VeDaKR’s Pred Osli, released on the always adventurous Haze netlabel, is an album after my own heart — field recordings as drones. The tracks sound as though their might have the slightest of processing, but I would not be surprised if none of them were processed in any way. Some tracks end with the audible clicks of a recorder being turned off while others have a more structured aka normal ending. The artist is an enigma as everything about the musician could be one thing or the opposite. My googling skills return an extreme lack of information about VeDaKR who may or may not release albums under another alias and who may or may not be from Eastern Europe. All of this forces us to just pay attention to the music. Maybe that’s the point. And like the artist, Pred Osle seems to be composed of one thing or maybe not/thing. The tracks, courtesy of Google Translator, come from either the Slovenian or the Slovakian tongue. Come on people, I’m an American. Don’t you know that we don’t know the difference between the Czech Republic and Chechnya?
The opening track, “V Hladilniku”, translates as in the fridge sounds more like the rushing of a river and I can only be left scratching my head. The track “Komp Error” could be a contact mic hooked up to a dying computer, but then again not. Each sound(s) and their corresponding tracks present the mundane in monotony, but in turn make the sounds and the album absolutely intriguing.