Gyatso (album)

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16-17 Gyatso CD album cover 1994.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 10, 1994 (1994-05-10)
Genre Industrial Punk Jazz
Label Pathological / Big Cat / Savage Land
Producer Kevin Martin
16-17 chronology
When All Else Fails...
Human Distortion

Gyatso is the final studio album by industrial punk jazz band 16-17, released on May 10, 1994 by Pathological Records and Big Cat Records, re-released by Savage Land 2008. [1]

16-17 Swiss industrial punk jazz band

16-17 was a band from Basel, Switzerland. Their music combined punk rock, hardcore punk, jazz and industrial music.



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AllMusic staff writer William York calls Gyatso a "a take-no-prisoners piece of industrial hardcore jazz". [2]

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Track listing

All tracks composed by Alex Buess, Markus Kneubuehler and Knut Remond (16-17)

Alex Buess experimental musician and composer

Alex Buess is a Swiss composer, saxophone player, producer and sound artist born in 1954 in Basel (CH).

4."Fall Of The West"2:58
5."Black And Blue"6:23
6."Two Way Mirror"4:03
7."The Trawler"5:59
11."White Out"3:08
12."The Trawler (Dredged Up Mix)"4:06
13."Motor (Alien Body Mix)"6:34


Adapted from the Gyatso liner notes.

Release history

Europe 1994 Big Cat CD PATH 12
Europe2008Savage Land CD SL 06

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