Various Artists / Sastrugi
Album: Sastrugi   Collection:General
Artist:Various Artists   Added:Aug 2004

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-10-18 Pull Date: 2004-12-20 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Nov 14 Nov 7 Oct 31 Oct 24
Airplays: 2 1 2 4

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 12, 2004: Mike's Approximation
Mikronaut Aka Narquatic Life
4. Oct 27, 2004: The Dog and Pony Show
Mikronaut Aka Narquatic Life
2. Nov 11, 2004: The Digital/Analog War
Mikronaut Aka Narquatic Life
5. Oct 24, 2004: Oh Messy Life
Do Pong
3. Nov 04, 2004: Umami Jazz Program
6. Oct 21, 2004: Fiction Romance
Soleo Ly

Album Review
Reviewed 2004-09-28
Compilation of electronic experimental music.

1. Noise overture
2. Strangulated stabs form a melody of sorts over a sparse bass line
3. Flatulent dashed lines of bass and glitchy snippets of some radio transmission over that; very strange and somewhat pleasant
4. “Amphibious Blobs Being Chased By Serpentine Cowboys” – too true
5. A bit too much of the Mike Paradinas/Aphex Twin-like “Hey, isn’t this a wacky tune?” self- indulgence
6. Ramshackle little tune with constipated rhythm and chipmunk vocals; now this is delightfully off its head nutso!
7. Pangenitor fall back to earth after the brilliance of the preceding track with a so-so bouncy bass and messed-about vocal snippets
8. “I am going to cover every experimental electronic subgenre in this song”; too much and too little
9. Blippy and stuttery
10. As if assembling itself in real-time from an out-of phase mishmash to a coherent little electronic funk and then over the top to gradual decay again
11. Oh so dull beats/bass and petulantly tossed on melody
12. Mini-epic with ominous rumblings, full-on assault, resolution to moderation
13. Amusingly simplistic or perhaps cynically funny lyrics about selling stuff lamely delivered over a minimally competent guitar loop; I want to laugh at the ineptitude
14. Another looped guitar wanna-be-a-real-song; more funny lyrical/vocal ineptitude

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1. Katabasis Sastrugi
2. Fading Polar
3. Child Ok Polar
4. Amphibious Blobs Being Chased Two Octopuses Pulling Apart
5. Yellow Lions Two Octopuses Pullling Aprat
6. Cirquedupuque Pangenitor
7. Hippityflap Pangenitor
8. Internal Dimentia
9. Unconscious Sift Do Pong
10. We Bring Spooky Drama Mikronaut Aka Narquatic Life
11. Lightkeeper Nommo Ogo
12. Feraliminalie Nommo Ogo
13. Citizen Merchant Soleo Ly
14. Fiber Bird Soleo Ly