Plastikman ‎– Sickness

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NovaMute ‎– 12nomu36
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Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM
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Tracklist

A Sickness
B Pannikattack

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Notes

Licensed from Plus 8 Records.

Disc labels: "cut @ 45rpm ... play at either"

Cover misprints title of Side B as "Panikattack".

Embossed with Plastikman icon on front of sleeve.
Plus-8 Records logo on rear of sleeve.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 016025 281886
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5016025281886
  • Label Code: LC 5834

Other Versions (5 of 10) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
PLUS8058 Plastikman Sickness(12") Plus 8 Records PLUS8058 Canada 1997 Sell This Version
12nomu36 Plastikman Sickness(12", Promo) 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
cdnomu36 Plastikman Sickness(CD, Single) NovaMute cdnomu36 UK 1997 Sell This Version

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emptycyb1

emptycyb1

June 28, 2015

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.
maroko

maroko

June 14, 2008

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.