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Loose Pranx - Feed the world (Keith Rankine) (1999)

colakid on September 13, 2012 11:15

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    This is where it all started. At the height of brikwerk's influence in the City of Whitehorse, brikwerk decided to compile the previous four years of legendary prank calls onto a CD. Nicky Mecks, Cola Kid, Saz and many others had been recording pranx onto cassettes and reel-to-reels throughout the mid to late 90's. In order to preserve these recordings, they called in the technical know-how of Ad. Back in 1999, editing deteriorating cassette tapes and reel-to reels was an arduous process. It involved dubbing onto a Minidisc (very popular in the period), then across to a PC. This was a specialised process which took hours of editing and laughter. Many of the old pranx had disappeared, but the ones salvaged were going to be imprinted into the minds of the community for years to come.

    The Keith Rankine character had evolved out of a character which lived somewhere in mythical Box Hill, was obsessed with videos and had a love/hate relationship with his codependent mother. Keith's calls are not only freewheeling, but took full advantage of the highly developed 'forced word' system.

    Gofredo, one of my favourites sheds light on a near-extinct other-worldly old man, oscillating between extreme crudeness and old-fashioned politeness.

    These pranx have been listened to by hundreds of people around the globe. This is the first of many brikwerk albums, with elaborate cover design by 4D, this album is destined to dazzle and tickle the lungs of winners, opening their ears to masterful comedy, created in stuffy laundries and kitchens, by bored but inspired brikwerkers.

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