Various Artists: music to listen to music by _ pe cd_04


2005 - March-00, 1000 + 1 Tilt - ezine - Greece to listen to music by v/a A compilation from privateelectro, a german label. it starts with a great piece of deep and crystal clean frequency electronics, like alva notto or ikeda, from parachute and continues more or less in the same spirit in contemporary electronic avant-gardism. granular experimental electronics by triPhaze, scorn-like rhythms and weird structures by mr sakori, experimental electronica by alias, echtzeit and data archiv. all tracks seem to be constructed only with computer but mostly what you get is a warm, moving sound (something not always the case with modern experimental computer music). something you should definitely check

2002 - November - 00, Disquiet - USA

Music for Casual DJing:
The title of the compilation Music to Listen to Music By (Privatelektro Records) may have been intended as a joke, but it's worth taking at least a little seriously — what with John Cage's famous comparison, in his book Silence, of music to wire sculptures through which one views other things. The album title suggests music that is so quiet that it can be added to other music like so much salt and pepper. In fact, though, it isn't volume that distinguishes the 13 cuts here from pop music; it's their eschewing of static metrical structure for a more open form, like the industrial static and drone of Alias' "Darkdust" and the semi-chaotic jitters of triPhaze's "Kilmarnok." There is no self-apparent downbeat, or chorus, or verse, to be heard on most of the album. Instead there's the ominous "Early Walk to the Busstation" (also credited to triPhaze), which sounds like a UFO field recording, a theme picked up on "300 Years and Waiting," which teams triPhaze with another contributor to the compilation, listed here as Mr. Sakori. One other thing, besides a purposeful lack of rhythm, that binds much of the tracks together is the presence of vocal samples, which share a B-movie flavor. An alternate title might have been Music to Witness Alien Invasions By.
Marc Weidenbaum

2002 - August - 01, DE BUG - Germany

Eine CD voller ungewöhnlicher Klickertracks mit stellenweise rasanten unterschwelligen Grooves, einer gelegentlichen Noiseästhetik mit darken Untertönen, manchmal gespentischer Dichte und viel Soundtrackcharakter. Musik kommt von Parachute, TriPhaze, Alias, Mr. Sakori, Echtzeit und Data Archiv. Für Freunde des digitalen Wuschelns.