Collected Works: Vol​.​1 (1996)

by Drekka

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Taking it back to the beginning...

1996... Drekka produces it's first fruits; two very different cassettes, entitled 'Grieve' (Aug'96) and 'Windowframe EP/Hermitage One EP' (Dec'96)... the first captures the grief of loss, the hope of love, and the sounds of a vast empty New England house... the second captures a cramped, but cozy apartment and the first Chicago winter...

2009... 13 winters later... Morctapes, out of Ghent, Belgium, issues a 2CD set entitled 'Collected Works: VOL.1 (1996)'... containing both cassettes in their entirety, plus all extant Drekka recordings from 1996... the first part of a series entitled 'Someday I will be called upon regarding matters of tone'...
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“Someone sent last week's issue as a reply back to me, saying he never heard of any of the artists featured. Which I guess is good. Download the podcast and find out, I'd say. It also proofs there is some much music out there that deserves to be heard and that I never heard of.

Drekka for instance, the project of one Micheal Anderson, has been around 1986 (though since 1996 as Drekka) and now gets a collected works release, which are basically his first two cassettes and some assorted other work from his earliest days as Drekka. Morc Records says that if you like folk, shoegaze, drones and/or minimal songwriting this is the right place. Actually I do like some of that, to some extent or another. And seeing that this is my first introduction to his music, from his earliest days, a good place to start.

Although two discs is a lot of music to take on at once, I must say I m quite pleased with the music. Drone like is the best word to describe this, but played in a lo-fi manner, with a nice emphasis on the guitar and field recordings. Quite raw at times, but never noise based. Maybe its all a bit much with twenty-two tracks, of which some are quite lengthy, but the counterpoint lies in using occasional vocals here and there. Not in all tracks, and not always throughout. Those pieces are not always what I like, say the 'minimal song writing' thing, but here it works quite well. It prevents the CD from being too much of the same thing, which is always good thing.

Nice moody, textured music, with nice rough edges to it. Lo-fi drone noise music. Great introduction.” - Frans de Waard, Vital Weekly #705, NOV 09
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released November 23, 2009

Morctapes (MORC53)
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from the original liner notes:

Drekka - Collected Works: Vol.1 (1996)
Someday I will be called upon regarding matters of tone

DISC ONE
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GRIEVE
01_ instrumental 1
02_ tonal 1
03- acoustic 1
04_ tonal 2
05_ vocal 1
06_ instrumental 2

BONUS TRACKS
07_ Visible Trace
08_ Visible Trace II
09_ Infamous ≠ Famous
10_ untitled (window)

DISC TWO
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WINDOWFRAME
01_ Wintr(oduction)
02_ Window 1 (outside)
03_ Window 2 (inside)
04_ Window 3 (physical)

HERMITAGE ONE
05_ instrumental 3
06_ Beneath the Wheel (144000)
07_ Someday I will be called upon regarding matters of tone
08_ House 1
09_ Window 5 (starry)
10_ L2+S=?

BONUS TRACKS
11_ What the F**K does MIDI stand for?
12_ Window 6 (converse)


MORC53 ≠ morctapes.com

a Day2 Alliance product, 2009

remastered from the original source tapes
by Drekka at Bluesanct, August 2009
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