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Total Station
Eraldo Bernocchi
Total Station
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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First question: Is "Floater," the lead track off this relentlessly claustrophobic maze of vocal-free electronica by Mick Harris and Eraldo Bernocchi, a reworking of Peter Gabriel's "Games Without Frontiers"? The spare rhyt...  more »

      
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All Artists: Eraldo Bernocchi
Title: Total Station
Members Wishing: 0
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Label: Sub Rosa
Release Date: 6/2/1998
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Ambient, Goth & Industrial
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 017533112025, 5411867111375, 541186711137

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First question: Is "Floater," the lead track off this relentlessly claustrophobic maze of vocal-free electronica by Mick Harris and Eraldo Bernocchi, a reworking of Peter Gabriel's "Games Without Frontiers"? The spare rhythm and whistle melody suggest so. What's astounding is how much menace the duo can perpetrate minus Gabriel's millennarian monologue. And that's just for starters. Variations on the "Floater" beat, a skewed hard meter with an apparent mind of its own, comprise the album's backbone. These drum sequences all sound like the trails left by mildly berserk little "Sorcerer's Apprentice" robots--a scenario that would make the rest of the music (horror-movie overtones, funky synthesizer riffs, industrial soundscapes, piping minor-key minimalism) the work of two men desperately trying to appease the little machines. --Marc Weidenbaum

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loteq | Regensburg | 02/06/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This collaboration with Italian guitar experimenter E.Bernocchi led to one of Mick Harris' most interesting albums. Well, after the departure of Scorn bassist/singer N.J.Bullen in 1994, Mick has begun to slip from the cutting edge, releasing a string of predominantly dull ambient albums under the Lull name. However, "Total station" is the best album since "Evanescence" and will satisfy all fans of his exceptional drumming, running in the same vein as its predecessor "Overload lady". For Mick's circumstances, the most part of this CD is up-tempo and sometimes even clubby. "Nervous?" and "Hammer treatment" with their distorted guitar parts are pretty aggressive, while the breakneck beats of "Kip" are reminiscent of Napalm Death's tracks in the mid-'80s. "Latent prints", "The corridor" and "Fading" are calmer and more atmospheric, yet there's an underlying danger with the music. Still, this album is not as frightening as Equations Of Eternity's "Veve" and The Weakener's "What do you know about it". Along with the forementioned Harris-related projects, "Total station" shows that there's still some creative fire burning."