RedSK

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The Redsk project started as a solo outlet from Patrick Harsh based out of Sumpter Township, Michigan. Originally spelled “RedSK”, the project was focused on experimenting in fusion of many genres and styles, but mostly based in shit noise, field recordings, power electronics, glitch, garage punk, grind, harsh noise and musique-concrete/plunderphonics. Redsk has switched directions, style and focus since 2006 and is very good at leaving behind a very confusing discography. As a solo entity, its main objective and purpose was to serve as an outlet for Patrick’s schizophrenic frustrations and anxieties/rage/non-stop manic thought processes. In 2014 the project was put on temporary hiatus and neglect to pursue spiritual enlightenment and an attempt to block out various life-distractions. As of October 2014, the Redsk project is revived as a band with a revolving line-up or many different line-ups depending on city/state. There is no purpose in being any more specific about the sound or direction of this project as it develops and changes several times every year since it’s inception. Currently Redsk is based out of Detroit, Michigan and is mostly released through TRASHFUCK Records, a DIY label founded by Patrick and ran with a staff of close friends and non-blood family.
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SNR 502 RedSK - Untitled Split album art RedSK / Sleep Column / Ech(o) / Kodreanu RedSK / Sleep Column / Ech(o) / Kodreanu - Untitled Split(CDr) Shit Noise Records SNR 502 Germany 2013 Sell This Version
TFR179 RedSK - Something Offensive album art Faction Disaster / RedSK / Ballsonbitchs Faction Disaster / RedSK / Ballsonbitchs - Something Offensive(CDr) TRASHFUCK Records TFR179 US 2013 Sell This Version
#1/HQ01 RedSK Plain Continuity/Nothing Is Really Real(Cass, P/Mixed, c30) Halloween Quest Records #1/HQ01 US 2013 Sell This Version
TFR199 RedSK - Faction Disaster / RedSK Split album art Faction Disaster / RedSK Faction Disaster / RedSK - Faction Disaster / RedSK Split(Cass, Ltd, Rec) TRASHFUCK Records TFR199 US 2013 Sell This Version
TFR196, none RedSK - Part 2.5 album art RedSK vs. COSBY (2) RedSK vs. COSBY (2) - Part 2.5(2xFloppy, 3,5") TRASHFUCK Records, Pickle Dick Records TFR196, none US 2013 Sell This Version
TFR231 RedSK - Experiments Part 3 album art Redsk / Simply Wow! / Fuckmaker / КАРТОФЕЛЬ Redsk / Simply Wow! / Fuckmaker / КАРТОФЕЛЬ - Experiments Part 3(CDr) TRASHFUCK Records TFR231 US 2014 Sell This Version
SNR 846 RedSK - Split Wars 094 album art To-Bo / Rẍ―sқᴇẉ* To-Bo / Rẍ―sқᴇẉ* - Split Wars 094(CDr) Shit Noise Records SNR 846 Germany 2014 Sell This Version
SNR 776 RedSK - Untitled album art Tha DeftonesRẍ―sқᴇẉ* / Joel Nobody Tha DeftonesRẍ―sқᴇẉ* / Joel Nobody - Untitled(CDr) Shit Noise Records SNR 776 Germany 2014 Sell This Version
TFR-24 RedSK - Not Titled album art The Earwigs / Redsk / Jason Covelli* / Bullshit Market / WOLFHOUSE The Earwigs / Redsk / Jason Covelli* / Bullshit Market / WOLFHOUSE - Not Titled(CDr) TRASHFUCK Records TFR-24 US 2016 Sell This Version
TFR117 RedSK - We Are Not A Part Of You album art Zebulon Kosted / Redsk Zebulon Kosted / Redsk - We Are Not A Part Of You(CDr, RE) TRASHFUCK Records TFR117 US 2018 Sell This Version

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zombieboy

zombieboy

July 14, 2013
for those that are trying to get trash fuck music, go to bandcamp. downloading is free, thank god
HipsterChainsaw

HipsterChainsaw

July 18, 2012
edited over 7 years ago
I'm a personal friend of patrick's as well as a collaborator, sure some of the stuff is odd, misfortunate, and mostly lo-fi, but all in all i'd find it to at least be certainly interesting and definitely worth a listen, he pulls from ALL genres, not just noise, but literally about everything under the sun.
i've collaborated with him around 5 times now, 2 of which were studio, 3 of which have been live, me playing drums as "THCSK" an idea i had when i got way bent on the Insect Warfare noisecore album as well as the destruction/remix Merzbow did with Discordance Axis.
i've seen him as well as his gear progress in the right way, honestly i feel if he spent a month on making one solid piece of noise, or an album as opposed to hyper-production, it would probably be KILLER, but who cares, what fun is it if you're being far to serious, honestly.
the man's physical releases are astonishing and show time and effort, as i'm one to always be against internet only releases.
hatecon

hatecon

April 18, 2012
Just stop complaining dudes. He did advance from 2006. And it's a great advance. Newest stuff is nearly only on CD-R/tapes, but with some research you can find official rips on p2p. Also, TFRPROMOSK0 is a good place to start (Redsk0 CD-R in digital download). They're a great listen to a noise fan like me, while I also dislike some of pre-2009 internet stuff.
sh.tcore91

sh.tcore91

January 1, 2012
edited over 7 years ago
I didn't check his all things because there's a kiloton of it. But some of albums I checked show his diversity: sometimes it's straight noise earbleed which I either like or dislike, and sometimes weird experimentalism which I really dig (check "Io, Scuzi!" to hear it). I disagree that it's all utter shit like some people I know say. The internet definitely helped to emerge certain new music types and genres such as desktopcore and RedSK certainly contributes to what I call "internet noise/avant-garde" (it's not all bad!), but I think he tries to do many things at once when he could just relax and focus on some bigger work.
Fishbasket

Fishbasket

May 29, 2010
edited over 7 years ago
A while ago, I gave a review of RedSK's work.
Well, I guess you could call it a review. What I actually did was rant aimlessly over the course of several paragraphs while simultaneously saying nothing beyond "this artist sucks."
What I'm trying to say is that I don't think my previous review of this musician was very well-executed, so I'm redoing it.
Anyway... RedSK has a rather unfortunate history of making rackets he was unable to own up to, from taking interesting concepts and completely phoning them in to placing emphasis on the wrong aspects (that is, interesting and shocking song titles, offensive artwork, and so on.) His discography is quite full of missteps, such as the high-on-improv, low-on-ideas "Run'a Da Mill," a stint as DJ RedSKeye whose most memorable work was just a bunch of stolen breakbeat tracks fed through an effects pedal, and "Please Kill Me," which, barring the bonus tracks, sounded pretty much like driving an automobile in dire need of repair with the turn signal on.
That being said, he's made up for his mistakes. While it took him a while, around 2010, he showed he could make genuinely engaging works, and a year later, he actually did so, with such pieces as "RedSK0" and his rather impressive contribution to the "I Heart Feedback" compilation, which featured such acts as Severed Fingers and Government Alpha.
In short, I can't recommend everything he did, and I certainly can't recommend anything he did until around 2011, I can quite safely say that he's at least worth paying some attention.

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