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Robert Crouch & Morgan Packard – Untitled 21

05.31.2011

1 – Big Fake Tears (Original)
2 – Big Fake Tears (Frank Bretschneider Remix)
3 – Big Fake Tears (Thomas Hildebrand Remix)
4 – Big Fake Tears (Kyoka Remix)
5 – Big Fake Tears (Groj Remix)

In their collaboration for Untitled & After, Morgan Packard and Robert Crouch apply their collective mastery of texture and depth to create a massive track of fragmented beats, mysterious drones and delicate ephemeral embellishments. The impact of their track “Big Fake Tears” is immediate and direct – simple, minimal beats upon a blanket of evolving sound. But closer listening reveals a spacious architecture of complexity – intimate sonic finials and shifting vantage points.

Focusing more deeply on the rhythmic complexity of the original, Frank Bretschneider creates a frenetic, constantly-shifting track of skips and clicks – all attack and no decay – beats that are intricately tangled.

Thomas Hildebrand’s remix moves through deeper, darker space as blurry sounds pass vaguely though the mix like fireflies through a moonlit forest.

A peak of rhythmic unpredictability, Kyoka’s remix chops and cuts “Big Fake Tears” into a thousand sharp fragments that reassemble themselves to become both playful and dangerous.

Groj closes the EP with a more rhythmically direct, even aggressive, approach, but with his unique synthetic soundscaping. He programs flourishes of melody and gristle that bend and break apart to create almost-melodies that travel with a will of their own.

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