The Great Outdoors

by Abuse (Autumnist's former name)

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(P) & (C) 2004 Deadred Records
Written and produced by Abuse. Recorded at home and at other locations. Design concept by Abuse and Emil Drliciak. Drawings by Emil Drliciak.

The Great Outdoors is a mature record that is riding across genres with the extended use of samples, scratches but also incorporates live musical instruments. The album with the strong accent on atmosphere was considered by some as the best album of the year 2005 in Slovakia. Apart from the 8 studio tracks, the album contains also a data track with almost an hour long live gig from Prague's Akropolis in 2004, combined with the pictures from the event.


“… The Great Outdoors is a little musical miracle in Central Europe
and pays the debt we have against the off-streams of contemporary
electronic music…”
Karel Vesely / His Voice (weekly culture magazine, Czech republic, 2005)

“… If some foreign producer ask me to recommend someone
extra-ordinary from our scene, this one would definitely come to
mind. Undoubtably the domestic album of the year…”
Peter Cagan / Musicstyle (music webzine, Slovak republic, 2005)

“… The Great Outdoors is the most significant addition
to the field of electronic music in Slovakia in the past few years…”
Marek Kyjanicka / Notabene (lifestyle magazine, Slovak republic, 2005)

“… Broken beats not in a rush, melancholic melodies, quietly
dictated vocals, infinite spaces and perpetual change in perfect
Jan Smetanka / Respekt (weekly speaking news magazine, Czech republic, 2005)

“… The Great Outdoors is mature music, a compact masterpiece that
keeps up with the worldwide production of intelligent electronica...
Even DJ Shadow might enjoy this…”
Radek Bures, / New Music Magazine (music magazine, Czech republic, 2005)

“…The Great Outdoors catches Abuse in finest form. The album
is diverse, moody and brings a fresh look to music that is usually
served up by experts from Ninja Tune and WARP…”
Karel Vesely / His Voice (weekly culture magazine, czech republic, 2005)

“… if you’re after an interesting piece to add to your collection,
I reckon this is one of those you might choose even 10 years from
now. I’ve already done so and I‘m glad I did…”
Digital Kid / Bajkonur (music webzine, Slovak republic, 2005)

“… A calm resignation is disrupted by sharp metallic sounds of the
kind that might be made by sleepwalking household appliances.
Trumpet and sampled voices call upon the drawings of Frank Miller:
bright lights against a dark abyss. Estranged and dangerous…”
Ondrej Formanek / Reflex (weekly culture magazine, Czech republic, 2005)

“… Abuse... is among the most original electronic bands in the
region, in the Czech republic probably with no competition.
From this melting pot emerges new club jazz, reluctant cool jazz,
ambient and drum’n’bass melancholy and darkness, courage to
touch the buzz & noise with sensibility to the sound. Here liquid
and translucent architecture is built and morphed with dreamy
Pavel Klusak / Týden (weekly speaking news magazine, Czech republic, 2005)


released November 22, 2004

Vlado Durajka (composition, electronics, rhodes bi-tar), Tracy Miller (voice, lyrics), Richard Imrich (guitars), Martin Turzik (bass), DJ Hlavolam (scratches), Boro Reiskup (rhodes, piano), Sylvia Menyhert (vocal sources), Imiafan (aditional samples)


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Autumnist Trenčiansky kraj, Slovakia

A hypnotic blend of up-to-date electronica with genre crossing as its manifest. In its wide-spectral electronic mix AUTUMNIST (formerly ABUSE) combines ambient with soundwalls of breakbeat and hip-hop beats, hi-tech courses with lo-fi pop, bizzare movie-like atmospheres with extraterrestrial folklore. ... more

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