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  • Audio CD (1 Dec 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Forced Exposure
  • ASIN: B00005T7JR
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 797,934 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By P. Turton on 8 April 2005
Format: Audio CD
Combining elements of classic electroacoustic/musique concrète (Pierre Henry/Parmegiani/Xenakis) with post-Industrial sounds (Devine is a fan of 80's bands such as Zoviet France, Coil and Skinny Puppy) and Mego-ish digital processing, this is decidedly not just another IDM album. Far more complex than anything on Warp or Rephlex, this is the direction that Autechre should have taken after 'Confield', if they hadn't retreated nostalgically back into the oh-so-90's glitchy beat (remember them?).
This album sounds like it is constructed as a kind of mosaic - thousands of individual fragments, all intricately pieced together, yet forming a coherent overall pattern. Inevitable comparisons to Autechre are totally misplaced - their working methods couldn't be more different, Devine using a densely-layered musique concrète/sample-collage approach that is about as different from Autechre's synthetic sound as you could hope for.
There are also far more complex dynamics to Devine's music - whereas Autechre's tracks proceed at a uniform tempo/volume level which is maintained throughout (typically, beats are layered over simple looped synth chords), Devine's tracks are constantly in a state of flux, moving between mechanised rhythms, often convulsive bursts of digitally processed noise and eerie ambient lulls - there are few, if any, loops here.
Although Asect:Dsect, the follow-up album on Asphodel, is more straightforwardly rhythmic, this album is more about dark, often extremely complex soundscapes than IDM beats. The 'ambient' contained here - if that is even the right word - is far closer to the Kluster/Zoviet France side of the genre than the saccharine New Age blandness of Brian Eno, and some people coming from Warp will undoubtedly find this too austere for their tastes.
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By A Customer on 27 Mar 2002
Format: Audio CD
This CD of Richard Devine contains music that can be described as chaotic soundscaped with a structure. It can also be regarded as abstract music. Lots of synthesizer-sounds/effects must have been used to create this music. It's an example of how to make music that's based on electronic sounds, instead of making music with a bit of electronic sound in it. Listening to this music I also get images of David Lynch films. It is very dream-like music, also a bit nightmarish-like.
To compare this music with other artists is very difficult, perhaps the 'Future Sound of Music' has also this chaotic-like quality, but is less electronic.
This is a CD that you can listen a 100 times and more; each time you listen to it you will hear new things.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By "----copshootcop----" on 8 July 2002
Format: Audio CD
Instead of merely sounding like music from a film, this sound effect-track sounds effectively like a really good science fiction/action/horror film, but without any visuals, just great 3D sounding noise, interspersed once in a while with some clanky drum pieces. At first sounds horrible, but does strangely grow on you.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Brilliance 2 Feb 2002
By Tyler Mitchell - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
What can I say, this album is AMAZING!
Everything about this album blows me away. The unique cacophony of sounds seems like chaos, but with deep listening order can be found in it. It progresses throughout the whole CD making it hard to tell where the songs change. This is definitely a 5 / 5 and rivals my favorites such as Autechre / Boards of Canada / Jega for the top spot.
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Richard Devine = Sonic Wizard 4 April 2008
By Steward Willons - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This is only my second Richard Devine CD (I've been enjoying Cautella for quite a while now), so I can't speak to his entire body of work. However, I can give some thoughts on this album compared to a lot of other electronic music out there.

We often say so-and-so has "their own style," but never has that been more true than with RD. I sometimes think of Aphex Twin at his most noisy and experimental (think track two on Windowlicker), but RD is much more refined and thoughtful. There are haunting atmospheres with the power of a Lustmord recording, but much more active. In fact, there are often so many things going on at once that the listener cannot keep track of everything and instead of hyper-compact music, it becomes an ambient wash of strange electronic whirring and buzzing.

One thing that I would like a bit more of is some harmonic material. It doesn't need to be a full-on melody with chords and all, but I always find it refreshing on his albums when there's a bit of tonality peaking through the haze of electronics. I can appreciate the sensual experience of pure sound manipulation, but I also like the brief connections to human music, as we know it.

That said, I can confidently recommend this album to adventurous fans of experimental electronic music. If beats are your thing, you'll find them in short supply. Same for melody. That's not really the point. RD makes music according to his own rules. It won't appeal to all tastes, but for those who enjoy stuff like Autechre, this will be great fun.

The man is a sonic wizard. Even after listening to most of my 3000+ CDs, RD still blows me away with sheer complexity of composition and uniqueness of sound. Perhaps Aaron Funk (Venetian Snares) put it best as a title on his "Horse and Goat" EP, "Richard Devine = A+ Studnet"
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
A challenge worth taking 21 Aug 2003
By Richard Yacuk - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This is about as good as it gets. Sometimes technical and challenging like Autechre's Confield, othertimes moving glitchy dark ambient that creates moods like those in Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works II. One track is very much like an electronic version of Eno's On Land. Other influences might be a less whimsical Mouse on Mars, a slower Squarepusher, and a scary Venetian Snares. Only 2-3 tracks become fully "accessible" and move to a recognizable beat, but that's ok. If you're reading this review, you're ready to shatter a few musical boundaries. Try it, you won't be disappointed.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Powerful 10 Nov 2002
By D. Lynch - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This album is quite, well... frightening. Analog screech and slow background noise makes a great soundscape, but it really is quite scary music if you're in the correct mind-set. Try listening to this after having a drink or two after midnight. You'll see what I mean.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Soundscapes that weirdness is made of 18 Jun 2003
By Craig - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This is an awesome CD. Richard devine has done something special in aleamapper. The soundscapes are carefully consructed down to the finest details, and all sounds are impeccibly produced. All the elements are there - sub-sonic infrasound bass, odd noises hitting from all directions, and strange phased and morphed voice samples. In fact, many of the sounds morph into and from one another. This is a very technical album indeed. You'll love it, if you can handle it!
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