Nok is the debut release by Viennese electronician Uli Troyer. This 3-CD contains an 18-minute suite, "Nok." This piece won an honorary mention at the Prix Ars Electronica 2000. Electro-acoustics with a pulse, "Nok" combines electronic blips, percussive sounds of an unknown origin, and sound art in a playful, almost cartoonish piece. The beat changes from one part to the next, taking very strange forms at times, a bit like the creature of the cover artwork -- is this extraterrestrial dance music? Nok shows strong talent and a healthy humanistic approach to the genre.
AllMusic Review by François Couture