WHY I REMIX WOMEN is a collection of remixes of material from WHY I HATE WOMEN by PERE UBU. The remixers are Keith Moline, Michele Temple and Dids (Pere Ubu's soundman). Also included is an alternative album mix from David Thomas.
Keith comments on his remixes:
"Moon, I'm Comin' Home" 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.
Dids comments on his Gagarin remixes:
Blue 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 comments on her remixes:
I See You is 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 comments on his alternative mix:
Big 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.