Various ‎– MAS Confusion

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Metamatics Giant Sunflowers Swaying In The Wind 6:18
Lusine Icl* Risa 4:58
Stars As Eyes Black Achievement 6:38
Xela Streetlevel 4:06
Autophonic Mind The Dot 5:31
Adam Johnson Anex 5:41
Funckarma Kobalt 7:12
Adam Johnson Baquelch 1:13
Quench (3) Zane 5:52
Tomato Weirdo La Salle De Bain 3:33
Michael Fakesch We Got A Generator 3:52
Mr. Projectile Less Math, More Music 4:32

Versions (4)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
!K7137LP, MAS 17.01 Various MAS Confusion(2xLP, Comp) Studio !K7, Musik Aus Strom !K7137LP, MAS 17.01 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
!K7137LP, MAS 17.01LP Various MAS Confusion(2xLP, Comp, Promo, W/Lbl) Studio !K7, Musik Aus Strom !K7137LP, MAS 17.01LP Germany 2002 Sell This Version
!K7137 promo cd Various MAS Confusion(CD, Album, Comp, Promo) Studio !K7 !K7137 promo cd Germany 2002 Sell This Version
!k7137 cd, 17.01 Various MAS Confusion(CD, Comp) Studio !K7, Musik Aus Strom !k7137 cd, 17.01 Europe 2002 Sell This Version

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lecopainpale

lecopainpale

October 7, 2010
referencing MAS Confusion, 2xLP, Comp, !K7137LP, MAS 17.01
the label stickers are a little misleading regarding the respective side you put on. thank god for etchings.
maybitmabel

maybitmabel

January 17, 2006
edited over 11 years ago
referencing MAS Confusion, 2xLP, Comp, !K7137LP, MAS 17.01

I would say that this is as seminal as Skam's 'Skampler' comp. I've gone on to buy records by every single artist on it without exception. In some cases these are the best tracks i've heard by the artists.

This release also got me into several other labels (merck, onrecords, etc).

You really should buy this release if you have any interest in electronic music.
quantumchaos

quantumchaos

October 16, 2005
edited over 11 years ago
referencing MAS Confusion, 2xLP, Comp, !K7137LP, MAS 17.01
Xela's submission "Streetlevel" is a profoundly gorgeous track, downbeat yet hopeful, a very delicate balance executed with such unqualifiable and unquantifiable finesse. Serious talent.

Also check out the "My Rap" and "Soul in the Machine" remixes on Merck's Dosage sampler, very intelligent arrangement on "My Rap", wonderful sense of timing. Dropping a comedically snide sample before a major tempo and voice transition at the track's structural halfway point evokes a knowing smirk.

"Are you crazy or plain stupid?"
"Neither of the two, I think I'm quite smart... in fact, a genius."
"Genius? You're kidding... You're the dumbest person that I've ever met."

Genius all the way Mr. Twells. More please.
.greg.

.greg.

December 12, 2003
referencing MAS Confusion, 2xLP, Comp, !K7137LP, MAS 17.01
MAS Confusion stands out in my collection of electronix as one of smooth dexterity. Not only does it delight the ears with varying moods and flavors, but it does so with steady ease. This compilation makes flipping the plates though four sides more than worthwhile.
plosive

plosive

June 16, 2003
referencing MAS Confusion, CD, Comp, !k7137 cd, 17.01

"When Don and Roel Funcken, the two brothers from Funckarma, were on a visit at my place, they discovered two enormous boxes of demos that had drifted in over the years. In response to the question of what I wanted to do with all the tapes and CDs, all I could say is: Dunno, put together some kind of 'Future Talent Compilation' sometime, 'cos at the moment I've no time to release EPs and albums on Musik Aus Strom, so I certainly don't have any time to listen to all this... All Don said to this was: Let us do it, we've got to be able to put together a decent compilation from these demos. It's a shame, anyway, that Musik Aus Strom barely releases anything...said...done...;-)

"MAS Confusion" doesn't only include tracks from the demo boxes, Don also managed to mobilize a few of his friends to write new tracks for "MAS Confusion"...in total, from the 12 tracks, 11 are previously unreleased. Funkstörung then chose the final track listing...a few tracks were scrapped 'cos they just didn't work with the overall feeling: Almost all the tracks a relatively relaxed and listenable, mainly without excessive programming and really melodic. A little old school but nevertheless very modern...Mr Projectile puts it best, perhaps, with his track title: Less math, more music!" - Michael Fakesch (of funkstorung)