Plastikman ‎– Sickness

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First commercial release: March 1997

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
PLUS8058 Plastikman Sickness(12") Plus 8 Records PLUS8058 Canada 1997 Sell This Version
PLUS8058 Plastikman Sickness(12") Plus 8 Records PLUS8058 Spain 1997 Sell This Version
12nomu36 Plastikman Sickness(12") NovaMute 12nomu36 UK 1997 Sell This Version
PLUS8058 Plastikman Sickness(12", Ltd) Plus 8 Records PLUS8058 Canada 1997 Sell This Version
PLUS8058 Plastikman Sickness(12", Ltd) Plus 8 Records PLUS8058 Canada 1997 Sell This Version
PLUS8058 Plastikman Sickness(12", Ltd) Plus 8 Records PLUS8058 Canada 1997 Sell This Version
12nomu36 Plastikman Sickness(12", Promo) NovaMute 12nomu36 UK 1997 Sell This Version
cdnomu36 Plastikman Sickness(CD, Single) NovaMute cdnomu36 UK 1997 Sell This Version
3039-2, cdnomu36 Plastikman Sickness(CD, Single) NovaMute, NovaMute 3039-2, cdnomu36 US 1997 Sell This Version
PLUS8058 Plastikman 8058(12", RP) Plus 8 Records PLUS8058 Canada 2006 Sell This Version
12nomu36 Plastikman Sickness(12", RP) NovaMute 12nomu36 UK 2006 Sell This Version
PLUS8058 Plastikman Sickness(12", W/Lbl) Plus 8 Records PLUS8058 Canada Unknown Sell This Version

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MatthewAshcroft

MatthewAshcroft

July 28, 2017
referencing Sickness, 12", PLUS8058
Sickness lives up to its name, in that it makes me feel rather unwell. Not a bad tune, but incredibly uncomfortable listening to it at a high volume. A disorientating and mind-bending piece of minimal.
emptycyb1

emptycyb1

June 28, 2015
referencing Sickness, 12", 12nomu36

The very essence of Plastikman, IMHO Richie's best release ever, the defining record of true minimal, before it quickly turned into this epic mnml nonsense in the early 00ies. Just great slomo acid techno.
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June 18, 2010
referencing Sickness, 12", Ltd, PLUS8058
It's all about panic attack, oh yes. The most amazing thing about this tune is how the 4x4 beat throbs for a minute with little else but a hit-hat for company. It isn't until 1 tom comes in that the full funkiness of this track is unleashed. This is some funky-ass acid house, only with drums and no acid... yeeeesssss.
Psychogewitter

Psychogewitter

March 26, 2010
referencing Sickness, 12", Ltd, PLUS8058
Ok, maybe Sickness is one of the baddest Tracks RH made ever. But anyway Panikattack is just a piece of music history whatever you think. With this Vinyl the real Minimal aera starts and have it Climax(LOL) today. Richie shows all the people how easy it is to make something ordinary to a floorburner with only a couple of things. SOrry, but i think all under 5 Stars are too young to understand.
SpookyKooky

SpookyKooky

January 7, 2010
referencing Sickness, 12", Ltd, PLUS8058
Well, I can't quite believe the two negative comments I have read on this page that have attempted reviewing this particular record. This creation by Plastikman deserves a 5 Star rating just on the basis of track 2 (Panikattack) alone. It is probably my favourite of Hawtin's productions thus far. The incredible builds and the boom from the 808 kick drum, complimented by the shuffle of the toms is utterly mesmerising, and altogether quite superb. If you’re a fan of intricately devised techno that shows off the beautiful tones that a drum machine can produce then this is the very job for you!
maroko

maroko

June 14, 2008
referencing Sickness, 12", 12nomu36

Er, OK, if anybody anywhere could be kind enough to grace my humble existence with any possible, legitimate or meaningful purpose Sickness could be associated with, except for making me sick to both my head and stomach, I might even eventually retract this review and bite my tongue...
The way things are now, however, this has to be the epitome of pointless minimal music pre Y2K. Remember Hypokondriak from "Artifakts {BC}? If you somehow, and I know I did, found a way to attribute sense to that minimal mind bender, you will fail this time around. Subtract another two layers from it, and let the bleeps and blops roll along at a pace which makes this track impossible to enjoy in anyone's language - and voila - look ma, people might even call me a genius. I don't even know how, when, where and for whom could I ever play Sickness and get away with it. Atrocious and utterly embarassing for a producer of Hawtin's caliber. Thank be to the Lord it doesn't get talked about that much in Plastikman-'til-I-die circles.
The B side rescues this 12" from suffering Titanic's destiny. Just as its predecessor, Panikattack isn't a tune which will make you consider Richie an instant god, but it has proved to be quite a few times a useful DJ tool. Yup, due to its building structure, the track just keeps coming at you, but it all amounts to nothing, which I find quite interesting as mixing material as it just goes on and on, tension growing, and just when you get the sensation of the crowd getting tired, you move on to something harsher and more percussive. Good transition tool, though nothing groundbreaking or revolutionary. Certainly better than the immediately forgettable A side.
Final verdict: avoid. Unless you have visions of Plastikman in your dreams, you're not missing out on anything. Any other pre '99 release you stumble upon with his name on it should just about do the trick. This is just so lame I actually felt it was my duty to write a mini essay about it. Cheers.
Pidjin

Pidjin

May 17, 2004
referencing 8058, 12", RP, PLUS8058

The A-side is a great piece of minimal techno that's pretty much all percussion. Great flow and momentum The B-side is similar in production technique, but has this really loud repetitive hit through most of it that is positively grating on the ears. Very irritating.