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|entschuldigen (usa) #ent mich cd|
hrvatski “irrevocably overdriven break freakout megamix” compact disc
- irrevocably overdriven break freakout megamix (40:39) (91 tracks) including: concert reel intro • ink • une drole de journee • rhetoric (revamped) • epoxy (demo) • heavy.mallow (vocal version) • uncivilibertarian (reworked) • our turn (revised) • routine exercise (recontexualized) • marbles/hekla’s steeze (rewoven) • eintrag raum • kochen raum (dub version) • glamp • pale.overture • 2nd zero fidelity mandible investigation • une drole de journee (reprise) • whalesplosion
|the second pressing of this all-time mms best seller arrived just this afternoon. while i’m still in the process of cutting up all the new custom paper and putting them all together i wanted to let you know a few things about the repress:|
1). the pressing plant fixed the error which resulted in the new hrvatski logo being printed in halftone black over the white flood/base coat, instead of “knocking-out” of the white flood/base coat to the silver cd face, and as such, the new hrvatski logo now “knocks-out” of the white flood/base coat to the silver cd face. so... yes, the 2nd-press copies look much nicer and i don’t cringe when i see the disc art
2). as the acquisition of the first batch of custom/handmade papers was something of an experiment, and as i learned much from said experiment, the 2nd pressing features an evenmoresodareisay amazing selection of weird nepalese blockprints and very cool metallic textured/embossed patterns (see the updated cover-scan to your left.)
3). i wasn’t really going to repress this thing until a few of my distributors sent in restock orders, mentioning that they really enjoyed the disc! this was a real boost and as i want to turn the label into something a bit more regular, i ordered the repress to meet demand. with every copy sold that’s one step closer to the next entschuldigen edition (of which there are currently three planned.)
4). i hate finite-editions of anything that people will want down the road... but then again i don’t want to have another 1100 discs sitting in my room waiting to bought (there’s already enough in here!) so i’ll be assembling these in small batches throughout the summer, possibly into the fall. after that it’ll be time to move on to the next hrvatski-project and all latent copies of this will be sold off...
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here it is... after a short wait... the mysterious “hrvatski bootleg” i’ve been prattling on about. a very nice looking thing featuring a two-color metallic sticker and a booklet cut from one of twenty different kinds of custom metallic cardstock on my kitchen table with a rodahle guillotine, then stuffed into a cool variopac “trigger-action” booklet box in the reckankomplex living room over the last few weeks by myself (with help from andy solomon and petra-pixm).
|entschuldigen press release...|
|“entschuldigen is pleased to release irrevocably overdriven break freakout megamix, a disc which has the honor of being both the first ever live release from hrvatski as well as the debut release on the entschuldigen label.|
hrvatski is widely known throughout sentient populations for his ruthlessly eclectic music, as released over the past six years on scores of tastemaking labels. he has collaborated with and/or remixed a who’s who of contemporary music and sound production. his last two simultaneously released albums were voted to the top of many year-end lists, including those published in the wire and pitchfork.
recorded live at san francisco’s rx gallery (as part of the jiffy scuttler series curated by blevin blectum, j. lesser, lance grabmiller, and sean rooney), irrevocably contains a wide selection of material from hrvatski’s vast repertoire, including a majority of otherwise unreleased tracks and reworkings of some of his classic anthems.
rather than neatly beat-match each piece into a dancefloor-ready whole, hrvatski herein opts to tear his oeuvre apart in a truly depraved manner, eviscerating familiar themes and passages into a distorted uptempo mess which is then coated with layers of previously recorded instrumental passages, found sounds, realtime digital bleeps, and loads of added beats and breaks (hence the title).
one could say that irrevocably is hrvatski’s tribute to such amped-up, overdriven live albums as high rise live and the ventures live in japan ‘65. one wouldn’t be too far off...”
there’s never been a hrvatski live disc (or any weird hrvatski special projects other than 7” singles) as those tend to get relegated to the kfw-aegis) which is odd for myriad reasons (but we’ll only outline a few here):
(1) of all of the “laptop r0x0rz” out there essentially pushing play on a pre-recorded/pre-looped/pre-defined mix of recent 2-track stereo masters, keith-hrvatski has always yielded some strange (and frankly unreliable) computer music performance-solutions, most variants on his “h-mod” modular digital-audio max-msp patch, itself a behemoth of mammoth proportions (incorporating the guts of an analogue modular synth simulator, several pitch-tracking and attack-sensing random-event distributors, many tempo-synced filtering algorithms, 10 kinds of realtime granular grunkage, etc...)
(2) keith-hrvatski’s never played the same set twice. never. he’s fond of busting out unreleased tracks and/or weird alternate versions of his many classic break-damage anthems.
(3) the hrvatski live experience (depending on factors of mood and/or enebriation) is often a full-on sensory assault of high-volume anti-dancefloor aktion, often intentionally pushing his signal WAY beyond comprehension (just ask anyone who lives in ghent). the hrvatski oeuvre would benefit from a live disc in the same way the high rise oeuvre did from “high rise live” or the ventures from “live in japan ‘65”.
so, bearing all that in mind, here’s what will most likely be hrvatski’s swan song (barring that the cd reissue program a few folks have offered to help out with never gets off the ground), a gloriously frazzled transcription of his set at the jiffy.scuttler event at the rx gallery in san francisco’s tenderloin from july of 2004. more merzbow than mezz mezzrow, “irrevocably” sees a stove-boat of hrvatski-klassiks run through the gain-blender, butted up against some seriously zonked bleep, sound-system fx, death metal guitar growl, etc... all so far into the red that it’s hard to even hear the beat at times. keith-hrvatski wouldn’t have it any other way.
one-time pressing of 32,701 copies (actually, closer to 700), sure to go the way of the eagle shortly after release...