Dumb Type ‎– [OR]

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Foil Records ‎– DT0R
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CD, Album
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Credits

Notes

Recorded at Théâtre du Manège (Maubeuge, France) February-March 1997 & Ars Electronica (Linz, Austria) september 1997.
Mixed at CCI Studio (Tokyo, Japan) & Plate#90 (Osaka, Japan) July 1998.

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Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: DTOR1000 41098 01 IFPI L582
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L582
  • Rights Society: Jasrac

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theFBI

theFBI

April 29, 2015
Interesting blend of minimal downtempo and pioneering synthetic music that by time was trying its best to sound as authentic live instruments. Granted, for modern times it sounds outdated but it has its fortes. Yamanaka's particularly Jazz-y tracks made me reminisce about the times of oversized, bulging computer screens and emerging midi keyboards, the ones that only had so much sound banks to play around with. Ikeda's tracks sound in tune with classic Ikeda sound - they're minimalist microconstructions of short percussive bleeps and clicks scattered around in unexpectedly changing sequences unravelling as they move forth in a bigger picture with advent of some melodics, in case of track one; strings' samples will became the main mortar mixture for another track followed by one more clicks and cuts piece, but all of it will be crossed out and unexpectedly finished with, spoiler alert, sinister, low-frequency droning chained to dulled beats and frantic screams drowning in digital noise.
Nostradamus7

Nostradamus7

January 7, 2014

I'm underimpressed for a Ryoji Ikeda release. The highlight of this album is the last three tracks, the rest feel like demos or feeling out incomplete ideas / experiments.