Economy_of_Force

Bitstream - Domestic Economy 7 as reviewed by Economy_of_Force

February 28, 2006
edited over 15 years ago
referencing Domestic Economy 7, 2x12", Album, Love 011

It's not techno. It's not electro. It's not (sigh) IDM. It's Bitstream's first long player proper, a heady mix of brusing aural assaults, stuttering vocals and oldschool scratches, dipping a finger into almost every electronic honey pot and still coming up with something that can only have been done by by the Conner brothers. Never have an act - especially an electro one - established such a unique sound so quickly.

Doing away with the traditional 808, Bitstream pound you into the ground with scattershot kicks, processed snaps, pops, squeals and any other sound they can get their dirty hands on, forming challenging, awkward - almost dominating - soundscapes that flick from theme to theme without ever losing their thread.
Often sounding like several different, disparate tracks played at the same time, their music defies description, although its pretty safe to say this is one sick album, from two sick minds. Check.
devin306

Bitstream - Domestic Economy 7 devin306

May 16, 2015
referencing Domestic Economy 7, 2x12", Album, Love 011

Economy_of_Force
It's not techno. It's not electro. It's not (sigh) IDM.


Whatever you call it, it's downright lovely! Thanks for the review. :)
Tec

Bitstream - Domestic Economy 7 as reviewed by Tec

February 7, 2005
edited over 16 years ago
referencing Domestic Economy 7, CD, Album, Love 011CD

Another solid release from the mighty Bitstream. Picking up pretty much from where 'One Third Standard Lux' left us with deep textured tones and glitchy hooks. I found this album alot more hip-hop orientated in parts to the previous one but the production is second to none, these guys certainly know how to programme their boxes/laptops.