March 17, 1998
Planet E
Electronica, Techno, Detroit Techno, Downtempo

Album Review

On Recloose's debut EP, he ambitiously integrates several different styles of music into a synergy of scrambled sampled percussion, jazzy horns, and a taste for free-form structuring. Though short -- with only three extended songs and two short songs -- So This Is the Dining Room is a brave record full of ambition and grand ideas that isn't quite as effective in practice as in theory, but a noteworthy record nonetheless. As a whole, it aims to break down stylistic barriers with its heavy use of percussive samples (rather than drum machines) and its tendency to blend many different sounds into a jazz-like structure. A promising debut full of good ideas, overall.
Jason Birchmeier, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Welcome
  2. Dencity
  3. MYM 230 (R.I.P.)
  4. Noodles
  5. Dislocate