Friday, March 14, 2008

The Black Dog - Bytes

Label: Warp
Year: 1992
Styles: Ambient Techno, IDM

Review: (

Black Dog Productions' full-length debut is a sprawling deviation from techno-as-throwaway-dancefloor-fare, weaving surprisingly engaging melodic and harmonic passages around complex rhythmic patterns and diverse, somewhat ambient atmospherics. Although all of the material was previously released in 12" or EP form, it holds up surprisingly well as a unified, coherent whole. With B12's Electro-Soma and Autechre's Incunabula, one of the first and finest blasts in the European "intelligent techno" movement.
- Sean Cooper (Allmusic Guide)


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Martin Shwiff Garber said...

The links are broken... please re-up :-)

Anonymous said...

Go and buy it, you tight twat.

Jonathan Rimorin said...

Hey anonymous - nice aggression. I like the use of consonance, as well as the backhanded compliment (because what's nicer than a tight twat)?

I have (bytes) on CD at home; but I'm not at home. May I have your permission to download it? Or should I buy it again?

Breathlessly awaiting your sage advice, said...

For my part one and all have to go through this.