|2||Alien Washcloth Tumor||3:50|
|3||Real Ultimate Power||3:46|
|5||Symphonies Of Suckness||4:39|
|6||I'd Rather Mainline Preperation H Than Listen To Your Shitty, Shitty Music||3:53|
|8||Christmas Themed Horror Movie From The 80's||0:15|
|9||Old Extra-Wanky Break Thing||2:19|
|12||Bolt Thrower In A Chinese Restaurant||3:37|
All songs made between 2002 and early 2005, then sat on for a year and a half.
- Barcode: 4013438098217
- Matrix / Runout: 02534AA0
- Looking back at the history of Breakcore, this Dev/Null release definitely stands out. In a playful manner and not without a touch of humour, the listener is taken on a journey to what must be some of the most hyperactive electronic music ever created.
An assault on the senses is masterfully unleashed by every song.
So many have used the Amen break, only few have spent so much time tweaking and distorting it that it became an exploration of both the capabilities of the human ear as well as scratching the limits of what is possible with the electronic technology available to man.
This album puts the author squarely in the company of other masters of the drill breaks, like Venetian Snares or Aphex Twin!
Forever a milestone in the harder, experimental side of breakcore music.
For fans of breakbeats, rave, experimental, even the gabber fan may find it enjoyable!
- Really jazzy/triphop like breakcore output. Some of the tunes are awesome other just awefull sample orgies from innovating to madhouse and back! All in all worth a try, if you get along with overfreighted chiptune-sample-scratch-sound-mashup.
- I have mixed feelings on this album. The main issue is that it's so f..king chaotic. I mean, it's good, he certainly has his own style and I appreciate it. But while most breakcore producers try to do something structured - massively cut and breaked up but still retaining a perceived structure - I easily get lost when listening to dev/null, lost in these all beats at >9000 BPM.
One track that I fell in deep luv with is "Banal Universe". It's so epic that I almost cry on it.
Well, maybe someday I'll "get" this album properly, but it's not now.
- 2007 is quite a dissapointing year concering breakcore releases in my opinion.
This Dev/Null album is one the few things that's really worth checking out. Dev/Null has a really unique and diverse sound, and this album packs it all. It isn't all new material that's on the album, but a good showcase of what Dev/Null is capable of doing production-wise.
After hearing this album many times, I can only hope Dev/Null will be touring somewhere nearby soon again.
- This is fantastic, distinctive and just plain addictive. The level of detail the artist crams into each bar of each track is just astonishing. Really, there are some parts that make your spine tingle and like all excellent pieces of music you get more from repeat listenings. As a chancer in the breakcore genre myself, no matter how many times I listen to this I still can't figure out how the hell he makes that incredible and unique sound. 5/5.