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  • Audio CD (November 3, 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Mute U.S.
  • ASIN: B00000DFTU
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #515,165 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Korridor
2. Psyk
3. Pakard
4. Hypokondriak
5. Rekall
6. Skizofrenik
7. Are Friends Elektrik?

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In the circuitous notes that accompany this release, Canadian producer Richie Hawtin attempts to explain why Artifakts (BC) should be viewed as his third Plastikman album rather than what is in reality his fourth. Instead of pondering the details, suffice it to say he regards this release as the proper close of a trilogy that started with 1993's Sheet One, continued with 1994's Musik, and got diverted by 1998's Consumed. Musically, it makes perfect sense. Artifakts (BC) picks up on the elementary bass and beat soundscapes that earmarked the debut. Once again, Hawtin strips away any trace of melody or orchestration from his songs, allowing them to form out of the rudimentary rhythm patterns and his own cool indifference. Rarely has such excessive self-indulgence sounded so mesmerizing. --Aidin Vaziri

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[Richie Hawtin is] making largely beautiful music, and sometimes he's making it eat into your brain, too. -- New Musical Express

[Richie] Hawtin again proves that he's not only prolific but also still has a feel for consistently churning out floating, acidic melodies and pulling the listener, dancer, wanderer or dreamer into his own mechanical existence. -- URB

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Roger B. Owsley on October 7, 2003
Format: Audio CD
Simply put...if you like electronic music that defines a genre...then pick this up. I disagree with a lot of the reviewers on this piece. If you listen to the first three tracks only for eternity...it's worth the price. There are some interesting pieces from tracks 4-7...but they are nothing compared to the conceptual slowmotion groove apocalypse that is set by the first three tracks. Korridor...although beatless...sets up Psyk, an all time speaker crusher which melts into the ultra-chill Packard. [Which you must bow to the sheer largesse of instantly.] Total preludes to the entire "Consumed" Record from a conceptual standpoint. Which I would recommend any interested party pick up as well. Minimalism at it's best. Artifakts B.C. is what good electronic music should be...timeless. [In an age where gear upgrades occur on a daily basis and the hybrids of style have already created endless new classifications.] This one will never be lost. It defines...it delivers. It would do so if it only had the the first 3 tracks. It get's 4 stars based on those tracks alone.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 16, 1999
Format: Audio CD
I picked up this Plastikman album with a bit of skepticism a while back... Afterall, I've had enough of his rather mindless hyperkinetic beatfeasts from his prior EP's... In all trueness, I was addicted to the sounds found on "Marbles" and "Substance Abuse," (from his prior releases) and was wondering when he would ever return to that same brand of liquid 303 coolness... I heard "psyk" and "packard" in a record store and they were enough to bring a big grin to my face and buy the album... Definitely more minimal and streamlined than his prior releases, but still head strong with the tripiness.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 15, 1999
Format: Audio CD
Aside from the length, this album is excellent. The sound is similar to his earlier work, yet more intelligent. The fact is I think Ritche is simply becoming a better musician. You can hear some of his earlier ideas, but they are expressed with much more finesse. While the albums are very different, I can hear some of Consumed in the sound. Track 5 is a MASTERPIECE. I remeber Richies days at the Shelter in Detroit. It is wonderful to hear him getting even better with age. So many artists simple cannot break out of set patterns. Rithie continues to evolve. Oh Yeah...did I mention that he is a genius?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 25, 1999
Format: Audio CD
Any fan of 'Sheet One' and 'Muzik' will appreciate 'Artifakts (BC)'. 'Consumed' may be a new direction for Richie's production, but let's face it, this is the Plastikman sound we have grown up on.
I'll leave 'Consumed' on the back burner until I want to break out some serious drugs... which I don't expect to be soon.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By epsy on November 13, 2001
Format: Audio CD
It seems like even when I don't think i'm in the mood to hear something off this album, it only takes me about 1 minute of listening before it takes me back into it's zone. It's nice to see people alive in electronic music nowadays that realize the importance of techniques like what Hawtin is using in his work.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Rasmus Bryder on December 6, 2001
Format: Audio CD
First came Sheet One (1993) with the first sounds and beats ever produced by Richie Hawtin (Plastikman). Then came Musik (1994), which made electronic music a new thing and feeling. Shortly after, Richie planned his third album, Klinik, but after his world tour, he dropped it. In 1998 came Consumed, and only about a month after, Artifakts came.
Artifakts contains some tracks from Klinik, and the others like Are Friends Electrik? and Hypokondriak. Richie wanted this album to be his third album, since it has another old sound than Consumed. Korridor is just a non-beat-track with no really concept. Just a sound repeating over and over again. Psyk is much better; starts with a kick and then moves on with cymbals, snares and much more, until a synthesizer is repeated and repeated, but actually it sounds good. Dong, dong, dong, dong...that is actually what Pakard sounds like. Over 12+ minutes, it repeats and repeats the same sounds, when a kinda siren playing in the background. I think, it's kinda boring, but it's sounds good in the end. H Y P O K O N D R I A K is OK, but it's a little annoying, when you hear it many times (especially when they're after each other), and that's why this is my hate-track on Artifakts. So......Rekall is very nice made. I like the synthesizers used in this track, and the beats are perfect. Skizofrenik is also good - enough. It's an OK beat, but it's not the best. Are Friends Elektrik? is really good, just as good as Psyk. Then it goes with Lodgikal Nonsense, just a 2:17-track, but it's really funny! I laughed, when I heard it. Just letting Richie spin the normal conversations into funny talk!
Artifakts is an okay album, though it could be a little better. But as the ending of the trilogy with Sheet One and Musik, it's really good.
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Format: Audio CD
Well, Richie Hawtin did it again. He further pushed the boundries of what "minimal" can mean and still be called music.

Taking the idea behind "Sheet One" and bringing a step further into complete isolation, "Artifakts" takes all the elements of the music and strips it down until the bare minimum is there; basslines, sparse beats, acid (!!!); and on top of it all, lilting synth lines that float over the soundscape.

It opens with "Korridor", which is a piece of minimal ambience that sounds wide open and claustrophobically small at the same time; "hypokondriak" is a minimal drum excercise a la "sickness", and songs like "Pakard", "psyk", and "rekall" bring the acid full force. For fans of, well, anything, this album is worth a listen or 1,000...trust me, it takes a while for all of it to sink in. BRILLIANT release and highly underrated if you ask me.
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