Plastikman / Closer
Album: Closer   Collection:General
Artist:Plastikman   Added:Nov 2003
Label:Novamute (Domestic)  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2003-12-08 Pull Date: 2004-02-09 Charts: Electronic, Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Feb 8 Feb 1 Jan 25 Dec 28 Dec 21
Airplays: 1 2 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 19, 2013: Winter Solstice Warmup
Ask Yourself
4. Feb 02, 2004: The Digital/Analog War
Slow Poke
2. Jul 31, 2005: cafe paradiso
Slow Poke
5. Jan 26, 2004: The Digital/Analog War
I Don't Know
3. Oct 05, 2004: All This - And Mor!
Slow Poke
6. Jan 26, 2004: Adventures in Volume

Album Review
Reviewed 2003-12-08
Plastikman: Closer Label: Novamute

Techno legend Richie Hawtin is back w/ his latest Plastikman album. It’s dark, minimal, stark, cold, and it even features Richie’s vocals, albeit very electronically manipulated. This is also a “mix-CD” of sorts, as each track flows into each other; and it is also clearly intended to be played all the way through continuously. The ambient tracks are good, but I tended to prefer the more techno-y tracks.
Try: 4,5,6,7,8,10.

1. long silent intro, mechanized voice (Richie speaks!), ominous synths, slow beat
2. continue the sinister slow beat from track 1 w/ a little bit more bass
3. ambient synthesizer
4. mechanized vocals & deep bass, odd little tone
5. distant pulses, blips, hisses, slow creeper track
6. pulsing beat, minimal bassline, simple sinster tones, claps at the end
7. rolling tech-y bassline, faster and harder now, edgy tweaky techy loops
8. proto-techno sound, robotic vocals, sick analog buildups
9. synthesizer ambience
10. sinister bassline, robotic vocals, reverbed crashes, warbly acid-y little synths

Track Listing
1. Ask Yourself   6. Headcase
2. Mind Encode   7. Ping Pong
3. Lost   8. Mind in Rewind
4. Disconnect   9. I no
5. Slow Poke   10. I Don't Know