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Dead Janitor – Medusa | [ / ] no. 45 – O R D e R ! N o W !

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The new album Medusa by Dead Janitor is released now. Release date 8th of May 2019.

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You can order your vinyl or download now! Vinyl edition is limited to 111 pcs. on black vinyl. All vinyls contains download code.

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Dead Janitor

is the alter-ego for Slovak electronic technician Braňo Findrik. Over the past decade, he has steadily produced a series of digital releases leading to his debut Medusa LP for Urbsounds. With an arsenal of pixelated breakbeats and stuttering samples, Dead Janitor presents an adventurous form of polymetric electronica, echoing the complex IDM explorations of the pioneering work of Aphex Twin and Autechre.

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Medusa

is an apt title for the album that hybridizes digital and analogue technologies into a labyrinthine architecture of sound that prioritizes rhythm over melody. The title was inspired by the beloved camp of Clash Of The Titans but also alludes to the hostility that have become normalized in contemporary politics and culture. Here, Dead Janitor turns samples upside down, subjects the internal clocks to breakneck multiplication and division, atomsmashes electronic sound into it granular parts, and otherwise sets up rhythm to be in conflict with itself.

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Tracks

such as “Mandatory” that cycle through its 8-bit density of Gameboy bleeps and the title track with its aggressive industrial clamor provide a number of complicated listening experiences that reveal hidden patterns and rhythmic undercurrents over repeated listens.

With its emphasis on displacement and dislocation, Medusa makes for a thrilling if idiosyncratic album in the lineage of Evol, Mark Fell, Russell Haswell, and late-period Autechre.

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Credits

All tracks composed, performed and produced by Dead Janitor
Mixed by Dead Janitor
Mastered by Eric Van Wonterghem at Prodam in Berlin
Artwork by Dead Janitor

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