Plastikman ‎– Artifakts (BC)

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CD, Album


1 Korridor 5:49
2 Psyk 8:30
3 Pakard 12:14
4 Hypokondriak 10:35
5 Rekall 10:47
6 Skizofrenik 5:00
7.1 Are Friends Electrik? 12:50
7.2 (Silence) 5:18
7.3 Lodgikal Nonsense 2:19

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Comes in a middle-mounted white 6-panel fold-out Digipak with the Plastikman logo embossed and peelable sticker attached on left.

Kontents by Richie Hawtin @ The Building, Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Kreated and kontained after Musik and (B)efore (C)onsumed.

DIGIPAK ® by Tinsley Robor plc UK.

Tracklisting has 8 tracks, but the CD only contains 7. "Are Friends Electrik?" ends at approximately 12:50 of track 7, "Lodgikal Nonsense" is a spoken word hidden track that starts at 18:08. Total duration of track 7 is 20:27.

Notes from cover:

1. Korridor | klinik (fill)
2. Psyk | klinik sessions
3. Pakard | klinik sessions now re-titled
4. Hypokondriak | klinik sessions (an intermediate stage between Sickness & Pannikattak)
5. Rekall | unknown session
6. Skizofrenik | repetition with random drum convulsions
7. Are Friends Electrik? | Recorded during the exile. For those who disappeared
8. Lodgikal Nonsense | edited for our return trip.

Sickness and Pannikattack, although not featured on this release were integral points of the Klinik album and idea.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 016025 682225 >
  • Barcode (String): 5016025682225
  • Matrix / Runout: D1116 NOMU 61 CD. [NIMBUS logo]
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L122
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 2377
  • Label Code: LC 5834
  • Rights Society: SOCAN
  • Other (Etched ): 1 : 0

Other Versions (5 of 13) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
minus 3lp Plastikman Artifakts (BC)(2x12", Album) M_nus minus 3lp USA & Canada 1998 Sell This Version
AICT 40 Plastikman Artifakts (BC)(CD, Album, Dig) SMEJ Associated Records AICT 40 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
nomu61CD, 392.0061.20 Plastikman Artifakts (BC)(CD, Album) NovaMute, [pias] nomu61CD, 392.0061.20 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
minus 3 Plastikman Artifakts (BC)(2x12", Album, W/Lbl) M_nus minus 3 USA & Canada 1998 Sell This Version
minus 3cd Plastikman Artifakts (BC)(CD, Album, Dig) M_nus minus 3cd Canada 1998 Sell This Version



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November 12, 2007

As tough as it may be to chose, this is my favorite Plastikman release. "Sheet One" would probably come in as a close second, but that actually depends more on my mood than on the music quality. It's all ace material!
"Artifakts" contains some of Richie's most spacey, far reaching and smooth music he's ever done- the 303s are not abused as in some of his earlier works, the precussion is somewhat toned down in favor of deep atmospheres, background soundscapes forging sophisticated moods within the listener. It's an album I go through start to finish, which is something I cannot say for other Plastikman releases, where I usually pick out some favourites to play. It's a top notch minimal ambient album, with just enough going on to really keep you listening and voyaging to outer space. I even prefer it to his next one, "Consumed", which in my humble opinion, was a bit two dimensional. This is marvellous, timeless stuff.