Both coming up from a certain isolation, the newest releases from Kevin Rutmanis have found their identity. In the first case, it’s the newest LP of hepa.Titus, unEat.
“We sent the trax back and forth between band members“, explains Rutmanis. “I did a lot of editing at home and then sent the songs on to pSEUDO bEAST(known for his work with Dead Cross). A different way of working allowed two masterminds to focus on the arrangements and editing, it really opened up the possibilities!” explains Kevin.
Secondly, the newest collaborative LP of DUNN with RUTMANIS, Crackpot Whorehead, recorded with fellow bass-player Trevor Dunn (Mr. Bungle, Trevor Dunn’s Trio – Convulsant, Tomahawk, The Melvins).
“Trevor and I live on opposite coasts, but we didn’t let that stop us. Sorry world!” stresses Kevin, talking about the nature of the collaboration, a musical equivalent of Dadaistic experiments.
Rutmanis marks: “One of us would record whatever popped into our little heads, and then send the tracks back and forth (usually only twice) until we were satisfied, or lost interest. As usual, Mow Skwoz did the cover art. Trevor did the collage on the back-cover. Jochen of “Rock is Hell” label hand-screened all the covers. Very limited and I dare say, attractive LP package”