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Monthly Archives: June 1997

Snippets of Near-Silent Effluvia

Matmos (Vague Terrain): A minor-key miracle of home taping and sonic construction by Drew Daniel and m.c. Schmidt, aka Matmos. Though the elements seem austere and experimental, all snippets of near-silent effluvia, the results are strangely poppy — at times sounding like like an Oval remix of My Life in the Bush of Ghosts. Addictive.

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Swedish Sampler

The Knights Who Say Dot (Dot): Intro sampler from the small Swedish label Dot, including work from Quant, hab, Friend, Tupilaq, and others. Generally, the influence of house music can severely limit an electronic release’s effectiveness, but Dot’s roster makes elegant, colorful use of bright round tones and simple, synthesized routines.

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