Der Zyklus ‎– Biometry

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Biometry 5:18
Polar Coordinates 6:24
Eigenface (Facial Asymetry) 5:04
Biometric ID 5:23
Biometric Systems 4:03
Facial Vectors 9:16
Hand Geometry 3:11
Recognition Time 3:52
Iris/Retinal Scanning 3:17
Optical Fingerprint Correlation 2:20
4000 Irises (2000) Persons Max. 4:29

Versions (5)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
dub lp11 Der Zyklus Biometry(2x12", Album, Whi) Djak-Up-Bitch (DUB) dub lp11 Netherlands 2004 Sell This Version
dub cd11 Der Zyklus Biometry(CD, Album) Djak-Up-Bitch (DUB) dub cd11 Netherlands 2004 Sell This Version
CAL005 Der Zyklus Biometry(11xFile, AIFF, Album) Clone Aqualung Series CAL005 Netherlands 2015
CAL005LP Der Zyklus Biometry(2x12", Album, RE) Clone Aqualung Series CAL005LP Netherlands 2015 Sell This Version
CAL005CD Der Zyklus Biometry(CD, Album, RE, RM) Clone Aqualung Series CAL005CD Netherlands 2015 Sell This Version

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AUTOMATIXROMANTIX

AUTOMATIXROMANTIX

December 14, 2015
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Biometry, 2x12", Album, Whi, dub lp11
Abstract fully futuristic killer klang dark electro , most of the tracks are bare , minimal skeletal structures without much drums percussion or "beats". Still, not fully ambient per se as there as are strong menacing machine booms and baps that create the feeling of it being more fleshed out than pure atmospherics, some of the tracks feature the odd technologic speak of biometric systems.The tracks evoke the feeling of one listening to broken victorian music boxes (to me at least) , not sure what that's about, but I do appreciate the eeriness that THAT entails. Horror is hard to pull off on any art form, audio wise they have an elegant form of tech horror going on here. Picture it being a perfect side soundtrack to Charlie Brooker's "Black Mirror Ch4 /Netflix series" . Dystopian audio visions of our age and the coming one.
Moer

Moer

June 2, 2006
edited over 11 years ago
referencing Biometry, 2x12", Album, Whi, dub lp11

This is by far the most experimental release from the hands of Gerald Donald. His earlier releases under this Der Zyklus monniker are far from experimental, they are mostly plain, some times deep, dancefloor electro tracks.

This Biometry album goes far beyond standard electro. It's more abstract and experimental compared too his earlier works. Since the death of his partner in crime, James Stinson, he seems to explore this side of electronic music. The next Donald album; Quantum Transposition (Arpanet/Rephlex/2005) sounds alot like this album, but in a less experimental way. Biometry is nothing to hear on a dancefloor. Listen to it by yourself with your eyes closed, that is the perfect way to feel this kind of music. A couple of the tracks contain very well placed vocals, they are very interesting to listen to indeed.

My favorite tracks on this album would have to be: B3 Biometric Systems and D3 4000 Irises (2000) Persons Max.
lhaymehr

lhaymehr

December 19, 2005
edited over 11 years ago
referencing Biometry, CD, Album, dub cd11
A fairly unique gem to keep close at hand. One of those few albums that flow from start to finish flawlessly without losing power. A lot of variety between single tracks but the whole picture very much makes sense. No point in describing the sound, you'll have your own vision of it when you hear it. The delay effect here, or rather the resonance is raped in every which way possible, and the results are great, although not really redefining anything. Really nice compilation of experimental tunes.
EPOCHALYPSE

EPOCHALYPSE

November 24, 2004
edited over 12 years ago
referencing Biometry, 2x12", Album, Whi, dub lp11

Amazing chirping microrhythms of time squeezed out slowly from an electronic blue lemon tang bionic paranoia blossom. A really forward thinking and precise album . . . some really deep moods and fresh sounds wrap around my inner ear bones and echo off my skull chambers . . . Sweet accomplishment. 5/5