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[NEWS] LAST DAY TO PRE-ORDER POLYMER COLLECTOR’S EDITIONS

Posted Dec 1 2014


TonedeffPolymer | PRE-ORDER NOW @:
Tonedeff.com

[color=”red”]TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO PRE-ORDER THE ULTRA-LIMITED COLECTOR’S EDITIONS OF TONEDEFF’S FORTHCOMING POLYMER PROJECT![/color]

Since the project’s announcement back in February 2013, with the release of Glutton, and the subsequent reveals of each following EP (ie. Demon & Hunter) anticipation has been building as fans have tracked the progress of the album throughout it’s creation. Now with the last EP on the horizon and the release of the collected version of the album slated for Q1 of 2015, Polymer is finally forming into it’s final form shape.

With 3 pre-order only editions available today, this is your last chance to get one of these ultra-rare pressings. Each edition contains the final Polymer album, a DVD documentary, and a sticker, yet each contains something unique & special – these aren’t trinkets or dollar-store swag. The fan-demanded POLYDISC editions contain singular pressings of each individual EP INCLUDING a self-contained version of the secret final EP which will not be made available anywhere else. The POLYMORPH edition perks include 2X VINYL, an Art book and for the first time ever – instrumentals & acapellas of the album. QN5 is only pressing what is pre-ordered – after that, all Polydisc/Polymorph collector’s editions will be discontinued. This is NOT to be missed.

ABOUT POLYMER The order of the releases are denoted by the Polymer icon located on each cover, with a new molecule filled-in for each release.

Putting a new thematic slant on the format, Tonedeff’s Polymer consists of 4 separate EPs – each stylistically different from the next and focused on a different facet of his personality. Each EP represents a different “molecule” of Tonedeff, which when collected, form a larger more cohesive unit. EP’s 1 through 3 will be released digitally, with the fourth exclusively available on the final assembled version of Polymer. All music on the project has been produced synthetically to mimic an actual polymer’s synthetic structure.

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[NEWS] Tonedeff Featured @ NYC’s Prestigious Village Voice

Posted Nov 17 2014

This past week, Tonedeff was featured in NYC’s prestigious culture newspaper, The Village Voice. Those in and around the New York area know the cache the Voice has and this marks the first time Tone’s been featured for his work on the upcoming Polymer release. Some interesting tidbits were uncovered in the interview by writer, Chaz Kangas, such as:

“Tone tells us the plan to release the album EP by EP had been planned for a while, and that the final album version of Polymer may feature the songs tweaked and reorganized for a proper album experience. “Polymer will be a best-part composite of the EPs. My plan was always to have the songs I knew 100 percent be the album, and the songs that were thematic addendums be on the EP.”

#bombshell – Which tracks do you think will make it onto the final cut of Polymer? Join the discussion on the forums and be sure to comment on the article over at the Village Voice to let them know you support their coverage of Tonedeff.

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[INTERVIEW] Tonedeff Breaks Down 13 Quotables @ watchLOUD.com

Posted Oct 14 2014

Recently, Tonedeff shared the motivations and provided deeper context to 13 quotables from his recent Hunter EP with the good people at watchLOUD. This insight begs the broader question – what are YOUR favorite Polymer quotables so far? Share yours in this thread. As always, be sure to comment/like/share the article with friends to show your support of more Tonedeff coverage!

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[DOWNLOAD] Tonedeff - Hunter [EP] (Polymer 3/4)

Posted Sep 23 2014


TonedeffHunter (Polymer 3/4) | Artwork:
Becky Cloonan | DOWNLOAD @: Tonedeff.com

QN5 Music is proud to announce the release of Tonedeff’s third installment of 4 stylistically unique EP’s that will be combined to form his forthcoming album, Polymer.

EP #3, entitled Hunter deals with themes of delusion, self-worth and competitive nature. Featuring guest appearances by PackFM & Substantial of Extended Famm, scratchwork by Rocksteady Crew’s DJ JS-1, and additional production by DJ Static (Immortal Technique, Akir), Hunter stylistically serves as a bridge between traditional Hip Hop motifs and the synth-flavored loftiness of the Polymer album as a whole. Tracks like “Narcissa” and “Competitive Nature” make use of atypical time-signatures, while “And They Watched Him” plays upon fill repetitions to drive it’s point home.

“Polymer is about breaking myself down into fragments, so Hunter is me coming to terms with my own competitive nature in life ,” Tonedeff says of the new release. “I’ve devoted most of my life in pursuit of this cultural idealism that has shaped me for better and for worse, so I needed to really deal with it in an honest way in a style I’m rooted in. These songs are the closest things to traditional ‘Boom Bap on the album’, yet synth-flavored.”

For the third time, the symbol-rich artwork for Hunter was created by Eisner Award Winning illustrator Becky Cloonan, who is illustrating the covers for entire Polymer series of EPs. All songs were written and produced by the multi-talented artist with additional production by DJ Static.

HUNTER TRACKLISTING
1. And They Watched Him
2. Hunter*
3. Lucky (feat. Extended Famm)
4. Narcissus
5. Competitive Nature

All Songs Written & Produced By: Tonedeff
Scratches by: DJ JS-1
Additional Vocals by: Fjer
*Produced By: DJ Static

POLYMER PRE-ORDERS END NOV. 30, 2014

The order of the releases are denoted by the Polymer icon located on each cover, with a new molecule filled-in for each release.

Putting a new thematic slant on the format, Tonedeff’s Polymer consists of 4 separate EPs – each stylistically different from the next and focused on a different facet of his personality. Each EP represents a different “molecule” of Tonedeff, which when collected, form a larger more cohesive unit. EP’s 1 through 3 will be released digitally, with the fourth exclusively available on the final assembled version of Polymer. All music on the project has been produced synthetically to mimic an actual polymer’s synthetic structure.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This is the final window to pre-order one of the limited collector’s edition packagesQN5 is only pressing what is pre-ordered – after that, all Polydisc/Polymorph collector’s editions will be discontinued. Pre-Orders for Polymer are available now @ Tonedeff.com.

[DOWNLOAD HUNTER] [PRE-ORDER POLYMER]

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[AUDIO] Tonedeff x M83 - “Holograms (RMX)”

Posted Aug 22 2014


With HUNTER EP (Polymer 3/4) right around the corner, Tonedeff drops off an EXCLUSIVE non-album track to hold us over.

An ode to long-distance relationships in the age of Skype & Facetime, “Holograms” is a complete reworking of M83’s track of the same name. With his seamlessly sung/rhymed vocals drenched in the lush cinematic builds the band is known for, Tonedeff weaves a meticulous tale of frustration and longing – alternating a single rhyme scheme every 8 bars for a sweeping verse of epic proportions.

“I’ve been so swamped with Polymer that my brain needed a slight creative diversion,” Tonedeff explains. “This is a dream-collabo for me and I really wanted to invoke a feeling that matched the music, so I wrote about a scenario that I think a lot of people can relate to. It was a challenge, but I’m really proud of how this one turned out.”

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