Defeated" is the 3rd solo album from Nick Forté. Forté's first two solo albums fell squarely in the electronic music camp but "Defeated" tells another tale entirely, acting as a mirrored reflection to his past digital works. Live to cassette acoustic scrape/rattle and misguided pedal loopery is emitted from a pile of junk, grunts, and small instruments. "Defeated" draws inspiration from Forte's longtime fascination with the free improvisation of early AACM and Incus Records folks, filtered through a more modern noise/tape collage absurdism. Culled from a swelteringly hot, week-long blowout session during the summer of 2008 in his attic studio, "Defeated" has an intimate presence and desperate portrayal of spontaneous, wrinkled sound creation.
Edition of 200 copies with letterpressed covers.