Fat - Citron

Fat were a post-punk avant-garde power trio of the late 80s and into the early 90s from Canada. I saw them once in 1988, and they were utterly amazing.

I had heard the legend of this album for years, and it's post-This Heat use of source material which is turned into something completely different, but this is the first time it has ever actually been released as well as the first time I have ever actually heard it, and the comparison with This Heat is actually sort of spot-on!

"Citron is a complete remix of the Czech heavy metal band Citron's 1990 release Vypustte Psy!, or Release the Dogs. While spending an extended period in the Ostrava studio of Citron's leader Radim Parizek, FAT found itself with access to the original 24-track tapes of Citron's then-most-recent album. Working at night, FAT discreetly remixed the entire album to create Citron. Citron is a far cry from the original record's heavy metal sound, as FAT creates a bohemian fairy-tale-on-acid from the bones of a late Communist-era Czech mega-album. The mix turns the original record inside-out and often lays bare the typical lead vocals or instrumentation, bringing the more banal elements to the forefront. Background synth fills become lead instruments with midi time code serving as a rhythm track in a reconfigured cavernous arena-reverb setting. Remixed in the studio where the original album was recorded, the reprocessed sound was achieved entirely with the period equipment from a 1992 Czech studio."
  • LabelCat Dog Mouse
  • UPC769791958661
Your Price $14.00

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