miércoles, 4 de febrero de 2009
Folds & Rhizomes for Gilles Deleuze
mouse on mars / scanner / oval / main / david shea / tobias hazan
'Fold and Rhizomes' (a title inspired by Gilles Deleuze's socio-philosophical work 'Mille Plateaux') is probably the pinnacle of ambient glitch music, before Mille Plateaux (as in the German label) among other caught on and injected a bit of funk into the genre. This compilation is about introversion and isolation - many of the works here are the respective artists at their best. Main and Oval both turn in amazing studies in sound and space, Mouse on Mars bridge the gap between their early rhythm-based output and their later, more experimental work, while Scanner's 'Control' is frankly shit-your-pants spooky. A fascinating document about mid-90s electronica, sounding both human and alien, electronic and organic.