Rip Off Artist, the / New Clear Days
Album:New Clear Days Collection:General
Artist:Rip Off Artist, the Added:May 2004
Label:Inflatabl Labl 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2004-06-28 Pull Date:2004-08-30 Charts:RPM/Electronica
Week Ending:Sep 5Aug 15Jul 25Jul 18Jul 11Jul 4

Recent Airplay
1.Aug 29, 2004:Oh Messy Life
Boiling Water the Hard Way
4.Jul 15, 2004:My Subwoofer Attacked My Forehead (No, Really)
Boiling Water the Hard Way
2.Aug 10, 2004:Juan 2-3-Show
The Hot Hot Heat of Fusion
5.Jul 11, 2004:Oh Messy Life
Boiling Water the Hard Way
3.Jul 22, 2004:Umami Jazz Program
Boiling Water the Hard Way
6.Jul 09, 2004:Distraction-Limited
Gamma Rays

Album Review
Reviewed 2004-06-08 
Happy fun organic analog IDM, a little experimental, a little poppy. The disc is split into 3 parts (tracks 1-7, 8-12, and 13-19), each has a distinct sound and can be played as a continuous song. The first bit is Matmos-style future disco, almost danceable but not quite. The second is more experimental with washes of sound and static. The third part is a nice compromise, not too out there but with some fantastic bleeping.

*1. fast paced splurts
2. A more poppy track
3. Slow gargles
**4. Driving funk
5. Med tempo electronic honks
*6. Echoey space electro
7. Futuristic “Billie Jean”?
8, 9, 10. Quiet creaking and banging gradually fills out to creepy wails
11. Buzzing static
*12. Slow, creepy and drawn out
*13. Cool skipped beat video game sounds
**14. Strange tempo fluctuations fast/slow in same measure
*15. 80s style funky
*16. Med tempo, great drunken sounds 17. Slow driving beat
18. Static melody with a pounding beat
*19. Echoey splurts over stop/start

Ben Bostwick 6/2/04

Track Listing
1.Boiling Water the Hard Way 10.Alpha Particles, Part 3
2.Too Cheap to Meter 11.Beta Particles
3.Cooling Tower 12.Gamma Rays
4.The Hot Hot Heat of Fusion 13.Kl Pills (For Spills that Ki
5.Hello, Neutrinos! 14.Yellowcake
6.Microwave Oven 15.Duck and Cover
7.Tomorrowland (Our Friend, Th 16.Just Ask for Omsk Informatio
8.Alpha Particles, Part 1 17.Thresher & Scorpion (All Han
9.Alpha Particles, Part 2 18.Olivia Neutron Bomb
 19.Fall in for the Fallout