No.
Q: Who are you then?
MT: I'm a human.
Q: Are you the only human being?
MT: Yes.
Q: So can you tell us what the rest of the people is?
MT: Handkerchiefs.


Tomasin's statement on a rainy day:
'Jesus is sunbathing upstairs on the terrace'.



-- Buenos Aires. ARGENTINA. November 1998.



RELATED RESOURCES:
"Unheard Music" by Craig Douglas Dworkin in UbuWeb Papers