Apr 21 - 27 2003
It took me at least fifteen minutes to figure out that the sample on
"Bloody Nose" was actually the pitch-shifted guitar part of Radiohead's
"Street Spirit." Now I feel pretty smart having
figured that out. Even though it was really really obvious.
But even if I hadn't had that wondrous moment of enlightenment, I
would still have totally dug Structure like I do now. It's rare to find a self-released solo effort that's
actually worth listening to - let alone a self-released electronica
solo effort - but Doc has proven that it is indeed possible.
Blending elements of all sorts of electronic music - from house to
gabber to acid jazz and even some minimal techno - Doc
effortlessly presents wicked sets of danceable beats, hip-shaking
bass, and expertly culled samples. "8 Mile Styles," a
relentlessly foot-moving tune, recalls the "Hackers"
soundtrack as well as numerous tracks by Orbital and The
Future Sound of London. "Control" also shares this
"Hackers" resemblance, except with a bit more speed and
All in all, this is a fantastic choice for fans of electronic music
who are looking for something from somebody other than the big techno names (Aphex
Twin, Plaid, etc.) Isn't it about time your opened
your horizons anyway?
9 songs, distributed by the
label, released 2002]