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Fine Failures

by C. Reider

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Scope Creep 03:33
Slump 03:44
Milpies 03:56
Skinpart 04:49
Herat 06:08
Cew 02:24
Thun 04:42
Field 03:30
Phome 05:35


First explorations into subversions of meter. Un-quantized techno music.

Sound sources on Skinpart & Herat provided by Bob Ter Hofte (De Fabriek)
Sound souces on Milpies provided by Lutz Pruditsch (Tarkatak)
Voice on Historically Insignificant by Nevers
Thanks: Lutz, PBK, karaoke @ Yogi, audiogalaxy

Unsolicited remarks from someone commenting on a forum about this release:
" I can't decide if this is hypnotically fascinating or absolutely terrible. It's... strange. If you have the attention span of a tree, it's probably brilliant. A minimalist, experimental techno album rooted in mood music traditions of making everything sound damn weird and indescribably creepy. Fractured beats and various drones create an atmosphere reminiscent of ambient music; at times, I had to make sure my chair wasn't creaking and making the sounds heard in the songs. Worth a listen if you enjoy some incredibly odd electronics."

Review on Vital Weekly:
"C. REIDER - FINE FAILURES (MP3 by Vuzh Music)
Maybe my idea about C. Reider is clouded by ill judgment, who knows? If you would asked me before I started playing this new release, I would have said he is one of the drone boys, but this new release proved me wrong. In the early 'zeroes' (C. Reider expression) he got interested in minimal techno but with a less mechanical groove and when downloading some through dial-up (which he still has, as one of the few I guess), some of the techno had little 'hiccups' making the music a little bit off beat. Thats what inspired his 'Fine Failures'. He makes his point loud and clear in twelve pieces, which is a bit much. His piece have a certain groove indeed, but it's not entirely indeed dance floor material. Some of the pieces go off the rails like 'Ovea Disrhythmia', in which too much happens. The best pieces are those at the beginning when he still uses a stripped down version and the hiccups are less apparent. Throughout this material is pretty much o.k., but a bit too much. The good thing is that with downloads like this, you can always throw away those pieces you don't like. File under head nod music. (FdW)"


released July 1, 2009




C. Reider Berthoud, Colorado

C. Reider is a nonbinary composer living in Northern Colorado.
This music is antifascist.

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