Elk Cloner (Blood Cardigan Remix)

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This was first conceived around 2009, when Josh started writing more electronic demos. Tossed between a few projects he was working on, Elk Cloner eventually found its way to Hätz debut set at Greenfields Pub. Josh was asked to write lyrics for it and kept insisting he did, until the performance came and he had exactly one line. It was a spectacular nosedive that one only gets to see a few times in a lifetime. It was then shelved indefinitely for years, until Seb decided to give it the ol' college try, rewriting the structure that would become the album version. Blood Cardigan refers to the name that our slightly drunk host would announce us as for our first two sets. I'm honestly surprised he remembered it the second time. We love you Steve, never change.


Richie Rich Rich was a little fuckin’ bitch
Spread the world’s first virus on a floppy disk
When you played games on an Apple 2
The Cloner would appear and laugh at you

Elk Cloner

Nowadays he’s a CEO
Ripping off Google with his own Blekko
Keeping real in San Fran Bay
While a trojan horse put my Dell in a grave

Elk Cloner

It will get on all your disks
It will infiltrate your chips
Yes, it's Cloner!
It will stick to you like glue
It will modify RAM too
Send in the Cloner!


from B​-​Sides From the Other Side, released March 13, 2015
Josh Starkey- Ramblin' and Scramblin'

Sebastien L'Arrivée- MIDI Chef



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Hätz im Mittelpunkt der Abstrakten Existenz was formed in the blackest night, under a crescent moon, from the joining of Devil's Machine and Pavlovian Programming. Today, they fight evil and make industrial music.

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