Album Review

When The Sky Color Changes Ducks Automatically Escape [coll] – [Ak Duck Records]

incognito   8/13/2013   A Library, CD

Ak Duck Records is a Jerusalem based record label focused on emerging Israeli electronic music artists, and this is a collection of Ak Duck artists from 2004. There are 13 tracks of varying quality and interest level (for me, at least) that are difficult to pigeonhole. Yes, it is electronica, but I’m not sure I can get much more specific. Certainly, this is not club music; it sounds more like a collection of songs by people who might still be figuring out their medium. There are a few tracks here that I really enjoyed, including songs by Acute, Or Burstein, Digital_Me, Ambidextrous and Strategic Friendships. The stuff I liked on this ranges from sounding like a precursor to stuff that Glitch Mob was doing around 2006, other tracks sounded like they were very Orb and Aphex Twin inspired. There are also a few songs with vocals and some stuff that sounds like the 8bit craze of 2008 or so, which I didnt care for quite as much. There is some very solid stuff here.

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