Kutmah ‎– Closure

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Hit+Run ‎– HNR15LP
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Vinyl, 10", 33 ⅓ RPM, Album, Limited Edition, Scab-Colored
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2015 Record Store Day Release. Limited to 500 copies.

All songs recorded in 2004-2011 in Los Angeles & London. Cover art from "Two Soups & A Honeybum".

The 20-minute record consists of nine tracks from the original album, pressed up on 10" scab-colored opaque marbled wax, housed in a gold paper sleeve, and tucked into a one-of-a-kind screenprinted jacket made by Hit+Run in Los Angeles. Although uniquely printed, each cover displays the same art, but 3 different mystery versions of the backs were made with each featuring variant art pulled from the "Two Soups And A Honeybun" collection.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched): HNR 15 - A S-94328
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched): HNR 15 - B S-94329

Other Versions (1 of 1) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
HNR15 Kutmah Closure(Cass, Album, Ltd, C30) Hit+Run HNR15 US 2011 Sell This Version

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MOS2000

MOS2000

March 19, 2017
edited about 1 year ago

Gave my copy a spin today... nice dark, experimantal and atmospheric tracks. Sometimes quite surprising.
The music suffers a bit on the bass-quality - a cassette release in the beginning often results in bass quite distorted. Sometimes there are even ducking-effects with the bass pushing everything else in the background. Then the sound has a sort of "pumping" ambience.

What may sound cool on a cassette (tape saturation effects will "round out" some harsh distortions) is a little downer for a medium that is known for sensible bass management duties. Vinyl will not respond so graceful to high-energy ultra-low bass frequencies. You can hear this in some of early Aphex Twin releases, MF Doom or Flying Lotus use it too. It may be intended, but to me the effect is a littlebit too much from time to time. Using the EQ helps a bit but is not a real cure. But if there isn't a master that is "clean" all copies will carry the defect (more or less). People who like the music may say that it sounds "badass".

Overall pressing quality is good, spectrum analysis shows that there are no digital artifacts or compression - quite sure they used an analog master for cutting or at least a very high-res digital one. Noisefloor is a little raised, there you have the good old cassette problems again :)

Artwork is sleek and the thick screen-print colour-coating "reeks" as expected :D
There was quite some dirt in the sleeve, but nothing to worry. No damages, no scratched disc.

Expensive (especially without a download...), as with all the RSD releases, but I was lucky enough to get a new copy in a recordstore blow-out-sale for a good price.
4-Star release to my ears. Nice addition to my Kutmah-10inch-collection.