"One of the most influential figures in German rock music, Edgar Froese of Tangerine Dream, has died. Froese, who was 70, suffered a pulmonary embolism and died in Vienna on Tuesday."
(The Guardian, 23 January 2014)
"Thru You Too is a music album made out of unrelated YouTube videos mixed together. No additional sounds were recorded and none of the players knew they are participating. This is the follow up to my ThruYou project which was released in 2009.
I would like to thank all the musicians who are part of this project and to all of you out there for sharing your knowledge and talent on the internet."
(Ophir Kutiel, 2014)
"Then, one night, I was watching TV and happened to tape a documentary–it was ABC's Vietnam Requiem–about the war. When I watched it back, what struck me was how young the soldiers were: the documentary said their average age was 19. I was out having fun in pubs and clubs when I was 19, not being shoved into jungles and shot at. One line–'None of them received a hero's welcome'–really struck a chord. When the soldiers came home, people wondered what had happened to the smiling kids who went out there. What did they expect if they'd been through that shit?
I started messing around and adding music to the narrative. The main sound was electro–I was hugely into Afrika Bambaataa at the time–but I added a bit of jazz and a nice melody. I used an Emu Emulator, an early type of sampler that had a two–second limit when it came to doing samples. That's why the hook was 'N–n–n–nineteen'. It was the only bit of the narrative that made sense in two seconds."
(Interviews by Dave Simpson, The Guardian, 24 September 2012)
"What you are about to see is a mix of unrelated YouTube videos/clips edited together to create ThruYou. In other words – what you see is what you hear. Check out the credits for each video – you might find yourself.."
(Ophir Kutiel, http://www.kutiman.com/)
1). Ophir Kutiel (Kutiman), ThruYOU Project, "Kutiman–Thru–you – 01 – Mother of All Funk Chords", uploaded on 7 Mar 2009.
2). Ophir Kutiel (Kutiman), ThruYOU Project, "Kutiman–Thru–you – 08 – About ", uploaded by kutiman on 7 Mar 2009.
3). website design by Baconoppenheim [http://www.bnop.co/projects/thru–you/], 2009.