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Kompilation [Digipak]

  • 1. Plasticine
    2. Spastik
    3. Kriket
    4. Helikopter
    5. Marbles
    6. Panikattack
    7. Contain
    8. Ask Yourself
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): PP 001

  • Credits

    The name of the release -- and the spelling -- says it all: some years after Richie Hawtin began concentrating on releases under his own name and activity via his M_nus label, he returned to the days of his most famous moniker and releases on Plus 8 with this focused but enjoyable overview of ten years of Plastikman work. The liner notes mention the separate Arkives collection this serves as a teaser for, but as a single-disc dip into it all it's a reasonably well-chosen run-through, with selections from all four main albums and the Recycled Plastik EP (Artifakts [bc] being the sole exception). Aside from "Panikattack," which only appeared on the Sickness single from 1997, no other alternate versions or rarities are presented -- it's the songs as recorded and released straight up, assuming that hyperfans might feel understandably content just making their own playlists. It's a solid self-mixtape as it stands, though, kicking off with a marvelous one-two of "Plasticine" and "Spastik" that showcases his overt Detroit-acid start and then progressing through to "Contain" and even more notably "Ask Yourself" at the time of Hawtin's suspension of the name in 2003. If it's somewhere between a tour souvenir and a sampler, as the liner notes all but admit, it still does the trick. ~ Ned Raggett

  • Critic Reviews
    Uncut (magazine) (p.101) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[H]ypnotic minimalist mantras that wring psychedelic permutations while hammering the point home with punitive beats."
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