Tim Simenon has proved himself to be something of a survivor over his last umpteen years in dance music, having broadcast a series of obtuse electronics from his new (bomb the) base in the Netherlands through his label incarnation, Electric Tones. Beneath the plethora of pseudonyms that drape this collation of the first three extended players from the label hides an impressive swath of electronic heroes. As ex-Can drummer Jaki Liebezeit lends his stick skills to Croissant's "Club Off Chaos," so Björk's Vespertine collaborator Thomas Knak offers a trio of dubbed tracks as Opiate. Simenon's own Flow Creator gives some cyborged sounds in "Robot Finger," while one-time Dorado upstarts Paul Conboy and Adrian Corker lay down some mechanically handicapped orchestral beauty under their Soul Circuit moniker. The first sign of Simenon's much-mooted third album as Bomb the Bass surfaces in the delicious "Clear Cut," Christian Kleine calming the bassline gunslinging of the original by way of lullaby strings, glitching the Lali Puna vocal to magical effect. Discover this.
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AllMusic Review by Kingsley Marshall