Boomkat Product Review:
Strange noise compositions and symphonic hard drive failure from the heyday of glitch, Spleen's eponymous debut album was released in 2001 on Californian experimental label, Phthalo. There have been several artists to have adopted the name Spleen over the years, but this one - Croatian artist Miro Merlak - only did so for one album it would seem, thereafter returning to his Qwerty moniker for the bulk of his musical output. Some tracks encroach upon Digital Hardcore levels of noisy break mangling while others are more playful arrangements of computerised hiccups. The relentless tirade of bitcrunched noise does tend to sound very much 'of its time', but as an exercise in CPU-choking fun, this album makes for a splendid jaunt down (Random Access) memory lane.