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ARTIST
TITLE
Condensed
FORMAT
CD

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NON 012CD NON 012CD
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RELEASE DATE
4/7/2003

"With this compelling mix of Freeform highlights from the past 7 years Nonplace provides a introduction to Simon Pyke's finest grooves. All the titles -- although derived from the original releases were radically edited 'condensed' for predominantly entertaining purposes and remastered to guarantee 100% aural excitement. Similar to the Replicant Rumba Rockers release a year ago, Bernd Friedmann has again compiled favourites, 'picked the nuts' in a typical soundclash-DJ manner. Supposed to make sense as a continuous mix it starts with one of Freeform 's earlier tracks that may give you a clue about the significant leap that Simon's music has taken since he appeared 1995 in what has become the IDM scene. Back then his electronically generated music has also been described has hardly distinguishable in the sea of sound that was gushing forth in the wake of Warp's Artificial Intelligence series and other seminal IDM landmarks. Nevertheless, Pike's releases, flirting in turn with Ambient, Electronica, Techno, Dub and Industrial have proven to be enduring records. But now, attempts to describe Condensed in more detail are quite futile as there are no real points of reference to compare it to. It's providing an impressive array of junkyard astro-phunk designs. Naturally experimental, his adventurous approach to computer based composition is tempered by a healthy sense of fun. Rhythms and soundscapes that are ethnically tinged without being New Age. In fact, this alien world is closer to the space cadet excursions of Herbie Hancock or the intricacy of David Toop than it is to any of dance cultures peripheries. Most of his music has never been put on vinyl, so the music on Condensed is a vinyl debut release. Condensed wants to keep memories fresh. Out of several albums on several labels Burnt Friedman chose the most brilliant tracks by one of the most brilliant contemporary producers."