Reviewed by sheikh ahmed (absorb.org)
not so much new material, more a collection of old tracks compiled here for his planet mu debut. another name that's been steadily gaining ground as a byword for quality american electronic music; hrvatski's schtick has been to wildly jump from one style to another with ease. and while this may add to the variety, it also hinders this from being a cohesive work.
starts off in fine style though with the sleng-teng undertow of 'vatstep dsp', this
Reviewed by Kingsley Marshall (all music guide)
Keith Fulleron Whitman skips bail from his stunningly titled Reckankreuzungklankewekzeuge imprint for a new home with Mike Paradinas off-world retreat. This debut for the label collates work recorded in the main from 1999-2002, stepping off with his psychotic take on Kid 606's "Vatstep DSP" before treading slightly less crazed boards. Percussion is the key throughout, in fact pretty much the sole element of tracks like "EWC3" and "Re: When Was the
Reviewed by Marcus Scott (BBC.co.uk)
Known to his bank manager as Keith Fullerton Whitman, Hrvatski has produced his first full length album for Mike Paradinas' Planet-Mu label. Here's an artist with a scholarly understanding of sound and an ear for dissecting breaks like a musical scientist; thankfully he's also one with a slightly twisted, trashy sense of humour.
On this mixed selection the gloves come off, as Hrvatski gives his own twist to virtually every strand of contemporary
Reviewed by Patrick Coffee (prefixmag)
Swarm and Dither
label: Planet Mu
Dude, Keith Whitman dominates a Powerbook. And so alter ego Hrvatski was yanked from his laptop womb, screaming relentlessly at the sight of pristine studio floors layered in luminous fluorescence. Breakbeat confusion and slow drone swamp Swarm and Dither, a difficult trek guided by the sturdy hand of a supergenius.
"Vatstep DSP" lights like drum-roll dub madness
- Darqwan - M/a...ximum Reespek
- iTAL tEK - Blood Line
- Ceephax - Megalift E.P.
- The Doubtful Guest - Electrobotz
- Milanese - Extend
- Pinch - Punisher
- Mary Anne Hobbs - Warrior Dubz
- Tim Exile - Tim Exile's Nuisance Gabbaret Lounge
- Venetian Snares - Cavalcade Of Glee And Dadaist Happy Hardcore Pom Poms
- Boxcutter - Oneiric
- Boxcutter - Tauhid
- Uniform - Protocol
- Shitmat & Friends - Gary's Gruesome Remixes
- Guilty Connector - Beats, Noise & Life
- The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble - The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble
- Venetian Snares - Hospitality
- The Gasman - This One's For You
- Breakage - Drowning
- Equinox - Acid Rain V.I.P.
- Pinch - Qawwali
- Virus Syndicate - Ready To Learn
- Virus Syndicate - Ready To Learn Remix
- Vex'd - Bombardment Of Saturn
- µ-Ziq - Ease Up