11/9/10

Plastikman


The better the headphones the more sense it makes...

The clip above contains the title track from Plastikman's 1998 album Consumed. An absolutely amazing piece of ambient minimal techno. Sublime stuff. "Consumed" indeed. The whole album is a pleasure. Please note that the clip is a vinyl rip, hence the vinyl crackle :)

Plastikman is Canadian Richie Hawtin who came onto the Detroit techno scene in the very early 90's and was part of the "second wave of Detroit techno". Since the mid 90's he's been a leading exponent of minimal techno along with Ricardo Villalobos and others.

Plastikman's music is abstract, fluidic, minimal and deeply atmospheric. It's also worth noting that most of the Plastikman ouvre was released in the 90's and was well ahead of its time. All his albums are worth checking out. For more info go here or here.

And as mentioned above; the better the headphones the more sense it makes. Definitely. My new pair of Sennheisers really come to good use with this music. If you find yourself listening to music through crappy speakers (of which crappy laptop speakers are the worst) or crappy headphones, please, for the love of music, do yourself a favor and buy decent equipment!

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