Under the name Omit, New Zealander Clinton Wilson has been releasing quirky electronic material since the late 1980s. Rejector is a proper CD reissue of a CD-Rom that originally came out on Wilson's own Sysecular label, and like Omit's other works, it consists of abstract electronic sounds created with tape loops, homemade analog synthesizers, and various effects. The CD has a mysterious tone to it, with strange rhythm loops of pulses, clicks and beeps; droning synth tones; and other strange sounds -- from the crunching noises in "Timer-run," to the distorted vocal loop on "NanoPut." One could compare it to 1970's German electronic musicians like Conrad Schnitzler; or to the post-industrial sounds of Nurse With Wound; or even to contemporaries like Stimulus and Irr. App. Ext., but that doesn't really do justice to Omit's originality. The music is creepy and desolate, and at times claustrophobic, as it paints bleak sound-scapes that are both futuristic and primitive. Rejector is one of Omit's more focused efforts, with clearer sound, more rhythmic components, and less abstract meandering, but this only strengthens the dark beauty of the music.
by Rolf Semprebon