TESTUBE

The Audio Experiments of Jeff Danos
Reconstructive Surgery
CD - DSBP Records
Catalog: DSBP#1029
Released May 2000

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Testube

Reconstructive Surgery

After the successful Bioplaza CD was self-released in 1999, Testube was signed to DSBP Records, and began working on a full length remix disc. A year later, Reconstructive Surgery was released, armed with remixes from several prominent acts, including Pain Station, Biopsy, B!Machine, Trylok, Oneiroid Psychosis, Paranoid Axis, Redonjon, and Thine Eyes. Morphing sounds of gritty industrial breakbeat noise, classic electro EBM, glitchy technoid rhythms, moody darkwave atmospheres, and even some occasional dark drum n' bass, Reconstructive Surgery broke the typical "remix disc" mold by offering up a little something for everyone.

With such a diverse lineup of remix styles, the CD appealed immensely to college deejays, and Reconstructive Surgery quickly peaked at the #4 position of the CMJ RPM radio charts in September 2000, remaining in the top ten for six weeks. In addition to outside remixers, the disc featured new versions of several songs re-crafted by Testube, as well as a "megamix" to close out the album.

Tracklisting:
01.Byproduct (High-Yield Nightsoil) 05:19 From the release:
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02.Contrast (Condemned) 05:27 From the release:
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03.Dance Of Limbs (Virulator RMX) 05:01 From the release:
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04.Ovary Act (Wishing You Were Here) 05:42 From the release:
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05.Cure For Your Plagues (Jungle Rot) 04:51 From the release:
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06.Bride Of Science (Twilight Mix) 07:00 From the release:
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07.Contrast (Disperse Edit) 04:46 From the release:
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08.Bioplaza (Amputee's Revenge) 06:58 From the release:
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09.Dance Of Limbs (Retro-EBMatic) 04:55 From the release:
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10.Cure For Your Plagues (Caffeinated Drip Mix) 06:17 From the release:
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11.Ovary Act (ML Mix) 05:18 From the release:
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12.Stun Relic (Serenity Mix) 03:32 From the release:
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13.Contrast (Cultural Lag) 04:07 From the release:
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14.Reconstructive Surgery Megamix 04:04 From the release:
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Reviews of Reconstructive Surgery:
  • "Varied, & leaning towards dNb industrial, this is a 'promo' I will definitely be listening to quite a bit more!"
    Jan 2001
    Danse Assembly - Jersey Beat
  • "A good publication in the field of the elektro-industrialist. Surprising."
    Jan 2001
    Kortex French Webzine
  • "On the lighter side of new EBM, Testube sets sharp Techno beats into playful synth lines that rattle like toy instruments as groaning low-end synths and smooth pads drone in the background."
    Jan 2001
    Listen.com
  • "I could go on about the paranoid lyrics of Testube's Jeff Danos that promote mad scientism and bio-fear, but that could just be my misinterpretation."
    Jan 2001
    Outburn Magazine
  • "So for all the Rivetheds, Industrialites, techno crossover, fans. I say this is a must. Could easily separate your collection from others by adding this one to your stack."
    Dec 2000
    StarVox Webzine
  • "Testube's first release (Bioplaza) was independent, and I don't own it, so I can't say anything about it, but Reconstructive Surgery is excellent."
    Dec 2000
    Tentacles E-zine
  • "Reconstructive Surgery, the follow-up to Bioplaza, remixes material from that album; as a result, it shoulders the sizable burden of living up to the preceding album."
    Nov 2000
    Grinding Into Emptiness
  • "Brilliant beyond measure, and yet criminally overlooked... How does this work, people? How is it that Testube isn't spoken of with the same reverence as Skinny Puppy? The material is that good, let me assure you."
    Nov 2000
    StarVox Webzine
  • "Hosting remixes by such outfits as Pain Station, Biopsy, Oneiroid Psychosis, Trylok, B! Machine, and Thine Eyes; the Reconstructive Surgery was good and his new body looks amazing."
    Aug 2000
    Mute Magazine
  • "With such a diverse line-up of artists on this disc you're instantly hooked and wondering what path the tracks will take next."
    Aug 2000
    Wetworks Electrozine
  • "From the debut to the end, Reconstructive Surgery offers excellent reinterpretations of Testube's successful fourth album. Each of the remixes brings the act's original material to a different path without losing their original essence. This said, Reconstructive Surgery is a rousing success with much to offer."
    Jul 2000
    Electroage Canada
  • "This album is representative of what is best in modern "Industrial Dance" and Darkwave."
    Jul 2000
    Im Rhythmus Bleiben
  • "I am sure there are more great things to come from Testube."
    Jul 2000
    New Empire
  • "This is also one of DSBP's strongest releases and shows the label moving in many new directions."
    Jun 2000
    Electronik Surveillance
  • "Proving to be one of the strongest on DSBP, Danos introduces several dramatically different visions of his previous engaging tracks."
    Jun 2000
    Seven Webzine
  • "This is a competent CD of rather innovative electro, which is to say, a good surprise!"
    Jun 2000
    Totentanz Webzine
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