Plastikman ‎– Consumed

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1 Contain 8:29
2 Consume 11:18
3 Passage (In) 0:54
4 Cor Ten 6:50
5 Convulse (Sic) 1:22
6 Ekko 3:55
7 Converge 4:24
8 Locomotion 8:49
9 In Side 12:37
10 Consumed 11:43
11 Passage (Out) 3:10

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  • Artwork [Concept], DesignMath*, Rich*, Seth (31)
  • Artwork [Scenes From The Void Via, @s6]Ja*
  • Created By, Performer [Contained By]Richie Hawtin
  • Mastered ByNilz*


Created & contained at the Building, Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Contents determined on 1-94 en route to Windsor.

Published by Plastikprodukt (SOCAN) / administered by Mute Song, under license from Minus Inc.
℗ 1998 Mute Records Ltd. © 1998 Minus Inc.
Made In Great Britain

Released in a six panel Digipak with 'slotted' die-cut cardboard slipcase and sticker.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 016025 682140
  • Barcode: 5016025682140
  • Label Code: LC 5834
  • Matrix / Runout: [Nimbus logo] C9181 NOMU 65 CD :
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L123
  • Mould SID Code (Var. 1): ifpi 2321
  • Mould SID Code (Var. 2): ifpi 2331
  • Mould SID Code (Var. 3): ifpi 2320

Other Versions (5 of 17) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
3048-2 Plastikman Consumed(CD, Album) NovaMute 3048-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
3048-2 Plastikman Consumed(CD, Album, RP) NovaMute 3048-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
nomu65cd, 392.0065.20 Plastikman Consumed(CD, Album, Dig) NovaMute, Play It Again Sam [PIAS] nomu65cd, 392.0065.20 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
none Plastikman Consumed(CD, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (Plastikman) none Russia Unknown Sell This Version
MINUS 01 LP Plastikman Consumed(2xLP, Album) M_nus MINUS 01 LP Canada 1998 Sell This Version


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May 12, 2020
Listened to this entire album so many times, used to play it at the art/band building at TVCC while painting. Dark and moody as you like.


May 11, 2016
Would purchase the remastered version released in 'Arkives' if it were available.

October 28, 2006
edited over 14 years ago
I brought this disc out once to a place as dark as the night sky. Nothing around me for miles and I had nothing but the heavy weight of all the stars to look at. Let me tell you, when this disc was playing under this heavy blanket of stars I was scared!
The deep bass and slow movements creep up to you like slow moving light in a black hole. The tracks gracefully change over from one to the next and the 70 minutes just fly by...then I replayed the disc again and again. I recommend anyone who loves to be scared to try this just once. Listening to this at home in the dark is not enough.


October 13, 2006
edited over 14 years ago
Richie Hawtin's alter ego defined with "Consumed" how minimalistic minimal techno can be. Honenstly, I didnt listen to it more than 7-10 times in my life so far, not because I don't like it, but 'cause it is like an expensive bottle of wine for the very precious moments.


December 9, 2005
edited over 15 years ago

Consumed is one of my favorite CD's and it's my favorite Plastikman release by far. It is without a doubt a masterpiece when it comes to dubby, minimal and atmospheric techno. I like to listen to it real loud on a nice sound system or with high quality headphones. It's a challenging CD with all kinds of atmospheric sounds and deep basslines and it has the power to really make you think if you put some time and effort into it. HOWEVER, I think some people who listen to this CD believe it's the only one of its kind which just isn't the case. One of my other favorites is "Basic Channel" by Basic Channel.


January 2, 2004

Certain albums immediately conjure up images in my mind, this is one of them. It often gives me the impression of driving alone along a country road in dense fog. It's a brilliant minimal techno album with a strong ambient sense to it. Consumed reminds me a bit of Monolake's Hongkong.


October 3, 2003

Kono album wa hunto ni omoshiroi.
Listen to it through headphones after a dube (if I maybe so bold as to mention) and you will quickly understand why the album is thus named.
Evolving soundscapes that capture your imagination through there subtle movement. Ah, here comes the sound of the rotating sphere.... ah there it goes again. (imagination sparked)
AS above, it certainly aint dark. Its Deep. Deep in thought, deep in attention payed, deep in the effect it is likely to have on you, Deep as in Oceanic.
A supreme work of music. Mr Hawtin is a talented man.


May 4, 2003
If you are looking for simple minded music that offers cheap, obvious rewards, this in NOT for you.

You definitely need to be prepared to let youself get into Richies mindset. I have heard many call this album dark, but I disagree somewhat. It is deep, and certainly explores some cold territory. The album is serious. No kids stuff involved. But to call it dark sort of trivializes what Hawtin is going for. He is not making 'evil' music. He is making serious tracks for those that don't need a lollipop to enjoy their art.

Complex, minimal, brooding techno for those that know and love Richie Hawtins music.


June 28, 2002

If you like your Techno Minimal, this is the puppy you have been looking for, for a while....

On the whole the beats and rythms are just about there, getting more twisted and strange as the album progresses. Never really sure if the sounds that you are hearing are actually related to the CD thats playing, ahhhhhhhhh minimal is the way....