Behind Tuning Circuits is one René Bakker from Tholen, Netherlands, who plays all rhythms, synths, vocals, effect, tape and radio. RB’s first tape is “30 Minutes Of My Life, A Trip Through The Audio Spectrum”:
“All tracks were made at home March 1990 with analog equipment and recorded live. Every track was born while making it and could be made only once, because TC does not use multi-track recording but jacks the output signals straight into the audio amplifier. This method of working ensures maximum emotional outbursts. Furthermore TC does not use complete rhythm-tracks but only separate programmed rhythm-patterns in combination with several sequencers and synthesizers. TC hates samples and does not use tapes on this K7, only vocoded voice. No stereo, you are guaranteed of absolute mono quality without dolby. Tuning Circuits is RB + equipment. PLAY VERY LOUD!!!! Limited edition of 100 copies”
“What! Hardcore industrial noise, distorted vocals and house rhythms all together? Yes! It’s time for Tuning Circuits - 30 Minutes of My Life, a Trip Through the Audio Spectrum. The audio-cassette that will change your world! Non-concessive creative energy against the common lack of new ideas and thrown away idealism for easy money!! A totally freaked out power electronics release. Order yours now! Send HFL.15— (only cash, no cheques) for a real time copied high quality cassette, including P&P, to Tuning Circuits, P.O. Box 64, 4690 AB Tholen, Holland. If you want to pay with the currency of your own country: Ask first! Oops! Almost Forgotten! It’s a limited edition of only 100 copies, so if you’re interested…hope to torture your ears and feet soon!”
No Compassion, his second tape, was issued only a few months after his 30 Minutes Of My Life debut. Originally released in 1990 on C60 cassette in a limited edition of 200 hand numbered copies.
“All rhythms, synths, vocals, effect, tape and radio manipulations by RB. Recorded live at home April/May 1990. No mixing or editing afterwards, no samples, no stereo, no dolby. Write for more information to Tuning Circuits, P.O. Box 64, 4690 AB Tholen, Holland. PLAY THIS ANALOG DANCECORE VERY LOUD!!!! TC May 1990"