Various Artists - Designed Entropy I
Format: 7" Brown/Orange Vinyl
Cover Art: WCM
Release Date: September 22, 2009
The first entry in the Designed Entropy series features exclusive tracks by 4 different artists inspired from a common starting point. As a cohesive unit, this EP explores the relationship between design, structure, and humanity. Suggested reading to accompany the listening experience: "Atlas of Novel Tectonics" by Jesse Reiser.
01. Bomarr - Exchanges Among Systems
02. Copy - Karate Eyes
03. Meanest Man Contest - Takitani Edit
04. Roman Ruins - Plea For Permanence
"The opening cut on the A-side is a gradually building electro-whimsical track by fellow bay area resident Bomarr which leads into the playful and appropriately titled “Karate Eyes” by Copy (yes, just Copy — no extra appendages) that is sure to please kids and adults alike with its bouncy beat. On the flipside, the piano-filled, Books inspired “Takitani Edit” by Meanest Man Contest certainly adheres to the architectural theme of the record while the show stopper, Roman Ruins’ “Plea for Performance”, is a simple collage of melodic electro-pulses, electric guitar, handclaps, and drums that nicely rounds out the 7-inch."
- Part-Time Music