Hrvatski ‎– Swarm & Dither

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1 Vatstep DSP 5:59
2 Untitled Fields 1994 0:16
3 Paint It Black
Vocals, Bass [Fender Mark Vi Electric Vass], Piano [Segovia Melodica], Acoustic Guitar [Bentley] – HrvatskiWritten-By – Richards*, Jagger*
4 2nd Zero Fidelity Mandible Investigation 3:48
5 EWC3 2:20
6 Re: When Was The Last Time You Were Violent? 4:12
7 Marbles 3:48
8 Echoes 2:50
9 EWC4 2:24
10 Gemini (Early) 3:16
11 Anaesthetise Thineself
Electric Guitar [Italia Modena], Clarinet [King Student Model], Organ [Farfisa Combo Deluxe Electronic] – Hrvatski
12 Freie Zeit 4:43
13 Carrot (Hrvatski's Nightvision) 6:01
14 Tegenborg
Electric Guitar [Italia Modena], Electric Guitar [Yamaha Pacifica], Bass [Fender Mark Vi Electric Bass], Organ [Farfisa Combo Deluxe Electronic], Handclaps – Hrvatski

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01 - Vatstep DSP (1999)
After a series of fables by Miguel Trost-Depedro. Samples 1, 2, 3 and 297 courtesy of Kid606. Originally appeared on the compilation Kid606 And Friends Vol. 1, followed by the Kid606 album Down With The Scene. Vocals courtesy of the Macintosh application "Vocalwriter". The lyrics are as follows: (see scans).
02 - Untitled fields (1994)
Recorded on cassette walkman between the doorway of apartment #8 and the front door of 48 Symphony Road, Boston, MA.
03 - Paint It Black (2000)
Published by Abkco Music Ltd./Westminster Music Ltd. Originally recorded for the compilation Painted Black (tUMULt). Yes, just like the Fennesz version.
04 - 2nd Zero Fidelity Mandible Investigation (1999)
Recorded for the compilation 'Trash III' (Trash Records).
05 - EWC3 (1999)
Composed in response to a piece by Pimmon. Originally available on mp3 as part of East West Circuit #3.
06 - Re: When Was The Last Time You Were Violent? (2002)
After a question of Roger Waters. Roland SH-101 parts recorded 2001 at the Luke Dearnly Estate, Sydney, Australia.
07 - Marbles (2001)
Gameboy parts recorded in Hillsdale, NJ 2000.
08 - Echoes (2001)
Pianos recorded at Berklee College of Music 1996.
09 - EWC3 (1999)
Composed in response to a piece by Flavio. Originally available on mp3 as part of East West Circuit #3.
10 - Gemini (2001)
Originally released on 'Autumn Nature' (Autumn # AR-001)
11 - Anesthetise Thineself (2002)
Consists of 288 discrete field recordings made between 1998 and 2002.
12 - Freie Zeit (2002) [German: "Free Time"]
Improvised live to glass during soundcheck at Neue Berliner Initiative. Roland MC202 parts recorded at the Luke Dearney Estate, Sydney, Australia.
13 - Carrot (Hrvatski’s Night Vision) (2000)
Based entirely around and included samples from the Electro Organic Sound System composition "Carrot". Appeared on the Electro Organic Sound System album Roots Wreck Remix as well as the Electro Organic Sound System 12" Roots EP).
14 - Tegenborg (2002)
Entirely based around Träd, Gräs Och Stenar = Trees, Grass And Stones and "Tegenborg" by the Swedish psych-rock monsters Träd, Gräs Och Stenar (Trees, Grass, And Stones).

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Made in England

℗ 2002 Planet Mu Records Ltd.
© 2002 Planet Mu Records Ltd.

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October 22, 2005
edited over 12 years ago

This is really quite the album. It took a while, but it really grew on me. I love what he does with guitar, and a Marble Madness remix! Spectacular! I hope to see more from Hrvatski in the future.


January 7, 2004
If anyone is destined to create <strong>the</strong> album that will show the rest of the world what the future sounds like, I'm confident that it's Hrvatski. The ambitious, but uneven <i>Swarm & Dither</i> isn't that album, but Keith Whitman's missteps and overreaches are more recklessly creative and compelling than most efforts by his peers.


February 26, 2003
The track Vatstep DSP is actually the closing track from the kid606 album "down with the scene".
Although this version would appear to have been remastered to clean it up and make the sounds pop out of the speakers but also with quite different bias towards the sound sources, this is particularly apparent at about the 4m30secs mark where a distinct melody is far clearer than previously.