August 10th, 2002


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Bill Van Loo is rapidly becoming my favorite 'arty techno' guy. I stayed with him and his wife Sarah for DEMF this year. He has an interesting record out on City Centre Offices, but he's really made a specialty of live performances using Max/MSP patches of his own devising.

Anyway he sent me 'Combine' is a 20 minute live set he did recently. It sounds a bit like vladislav delay, but he has his own thing going on -- not so much in pushing the envelopes of sound design, but in having a great musical sense of sequence and harmony. It actually comes across as dramatic...