I.A. Bericochea* ‎– Rojo



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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MINUS 15 LP I.A. Bericochea* Rojo(LP) M_nus MINUS 15 LP Canada 2003 Sell This Version
MINUS15CD I.A. Bericochea* Rojo(CD, Album) M_nus MINUS15CD Canada 2003 Sell This Version
MINUS 15 CD I.A. Bericochea* Rojo(CDr, Album, Promo) M_nus MINUS 15 CD Canada 2003 Sell This Version
MINUS 15 LP I.A. Bericochea* Rojo(LP, W/Lbl) M_nus MINUS 15 LP Canada 2003 Sell This Version


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October 16, 2006
edited over 12 years ago
referencing Rojo, CD, Album, MINUS15CD

Many people use the term "minimal" to describe techno that really quite the opposite. Not I. A. Bericochea, however; his mini-album ROJO is minimal in the best sense of the word. Quiet, stark percussion, ghostly accompaniment, and minute changes throughout. It's a perfect match for Richie Hawtin's M_nus label. The slow variations in sound lead the tracks to blend into one another, so that they don't feel completely discrete. The filtered percussion and wobbly bass on "R3" to the wobbly tone on "R4" and ultimately to the modulated piano chords on "R5." But that's the point: this album is designed more as a journey than a particular destination. It feels wholly organic, even if it's entirely electronic.


January 1, 2004
referencing Rojo, LP, MINUS 15 LP
The Rojo release by I. A. Bericochea is like plugging pacemaker into an old church bell as hail stones drop down occasionally... ok, well that might paint a picture, but if not, this album sounds like something you'd find on the ~scape label, like <b>Jan Jelinek</b>; very minimal dub with occasional glitch sprinkled throughout. The overall tone is very similar to <b>Plastikman's</b> <i>consumed</i> release; very low-key low-tone and just plain LOW. This is a great, almost experimental work that should not be overlooked.