Otto Von Schirach ‎– 8000 B.C.

Schematic ‎– SCH 017 LP
2 × Vinyl, LP
Vinyl, 7"


Also includes a bonus 7"

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
sch017 Otto Von Schirach 8000 B.C.(CD, Album) Schematic sch017 US 2001 Sell This Version
SCH 017 Otto Von Schirach 8000 B.C.(CDr, Album, Promo) Schematic SCH 017 US 2001 Sell This Version
TRI 01 Otto Von Schirach 8000 B.C.(15xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Triangle Earth TRI 01 US 2001


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August 17, 2018

Amazing that this came out in 2001. The sound is not dated at all. The crisp crinkles and stuttering clicks with the blurry ambience and thundering bass are very pronounced on my vinyl copy. This is when Schematic records was a powerful contender in the idm biz. Me being a native Floridian it gives me an extra amount of enjoyment that this came from my birth state. Florida is a very diverse and perplexing contrast of inhabitants as is perfectly displayed with this release and considering that Otto is half Cuban and half German. Crazy experiments ensue in these microchip swamps down here.


September 21, 2007

Unless you're into music production yourself, this album (and most of Otto's work, in general) is probably not going to interest you; it'll sound like a bunch of random sounds sequenced by a monkey.

To the rest of us, though, this is a beautiful work of genius. As Otto's first major release, it nearly shattered me to hear it; his obvious mastery of the arrangement of the most unusual sounds ever is like having a circus full of smelly animals, social rejects, and disturbing machinery shoved into your ear. If you've seen any of Rob Zombie's movies, this is the soundtrack he meant to use on the scenes he wanted to make but couldn't translate to pictures and sound.

As far as the album goes, it all sounds the same unless you're intently listening to it all the way through (which is difficult to do unless you have the vinyl version and can look at the amazing gatefold cover art). Seriously, though, I treasure my Schirach albums almost as much for the art as for the music!

Sounds that caught my attention:
Mr. Soundwave's interspersion of words in various tracks
D3 - Insectdezyde Juice -> the bass-in-trunk vibration sample


July 12, 2003
This is probably one of the best albums ever released.
I can't express how incredible the sounds/manipulations are on this release. I became a member (pain in the ass, can't we just simply post?) for the express purpose of writing this.
Also, as was said with in the CD version comments, some of the best album art ever. If you think the CD art is good, pick up the Vinyl. This also goes with his CZF trilogy vinyl. Awesome design.
8000 BC a must have for anyone into DSP, complexity...