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ARTIST
TITLE
Carbondating
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
HOT AIR008 HOT AIR008
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
2/4/2002

"Hard to pin down... Matt Wand returns under yet another pseudonym, with a collection of tracks roughly hewn from the very rock beneath us... On the face of it this could be popular music, but popular music made by banging large rocks together, recording it into a computer and grinding the numbers until they resemble rough diamonds mixed with gravel. This is definitely 'Missing Link' music... somehow succeeding in bringing together Primitive Space Rock, 'the Cut-up Beat Technique', Laptop Distress & the Archeology of Ancient Video Games and more importantly getting them all to talk to each other. This record is possibly also the missing link between the Totally Misunderstood pioneering past of Stock, Hausen & Walkman and the Absolute Unrepentant Future of Mr Wand. As the title Carbondating suggests this album has many layers of compressed noise history, it sounds quite Unforgivingly Modern but every once in a while a small piece of the Barbaric Musical past will erupt upwards and present itself for the listener to test his Anachronism Spotting capabilities. This is the Anal Record Shop Assistants perfect filing Nightmare, should it go under 'Avant Rock'? or 'BIP-HOP'? or 'Nihil-Reggae'? or 'Electronic Cranial Beat Jugglers'? or perhaps 'Techno-Primitive Hoe-Down' well perhaps 'New Releases' would do for a start and after that just file under 'Hot Air' the home of the unclassifiable and the un-reviewable."