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Plastikman / Closer
Album:Closer Collection:General
Artist:Plastikman Added:11/2003
Label:Novamute (Domestic) 

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Add Date:2003-12-08 Pull Date:2004-02-09 Charts:RPM/Electronica, Classical/Experimental
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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