Sound Tribe Sector Nine / Artifact: Perspectives
Album: Artifact: Perspectives   Collection:General
Artist:Sound Tribe Sector Nine   Added:Jan 2006
Label:1320 Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-01-15 Pull Date: 2006-03-19 Charts: Electronic
Week Ending: Mar 5 Feb 26 Feb 12 Feb 5 Jan 29 Jan 22
Airplays: 1 2 1 2 3 3

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 11, 2012: Electrowave
Reemergence, Beat The Science Remix (Karsh Kale)
4. Feb 26, 2006: Dancing in Outer Space
Reemergence, Beat The Science Remix (Karsh Kale)
By The Morning Sun Remix (Metrognome)
5. Feb 23, 2006: Multiple Personality Disorder
Better Day Remix (Sub-Id)
Tokyo Remix (Machinedrum)
6. Feb 21, 2006: Morning Glory
Reemergence, Beat The Science Remix (Karsh Kale)

Album Review
Wicked Child
Reviewed 2006-01-11
Varied remix album of STS9, a band who makes organic feeling, electronic sounding songs with traditional rock instrumentation. These remixes touch on hip-hop, glitch, dub & DnB. This album feels less organic. lounge-y, and earthy than most straight-up STS9 albums, but is significantly more active, uptempo and engaging. Artifact was a pretty disappointing release, and this infuses it with a lot of life. A lot of this would make good music for a movie where robots get souls. Tracks 3, 10 & 14 are straight up hip-hop. 11 is a long survey of the STS9 sound. FCC Clean. Picks: 2, 8, 9, 10, 13.

-David Blackman (Wicked Child)

1. Bass heavy, lounge vocals. Ends with a minute of sweet acoustic guitars.
***2. Twinkly intro with animal noises. Glitchy middle. Catchy looping guitar riff.
3. Hip-hop vocals, minimal piano melody. Deep female chorus. Harmonizing call & response.
4. Starts tribal, ends pure drum & bass, heavy beats, very light standard ethereal female vocals.
5. Chill, down-tempo, glitchy, "splooshy" beats, beep-beep noises. Gets very quiet ~3:30, watery sound.
**6. Sounds like the music to a deranged, but not sinister circus fun-house. Operatic organ over popping backbeat.
7. Soulful female vocal over drum machine, sparsest arrangement of this song.
**8. Angular beats, bubbling/building feel. The sound of a robot dance in a swamp.
****9. Good mix of everything on this album, hard beats, hopeful/building feel, with some glitch & DnB influences, ends with organic guitars
***10. B-Boy hip-hop fast vocals, better take on #3.
11. *long* tour of all things sts9, organic tribal/ambient for a while, random crushing distorted beats. Really cool mournful guitar.
12. Short, dub track.
***13. Danceable fun DnB. Occasional sunrise feel Karsh Kale is so good at. Rushing, fast.
14. Dark hip-hop (Jay-Z sounding vocals), some scratching. Very 80s beats. Fake-out ending with 80s computer voice ~3:40.
15. Generic, but good, lush spacey track. Ends ~4:00, with 20s of silence.

Track Listing
1. Better Day Remix (Sub-Id)   8. Better Day/Trinocular Stsdevine Remix (Richard Devine)
2. Tokyo Remix (Machinedrum)   9. By The Morning Sun Remix (Metrognome)
3. Possibilities Remix (Collective Efforts)   10. Possibilities Remix (Mr. Lif)
4. Tokyo/Better Day Remix (Ming+Fs)   11. Tokyo Shinjuku Flashback Mix (Bill Laswell)
5. By The Morning Sun Remix (Slicker)   12. Somesing Remix (Bassnectar)
6. Somesing (Eustachian 24hr. White Knuckle Mix)   13. Reemergence, Beat The Science Remix (Karsh Kale)
7. Possibilities Remix (Eliot Lipp & Leo 123)   14. Peoples, Cause & Fx Remix (Lowpro Lounge Feat. Audio Angel & Ill45)
  15. Better Day Remix (Genetic)