ISAN ‎– Clockwork Menagerie

Morr Music ‎– MM028
CD, Compilation, Digipak


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

Companies, etc.



Autolung taken from Various - Nocturnal Electrics Volume One
Betty's Lament and Uim taken from ISAN - Betty's Lament
Calf, Comb and Phoeb taken from Tin Foil Star / ISAN - Split
Cubillo and Damil 85 taken from ISAN - Damil 85
Eeriel taken from Various - Will Our Children Thank Us
Eusa's Head taken from Various - Splintered Roots EP
Remegio taken from Various - Leaders In Lightcontrol Extended Player
Rron taken from Metrotone / ISAN - Fahrenheit / Rron
Schema taken from Various - The Tell-Tale Signs Of Earworm
Titled, Not Tithed taken from ISAN - Titled, Not Tithed / Island Magic

All tracks copyright ISAN 1997 - 2002

Note: track durations not printed on release

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 4 015698 163827
  • Barcode (String): 4015698163827
  • Matrix / Runout: HAND0204030
  • Label Code: LC 10387

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
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
MM028 ISAN Clockwork Menagerie(2xLP, Comp + 7") Morr Music MM028 Germany 2002 Sell This Version


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October 22, 2004
edited over 13 years ago

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

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