A perfect look into the Digital Underground.
Chris Wren | Chicago, Illinois | 05/22/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It's almost a shame that such increadible artists go unrecognized (with the possible exceptions of Crystal Method and Roni Size). Moonshine Music's compliation CD, Better living through circuitry, absolutely brings together some of the best dance artists out there and packages them all onto one CD. It's tough to pick stand out tracks, but the following are probably the most exciting to listen to:Keoki's "Caterpillar" DJ Spooky's "Peace in Zaire." This is actually a remix of Sublime's "Doin' Time," created into a dance beat. Roni Size's "Brown Paper Bag" Electric Skychurch, "Deus" and of course, Crystal Method's "Now is the time"If you do NOT know all too much about dance music, specifically electronica and techno, this CD is a must. Even for those of us who know this genre fairly well, it's an ideal compilation to bring some of the best artists together."
A great techno compilation!
drevil1999 | 05/05/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I, once again, bought this album for Meat Beat Manifesto's new track, "Parts 1-4". While MBM proves to be outstanding once more, the other tracks on this CD are addicting. The same thing happened with the CD compilation Earthdance -- bought it for MBM, got a lot more out of it! I especially like others such as "Freaks" by Uberzone and "Endor Fun" by LCD (especially the little Speak & Spell effect at the beginning). And if you listen closely to the beginning of "Peace in Zaire by DJ Spooky, it sounds like a garbled Sublime track ("Doin' Time"). This is a great compilation for techno freaks or someone who wants to throw a great dance party. If I get a chance, I am also going to see the film that this soundtrack comes from, "Better Living Through Circuitry".P.S. MBM RULES!"
Great music, so-so sound bytes
bhodi | 05/05/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I love the music they selected for this compilation, but I do have one complaint... At the end of a track, you'll find yourself listening to someone talking about the type of music or the scene... It can really throw you if you aren't ready for it, and doesn't work well when you've got a bunch of tracks from various CDs randomly cycling through."