APPARAT : DUPLEX [ Shitkatapult ]


Catalogue : Shitkatapult / Strike41
Format : LP
Condition : Used / Near Mint
Country : Germany
Released : 2003
Genre : Electronic

Music criticism (and listening for that matter) is never an exact art. As context shifts, so too does a record's resonance and weight-- looking back at 2003, I couldn't help considering which albums I had under- or overrated. Among those that I listen to more often now than I had thought I would are Richard X's Presents His X-Factor, Vol. 1 and Tobias Thomas' Smallville. Richard X is pop distilled, from start to finish, but Thomas' mix disc glides gracefully from the beatless to buoyant without any jarring moves. It's no surprise, then, that its bridge-crossing center features a couple of tracks from the Berlin-based, Kompakt-distributed, Marco Haas (T. Raumschmiere)-owned Shitkatapult label, whose minimalism and skittery, almost glitch-like beats marry the ambient and the experimental.
By Scott Plagenhoef  - Pitchfork
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