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Hiorthoy, Kim / Live Shet
Album:Live Shet Collection:General
Artist:Hiorthoy, Kim Added:Jul 2004
Label:Smalltown Supersound 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2004-07-26 Pull Date:2004-09-26 Charts:RPM/Electronica
Week Ending:Sep 26Sep 12Aug 22Aug 8Aug 1

 Recent Airplay
1.Jan 30, 2011:The Donner Party
Track 4
4.Sep 26, 2005:Plastic Fantastic Lover
Track 4
2.May 29, 2010:The Value Machine
Track 3
5.Nov 14, 2004:Sunday Afternoon Princess
Track 1
3.May 05, 2010:Brownian Values
Track 4
6.Nov 08, 2004:Go For Dover
Track 6

Album Review
Captain Dee
Reviewed 2004-07-22 
Norwegian designer/producer Kim Hiorthoy is back with a slew of new EPs. This particular EP is more rambunctious than his album Hei, but the aesthetic is still recognizable: simple (but not simplistic) IDM electronica consisting of fast and intricate beats with silly beep-laden melodies and samples. For better or worse, the sound is less muddled than other IDM (e.g. Sqaurepusher), which makes the whole album easier to digest.

Track 4 is as viscerally fun as electronica gets! Also try track 1.

- Captain Dee (7/04)

*1. Electronic, thin hip-hopish beat with old-school synth melody and "uh!" sample. Various other speech samples along the way. Great sparse composition – almost as if this was a videogame soundtrack. (4:43)
2. Blazing stop & start beat with Aphex Twin-esque sound pallet. Later, intensity picks up a bit and things get noisier. (9:45)
3. Tight clapping beat, smooth organ notes, various other beats, speech samples and wonky melody. Kick ass torrent of beeps midway through. (8:28)
**4. Super fast, rockin' beat and peppy, beeping melodies anchored by a repeated, child-like singing sample. I keep picturing a cute little robot dancing wildly. (8:13)
5. Goofy electronic melodies, fast drumming split up by interludes, and "woop!" samples. Humorous. (3:24)
6. Dance-y synths and beat, tweaky embellishments. This strikes me as dirty club music for robots. (7:10)

Track Listing
1.Track 1 4.Track 4
2.Track 2 5.Track 5
3.Track 3 6.Track 6