ALBUM MILLE PLATEAUX RELEASE:
MARCH 20, 2001 REVIEW: MARCH 1, 2002
for defining the sound of new, imaginative musical genres such as "click-hop"
or "click-electronics", Andreas Tilliander in fact works in
a long tradition of funky industrial music, incorporating static noise
and digital crackling into his minimal beat structures.
Tilliander has a couple of albums under his belt, but this prestigious
Mille Plateaux release is the first one using his own name. "Ljud"
was nominated for a Swedish Grammy award for best club/dance album, but
was hardly winning material in a category premiering sales figures and
easy listening. Besides, this is hardly dance music. I hear intricately
crafted beats and structures, and a bleak and hollow place, an absence,
in their midst.