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    Datach'i - Mmale And Ffemale

    Reviewed by Cameron Macdonald (XLR8R (issue76))

    Datach'i - Mmale And Ffemale

    Joseph Fraioli (Datach'i) was rarely mentioned in past zine articles about "digital-punk." Strange, since his '99 debut'[rec+Play]' embodied that tag with lesh and blood. Kid606 and half of the Tigerbeat6 posse often seem to be chasing after that record's trash-compacted IDM beats and Kool-Aid-drunk Nntendo melodies. With 'MMale and FFemale', Fraioli has matured, deftly composing analog drones and phantasmagoric choirs that haunt a Martian
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    Datach'i - Mmale And Ffemale

    Reviewed by Martin Turenne (Grooves Mag (No.13))

    Datach'i - Mmale And Ffemale

    Datach'i is a hard name to type. Go, try it: boot up your copy of Microsoft Word and try spelling out Joseph Fraioli's alias. Maddeningly, Bill Gates' baby will automatically capitalize the last letter of the name, forcing you to scroll back, delete the offendin vowel, and re-type it. Just as his moniker is hard to spell, so is Datachi'i's music hard to grasp. Coming from a man who's hurtled his way through venues wearing a Mexican wrestling mask,
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    Datach'i - Mmale And Ffemale

    Reviewed by Ralph Cowling (absorb.org)

    Datach'i - Mmale And Ffemale

    is it a sin for something to sound so much like aphex twin, circa 1995/6 - 'i care because you do' if it actually sounds great? i mean, there are so many dynamic twists and turns in this record that it remains energetic and entertaining, as well as wonderfully grim and danceable, really moody... however, there are moments when the resemblance is so incredibly uncanny, by which i mean, the bpm, the sequencing, the drum loops and the god damned samples
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    Datach'i - Mmale And Ffemale

    Reviewed by John Bush (allmusic.com)

    Datach'i - Mmale And Ffemale

    Fans of experimental techno may not have known what to expect from Joseph Fraioli's second Datach'i full-length. Four years separated it from his debut, We Are Always Well Thank You, and his style of chaotic, metallic drill'n'bass had nearly disappeared in the interim. Surprisingly, however, the Datach'i style of yore was still in full force for his first record on Mike Paradinas' Planet µ. "Ed's Head" and "Penvag," the first two tracks on Mmale and
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