The music on Mikrosport belongs to laptop-generated glitch electronics. RM74 (aka Reto Mäder) mostly uses digital mistakes, background noise, telephone/modem sounds, and buzzing things as his building blocks. Looking for structure in chaos by looping seemingly random noises in order to let a recurring pattern emerge is nothing new. RM74 does an OK job, but the music on this CD is not striking. His constructions remain too robotic to be enticing. There are exceptions: The opening track "Kotülarse" incorporates the sound of water running down a drain, giving the piece a less digital flavor. Another highlight is found in "Fallüps," which consists of a simple cheaply recorded piano track accompanied by analog tones. "Knörpfel," with its slowly emerging and quite playful rhythm construction, also provides an enjoyable moment. Mikrosport makes an average CD in a sea of similar contemporary releases.
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AllMusic Review by François Couture