file under toner is the name under which anki toner releases some solo projects. a name, of course, taken from chris cutler's "file under popular".

dj hazard is another occurence of file under toner, mainly devoted to sampling_remixing hazard records' stuff.

file under toner includes in his own discography a música veneno album and the sampler never underestimate human stupidity

file under toner has developed a live act based on the cd this is the end, beautiful friend. this project made its first appearance in november 2009 at the ciclo de arte sonoro y música experimental in buenos aires.

by the end of 2011 file under toner develops a new project called resistance emotional mix, in which he produces  a piece of music exclusively from cds  brought by the attendees that he has not heard previously (these CDs can be any style, chosen for any reason and each attendee may bring as many as like).

 

 

>>> click on the records to download them from the Internet Archive

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click here to see (and download) pictures and videos of the live set

>>> click here to read about the "this is the end, beautiful friend" censorship affair

>>> click here to read about the resistance emotional mixes (spanish only, sorry)

 

 

discography:

 

musica veneno: whole lotta love story
hazard records, 2000
(some acts played Love Story -the tune- in a series of shows for Música Veneno to sample and then perform a final show. File Under Toner made a couple of love-story-playing machines. one of the machines still exists)

 

 

never underestimate human stupidity (sampler)
hazard records, 2005

(a hidden track in cd1. cd2, complete, signed by dj hazard)

 

 

45 rpm
hazard records, 2006

(a CDR limited "artist" edition of 45 copies)

 

 

this is the end, beautiful friend
hazard records, 2008

(finally a full CD. over sixty minutes of appropriative surface noise)

The first UK pressing of The Beatles' 'Sergeant Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band' has in the run out groove (and I am speaking about vinyl here, in case you think 'oh I never saw a run out groove on my mp3') weird sounds, nonsense and gooblygo. File Under Toner is the solo project of Anki Toner, of whom we reviewed a CD in Vital Weekly 613, where he collects sounds from run out grooves. Not necessarily with music, but it can also be with popping, cracking and hissing sounds. What ties these short tracks together is the fact that they are lifted from well-known records, mainly from the pop (!) area - not that I recognized any Abba or The Doors in there. File Under Toner, named after Chris Cutler's 'File Under Popular' adds some delay, reverb, filtering and pops your uncle. A nice, little conceptual idea surely, but I would think that twenty minutes would be enough, or even, as divided here in portions of twenty minutes, side A and side B would be enough. But side C is well over the top. Nice but a bit too much. But it has extended liner notes, which is very funny. (FdW - VITAL WEEKLY 642, http://www.vitalweekly.net/642.html)

Creemos muchas cosas que podríamos cuestionar. Por ejemplo, que los discos vienen en un CD; que la música son canciones; que en el silencio no se escucha nada; que adquirir discos cuesta dinero; o que un regalo es valioso porque nos ha costado equis euros. Esta última propuesta desmiente todas estas generalidades. La netlabel Hazard Records -impulsada por el músico Anki Toner (Superelvis, Ankitoner Metamars)- edita álbumes bajo licencia de dominio público, cuya descarga es gratuita. Este que aquí recomendamos es File under toner, this is the end, beautiful friend, para el que se han grabado los sonidos que reproduce un tocadiscos al finalizar el surco de diferentes discos. Y no todos los silencios suenan iguales, los saltos de aguja al final de un vinilo de Jacques Brel tienen una textura diferente a la de un single de sardanas. Un regalo para aprender a leer entre líneas que hará reflexionar al ser querido que más se lo merezca. (Elena Cabrera - www.adn.es)

Es un disco político. (Victor Nubla)

this album is sampled by Joan Bages i Rubí in the last track of Deconstrucció Instrumental

 

 

dj hazard mixes vol. 1
hazard records, 2009

(a new work by dj hazard)

 

 

and now, the end is here
exp_net, 2010

("this is the end, beautiful friend" live, metamix, featuring Anton Ignorant)

«Supongo que si he tenido que volver a colgar el disco, lo puedo volver a presentar ¿no?», señalaba a finales del pasado mes de octubre Anki Toner, cuando anunció el reestreno de «This Is The End, Beautiful Friend» (Hazard Records, 2008) en una sala de Barcelona.

Sólo dos semanas más tarde, el pasado lunes, el fundador de Superelvis presentaba la edición de «And Now The End Is Here» (exp_net, 2010), ejercicio de metasampling también firmado bajo el alias de File Under Toner y que ofrece más de lo mismo -o mucho más de casi mismo, simple aritmética- que aquella sobresaliente y primera reflexión sobre la maquinación del silencio, los espacios en blanco de las obras maestras y, de paso, el absurdo que representan los derechos de autor llevados al extremo, justo donde la música ya ha dejado de sonar y la aguja del tocadiscos, antes de retirarse, reproduce en espiral y con cierta rítmica el ruido procedente de los surcos vacíos que cierran el círculo de un vinilo.

Censurado y retirado del Internet Archive, pero accesible, como el resto de la obra de Anki Toner, desde el sitio en internet del compositor catalán, «This Is The End, Beautiful Friend» explora el vacío contenido en discos de plástico de los Doors, John Coltrane, Prokofiev, Jacques Brel, ABBA, Michael Jackson o, entre decenas de artistas y bandas irreconocibles, la Hollywood Star Orchestra. Su continuación, recién colgada en la red, recicla esas pistas falsas para multiplicarlas y fundirlas en un trayecto que conduce al mismo punto de partida: el sample como elemento musical, aquí de naturaleza netamente industrial y así ligada a uno de los argumentos creativos de Anki Toner, que de forma magistral añade a su nueva obra maestra un ensayo -puro ruido, simple silencio- sobre el agotamiento de los derechos de autor.

Jesús Lillo (http://www.abc.es/blogs/musica/public/post/anki-toner-y-los-samples-del-silencio-7103.asp)


Anki Toner is the man behind Hazard Records and File Under Toner. In 2008 he released the album "This is The End, Beautiful Friend". He released the album as a limited edition of 60 CDR's and uploaded it to the Internet Archive. The album was made by recorded run-out grooves of 36 records and these recordings are manipulated by analogue and digital effects, like delay, echo and reverb. After two years the compositions were banned from the Internet Archive. For now Anki Toner uploaded it again at http://www.archive.org/details/hr061b. "And now, the end is here" (sic) is the sequel to the above mentioned album. He made three copies of the CD and added some extra delays, reverbs and some filtering. He has two shows, one solo and the second one with Anton Ignorant (no, no family of Steve Ignorant of Crass) from Barcelona. I like how these guys are playing with the turntables and effects. The light crushing, cracking, hissing and repeating sounds make me calm and relaxed. There is no emotion in the music, just these everlasting sounds without any pretension. Of course this music is not without pretension, cause it is about copyright, artistic reinterpretation, sounds and lots more. Great CDR!)

Jan-Kees Helms Vital Weekly 769
http://www.vitalweekly.net/769.html

 

 

resistance emotional mixes vol. 1
hazard records, 2012

 

[..] we have Anki Toner, in disguise as File Under Toner, in which he actually has a nice concept: the audience brings over CDs and without hearing them beforehand, he plays them and mixes them (not even on the pre-fade listening button) together. He pops in CDs and as soon as the mixer indicates there is sound, he mixes them. Very much the sort of thing art curators love, rather than people who actually seek out to hear some great music. Nowadays of course these machines DJs use have all sorts of crazy buttons, creating loops on the spot, slowing down/speeding up, scratch sounds and god knows what else, and it seems Anki uses that too. Lots of the content here is probably illegal, but I didn't recognize anything, so perhaps I am very much out of touch with the real world. I am not entirely convinced why this should be released, but if it's anything like showcase for what File Under Toner does, then it works well. Half an hour of very random loops from all sorts of music. John Cage would have been proud of this.

Frans de Waard, Vital Weekly 862
http://www.vitalweekly.net/862.html

 

 

 

 

1812@33
hazard records, 2014

Deluxe digital release with bonus track and 28-page pdf booklet

 

 

 

dj hazard: propia copia revisited
hazard records, 2014

 

 

 

 

2U
hazard records, 2014

 

 

 

 

samplers:

 

15M. Un minuto para la Historia
"Todos los caminos llevan a Islandia"
http://www.micropolitica.rakumin.org/x/micropolitica001-va-15m-un-minuto-para-la-historia/

 


collaborations:

 

Antonio Murga. La Caja de  Pandara vol. 2 (2015)
"Bruce Lee (con Anki Toner)"
https://endogamic.bandcamp.com/track/bruce-lee-con-anki-toner

 

Dargelos. Sturm Und Drang 2015 Revisited. (RIR, 2015)
"Conciliación (Valentine's day Remix)"
https://archive.org/details/DargelosSturmUndDrangRevisited2015

 

 


The love-story-playing machine (front and back view):

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