ISAN ‎– Clockwork Menagerie

"Bask To Barics" and "Angora Wub/Wub Mohair" are previously unreleased and exclusive to the vinyl issue


Autolung 5:28
Betty's Lament 5:14
Calf 4:45
Comb 5:25
Cubillo 2:29
Damil 85 5:02
Eeriel 5:52
Eusa's Head 3:34
Phoeb 3:15
Remegio 6:50
Rron 4:30
Schema 3:56
Titled, Not Tithed 7:54
Uim 5:53

Versions (4)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MM028 ISAN Clockwork Menagerie(CD, Comp, Dig) Morr Music MM028 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
MM028 ISAN Clockwork Menagerie(2xLP, Comp + 7") Morr Music MM028 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
028 mm ISAN Clockwork Menagerie(CD, Comp, Promo) Morr Music 028 mm Germany 2002 Sell This Version
MM028CD ISAN Clockwork Menagerie(CD, Comp, RE) Morr Music MM028CD Germany Unknown Sell This Version


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October 22, 2004
edited over 13 years ago
referencing Clockwork Menagerie, CD, Comp, Dig, MM028

CLOCKWORK MENAGERIE, a collection of older and rare Isan tracks, emerge from the Boards of Canada school of IDM, but with a pedigree all its own. With simple melodies and rhythms, they craft outwardly benign songs with heavy emotional undercurrents thrumming beneath. “Betty’s Lament,” for instance, is quietly beautiful, with a child’s sense of wonder about the universe. But lest you think it’s all melancholy and nostalgia, “Damil 85” comes along with a freeform wobbliness. Not all the tracks are as well-developed, however, but with short running times, they delight the ears just long enough to avoid getting too repetitive. The chiding vocal sample and childish tones of “Rron” is like Emily Post’s music box. At turns subtle and beguiling, you can wind this clockwork up again and again.


November 12, 2002
referencing Clockwork Menagerie, CD, Comp, Dig, MM028

If you want to discover ISAN, try this one, brilliant & at last, a new real style & personality in electronica.