Bionaut, The – “Lubricate Your Living-room” – [Matador Records]
Bionaut is one of the multitudes of monikers names that Jorg Burger has used for music releases. This eighteen track compilation release of of his material between 1993 and 1997 mostly consist of downbeat techno with shades of ambience sprinkled between the multitudes of relaxed beats. The collection has its moments, such as the kinky Electric Campfire (in A Neo-Arckerman Style), Lush Life Electronica (tasteful electronic dub), Memphis SciFi (early day Planet Mu like electronic bursts) but also has nodding tracks with less interesting sonic content, rather done that-been there music. The dilemma is to find the gems amongst all the passing-by material. Electronic music favors the brave. Fortunately there’s Gas available for more intriguing Burger/Voigt explorations.