Why I Remix Women
Release NotesWhy I Hate Women
by Pere Ubu. It is not a collection of simple remixes
but a radical reinterpretation of some of the songs. Originally released for mail order and concert merchandise sales only on Oct 5 2006, it is now being distributed through commercial channels by Smog Veil in the USA. The remixers are Keith Moliné, Michele Temple and Dids (Pere Ubu's soundman). Also included is an alternative album mix by David Thomas.
Keith describes his remixesMoon, I'm Comin' Home
is a re-configuration of elements from 2 Girls, Caroleen, My Boyfriend's Back and Synth Farm. The result is 12-tone Systems Prog, a curiously under-explored genre. Created through the magic of hard-disk editing on an ailing Mac.
Dust and Dogs is a demo sketch for an abandoned song with a rearranged vocal from Synth Farm added.
Texan Farewell features painstakingly hand-glitched vocal soundfiles and massive overuse of a mystery plug-in applied to sections of Texas Overture.
Light It Up is the bass from Mona, synth from Love Song, drums and guitar from Texas Overture, voice from Caroleen. The mystery plug-in used liberally throughout. Lots of chopping, folding and editing. A tribute to Thriller! from Dub Housing.
Gagarin describes his remixesBlue Gagarin
. Blue Velvet has a stillness that I wanted to accentuate alongside the narrative of the song creating an audio stew out of which the meat of the song was still the dominant flavour. The overall effect is somewhere between post-rock and sub-ambient.
My Eyes My Lovely. With Love Song I used fewer elements as the substance for the mix and took them further out, trying to set the tenderness of the vocal in a fairly disturbed ultra-modern sound world with more reference to my own avant-grime sound.
Michele describes her remixI See You
is the story of a romantic encounter at an interstellar Wild West bar in a black hole near Venus. Potential sunny times take an unfortunate turn.Blue V Woman
was first recorded by Pa Ubu's quintet in the mid 50's, "Blue's Velvet" is a tale of despair and long goodbyes. Both fingersnappin' and disturbing.
David describes his remixBig Fuzz
. I did this to horrify Keith. Not much of a motivation I guess but the hours are long in the studio. To his credit he took it well though I'm not sure he was thoroughly convinced I wouldn't opt for this version until I shipped the master off.
Produced by David Thomas.Pere Ubu (v.9.0
Mastered by Paul Hamann at Suma, Painesville OH.
Package design by John Thompson and Mimi Thompson, www.idrome.net.
Moon, I'm Coming Home - Remix by Keith Molinè
Blue V Woman - Remix by Michele Temple
My Eyes My Lovely - Remix by Gagarin
Big Fuzz (Bass & Drums) - Alt. mix by David Thomas
I See You - Remix by Michele Temple
Dust And Dogs - Remix by Keith Molinnè
Texan Farewell - Remix by Keith Molinnè
Blue Gagarin - Remix by Gagarin
Light It Up - Remix by Keith Molinnè
All songs written by Pere Ubu and ©2006 Ubu Projex.
- David Thomas
- Keith Molinè
- guitar, backing vocals, bass
- Robert Wheeler
- EML synthesizer, theremin
- Michele Temple
- bass, lead vocal
- Steve Mehlman
- drums, clave, wood block
- Smog Veil SV69CD (US) Oct 3 2006 cd.
- Glitterhouse GRCD655 (EU/UK) Oct 5 2006 cd.