Hrvatski ‎– Swarm & Dither



Vatstep DSP 5:59
Untitled Fields 1994 0:16
Paint It Black 4:46
2nd Zero Fidelity Mandible Investigation 3:48
EWC3 2:20
Re: When Was The Last Time You Were Violent? 4:12
Marbles 3:48
Echoes 2:50
EWC4 2:24
Gemini (Early) 3:16
Anaesthetise Thineself 3:52
Freie Zeit 4:43
Carrot (Hrvatski's Nightvision) 6:01
Tegenborg 4:30

Versions (3)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ZIQ026CD Hrvatski Swarm & Dither(CD, Album) Planet Mu ZIQ026CD UK 2002 Sell This Version
ZIQ026 Hrvatski Swarm & Dither(12") Planet Mu ZIQ026 UK 2002 Sell This Version
PCD-23309 Hrvatski Swarm & Dither(CD, Album) P-Vine Records, Planet Mu PCD-23309 Japan 2002 Sell This Version


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October 22, 2005
edited over 12 years ago
referencing Swarm & Dither, CD, Album, ZIQ026CD

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.


November 18, 2004
edited over 13 years ago
referencing Swarm & Dither, CD, Album, PCD-23309

Hrvatski throws everything into the kitchen sink here: drill ‘n’ bass, IDM, and noise into the stew that’s SWARM AND DITHER. The first track, “Vatstep DSP,” already has all those elements in there, plus some meowing, and singsong vocodered vocals, while “Paint it Black” adds some careful acoustic guitar into the chaos, and “2nd Zero Fidelity Mandible Investigation” starts off with some gentle piano chords that are quickly overwhelmed by aggressive IDM (which itself gives way to samples of what sounds like a peppy children’s song). There’s a strong sense of “let’s throw everything against the wall and see what sticks” here, while still hewing closely to what have become the trademark trademark sounds of IDM. “EWC 4,” for instance, has a little bit of thrash guitar, while “Gemini” and its “revision” show some genuine attention to mood and tone. On the other hand, “Marbles” sounds strangely familiar (the theme from a video game, I believe), but Hrvatski doesn’t quite do enough to make it his own. The indie-rock feel of “Tegenborg” gives way to a extended tonal ending which almost belies what’s come before it. Although the album as a whole is unfocused at times, the more contemplative parts of SWARM AND DITHER help counteract the willful anarchy that appears elsewhere.


January 7, 2004
referencing Swarm & Dither, CD, Album, ZIQ026CD
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
referencing Swarm & Dither, CD, Album, ZIQ026CD
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.