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Sheet One
Plastikman
Sheet One
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Special Interest, Pop
 
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For the Plastikman concept, Plus 8 founder Richie Hawtin sought to create an all-encompassing sonic environment, a slowly evolving "plastic world," in which the listener could commune with the machines. On Sheet One, the ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Plastikman
Title: Sheet One
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Mute U.S.
Original Release Date: 10/7/1993
Re-Release Date: 11/16/1993
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Special Interest, Pop
Styles: Electronica, IDM, Techno, Experimental Music, Dance Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 724598301522, 5016025380817, 5016025680825, 724598301546

Synopsis

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For the Plastikman concept, Plus 8 founder Richie Hawtin sought to create an all-encompassing sonic environment, a slowly evolving "plastic world," in which the listener could commune with the machines. On Sheet One, the classic Roland boxes that made Detroit techno possible are placed front and center, bringing to light the psychedelic subtext of modern dance music. Meditative and hypnotic rhythms mingle with the distinctive undulating pulse of the TB-303 synthesizer, extracting and highlighting the essence of dance music. But unlike a dance-floor stormer, Sheet One's tension is not dramatically built and released; the point here is to slow down and listen closely, noticing change only after the fact, if at all. The ideas laid out in this album are later explored in the two subsequent Plastikman LPs as well as the limited-edition Concept series of 12-inches. But Sheet One is the most conceptually solid (as well as the most listener-accessible) LP of them all. --Matthew Corwine

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Seminal acid record.
09/19/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"In one of the reviews on this page the person states that this isn't the Plastikman he once knew. I think it is important to know that this is the CD version of the first Plastikman release, the double 12" of "Sheet One" (which contained Spastik) that came out in 1993 and along with Acperience 1 by Hardfloor was one of the main forces behind the acid explosion of 1993 and 1994 that unfortuntely lead to many lesser records featuring drum rolls and 303s. That being said, "Sheet One" is one of Richie's best and most focused records. It is a meditation on acid house stripped bare and laid clean. As far as whether or not it's from Detroit or Windsor... you can't separate the two communities... Richie used to spin on 96.3 in Detroit and at the Shelter (in Detroit) when he was young enough his mother had to drive him over the bridge. This is a seminal record from the early years of the peak of the Detroit scene, 1993-1996."
This is a good, good album
kate peterson | st. louis, mo, usa | 10/29/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"every song on this album is well constructed, and flows into the next brilliantly. ritchie hawtin is a genius - check out his other projects under his name and the name FUSE. plus, the album artwork is fun. i love this album."
The acid's in the musik, not the liner notes
Adam Scaduto | South Plainfield, NJ USA | 04/25/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"From klikety-klak minimal tracks like "helikopter" to the wide-open minimal spacious acid-trance that is "Plasticine", this album storms. "Plasticity" & "Glob" are worth the price of admission right there; a breakthrough album in every respect."