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Boomkat.com review

Outside Recordings 006 – Ben Milstein 'untitled EP'

One of those frightening records that crops up every so often from outta nowhere, clearing the decks and asserting itself as a debut to die for. This record steams off originality and really does make you wonder where on earth Mr. Milstein has been hiding all this time. Brilliantly fresh in the darkest possible sense, an absolute killer 4-tracker.



Electronix–network Distribution review

Outside Recordings 006 – Ben Milstein 'untitled EP'

This stunning release, though maybe unknown in name to you, is absolutely staggeringly well made. If I could just sell this by sound alone you'd all have a copy. So far as electro goes this is the best bet for the avenue forwards. Few people have tried to mix purist electro with dsp technology and attained such high quality of tracks. Grainy filth over undeniable booty groove, this stuff is painfully good. Real gems in a world where I suspect a flood of mediocrity at any point soon.



Boomkat.com review

Outside Recordings 007 – Ben Milstein 'Procrastinate EP'

Mr. Milstein's tough, uncompromising take on electro mechanisms and electronic twists combine the intricate reaktor constructions of Bitstream with the tough, rugged sound-designed electroid mashups of Berlin's MMM. "Procrastinate" asserts itself as the hardest, most disturbed electro twelve you'll hear this year. The prolonged distorted beat coughs of the opening title track dominates bass and white noise fissures in a way that makes it sound like a decimated 21st century version of Herbie's classic "Rockit" : nasty, brutal, awesome stuff. If you want your electro demented, futuristic, groundbreaking, outright RUDE – don't bother looking any further. Killer.



Overloadmedia.co.uk review

Outside Recordings 007 – Ben Milstein 'Procrastinate EP'

With the so called Electro 'revival' having long since reached its zenith, the market has been awash with a host of identikit labels all flogging their own brand of sterile 808 clones. Consequently it's not often that you hear something so fresh and as accomplished as this, which does truly sound as if it was made on a different planet to the other music out there. What's really frightening though is that at least three of these tracks are a couple of years old! Milstein uses self-generated software from the SuperCollider program and he manages to eke out the most demented and apocalyptic sounds from his machines that will turn your head inside out. The tracks all have real depth, not merely relying on obvious hooks or loops to keep the listener's interest; just as a groove snags you in, it evolves into something else as everything dissolves into a sea of distortion or is swallowed up by a huge barrage of bass and the track hits you from yet another angle. If Autechre made electro for the dancefloor, this is what they would sound like.



Smallfish Records review

Outside Recordings 007 – Ben Milstein 'Procrastinate EP'

Its electro. But its so much more than electro at the same time. Ben Milstein's stuff is quite simply having it and the freshest of beats and sounds are present and correct on this tip top ep. Stunning programming and manipulation combine crispy, crunchy sounds and more traditional electro noises to awesome effect. A killer slice of dancefloor action. Essential.



FOUR review by Jerry Bouthier

Touchin' Bass 011 – Doctor Evil aka Ben Milstein 'Ritual EP'

The work of Doctor Evil instantly grabs you for sounding more intricate and sophisticated than the norm. Like Kraftwerk and Aphex Twin colliding in Miami, the four stunning tracks on offer here are definitely evil but not nasty.



Boomkat.com review

Touchin' Bass 011 – Doctor Evil aka Ben Milstein 'Ritual EP'

This latest Touchin' Bass 12" coming to you from master of destroyed, staggered electro : Ben Milstein. Forget about plastic, tinny, hyperactive electro, this is the sort of spannered construction set that will keep followers of Bitstream in good company, extremely dark!!



Atome.com review (translated from French)

Touchin' Bass 011 – Doctor Evil aka Ben Milstein 'Ritual EP'

Behind this worrying moniker hides Ben Milstein, a promising electro artist coming from the West coast of the United States. Based in Los Angeles, this author of a pair of 12" on Outside Recordings (""Hyde/Away EP " and "Procrastinate EP") and of a live CD published by e.l.m makes a remarkable entry on Andrea Parker's English label. Developing an apocalyptic and corrosive music made of sound distortions, American delivers here a gritty 12" without any compromise.



Smallfish Records review

Touchin' Bass 011 – Doctor Evil aka Ben Milstein 'Ritual EP'

An electro record so dark and twisted, our Mike here had an episode, confusing some of the noises on track 2 with what our workmen were doing upstairs. As for the record, it's certainly a bit more sinister than even the usual Touchin' Bass fare and will appeal to many an A.I./Claro Intelecto/Seed fan, I reckon. Nasty!



John Eacott review

MushiMushi Records – Morpheus Compilation

Although none of Ben's Morpheus works have tonal elements, each piece is a feast of sonic detail within its highly restricted framework.



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