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Tracklisting 01 . Velcro One - A Futile Answer [ mp3 ]
02 . Velcro One - No Flash (Remix)
03 . Folk? - Free
03 . Folk? - Future Beat
Folk? / Velcro One : Datawaslost Split Single.01
DWL029 . Released July 2002 . Add To Cart : $3
Description First in our series of limited edition split singles, pairing lo-fi experimentalist Velcro One with Spectacular Fantastic side project Folk?. Reviews Here's a unique idea. Splitting the difference between the popular split 7" format and a split EP, the Datawaslost label is offering split CD singles, featuring two bands offering two tracks each. These mini discs come numbered, with only 100 of each being pressed, and I feel honored to have copies of the first two editions. The whole series will focus on Cincinnati-area artists, which helps narrow the scope a bit, but the artists themselves are quite diverse, coming from indie-rock, post-punk, electronica, experimental, and combinations of the genres.

The first one is my favorite of the two, teaming Velcro One, which is Swissfarlo member Tim Heyl, with Folk?, the project of Spectacular Fantastic member Mike Detmer. Velcro One feels like a very tight project, and I complement Heyl on giving it more than a lo-fi bedroom feel. Filled with electronic beats and intriguing background atmospherics, 'A Futile Answer' sounds a bit like Beck - especially in the vocals - but the music is far more interesting. 'No Flash (Remix)' is more focused around Heyl's excellent guitarwork, and while the beats are prominent, the mood in this song is carried by the guitars, and it's carried off quite excellently. Folk? takes a more simple direction, filled with guitars and vocals, but the songs are filled out with beats, electric and acoustic guitars, and more to give them a feel beyond the singer/songwriter genre. 'Free' feels a bit like a Tom Petty-style anthem at times, while 'Future Beat' is more of a garage-rock song, filled with noisy guitars and slightly off-tune vocals.

I have to commend Datawaslost for introducing a host of young bands, for the most part, usually lo-fi-style projects. These artists get better and more accessible with every release, and this series is a nice way to introduce fans to some excellent artists. The fact that they're all from the same place is a side note, really, one that speaks very well for Cincinnati. I'll look forward to hearing more in this series.

- Delusions of Adequacy . August 3, 2003

A Cincinnati label called DATAWASLOST has dropped a ton of stuff on me in the past month including the beginnings of a new split single series still early enough for you to hop on board and collect'em all. Two bands adorn each volume with the music being released on a mini-disc CD-R. These mini CD-Rs are detrimental to MOST CD players except those of which you have topop the CD directly onto the spindle. You try any other form of CD player, like the tray kind or a car stereo type one and bam! It will proly screw the thing up. Theres no explanation of this anywhere on the packaging either. No 'how to' or nothing!!! Its just something you have to figure out on your own. Which is fine with me. In todays modern society, everything is becoming more and more CONVIENENT. We, the downtrodden; and yes, you are DOWNTRODDEN too-- no matter how you think your fucking above it-- have to do whats in our power to embrace such concepts as IN-CONVENIENCE. DATAWASLOST got my attention with their CD compilation called BUILDING a while back and I been keeping an eye on them ever since. They have become one of my favorite local labels here lately. Well with this CD single series, they have a hold of something that is pretty damn interesting..

Volume One features two songs each from VELCRO ONE and FOLK? I have spoken about both bands in the guts of Neus Subjex 49 as being terribly alternative and teribly artsy. As bad as this POSSIBLY sounds, I dont mean for it to at all. In fact, these two bands are right up my alley. The songs are well written, catchy and pleasent to listen to. Its NOT last cigarette rock and/or roll... but hey, I like it. You see, Datawaslost don't dare limit their focus on any certain 'form' of music. They is a varied label with varied bands taking bits and pieces from allot of different scenes and give each a home.

- Blank Generation . January 2003

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