Reviewed by Kent Williams
The current competition between electronic musicians these days seems to be a footrace to the bleeding edge of technology and the listener's patience. This is inevitable as the means of musical production are literally changing beneath a musician hands. In this environment, intelligent, appealing compositions that aren't a new variation of a sharp stick in the ear can get be ignored.
Mike Dykehouse (it's really his name, give him a break) thus archly titles
Mike Dykehouse (you’ve read everywhere else that it’s his real name, so we won’t bore you with that) comes from Kalamazoo, a spitting distance away from Detroit. This might explain the definite techno feel oozing out of Dynamicobsolescence. But, as perceptible the influence of the Motor city is here, Dykehouse also borrows much of his experimental threads from the likes of Aphex Twin, Plaid, Squarepusher (in his more subdued moments, admittedly) or µ-ziq. The
Reviewed by Lars Andersson (girlplusboy.com)
Dynamic Obsolescence is Detroit DJ Mike Dykehouse's first full-length album, and it properly displays this DJ's fascination with the tradition of his city, as well as with some German predecessors. The album itself is strictly a one-man affair, with Dykehouse creatively responsible for all 19 tracks. It goes some distance to demonstrate just how much can be accomplished by one person alone, with some decent, yet accessible equipment and some experience and
Reviewed by Chris Blue (Jockey Slut)
The sleevenotes sum it up nicely: "Committed to four-track between 1996-2001. Mastered, edited and reconstructed from different versions at different pitches with different EQs on noisy TDK 90s and bass-heavy minidiscs into the pristine masterpiece that lies before you". So, some low resolution, glitch obsessed producer of electronica has decided to have a clear out? Well, yes, but this collection of bedroom studio flotsam is something to get excited about rather
- DJ Diamond - Flight Muzik
- Machinedrum - Room(s)
- Pritch & Trim - Stereotype
- Tropics - Parodia Flare
- Anti-G - Presents 'Kentje'sz Beatsz'
- Various - Ghettoteknitianz E.P.
- Kuedo - Severant
- Chrissy Murderbot - Women's Studies
- Boxcutter - The Dissolve
- NastyNasty - No Names
- FaltyDL - You Stand Uncertain
- Chrissy Murderbot - Bussin Down
- Boxcutter - Allele
- - Bangs & Works Vol.1
- DJ Roc - The Crack Capone
- Solar Bears - She Was Coloured In
- Various - 14 Tracks From Planet Mu
- DJ Spinn - Man I Do It EP
- DJ Rashad - Itz Not Rite
- Numan - Race Against Time
- Ital Tek - Midnight Colour
- DJ Nate - Da Trak Genious
- Tropics - Soft Vision E.P.
- Mrs Jynx - Shark Carousel