DIE FOR GABBER! (2004​-​2007) anthology

by REALICIDE

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about

I know from an outcide perspective this noize actually has very little to do with "gabber" by any conventional sense. Sometime in later 2002 it must've been adopted, in my ignorance, as a slang term for electronic punk that didn't require understanding the complexities of breakbeats, just a banging sound to bark over. In this way it made a lot of sense to me at the time. This concept of "gabber" was exactly what we needed.

Realicide "Die For Gabber" was always a title the band wanted to release in our early years. I think it was meant to follow the outrageous "Killed By Gabber" tape we did in later 2004, as the wrenching anxiety inseparable from this project in its local context of Cincinnati was compounded by violently propelling it into US touring, with nearly no guidance beyond our own juvenile desperation tearing out from the defaults we'd be damned to otherwise, intruding on countless frontiers not ready for, or happy about, this kind of noize, from these kinds of not-punk-enough-but-not-rave-either-and-not-even-the-right-kind-of-noise kids.

These were certainly ridiculous times, but personally liberating and irreplaceable nonetheless. Memories are imbedded in every splintered second here, in the sample collages, the shattered lyrix, the distorted speedcore blasts and in every pitch of feedback that I know as intimately as my own address or birthday. This is a relic of genuinely misfit youths doing punk however they want, with absolutely whatever resources and techniques were available, in ways that to us seemed more relevant and non-impotent-retro than being just another rock band, or a breakcore act that's just a dude chilling with a laptop for an hour at some bar.

Spring of 2007 we were invited by Ron of RRRecords to release Realicide's first vinyl LP. The contents of that "RRReady To Fight" anthology record are all here. Then in 2010 the collection was amended to be a more complete document of its period, and titled "Die For Gabber". It's not until the summer of 2017, a decade after we toured with that RRR 12", that it is unleashed upon the public. The trax are still unmastered, preserving with all honesty the power and faults alike of many thousand destructive wav edits in place of proper mixing.

Shout-outs to Mavis Concave, Jim Swill, Aaron Quinn, Evolve, Vankmen, and any kid who ever even accidentally got mixed up in the band during those years. I'm not saying it was all without, or rather comprised of, hideous mistakes, but I hope it wasn't without a lot of learning, and a sense of pride in true DIY, in calling bullshit on what we were told was rebellion by our peers so compromised in their adherence to establishment. Punk ain't comfort!!!

Robert Imhuman, July 2017
Realicide Records CIDE#101

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released July 1, 2017

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