A complex document of my state of mind circa 1998-1999 - "time for another compilation". This was compiled from 1/2 direct solicitations and 1/2 from the results of a general call on the internet. The rule was 'all submissions must be under 5 minutes' (largely as a counter to the trend to making extremely long songs - which of course I was guilty of on ZF4, but that's another story...) That let me fit 21 tracks on here, none of which sound anything alike. The concept was to try to provide people with at least one track they'd find they really like (hopefully regardless of their previous genre biases) and (at least) one track they'd really HATE!
My own version of "Categories strain, crack and break, under their burden - step out of the space provided" (from NWW's famous Chance Meeting LP insert) - hopefully giving those who bothered a lot to ruminate about when presented with experimental/noise/ambient/electronic/improv/etc etc etc labels (as well as to clue in a few that there is more to these regions than just Aphex Twin, Autechre, and legions of faceless & tired "Dark Ambient"... uh... "Hi!")