απ' τα μαλλιά

By the bug

ο avey tare είναι ένας απ' τους animal collective. o πιο τρελός κι ο πιο τυχερός. στην προπέρσινη περιοδεία που έκαναν σαν support των mum ήταν αυτός που πρόλαβε και αποπλάνησε την kria και την άρπαξε απ' το συγκρότημα. τώρα είναι παντρεμένοι και ζουν στην αμερική. [η kria είναι αυτή που τραγούδαγε σαν τη μίνι μάους στους mum, αλλά μόλις την έβλεπες την ξέχναγες και τη φωνή και τα νιαουρίσματα].
ο avey tare τον απρίλιο κυκλοφόρησε ένα άλμπουμ με τη γυναίκα του, το pullhair rubey, που ήταν ακριβώς ό, τι λέει κι ο τίτλος του: σαν να σου τραβάνε τα μαλλιά.
ανυπόφορο.
το άλμπουμ διέρρευσε τον φεβρουάριο στο slsk και το κατέβασαν χιλιάδες χρήστες πριν κυκλοφορήσει. όλα καλά μέχρι εδώ.
έλα όμως που δεν ακουγόταν! τα 8 κομμάτια του έπαιζαν ανάποδα, τρία κομμάτια σε διπλή ταχύτητα, όσοι είχαν αντοχές και το άκουσαν ολόκληρο νόμιζαν ότι ήταν ένα αστείο του τρελό-avey.
δεν ήταν. όταν κυκλοφόρησε κανονικά ήταν ακριβώς όπως και η έκδοση που είχε διαρρεύσει. ίδιο κι απαράλλαχτο. ανυπόφορο.
στο pitchfork ήταν γενναιόδωροι και του έβαλαν 1 στα 10.
αφού είδε ότι το αντιμετώπιζαν σαν το χειρότερο άλμπουμ που κυκλοφόρησε φέτος, ο avey αποφάσισε να βάλει στο myspace και την κανονική version, τα κομμάτια όπως τα ηχογράφησε δηλαδή, πριν αρχίσει τις μαλακίες.
πάλι, δεν είναι κανένα αριστούργημα, αλλά είναι μια χαρά άλμπουμ [αν εξαιρέσεις τα νιαουρίσματα της kria].
αμέσως στο slsk άρχισαν να εμφανίζονται όλα τα κομμάτια αντεστραμμένα και στις κανονικές στροφές [πολλοί ισχυρίζονται ότι τα έδωσε ο avey για να "αποκαταστήσει" τη φήμη τους, σε κάποιο forum ονόμαζαν την kria γιόκο όνο!].
στο message board στο site των animal collective ο avey εξηγεί τα ανεξήγητα:
"hey guys that is indeed the record, no tricks involved here, no concepts. We just really like it that way. Hope thats cool. Were not bummed. i hope youre not...
Its not really an issue of preferring the songs backwards. Its more of the fact that this is a release we wanted to put out. It has a foreign/other quality and as you said nice warm ambient quality that we like. I wouldn't really say its a noise record. Ive put tons and tons of work into songs no-one will ever hear why should it stop me from doing what i want with them. its just because you guys know the songs and can even hear them reversed on your computers that makes you have all these confused thoughts. If you couldn't download bootlegs of the songs and couldn't hear them reversed then you would just say fuck this record sucks..or cool this record rules and youd let it grow on you or you wouldn't. Youd find a place where it works or you wouldn't. Its not hard to flip a reel around and hear it backwards or even decide that it sounds sweet and its not really that bizarre of a record either or that difficult if you can get over the fact that its backwards you don't even need a computer. If you just pass it off as backwards sure of course its not revolutionary or "experimental" youve been able to flip tape for more or less almost 100 years now why would i think its experimental??? Ive heard "i am sitting in a room" okay, i know what experimental music is (hehehe joke).
Its also clear that the bulk of our fanbase is able to put the thing on their computers and listen to it the other way so its not as if we didn't know that was gonna happen either. we don't think it should be heard that way cause songs are sped up, don't have vocals etc. but we know that wont stop you so do what you like, and in a way that is cool.
If there wasn't so much hype and so much of an expectation for us to put out this killer "experimental pop record" then a lot of you might never even hear about this record. But wed still be into it and would have faith that some people would too. we offer this cause we think it is something special we made (as equally special as the songs forward) and different from what youve heard and songs that you can get else where. We like the textures and the melodies. And honestly something we think our fans can digest. If i thought it was just a "noise record" i wouldn't put it out. If your just passing judgment cause of what youve heard other people say you should at least check out the record.
by the way it was the 21st of December when we decided this. I think it was a combination of being stuck in nyc for Christmas and seeing that new david lynch movie, so if youre that bummed you can blame the weather and david lynch."
η αντεστραμμένη-κανονική έκδοση είναι αυτή:
pullhair rubey
 

2 comments so far.

  1. cheshire cat 10 Αυγούστου 2007 - 3:54 μ.μ.
    oh no! NOW pls.....
  2. cheshire cat 10 Αυγούστου 2007 - 5:16 μ.μ.
    thanks!

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