Apparat, Can’t Computerize It

Philip Sherburne

By Philip Sherburne

on 04.22.11 in Reviews
Head-banging techno from Berlin’s hottest label.

He may be the co-founder of the Shitkatapult label, but that hasn't kept Apparat off the Bpitch roster. The four songs on the Can't Computerize It EP are Apparat at his most head-banging, even when he's cushioning those somersaulting beats and pole-vaulting arpeggios with a bed of cellos. A master of digital effects, he delights in submitting his sounds to the kind of head-on impacts usually reserved for crash-test dummies, stopping sounds in their tracks with a squeal of burnt rubber and a whiff of melted silicon. The way he layers his harmonics, he might be an angry god roiling the seas.