Boomkat Product Review:
Having crystallised a particular scene with its first installments of the Clicks + Cuts compilations, the Mille Plateaux label keeps its flagship compilation series running, releasing this fourth installment, comprising works from artists such as Thomas Brinkmann, Ultra-Red, Twerk, Jay Haze, Electric Birds and more. Undoubtedly, the cutting-edge relevance of the series has diminished, but the hiccupping micro-beat aesthetic unearthed by those initial editions remains very much in place. Frank Elting gets the release underway in fine style with the bitcrushed stutter of 'Spoken Word' before MicroNost's 'Got Mad Love' orbits around a far more familiar electropop theme. A number of contributors serve up some brilliant productions in the 4/4 template, with the likes of Eight Frozen Modules and Hakan Lidbo coming up with some solid sonic finery. At the more abstract end, the always good-value Twerk conjure some beautiful electroacoustics on 'Haiiro', whilst @c, Clicks + Cuts regulars Ultra-Red and Bizz Circuits all weigh in with great, ruptured experimental works.