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The GasmanThe Grand Electric Palace Of Variety

Label:Planet Mu – ZIQ093CD
Format:
2 x CD, Album
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Electronic
Style:Modern Classical, IDM, Ambient

Tracklist

1-01Hump3:11
1-02Imodium5:40
1-03Twit3:29
1-04Trampoline3:31
1-05Ice Dance3:48
1-06Bifidus5:20
1-07Fingis1:52
1-08Fridge5:01
1-09Flash3:32
1-10Zarin2:45
1-11Chuff6:25
1-12Citrimax4:22
1-13Gash3:37
1-14Ark3:25
1-15Muzzle3:22
1-16Radion4:51
1-17Pirate Reeves2:52
2-01Blister6:14
2-02Broken CD Player3:41
2-03Flume5:04
2-04Tractor5:02
2-05Bontempi Lutein5:09
2-06Turbine4:18
2-07R-Lipoic Acid2:47
2-08Blurb3:14
2-09Dodgem3:28
2-10Picnic5:59
2-11Rotor2:34
2-12Electric Coconut2:58
2-13Waltzer1:32
2-14Flounce5:34
2-15Green Hen6:30
2-16Gastric4:19
2-17Chip Pan6:16
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Notes

ⓒ ⓟ 2005 Planet Mu Records Ltd

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 600116809322

Reviews

  • scoundrel's avatar
    scoundrel
    Early 2000s Planet Mu sometimes had a problem with quality control, with some artists (looking at you Venetian Snares) unloading their entire hard drive into the world without thoughtful curation. And The Gasman, on the surface, also seems to fall into this trap. I mean, a double album called THE GRAND ELECTRIC PALACE OF VARIETY? But he actually explores his version of classical-infused IDM more, from the looped-strings ambient soundscapes ("Hump") to The Field-like micro-samples ("Imodium," "Citrimax") to his more carnival-inspired compositions ("Twit"; "Waltzer"). There are plenty of pieces to catch your attention, like the haunted piano of "Ice Dance"; the electro trip of "Bifidus" and "Chuff" (both of which are overly long, to be honest); the piano-driven breaks of "Fridge"; the organ churning and chorale of "Ark" The second disc features more percussion from the more traditional IDM stylings of "Blister" and "Green Hen," the Plaid-lite "Bontempi Lutein," the upbeat silliness of "Electric Coconut," or the messiness of "Tractor" and "R-Lipolic Acid." A few track almost reach for greatness, like the perky blips of "Turbine" and "Flounce," but they get lost amounts the detritus of so-so tracks. Taken all together, the album sounds more like simple explorations without much depth or elaboration... but it certainly has variety.
    • Edited 17 years ago
      This XXL album brings us beautiful (deep & fragile, sometimes darkish) ambient trax as well as mid '90 rephlex-like IDM, very much inspired by Cylob & Global Goon. The best Planet Mu cd in ages.

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