CDR: Einzeleinheit 006 
Ihbaiklhikö Part II
Ihbaiklhikö Part III
Ihbaiklhikö Part IV
Ihbaiklhikö Part V
Ihbaiklhikö Part VI
is Robert Neiteler‚s first solo album following a series of releases
as half of the duo of Naarmann and Neiteler.
"Ihbaiklhikö" is a very hi-tech digital album with sharp
clinical edges. Nothing is soft and warm, everything is precise and clean.
All sorts of computerised blips, bleeps and whirs are in evidence resembling
a computer composing its own music, particularly on 'Part II'.
Heading in a slightly more structured yet experimental direction is the
birdsong enhanced 'Part III' with its crashing bass and metallic
percussion. The interesting aspect of Neiteler's music is that it initially
appears to be disjointed and random collection of digital sounds with
little structure or direction but the more you listen to it the more sense
it makes. 'Part III' is probably the best example of this theory
in action; what is abstract and apparently chaotic becomes clear, even
rhythmic given the chance. 'Part IV' is like some sort of weird
digitised breakbeat from a parallel universe while 'Part V' throbs
with a punishing repetitive grind that subtly shifts and mutates as it
progresses. 'Part VI' sees a return to the more structured and
rhythmic side of Neiteler's music shown on 'Part III'. Other
pieces, such as 'Part II', are less accessible and harder to
understand but where everything comes together correctly, Neiteler‚s
music can be absorbing and hypnotic in a weird futuristic way.
"Ihbaiklhikö" might not be instantly accessible musically
but it is also not instantly forgettable, taking some time to understand
and appreciate. Quite intricate and complex in structure, Ihbaiklhikö
occasionally misses its objective but on the whole is a rewarding experience
if given the chance. Definitely an abstract experimental noise focussed
album but not blatantly so.
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