Subtle, tasteful and aurally fascinating!!!
(4 out of 5 stars)
"In the Seeland tradition, Realistic brings you pop-culture-aware, experimental music that is at once interesting and entertaining. Dance-oriented beats accompany ecclectic sample-collages throughout -- and did I mention those wacky song titles? Highlights of the disc include "Radio Document" -- its disjointed, sampled dialogue and FM radio channel-scanning effect are reminiscent of the work of Canadian experimentalist Dan Lander. "Smells Like Teen Disco" would be a "four-on-the-floor" dance hit if it weren't for the fact the the beat keeps disappearing, and then it's over before it really starts! "Guitar Masturbator" is a noisy funk affair -- sounds like something off of the Beastie Boys Ill Communication but with a vocoded singer. "Handicap Bathroom" is a dubby, quirky bit of digital datum -- subtle, tasteful and aurally fascinating. This last description goes for the whole disc really. Fans of past Seeland releases won't be disappointed with Maidenhead. Really, I promise!Splendid Magazine, May 1998"
Electronic recycled radio headf**k-fest muzak.
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Coming to you from Columbus Ohio is "Maidenhead", the debut CD from Realistic. "Maidenhead" is a left-brain collection of sticky sounds from life, layered and synchronized with unusual mechanical music and assorted other weird-a** stuff. Realistic fuses complex digital sound collage and distorted pop melodies around textured plastic rhythms creating a big ol' mess. 50-minutes of dynamic headphone bliss with full color interactive packing options."