Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Special Interest, Pop
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Richie's best work by far.
firstname.lastname@example.org | Hants, UK | 10/09/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Before I go any further - are you a fan of electronic music, in any style? If the answer to that was yes, but you haven't ever heard Spastik... then you need to order this CD RIGHT NOW!! For those that HAVE heard it, they know excactly what I'm talking about...Recycled is a collection of the work Richie Hawtin produced between Sheet One and Musik. From the 11 minute relentless-but-slow 303-thomper that is Krakpot, through Elektrostatik - the first sightings of the serious percussive filtering that he would employ very much later on for Artifakts - to the driving, floor-worring, and percussive stomps of Spaz and Naturalistik, this is Plastikman in "I'm gonna give you one hell of a headschluck" mode.It isn't however, until you get to Spastik, that you'll finally, completely understand Richie's distorted vision of minimalism. It is technically a very minimal track, nothing more than a few layers of incredibly well programmed percission, but my goodness - it doesn't SOUND like it. If you can imagine the single loudest, hardest and most relentless hard techno you've ever heard (no, not even the drumcode series)... it's many million times more powerful than that. It's difficult to accurately describe in words what Hawtin achieved here, but now imagine a batallion of 10 tr-808s and 10 tr-909s all synched together with a heck of a lot of filters and other fx. I don't think he used that many, but it darn well sounds like it! For nine minutes.Unbelieveable, and utterly amazing."
It's like running defragmentation software on your mind.
email@example.com | 05/05/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My stupid college friends made fun of me for listening to things like this back then. I must say, compared to Josh Clayton-Felt and the Beautiful South, Plastikman must have sounded barely like music to them.But I was right all along. There was something genius about Plastikman's minimalism, and that's the reason I am proud to have a dusty copy of THIS in my CD collection and those people have long since disowned their Josh Clayton-Felt CDs (I will never forget, however, that I won.)."