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Vadim Militsin
A founding member of Autism, Vadim Militsin was born in Georgia and raised in Germany. His early works composed in the mid 90's in Minsk (Belarus) bridged the gap between electronic pop and experimentalism, pioneering the intuitive use of old analog synthesizers from the Soviet era. Critically acclaimed by Christopher Franke (ex-Tangerine Dream), Autism's fundamental album Membrana is webbed with many ethnic samples. Since moving to New York in 2000, Vadim Militsin has been exploring more synthetic sound structures.
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Autism Discography Tracks


Autism Membrana (Album) Delta 9 Belarus 1997 Sell This Version
Z003 Autism Ultramarine(Cass, Album) Delta 9 Z003 Belarus 1997 Sell This Version
D008 Autism Pornojazz(CDr) Delta 9 D008 Belarus 1999 Sell This Version
Autism Neverberator (Album) Segment US 2000 Sell This Version
022002a3 Autism ((Vibro))(CD, Album) Segment 022002a3 US 2002 Sell This Version
Autism Gaijin (Album) Segment US 2004 Sell This Version
04200914 Autism Future-Proof Present(8xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Segment 04200914 US 2009
12201617 Autism Interval(Album) Segment 12201617 US 2016 Sell This Version


01200711 Autism Empty Kingdoms (1995 - 2007)(CD, Album) Segment 01200711 US 2007 Sell This Version


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December 23, 2005
edited over 12 years ago
I stumbled across this artist purely by chance, when I bought the US label Segment's compilation CD that showcases some of the best electronica coming primarily out of Belarus.
Intrigued by the two tracks on the CD, Theb Lu Eprin Teater and Toom Anys Ilverth Oughts, I sought out what I could and was impressed beyond my wildest dreams.
What I found was a back catalogue of which the earliest stuff is near enough impossible to track down in original form, a few mp3 and ogg files are apparently available. I've heard some and, while the tracks weren't poor they lacked the polish of his later works, but as stand alone tracks each I've heard has a certain quality to it that marks the producer out as someone to keep an eye on.
The first (chronologically) release that I own, was ironically, the hardest to get hold of, and if it wasn't for the generosity of one of the members of this site, I probably wouldn't have got hold of a copy.
Called Neverberator, it was originally released on the now sadly defunct Delta 9 label in Belarus, with a re-release, albeit with 3 less tracks, on Segment.
While it was slightly more techno orientated than the previous or following releases, as a listener you could see the direction in which Militsin was aiming and, if it had been my first listen to Autism, it would have left me wanting to hear how he progressed.
With that in mind, I'd have been slightly disappointed with Vibro because, although it has some nice tracks on it, the direction I'd have thought he would have gone wasn't apparent, with some tracks too far removed from his usual style that I enjoyed so much.
But it's a grower and I now appreciate it far more.
But saving the best until last, with the currently mp3-only album release, Gaijin.
With some of the best ambient techno tracks mixed with the more abstract IDM ambient styles of the earlier releases come an album that, in my opinion, deserves to be compared to some of the best albums of the genre that I've heard and, I definitely feel that if the artist was from the US or western europe, he would gain far more recognition than he currently does.
As it is, I feel priviledged to have discovered his work, and I rate him has highly as I do other people like Stefan Robbers, Darrell Fitton, Autechre to name just a few and look forward to hearing future release, only I wish they released it all on vinyl.

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