Apparat ‎– Multifunktionsebene

Shitkatapult ‎– strike20cd, Shitkatapult ‎– strike 20/2001cd
CD, Album


1 Multifunktionsebene 5:22
2 7,5t 5:50
3 Fuckedup 7:21
4 Error404 6:06
5 Multifocus 4:30
6 Aspirin 5:11
7 Distance 5:25
8 Execute 6:30
9 Forward/Backward 7:02

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Cat#: strike20cd on spine; strike 20/2001cd on CD and back of the booklet.

Mathematically calculated using algorithms from 99/2000.
Recorded at Tracnet Studio Berlin.
Distributed by Kompakt Köln.

Apparat thanks: Phon.o, Schmute, Ede & my family, Qlbeats, Marco, R.a.n.d. Muzik and Robert.

Published 2001 by Edition Random_Noize_Musick / Freibank.

Issued in a tranparent jewel case with inserts.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: STRIKE20CD @@@ 01 20010612 2302 @@@ 4 MPO
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L033
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 122B
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 1226

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
strike 20/2001lp Apparat Multifunktionsebene(LP, Album) Shitkatapult strike 20/2001lp Germany 2001 Sell This Version


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January 16, 2013
edited over 6 years ago

Still one of my most loved albums. And a recap makes me conclude that it stands the test of time even better. Fresh, crisp and moody after all these years. A masterpiece.


November 13, 2009
edited over 9 years ago

As a means of describing the term "IDM", there is likely no example more firmly rooted in the style.

Translated as "Multi-level", this music is lavish in its sparseness; crystalline textures hanging like early mist under serrated rhythmic tessellations and electronic flotsam and jetsam. Apparat's thoughfulness is evident in his music; nothing is out of place. There is an economy of expression in these cold, stark soundscapes that is gorgeously minimal and utterly enchanting.

Music that coexists in this same expanse of "structured reverie"--intelligent trance music?--would include Arovane, Boards of Canada, Loscil, Autechre, and Monolake.


January 17, 2006
edited over 13 years ago
The 'Apparat' (German for 'apparatus') belongs to the Berliner Sascha Ring. It's a mathematic device to produce musical structures. Random modulation algorithms manipulate audiodata in varying intervals. The boundery conditions have been given though, like with Mozart's musical dice game. Thus the chaos that develops still forms an organic world, which might remind you of a jungle, where in the chirring of insects, the chirping, the knocking and dropping, there seems to be an inscrutable logic.

This intellectual, interdisciplinary form of production is embedded in sedate sounds of a cosmos, which is also homey to the early works of Future Sound of London, the electronic output of a Bernd Friedmann (A-Musik) or the urban melancholy of Bohren & Der Club Of Gore.

The breaking of rhythmical structures, and those reflective moods that seem to arise by chance, had once again recommended Shitkatapult as a source of acoustic research at the time of this release. A curious listener will be rewarded!