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Artifakts Best of, Import


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  • Audio CD (Nov. 3 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Best of, Import
  • Label: Novamute
  • ASIN: B00000DFTU
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

1. Korridor
2. Psyk
3. Pakard
4. Hypokondriak
5. Rekall
6. Skizofrenik
7. Are Friends Elektrik?

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In the circuitous notes that accompany this release, Canadian producer Richie Hawtin attempts to explain why Artifakts (BC) should be viewed as his third Plastikman album rather than what is in reality his fourth. Instead of pondering the details, suffice it to say he regards this release as the proper close of a trilogy that started with 1993's Sheet One, continued with 1994's Musik, and got diverted by 1998's Consumed. Musically, it makes perfect sense. Artifakts (BC) picks up on the elementary bass and beat soundscapes that earmarked the debut. Once again, Hawtin strips away any trace of melody or orchestration from his songs, allowing them to form out of the rudimentary rhythm patterns and his own cool indifference. Rarely has such excessive self-indulgence sounded so mesmerizing. --Aidin Vaziri

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Format: Audio CD
Simply put...if you like electronic music that defines a genre...then pick this up. I disagree with a lot of the reviewers on this piece. If you listen to the first three tracks only for eternity...it's worth the price. There are some interesting pieces from tracks 4-7...but they are nothing compared to the conceptual slowmotion groove apocalypse that is set by the first three tracks. Korridor...although beatless...sets up Psyk, an all time speaker crusher which melts into the ultra-chill Packard. [Which you must bow to the sheer largesse of instantly.] Total preludes to the entire "Consumed" Record from a conceptual standpoint. Which I would recommend any interested party pick up as well. Minimalism at it's best. Artifakts B.C. is what good electronic music should be...timeless. [In an age where gear upgrades occur on a daily basis and the hybrids of style have already created endless new classifications.] This one will never be lost. It defines...it delivers. It would do so if it only had the the first 3 tracks. It get's 4 stars based on those tracks alone.
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By James R. Elliott on May 16 2004
Format: Audio CD
This whole album is nothing but undertones. This album is very quiet (if you listen to it you'll understand). It is not %100 ambient. I wouldn't even know how to describe it because I have heard nothing like it other than his other album, Consumed (although a little louder). I listen to this when I want some background noise, ie sleeping and working.
I hope my brief review didn't sound negative, because I do like this album.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Plastikman at the top of his game Oct. 7 2003
By Roger B. Owsley - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Simply put...if you like electronic music that defines a genre...then pick this up. I disagree with a lot of the reviewers on this piece. If you listen to the first three tracks only for eternity...it's worth the price. There are some interesting pieces from tracks 4-7...but they are nothing compared to the conceptual slowmotion groove apocalypse that is set by the first three tracks. Korridor...although beatless...sets up Psyk, an all time speaker crusher which melts into the ultra-chill Packard. [Which you must bow to the sheer largesse of instantly.] Total preludes to the entire "Consumed" Record from a conceptual standpoint. Which I would recommend any interested party pick up as well. Minimalism at it's best. Artifakts B.C. is what good electronic music should be...timeless. [In an age where gear upgrades occur on a daily basis and the hybrids of style have already created endless new classifications.] This one will never be lost. It defines...it delivers. It would do so if it only had the the first 3 tracks. It get's 4 stars based on those tracks alone.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Go Hawtin!! April 16 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I picked up this Plastikman album with a bit of skepticism a while back... Afterall, I've had enough of his rather mindless hyperkinetic beatfeasts from his prior EP's... In all trueness, I was addicted to the sounds found on "Marbles" and "Substance Abuse," (from his prior releases) and was wondering when he would ever return to that same brand of liquid 303 coolness... I heard "psyk" and "packard" in a record store and they were enough to bring a big grin to my face and buy the album... Definitely more minimal and streamlined than his prior releases, but still head strong with the tripiness.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Excellent. A master at the height of his powers. Jan. 15 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Aside from the length, this album is excellent. The sound is similar to his earlier work, yet more intelligent. The fact is I think Ritche is simply becoming a better musician. You can hear some of his earlier ideas, but they are expressed with much more finesse. While the albums are very different, I can hear some of Consumed in the sound. Track 5 is a MASTERPIECE. I remeber Richies days at the Shelter in Detroit. It is wonderful to hear him getting even better with age. So many artists simple cannot break out of set patterns. Rithie continues to evolve. Oh Yeah...did I mention that he is a genius?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This is what I was waiting for. May 25 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Any fan of 'Sheet One' and 'Muzik' will appreciate 'Artifakts (BC)'. 'Consumed' may be a new direction for Richie's production, but let's face it, this is the Plastikman sound we have grown up on.
I'll leave 'Consumed' on the back burner until I want to break out some serious drugs... which I don't expect to be soon.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Working the less is more theory very nicely! Nov. 13 2001
By epsy - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
It seems like even when I don't think i'm in the mood to hear something off this album, it only takes me about 1 minute of listening before it takes me back into it's zone. It's nice to see people alive in electronic music nowadays that realize the importance of techniques like what Hawtin is using in his work.


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