Sunday, April 22, 2007
One thing that keeps me at a distance within the techno/electronica field is the fact that most producers and artists seem to be creating music for the masses with little regard for issues of quality control. This was no more true than back in the late 90's when practically anybody could become an "electronic artist" overnight. So it was a great surprise to hear this recording 10110101=(rec + play) from Datach'i. It's a wild and unsettling journey through broken beats, childlike melodies, and some fairly challenging atmospheres. It's not quite as off the wall as many of the underground electronic artists of today (or from select figures from the avant-garde electronic underground of the late 60's/70's), but it does seem to be a bit of a pivotal record for bringing in some rather insane ideas into, what was, a stagnant period for this kind of stuff. drill'n'bass anyone?