Handmade Artwork by The Tenses.
Signed by the Artist
Edition of 25 ex.
Date of Release: 31 March 2018 / SOLD

The Tenses (Side Project of Smegma) are Ju Suk Reet Meate and Jackie Oblivia Stewart.

The Tenses -is a Title of a Story in the Book “The Dream World of Dion McGregor” from 1964. It is a unique Book in that the Stories are not “Written”, but Transcribed from Stories told while asleep.

In 2008 we began a new Live Act using Musical Concepts developed with Smegma. The Tenses are a more intimate ” Live ” Experiment ,that is GREATLY INFLUENCED by the Room/Audience “ Feel”.  Moving Images that reflect our Influences and creative Patterns are projected on or behind us. Our creative Intent is only one Aspect.  We Attempt to collaborate in” The Moment .”

The Tenses have performed successfully in Portland, Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago, Cork, London, Brighton, Helsinki, Brussels, Paris , Geneva and others , so far.

The Tenses, using Concepts developed over 40 years of organized and spontaneous Sound making , attempt a new Focus on “live Performance” in which the Room or Space has a major effect on the unfolding Sounds.  Usually a Movie is also shown that may suggest Themes. If it all works there is Magic.

More Information: The Tenses Website

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Recorded January 2018 in Portland Oregon by Ju Suk Reet Meate

Ju Suk – Conch Shell, Clay Flute, Tape Loop, String Bass, Toy Noise Makers and Electric Lap Steel with Effects Pedals

Oblivia – Bells, Toy Noise Makers, Bell Tree and Record Player with Effect Pedal

Listen to full album / Digital download

The Tenses ~ Down / Up

Collage on Paper

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