back in stock as of
may 14th, 2013
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august 7th, 2012
|editions mego (austria) #emego 146 lp|
harry pussy “let's build a pussy” double long playing record set
- part one
- part two
- part three
- part four
|august 2012 release ; ... very interesting to see this particular side (given that not a one of the “proper” harry pussy records are available on vinyl) - originally issued in this exact formation (double-lp) in 1998 in a micro-run by the blackbean & placenta tape club’s father-imprint as the band’s final release - as it’s neither their most challenging / transgressive nor their most reviled (interpretative characteristics that would define their output somewhat) ...|
... it is, however, their most conceptual ; literally derived entirely from the first half-second of audio heard in the sound-sample (... but one of the endless catalogue of grunts, war whoops, and hollers summoned by adris during the band’s heyday) ; stretched, then stretched again, finally “frozen” via a desktop port of ircam’s super phase vocoder algorithm into an hour-long surge of barely-moving (as if adris, trapped under ice, can only realistically move an eyelash a few microns every minute) “intelligent” granular gristle that’s 99.999% digital artifact, 0.001% human ...
... once it gets going, it’s not dissimilar from roland kayn’s massed spectral collusion(s) ; often resolving harmonically into pure intervals & overtones, rendered in buzzing periodic triangle waves, only barely perceivable as anything other than pure math ... as a pre-cursor to all of the post-internet / youtube warrior transformation-oriented ... (ugh) “sound art” of recent, it’s way more elegant & pure in its execution (every time some joker sends me a 4-disc cd-r box of their time-stretched verdi arias or britney spears hits, etc. ad infinitum ... i always think of this, the ultimate “break-up” record) ...
|editions mego press release...|
emego 146 / harry pussy
let's build a pussy
release date 28.08.2012
bill orcutt: mouse
adris hoyos: mouth
originally released in 1998
cut by rashad becker at dubplates and mastering, berlin, june 2012
liner notes by alan licht
editions mego is happy to announce a vinyl reissue of the long out of print and impossibly rare final harry pussy album, the monumental ‘lets build a pussy’.
originally released in 1998 after the band broke up, this has always been an elusive release. “you cannot buy this anywhere and you will never find one!!!”, was what one writer exclaimed. consisting of an hour long piece of bill orcutt time-stretching a second of adris hoyos’ voice into a slow shifting drone. a piece of music you will love or hate, with not much for anything in between.
as alan licht states in his liner notes:
|let’s build a pussy is a requiem, of sorts; adris’ opening one-second vocal noise has been variously termed a “yelp” or a “shout” but i prefer to think of it as bill and adris’ mutual last gasp, a band death rattle. put in a computer program, adris’ protracted utterance becomes, almost literally, “the ghost in the machine”—let’s build is something of a late 90s audio inheritor of 19th century spirit photography. paradoxically functioning as both harry pussy’s curtain call and final act, let’s build a pussy is an altogether unique past-tense statement from a band whose members were not immediately going on to solo careers or to other bands.|
available only in this format.