Nature​/​Nurture (1996)

by Music For Isolation Tanks

The Main 09:48
Liquid #1 07:22
Pawn Dub 05:41
BeLeiver 07:13
SwampBeat 07:07
Tonga! 04:30
Minimal Man 05:23
In The Room 07:22


Music For Isolation Tanks album Nature/Nurture.

Nature Nurture was a collection from the late mid-late 1990s Music For Isolation Tanks recordings. Originally only available on cassette with a handful of CD copies made later these tracks have been remastered and are officially available here as the complete album with original bonus tracks for the first time.

These were mostly beat oriented pieces featuring walls of analog synths and vintage drum machines synced together and played live to analog multitrack and later master to DAT. Flavors of techno, acid, and ambient all mixed together with my usual disregard for genre. Or (sigh) practical commercial considerations for that matter.

I made this as an album to be listened to from beginning to end and I think the last few seconds of the final track wrap that up nicely if you've made the whole journey.

Nature/Nurture is one of the few full length beat oriented studio recordings I ever released (most were live sets) and I remember creating and mixing these songs in my tiny apartment on Pine st. The giant Linn Drum sat on a tower of rack gear while walls of music stands holding monosynths and mixers blocked out my bay windows and most of the light.

I recently found the digital master of this and listened to it in it's entirety Almost 20 years later I believe it still holds up and I'm damn proud of it.

From the original Liner Notes:

Some Equipment Used:
Roland Juno106, SH101,MC202,TB303,TR606,CR8000, Paia Fatman, LinnDrum (with custom Eproms), SCI Pro One, Arp Odyssey, Moog Multimoog, Ensoniq SQ80, Casio MT, and many assorted rack and pedal effects.

For ubergeeks the CD cover is a picture of a Tama TS500 analog drum brain which was used on the track "Tonga!"

Bonus Downloads with the full album purchase include the original scanned CD liner notes/cover and some pictures of the studio back in the 1990s complete with my cat Arak presiding over the mess.


released February 1, 2013

David Talento (as Music For Isolation Tanks)


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David Talento Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

David Talento is a Musician and Artist who has been recording and performing live since the early 1990s.

His discography ranges from ambient music to power electro-noise, industrial blues, hand held and 8bit performances, and more. On occasion he becomes Cabaret/Bluesman Tony Violence as well.

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