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ARTIST
TITLE
Zartbitter
FORMAT
12"

LABEL
CATALOG #
STRIKE 016EP STRIKE 016EP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
1/29/2001

"Truly stellar new 12" from Marco Haas aka T. Raumschmiere, a release that will hopefully elevate this label in more peoples eyes (and ears) to the 'buy on sight' status. The first track 'Zartbitter' is a crushing mid-tempo groover with some awesome Eastern tinged strings oozing in and out of focus, and that sets the tone for the whole record. 'Bitterseuss' slouches along at a similar pace but this time it's the sound of your drunken neighbor passing out with a My Bloody Valentine record stuck in the runout groove. The whole thing is some sort of drone/techno hybrid, perhaps swimming in the same murky pool as Fred Bigot/Electronicat, evocative and brutal in turns. A no-brainer." -- Billy Kiely 4 tracks, 23 minutes.