ALBUM RASTER NOTION RELEASE: WINTER, 2001 REVIEW: MARCH 7,
My dog doesn't like "Cliphop". Especially not the fourth track, "Kind". She leaves the room every time I put it on. I guess it has something to do with the high frequencies in the song.
The CD is delivered in a plastic static shielding bag. The kind you get computer components in, to protect them from static electricity. And it actually makes sense.
"Cliphop" is minimalism by definition. The sounds are appropriate to the concept: Short, sharp and sometimes very annoying. Insignificant clicks and scratches that would make me worry about my loudspeaker's condition, if I for a moment forgot about the CD.
Mokira is pretty cool music. Mantra-like repetitive, and quite rhythmic, instrumental electronica from a Swede called Andreas Tilliander. There are no real ups and downs on the album. Just a bizarre and distressed electronic landscape.
Tilliander has prior to "Cliphop" released the album "Vena" under the alias Komp in the late summer of 2000. In March this year he will also release a new album called "Ljud", where he simply calls himself Andreas Tilliander.
"Cliphop" is great music when played really loud in your car. I would recommend an electric car to get in the true mood. Drive safe.