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"pilotinstaller" CDR

Energo Productions

Genres: electronica, progressive electro

Aug 7 - 13 2004

Caps lock abuser NON FINIRe mai, aka Alex Uratnik, describes his music as "thoughtful-intelligent-sensitive progressive electronic music."  Alright.  Perhaps.  Uratnik likes to mix his electronic rhythms with proggy guitars and melodic vocal parts.  The results are, predictably, quite accessible - although occasionally bland and unvaried.

"Finger" is an example of Uratnik's boring side.  It has some nice sounds, but repeats them tiresomely, thereby reducing their effect.  "Datenretting Karote," meanwhile, has a captivating, dark aura - but is far too long for its own good.  On the other hand, pilotinstaller also houses some pretty remarkable good songs.  "Sofiak" and "Slow" are catchy, memorable instrumentals, while "Playground" and the atypical remix of The Dismemberment Plan's "What Do You Want Me To Say" successfully and innovatively add vocals to the brew.

Overall, pilotinstaller is a rather neat electronic album, although it's nothing incredible.  Give the sound samples on the band's website a try before you buy this.  After all, how often do you get to hear techno music from Slovenia?


Matt Shimmer

[Vitals: 9 tracks, distributed by the label, released 2003]