This is the third installment in a series of six 7" EPs documenting Steinbrüchel's live work. Side one ("End5") presents two excerpts from a performance recorded on September 29, 1999. The first one is a rich low growl, truly menacing if you happen to listen to it on a subwoofer. The rumbling bass overwhelms, burying the higher-pitched glitches. The second excerpt, later in the performance, features a steady minimal techno beat. Each track, three minutes long and presented raw without fading in or out, is very static in itself, yet their different nature implies a deep transformation of the music that we are robbed of. It makes for a highly unusual experience. The same thing goes for the two excerpts of "siXsiX6," recorded on October 20, 1999, although here the two tracks are snapshots of a similar experimental drone.
Share this page
AllMusic Review by François Couture