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Schnittstellen (2000): Glitchmelon

Monoid, Schnittstellen (Fusion Audio, 2000)

[originally posted 15Jun2000]

 

photo credit: discogs.com

Bop the bop the bop.

The newest offering from Martin Steinbach, an odd kind of cut-up that would seem to use metal samples for most of the loops, and rolls off more often than not into the world of slow, beat-heavy dance music (maybe this is what people mean when they refer to “IDM”). When Rammstein go to sleep at night they dream of keeping this kind of sound and still having their present fan base… far harsher than your average dance music, some nifty uncomfortable noises in here while still retaining that trademark ReBirth sound (I can close my eyes and see which knobs I’d have to twiddle to get the correct effects to do some of this stuff myself…). I’m not the world’s biggest fan of dance music by any means, but this CD isn’t going to immediately get thrown out the door. Have to give it a few more spins before I can really come up with a good idea of how I feel about it, but for the moment the first listen grabbed me enough to give it a solid ** ½…

About Robert "Goat" Beveridge

Media critic (amateur, semi-pro, and for one brief shining moment in 2000 pro) since 1986. Guy behind noise/powerelectronics band XTerminal (after many small stints in jazz, rock, and metal bands). Known for being tactless but honest.

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