Detroit Escalator Co.

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Neil Ollivierra, known at earlier points in time as the Music Institute's promoter and the Transmat label's manager, has done his part to help curb record bin overpopulation, what with only two albums to his credit. Had he released his 1996 debut on a higher profile label, it'd likely be regarded as an ambient techno classic, like Aphex Twin's Selected Ambient Works 85-92 or Global Communication's 76:14, instead of a cult favorite. Mostly beat-less, the album is nonetheless dynamically rhythmic and frictional throughout its 43 minutes, and it is often unspeakably gorgeous.

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