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ARTIST
TITLE
Citron
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
CATDOG 002CD CATDOG 002CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
11/27/2015

Citron is a complete remix of the Czech heavy metal band Citron's 1990 release Vypusťte psy!, or Release the Dogs. While spending an extended period in the Ostrava studio of Citron's leader Radim Pařízek, FAT found itself with access to the original 24-track tapes of Citron's then-most-recent album. Working at night, FAT discreetly remixed the entire album to create Citron. Citron is a far cry from the original record's heavy metal sound, as FAT creates a bohemian fairy-tale-on-acid from the bones of a late Communist-era Czech mega-album. The mix turns the original record inside-out and often lays bare the typical lead vocals or instrumentation, bringing the more banal elements to the forefront. Background synth fills become lead instruments with midi time code serving as a rhythm track in a reconfigured cavernous arena-reverb setting. Remixed in the studio where the original album was recorded, the reprocessed sound was achieved entirely with the period equipment from a 1992 Czech studio.