Plastic Compilation Volume 01

CD Cover Various Electronic Artists
Nettwerk Records

Review by Darren Gawle

45-second excerpt from Sully's "Anotherd (The Controlbox Mix)" (various formats)

This is apparently the first in a series of releases from Vancouver's Nettwerk Records which appears to be aimed at listeners who aren't necessarily familiar with recent electronic music. With this in mind, Plastic provides a safe introduction to the world of techno and remixing. For those who can't tell the Orb from Pink Floyd, there are remixes of familiar Sarah McLachlan and Garbage tracks; for those a bit more acquainted with electronica, there are tracks by Underworld, Meat Beat Manifesto and the Chemical Brothers (who supply their compilation-friendly "Loops of Fury").

Standout tracks are Sully's "Anotherd (The Controlbox Mix)" and the Crystal Method's "More." Established electronic music fans will avoid the unfulfilling remixes of McLachlan's "Possession" and "Fear," but as long as this compilation leads some listeners down the path of righteousness to Orbital or the Aphex Twin, then who's to complain? At least Chris Sheppard had nothing to do with this.

Artist Contact Info: Box 330 -1755 Robson St., Vancouver, B.C., Canada, V6G 3B7,

First published in Drop-D Magazine on May 12, 1997

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