Artist: Various Artists (2000)
Label: Nettwerk Records
Style: Experimental
Songs: 14


Reviewed by: Darklight

This is a collection of dark experimental electronic music created by various bands including: Download, A Duck, Plateau, Doubting Thomas, Skinny Puppy, The Tear Garden, Twilight Circus, Philth, Floatpoint, Cevin Key, Lustmord, Off And Gone, Legendary Pink Dots and Dead Voices On Air.
       The majority of music delivered here is extremely experimental with random electronic sounds, chaotic noises, dark ambient soundscapes, sporadic drum beats, voice samples and distorted effects. Nothing is structured as everything just goes haywire in various directions. It doesn’t take long before this kind of music starts to get on my nerves and I have to stop listening to it. I personally find it to be rather annoying and I just don’t really see the appeal in it at all.
       While I do admit that the overall production of the music is quality and well done for what it is, I can’t deny the fact that it also comes off a bit empty and dull as well. I personally listen to music for the emotional impact that it delivers, but various random electronic sounds, lacking any well written lyrics or passionate vocals just sounds like a video game that has crashed. I personally don’t get anything from that. But if you’re the type of person that enjoys listening to random chaotic electronic noise, then chances are you will thoroughly enjoy what this CD has to offer you.