Fuzzy - A Collection of Reflection is a V/A album featuring a mega list of artists including well-known ones such as Lackluster. The diverse cast makes the flow of the album somewhat unpredictable. Truthfully, there isn’t any concrete flow but what you’re assured of is that every song has something new to offer you.
The album has a ton of variety. There is techno, garage, IDM, soundscape like tracks, ambient experimental tracks, tracks that sound like they were meant for movie soundtracks etc. No style really dominates but the majority of tracks on the album are rhythm intensive. Tracks with vocals such as Appetite for Love by Bazaar and Blackbox by Org tended to stick out much more in the relatively vocal barren lineup. These two tracks are each good in their own way but I found Appetite for Love to be particularly amusing to listen to.
Other great tracks on the album are the infectious garage track Tooltime by Carsten Rausch, Erlösung by Sinus Force with its weird kick structure that still gets you hopping, Aurum by Toxonic, which not only featured some great melodies but also managed to squeeze in a sample of some guy saying “go” pretty much out of nowhere and Notes Aren’t Enough by Lackluster, which somehow lasted 19:45 without me realizing and that really was an achievement on its own.
The above are the tracks that I could remember off the top of my head after listening multiple times. There are many more neat tracks on the album that are worth listening to. To wrap it up, if this is the kind of weird that is coming out of the Weird and Wired netlabel, then it is good kind of weird that will surely have an audience.
Thanks to Massju for the recommendation. I really loved all the new sounds when I started listening.
Netlabel: Weird and Wired