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Decay Product
Various Artists
Decay Product
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Special Interest, Pop
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Decay Product
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Efa Imports
Release Date: 1/13/1998
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Special Interest, Pop
Styles: Ambient, Electronica, IDM, Techno, Experimental Music, Dance Pop, By Decade, 1990s
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 718755030325

CD Reviews

A masterpiece of texture
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I'm a fan of all the Chain Reaction label's "metal box" releases, but this is my favorite of them all. Various Artists (a tongue-in-cheek name -- these tracks are all by the same musician) packs an incredible amount of sonic sculpture and detail into the tracks on this album. He makes music that's descended from techno, house, and ambient dub, but with an apporach to sound design that is breathtaking. Sounds buzz back and forth through the stereo field, coated in a constantly shifting layer of "line noise" that makes them breathe like living things."
Washes of sonic whirrrrrr...
DAC Crowell | 05/03/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Like the seminal and brilliant Basic Channel 12"s, this release by 'Various Artists' is a wonderful symbiosis of minimal techno beats and washes of amorphous ambience. There are some short, terser and more experimental tracks here, especially at the beginning, but when you hit "Erode", it's all over, as the sound plunges into a dense and ambient cluster-chorded wash, underpinned by a very Basic Channel beat. This perhaps reminds me most of what would happen if you combined Pole's CDs (which I think are considerably inferior to this) with Cyrus's "Presence"/"Inversion" BC 12". Uncompromising yet very welcoming, this is a wonderful extension to the Basic Channel aesthetic and legacy as it appears to continue on on Chain Reaction. Definitely recommended!"