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Runtime: 59'31''

«In 1999, Berlin based artist Flo el Dot started to produce music on an old Tascam 4 track Tape-Recorder as 'V-trap'. This alias labels his scientifc approach to exploring his inner musical resources as well as the extraordinary sound sources found outside. It can be seen as an introverted attitude, whereas the attitude of his other alias 'F master F' is extroverted, with the intention to make people's hearts dance.

The concept of 'Clockwork Millenium' was to produce a 15 minute piece of music every year over four years, taking the ticking of an alarm clock as a basic rhythmic pattern and a hand-played bass-guitar treated as a drone.
Some tracks include sample techniques and digital recording methods.

Incidentally, this creation reflects a period in Flo el Dot's life, which was strongly affected by the beginning of a deep transformation process. This fact, in contrast with the repetitive and long-winded track format, gives the work its unique mantra-like beauty.»
- V-trap/test tube

Downloads:

01 Brotherhood
  [14'47'' • 23,7Mb • VBR]
02 Resurrection
  [15'04'' • 26,6Mb • VBR]
03 Fireworks
  [15'09'' • 28,8Mb • VBR]
04 Eclipse
[14'31'' • 24,7Mb • VBR]
  artwork
  [PDF-Zip • 3,72Mb]
  all tracks + artwork
  [Zip • 107Mb]

Reviews:

«The album starts off with a lengthy, 15-minute psychedelic composition wherein faintly maniac vowel effects, semi-noises and ticking clock loops are to abut together without any threads. However, such a sort of recumbent mentality will be represented in other (long-running) tracks either. The next track adds a suggestive ethnic motive with off-kilter pitch into the mix. You can be sure, this incessant loop stirs you up enough at the ending part of the piece at least. Indeed, these repetition-heavy loops are present in other pieces either providing a concoction of electro-acoustic/acousmatics, space funk, transcendental urban shamanism , enthralling minimalism-inspired (reminding of Steve Reich`s Drumming, for example) ambiance and propulsions, or even spaced-out, trance-induced rock vibes (somewhere in between Faust, and Spacemen 3). In a nutshell, it is an otherworldly, distinctive issue maybe an example of pop music for the next generations. Even if it does not seem easy to digest that stuff it is to grow on you anyway - it is to be ultimately rewarding. (10/10)»
- Borealiscape [Recent Music Heroes] / May 19, 2013

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Copyleft:

cover:
©2012 Bobbi-Jo Lucas (SEEVIC)
©2012 aeriola::behaviour
music:
©2002 V-trap
©2013 test tube


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