Komet ‎– Flex

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CD, Album


1 Stop 8:31
2 Trakt 3:33
3 Flex 11:11
4 Pol 5:53
5 Plan 6:21
6 Dots 6:41
7 Null 2:58
8 Block 4:49
9 Tape 7:33
10 Real 9:13
11 Still 6:03

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Recorded at Raster Studio, May 96 - July 97.

Released in a standard clear tray jewel case with two-sided cover insert.

"Danke aPlan, Anett/Arndt/Steffen."

Total playing time: 73:12:26.

© 1997 Rastermusic.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L357
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 5226
  • Matrix / Runout: ABCD V047007
  • Rights Society: GEMA


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April 27, 2014
historic release from before the year 2000,Raster-Noton's releases are real collecter items and Franky's albums are a milestone !


August 12, 2012

Samples on this are a step up from Saat for sure, but there's not enough substance here to keep me. Frank B went on to release much better.


May 28, 2012
"Flex" is a journey through an electronic landscape - a somewhat spartan yet always fascinating place of stripped-bare rhythms and bleached synthetics. As with labelmates PRODUKT, KOMET owe much to the progressive exploratory style of AUTECHRE - and this sounds like those trailblazers at their best. Not that they could be accused of being unoriginal or plagiarising ideas - you get the impression that RASTERMUSIC artists are insular & isolated, and couldn't really give a fuck what the critics say about them. This is an ever-evolving drum-machine-led deep, soft chill-out experience, unrelenting in it's single-minded pursuit of new ways of expressing the same thing over and over. No sampling, but loads of VCF sequencing pops and crackles against filigree tinkering patterns & pattering drums. You could leave the room for five minutes, return to pick the rhythm up, changed but basically the same. This review probably comes across as a little negative but I feel that they contribute at least the same value to the progress of rhythmic electronic music as people like SCORN or the aforementioned AUTECHRE. Sure this doesn't threaten to tear down the status quo or plunder existing conventions, but then neither does it want to. KOMET play a charming electronic linear background noise which is as far removed from CABARET VOLTAIRE in terms of evolution as the Blackbird is from the Allosaurus. Reminds me in many ways of the brilliant HAT album "Tokyo-Frankfurt-New York". More a cerebral experience than muscular drive.

Originally reviewed for Soft Watch.


August 27, 2002

"flex", the second komet cd follows seamless it´s first release on rastermusic.Alltogether the tracks are more straight, less whirr spacy than on the predecessor ( exception: the poly rhythmic vibrating title track), the sounds are more sophisticated, the anyhow hardly as melodies described two-notes-fragments more reduced, without making the music more inaccessible. Even if the tracks begin so strange tricky like for instance "stop" or "pol" a familiar groove turns up soon. In spite of clearness Komet always guatantees a pleasant, relaxed flow between trip and electro - abstract hypnotic pop. And "trakt" remembers somehow of Popcorn.

... this album however has more balls then usual laid-back no dance techno has. ...Komet, stays more monochromic, exploring one idea and leaves it there ...


...this latest release from one of the more interesting Electronica labels around is delicately detailed, abstract analogue pointillism that is neither obvious nor recondite ...