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V.A. Zero


V.A. Zero


Sender Records

various artists 12inch

VA Zero 4 song EP with each song grooved alone - you have to manually pick up the stylus and place the needle in the second set of grooves to start the second song on each side.

The first song on the A-side is by Misc. 'Dropdown' (A1). It does not do much for me. It is glich-tech without any aberrant sounds.

K.Lakizz's 'Malamuri' (A2) has an interesting crispy crackle sound, but it doesn't really do much for me either.

T.Raumschmiere's 'Knisterpop' (B1) is the reason I bought this. His track has everything I love about his work. It is mechanical and repetitive, but filled with soul somehow, as sounds come from on side of the speakers and dance around each other like belts on a mini bike's torque converter.

Konfekt's 'Konstant' (B2) is in the same mental space as T. Raumschiere and is as successful in creating an interesting track that does not sound like one of the crowd in the rat pack of popular electronic whizz's.

Faves: B1,B2

---Carl, September 25, 2001