Boomkat Product Review:
Berlin's enigmatic Errorsmith has at long last delivered a debut album worthy of all the angst and hyperbole associated with his cannon of work to date.
Errorsmith first came to attention with the release of two legendary 12"s under the alias 'MMM' - future disco electroid monsters penned in collaboration with his mate Fiedel, fast becoming club anthems in Berlin and regular fixtures in Gescom DJ sets for years on end.
Finally followed up with the Debut Errorsmith 12" a couple of years later, the sound developed into a more academic, fractured, sculpted stretch of loops and cut-ups, alienating the dancefloor brigade somewhat, but leaving in its wake a slew of admireres. In the years since Errorsmith 1, collaborations have followed with I-Sound and DJ Scud, and a fruitful tribute album for Hamilton Bohannon recorded with fellow Berlin cut-up House pioneers Soundhack under the memorable 'Smith 'n' Hack' alter ego.
And so onto this bizarre and totally crazy debut album, a brilliantly original and sometimes grating display of visionary sound-sculpting skill, made with a bare minimum of hardware, looped, spliced and re-edited into a body of work that at times unleahes adrenalised dancefloor edits, while at others constructs pieces best used as soundtools for playing in or out.
As a display of visionary sound sculpting and untouchable editing technique, 'Errorsmith 2' ranks as one of our favourite albums of 2002!