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A play with musical fragments that attempts to avoid easy reconcilability and the implicit witnessing of references. All material sources are considered equal, the importance of acoustic quotations – whether Mozart or Motörhead – lies in their availability as raw material solely.
For Bizz Circuits Sebastian Meissner deepened also his examination of Jerusalem and Israel. The material of Israeli musicians and sound-artists served as the basis of the project Intifada Offspring, which stands as an attempt to break open the formulaic and mental thought patterns of a Middle East and the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and to represent the oppositional and alternative vision of Israel.
KONKRET
Bizz Circuits " ... play Intifada Offspring"
CD + DVD (Mille Plateaux Media, Germany, 2004)

"Auf dem renommierten Elektronik-Diskurs-Label Mille Plateaux hat legt der Frankfurter Soundkünstler Sebastian Meissner alias Bizz Circuits nach "Walking in Jerusalem" und "Jerusalem: Tales outside the frameworks of orthodoxy" dieser Tage den dritten Titel zum Thema Israel/Palästina vor. "Intifada Offspring. Volume 1: Nishbar Li Ha´Zayin" ist eine "digitale Ausstellungsplattform", bestehend aus Doppel-LP, CD und DVD. Alle drei Formate enthalten unterschiedliches Material.

Die CD dokumentiert Live-Aufführungen Meissners in verschiedenen europäischen Clubs und Festivals, bei denen er Collagen aus Stücken israelischer Kollegen zu Gehör brachte. Hier hört man eine nicht taufrische Soundästhetik: instabile Grooves, löchrige Rhythmen, hapernden Beats, digital erzeugte oder verfremdete Klangfarben. Vorzugsweise britzelt es, nadelt, summt und knistert. Die Verbindung mit dem Gegenstand ergibt sich hier allein aus diversen eingewobenen Vokal-Passagen.

Auf der DVD finden sich neben Meissners eigener Reportage und seinen Video-Clips Beiträge israelischer Video-Künstler. Wichtiges, weil das Scheitern aller Friedenslösungen und endgültige Trennung manifestierendes Motiv ist die Sperrmauer zwischen Israel und den besetzten Gebieten. Einer der gelungensten Tracks beginnt mit der Nahaufnahme eines Spaltes zwischen zwei Betonplatten der Grenzanlage, an der die Kamera entlangfährt. Die Passage wird geloopt, das Bild fragmentiert bis zur völligen Unkenntlichkeit und setzt sich dann neu zusammen. Im Abschluß erkennt man das auf die Mauer gesprühte Graffitti "Blessed Are The Peacemakers".

Die Doppel-LP schließlich ist eine Zusammenstellung aktueller israelischer Elektronik-Titel. Stimuliert durch das bahnbrechende Underground-Label FACT hat sich zwischen Jordan und Mittelmeer in den letzten Jahren eine vielfältige und ganz eigene Szene muskalischer Außenseiter zwischen merkwürdiger Gitarre und merkwürdiger Elektronik entwickelt.

Intifada Offspring wirkt auf allen Ebene vorsichtig, tastend, wie das Sondieren unbekannten Terrains. In Musik und Film nähert sich das Projekt seinem Gegenstand auf der niedrigsten Ebene der Formsprache: Ton und Geräusch, Bild und Motiv werden erkundet, zerschnitten, verfremdet, rekombiniert. Eine politisch-ästhetische Baustelle, ein Experimentierfeld ohne den Anspruch, zum Ergebnis im Sinne einer Deutung oder bloßen Aussage zu gelangen. Das Thema Nahost-Konflikt kann auf künstlerischer Ebene wohl kaum adäquater angegangen werden. Auf Vol. 2 will Meissner mit palästinensischen Künstlern zusammenarbeiten."

[Hartwig Vens]
SOULSEDUCTION
Bizz Circuits " ... play Intifada Offspring"
CD + DVD (Mille Plateaux Media, Germany, 2004)

"With BIZZ CIRCUITS play INTIFADA OFFSPRING Frankfurt-based sound artist Sebastian Meissner (Autopoieses, Klimek, Random_Inc) picks up the yarn of his previous Jerusalem-releases (Random Inc "Walking in Jerusalem" and "Jerusalem: Tales outside the framework of orthodoxy"), released on Mille Plateaux and Ritornell. The new album has been expanded into a digital gallery platform which combines three supplementary components: a DVD, a CD and a vinyl version.

The CD documents Meissner's collage-like live performances in different venues (for example Transmediale Berlin, OK-Zentrum Linz, Kulturhuset Stockholm, Krowoderska52 Krakow) and presents acoustic works of Israeli Electronica and Spoken Word artists as well as peace activists. Besides Meissner's own documentary and video material, the DVD offers contributions by Israeli artists, such as the video-based works of Grunwald, Weichselbaum, Finkelstein, Ziolkowsky, which document and simultaneously artistically transform the building of the "security/segregation wall" as well as the confrontations between Palestinian villagers and radical Israeli settlers. The double vinyl version compiles tracks of diverse Israeli electronic sub-genres, which stem largely from exclusive material by artists connected to the labels FACT, MIKLATAKLITIM und SHOSHANA.

With BIZZ CIRCUITS play INTIFADA OFFSPRING Meissner establishes himself as a composer, producer, filmmaker, and curator of a dense, highly complex and multilayered work of art, which is still very accessible. This release is not only the documentation of the works of a very creative network of artists, which moves between "the art of escapism" and peace activism, it is also the representation of an alternative Israel.

Something you cannot hear or see, but which is still present on play INTIFADA OFFSPRING is the level of organization that lies behind it. To connect all the artists who are featured on this release and to create a platform for their collective activity and creativity is - due to the current situation in Israel - a highly ambitious task. This concept will be tested in the second part of this release where Meissner will approach the conflict from the Palestinian perspective (BIZZ CIRCUITS play INTIFADA OFFSPRING Volume 2).

INTIFADA OFFSPRING plays is a performance platform that moves between concert, spoken-word performance, readings, panels, screenings and real-time-media-processing, and that offers Israeli artists the opportunity to present their work outside of Israel for the first time."

BOOMKAT
Bizz Circuits " ... play Intifada Offspring"
CD + DVD (Mille Plateaux Media, Germany, 2004)

"Long overdue and much anticipated first release on Mille Plateaux´s Media offshoot, reaching us at long last following the label`s hibernation over the past 18 months. This amazing release features the work of Sebastian Meissner (Autopoieses, Klimek, Random_Inc) in collaboration with a whole raft of new electronic musicians and visual artists based in Israel. The cd further explores Meissner`s interest in Jerusalem – as originally investigated On Random Inc´s "Walking in Jerusalem" and Jerusalem: Tales outside the framework of orthodoxy, released on Mille Plateaux and Ritornell. This new album has been expanded into a digital gallery platform which Documents Meissner´s collage-like live performances in different venues (for example Transmediale Berlin, OK-Zentrum Linz, Kulturhuset Stockholm , Krowoderska52 Krakow) and presents acoustic works of Israeli Electronica and Spoken Word artists as well as peace activists. Besides Meissner´s own documentary and video material, the double-sided DVD offers contributions by Israeli artists, such as the video-based works of Grunwald, Weichselbaum, Finkelstein, Ziolkowsky, which document and simultaneously artistically transform the building of the security/segregation wall - as well as the confrontations between Palestinian villagers and radical Israeli settlers. Music and visual contributions are also made by the likes of Zegunder, Faction, Binya Reches, Plastic Venus, Taapet and Yoram Elyakim, the man responsible for bringing so much alternative music to Israel – both through his seminal record shop (Balance) and groundbreaking record label (Fact). Highly absorbing material that´s as moving as it is political. Highly Recommended."

ROBOT.ANTVILLE.ORG
Bizz Circuits " ... play Intifada Offspring"
CD + DVD (Mille Plateaux Media, Germany, 2004)

"Eine der ersten Mille-Plateaux-Media-Veröffentlichungen wird Intifida Offsprin sein. Großes, spannendes Projekt von Sebastian Meissner, welcher als Klimek vor kurzem auch einen Track zum großartigen Solo-Swim-Soundtrack von The Notwist und Console beigesteuert hat.

Spex spricht mit ihm in der aktuellen Ausgabe ausführlich über das Projekt. Die ungeschnittene Fassung des Interviews kann mittlerweile auch online abgerufen und toll gefunden werden. Auf der Intifada-Offspring-Webseite gibt es dann ein paar Informationen zum Projekt selbst und ein PDF-File mit Credits und Trackliste zu Bizz Circuits play Intifada Offspring Volume 1: Nishbar Li Ha'Zayin."

STYLUS MAGAZINE
Bizz Circuits " ... play Intifada Offspring"
CD + DVD (Mille Plateaux Media, Germany, 2004)

"Rumors of Mille Plateaux's and Force Inc.'s demise are apparently (and partially) premature. Renamed Mille Plateaux Media, the German conglomerate has resurfaced with a few fascinating and wonderful releases from the likes of Thomas Koner and, now, Sebastian Meissner, better known as Random Inc. and Bizz Circuits. As Random Inc., Meissner created two of the high points of Force Inc.: Jerusalem: Tales from Outside the Framework of Orthodoxy and Walking in Jerusalem. He changes monikers for this new work, but he does not change inspiration. Play Intifada Offspring is (as the "vol. 1" suggests) the first of a proposed series of releases by (according to the liner notes) "artists from Palestine and Israel and other geographic regions who have dedicated their work to the artistic deconstruction of the so-called 'middle-east conflict.'

This album is actually two very different works: one mix CD and one DVD of original videos by Israeli and Palestinian independent artists. On the mix CD, Meissner basically takes a bunch of different artists' works and samples from them, collapses them together, and otherwise creates something new out of them. This is similar to what he did on the first Jerusalem album, only there the focus was more on traditional music from only the Palestinian and Israeli cultures. Here, the focus is on the kinds of alternative, hip hop, and electronic music that is created in cities all over the world. It is interesting music, to be sure, but, really, it is Meissner's voice that stands out on the CD. It is his touch - the ability to transform otherwise mundane or divergent sounds into cohesive works of art that he demonstrated on his earlier works - that makes this one worth hearing.

I'm not a huge fan of spoken word music, and, since there's a lot of spoken word stuff here, I do find myself wishing for a few more beats and a few less soapboxes. But even I'll admit that I was truly moved by some of the spoken pieces, especially the final, eleven-minute track, which features a beautiful accordion serenade mixed with what sounds like industrial noise, aberrant conversations, occasional ambient piano and synthesizer sounds and (midway through the song) a poem read (in English) about the horrors of life in the occupied territories is simply amazing. Together, these sounds create a sense of this fractured part of the world that is rarely (if ever) reported: the juxtaposition of everyday life (living, working, eating) and the fundamental unreality of life in a region torn apart by forty years of war.

So the CD isn't perfect, but it has some pretty amazing high points. The DVD, by contrast, is extremely interesting, featuring all sorts of short films and videos by Israeli and Palestinian artists like Ran Slavin, Elyasaf Kowner, Ran Aizenshtat, Ahuva Ozeri, among many others. Most of the videos are comments on the violence in the region, but the nice thing about the works is that there's no uniformity here; each video is distinct from each other. That makes watching these films much more entertaining than many other video collections I've seen recently (like the boring videos for Rechenzentrum's Director's Cut). Let me give you two examples. The second video, "iL/L_paL (short cuts #1)" by Marc Flachmeyer and aUTOkoNTRasT, is a fascinating collage of images and sounds from everyday life in Jerusalem (Meissner had a hand in the editing and the audio for this track), showing images of guys fixing a truck, skylines, highways, hands, protest signs, guys processing CDs, and on and on. The soundtrack uses field recordings mixed with other found sounds, like the sounds of elephants roaring and snippets of Arabic and Israeli pop music. By contrast, there's "intifada offspring" by Ran Slavin, which features loops from a bad American TV movie, where a guy shoots at a bunch of cops, who are shooting back. The music is the sound of the guns looped continuously, so that it creates a Ministry-like beat. In the end, the video loop changes to the guy being hit and falling over and then, later, the same guy being punched in the face. What does this have to do with Israel? Well, if nothing else, it is a nice reminder that violence is so much a part of American and western culture that the actual deaths of individuals in Palestine or Israel is not even given a second thought by the vast majority of those for whom entertainment is a crime drama or a sporting event.

In case you were wondering, the phrase "Nishbar Li Ha'Zayin" is Hebrew for "they broke my dick". It comes from spoken word artist Mar Mimavet, whose work is sampled frequently on the CD. In a way, it's a perfect title for a work about a part of the world where the desires of the majority of the people to live at peace are so uniformly and universally undercut by the extremists on both sides. This is a work of unusual timeliness that proclaims, loud and clear, that there are Israelis and Palestinians out there who hate the murderers on all sides and will continue to shout this until someone listens. So listen."

GAZ-ETA.VIVO
Bizz Circuits " ... play Intifada Offspring"
CD + DVD (Mille Plateaux Media, Germany, 2004)

"Oto podsumowanie kilkuletniego okresu zainteresowania Sebastiana Meissnera kultura zydowska, Izraelem i sytuacja polityczna na Bliskim Wschodzie. Dzielo monumentalne i multimedialne. Jego pierwsza czesc stanowia trzy polaczone tematycznie elementy: plyta CD, podwójny winyl i DVD.

Na kompaktowym krazku znalazl sie godzinny kolaz dzwiekowy, na który skladaja sie fragmenty nagran samego Meissnera, jego kolaboracji z róznymi izraelskimi artystami oraz autonomicznych utworów tychze wykonawców. Czesc kompozycji zostala zarejestrowana na zywo podczas koncertów w takich miejscach, jak Krowoderska 52 w Krakowie (!), Anikibobo w Porto, Fluc w Wiedniu, Kulturhuset w Sztokholmie, OK-Centrum w Linzu, Sonic Square w Brukseli, Vademecum w Vigo oraz podczas festiwalu Transmediale w Berlinie. Messneir odwaznie laczy sample o bardzo róznej proweniencji: funkowe bity, jazzowe instrumentacje, dubowe echa, etniczne zaspiewy, ambientowe pasaze, postrockowe gitary, industrialne halasy, analogowe szumy, religijne chóry i poetyckie melorecytacje... Kolaz oszalamia swa róznorodnoscia i rozmachem, wprowadzajac sluchacza w goraczkowa i podszyta podskórnym niepokojem atmosfere zycia w Izraelu. Z opisu dolaczonego do kompaktu wynika, ze Meissner uzyl do skompilowania jego muzycznej zawartosci az ponad trzydziesci róznych nagran!

Winyl przynosi jeszcze wiecej muzyki - to skladanka nagran izraelskich artystów eksperymentujacych z elektronika, a nagrywajacych dla zupelnie u nas nieznanych wytwórni, takich jak Fact Records, Miklataklitim czy Shoshnana. Wiekszosc z nich koncentruje sie na tworzeniu abstrakcyjnych dzwieków wpisanych w rózne estetyki - od click techno przez industrial po noise.
No i wreszcie plyta DVD - zawiera ona kolekcje filmów zrealizowanych przez Meissnera z udzialem zaprzyjaznionych artystów, poswieconych tematowi konfliktu izraelsko-palestynskiego. Co ciekawe - problem zostaje przedstawiony subiektywnie: z zydowskiego punktu widzenia. Druga czesc zestawu ma przyniesc spojrzenie z palestynskiej perspektywy.

Dzielo Meissnera to niezwykle wazna i aktualna wypowiedz. Artysta nie staje po zadnej ze stron konfliktu - próbuje zrozumiec jego przyczyne, pokazuje go bez ogródek jednoznacznie podkresla, ze jedynym jego rozwiazaniem jest zgoda i zawarcie pokoju."

[Pawel Grzyl]
PHOSPOR MAGAZINE
Bizz Circuits " ... play Intifada Offspring"
CD + DVD (Mille Plateaux Media, Germany, 2004)

"The Frankfurt-based artist Sebastian Meissner uses a lot of Israelian background in his music. His releases under the banner Random Inc. are called Walking in Jerusalem and Jerusalem: Tales outside the framework of orthodoxy. This concept has been used again on his latest release under another moniker called Bizz Circuits, which is a collage of live performances, featuring Israeli electronica and spoken word artists as well as peace activists. This album sounds like a long lounge jam session. The elements change all the time, nevertheless the music remains calm, relaxed and very agreeable. Lovely electronics, friendly guitar strings, a wide variation of vocals/spoken words and warm beats appear in different constellations. Each time the ingredients have been combined in the right way, making this a pleasant release. Play intifada offspring makes one get curious what other Isreali artistshave to offer and what Bizz Circuits' live shows are like."

SONNTAGSZEITUNG, KULTUR (Rhein-Main)
Bizz Circuits " ... play Intifada Offspring"
CD + DVD (Mille Plateaux Media, Germany, 2004)

"Einer gänzlich anderen Form der Transformation widmet sich Sebastian Meissner mit "Bizz Circuits play Intifada Offspring". Dieser Titel, aus einer CD und einer DVD bestehend, präsentiert Musik und Videoarbeiten eines gemeinsamen Projekts linker israelischer und palästinensischer Künstler, dessen Kurator Meissner ist. Auf "Volume 1: Nishbar li Ha'Zayin" versammelt Meissner, der zuvor bei Mille Plateaux unter dem Namen Random_Inc das Album "Jerusalem: Tales Outside the Framework of Orthodoxy" veröffentlicht hat, ausschließlich Beiträge israelischer Künstler. Die Stücke auf der CD klingen zwar ganz unterschiedlich, doch gelingt es Meissner, die disparaten Klänge zu einer facettenreichen Einheit zusammenzufügen, indem er sie über- oder ineinander mischt."

[Tim Caspar Boehme]
WRECK THIT MESS
Bizz Circuits " ... play Intifada Offspring"
CD + DVD (Mille Plateaux Media, Germany, 2004)

"Annoncé prématurément (des versions promo commençaient à circuler...) juste au moment du naufrage de Mille Plateaux qui opère actuellement une résurrection salutaire, le DVD de Bizz Circuits, doublé d'un CD, parachève le travail de topographie sonore entrepris par Sebastian Meissner. Dans le prolongement de ce qu'il a produit auparavant sous le pseudo de Random Inc. — Jerusalem: Tales from Outside the Framework of Orthodoxy suivi de Walking in Jerusalem — cette nouvelle réalisation dénonce inlassablement la situation dans les territoires occupés et surtout la construction du fameux mur de séparation que l'on entrevoit sur des images fugitives... Pour cela, il utilise des images fugitives et des ambiances sonores qu'il a capturé lors de ses déambulations dans Jérusalem (rumeurs de la ville, extraits d'émissions radio, etc.). Mais il n'en conserve que de petits fragments qu'il dispatche sur des textures mi-mélodieuses, mi-laptop, préférant procéder par collages plutôt que de composer des plages plus narratives... Des pièces qui témoignent aussi de ses performances lives et qui sont entrecroisées avec celles d'artistes issus de la mouvance electronica propre à Israël que l'on connaît fort peu (seul le milieu trance a une dimension internationale) et auquel ce DVD rend hommage via des vidéos expérimentales. Un deuxième volet avec des artistes palestiniens est prévu. Excellent."

CAMERON McDONALD (Village Voice)
Bizz Circuits " ... play Intifada Offspring"
CD + DVD (Mille Plateaux Media, Germany, 2004)

Best album of the year 2004.

ALL CLASSICAL
Bizz Circuits "the very best of ..."
CD+ (Deluxe, USA, 2002)

"The Very Best of Bizz Circuits is not a "greatest-hits" collection (even though a couple of compilation tracks have been slipped in between the original material). In fact, this is Bizz Circuits' first full-length solo release. Yet another moniker for Sebastian Meissner, Bizz Circuits is a conceptual project: All the sound sources for these tracks of IDM, experimental techno, and dark electronica are lifted from other people's records. Meissner is not making quote-heavy collages like the Rip-Off Artist or Realistic. Each sample is taken out of context, dismembered, and rendered hardly recognizable, although you may be distracted by ephemeral impressions ("don't I know that lick?"). Meissner's record shelves are a modern version of Ali Baba's cavern: A wide selection of artists and genres sit side by side in no particular order. The "thanks for your music" list fills a panel of the digipack in very fine print. There must be over 800 names in there, ranging from Roy Orbison and the Melvins all the way to Iannis Xenakis and Taylor Deupree, and not forgetting Meissner's own previous projects (Autopoieses, Random Inc.). You can enjoy this album as a deconstruction of the music business as a whole, a way to show that in the end, serious and popular, rock and electronica, even old and new music all come down to the same thing once they have been sampled, altered, and reconstructed in the computer. Or you can ditch all the philosophical luggage and explore these intelligent shards of electronica, seductively well done. Influences and similarities run from Komet to Fennesz, from minimal techno to lowercase and the Mego crew. The CD also includes an enhanced section with a video for Random Inc.'s "Losing Touch," allegedly the starting point for the Bizz Circuits persona."

[François Couture]
???
Bizz Circuits "the very best of ..."
CD+ (Deluxe, USA, 2002)

"Sebastian Meissner, the man behind Random_Inc, creates here what could be called "post-post techno": liberally sampling from various glitch/clicks'n'cuts/minimalist artists, and mashes them up with unrecognizable samples of Metallica, Ornette Coleman, Mozart, and many other "pop" artists. The intent is to create far more accessible "glitch" techno with all the academic pretenses stripped away, all the rough edges smoothened. It's a fascinating album, full of deep, watery sounds, and barely-familiar samples occasionally rising from the depths, all to the accompaniment of the occasional sampled downtempo/dub/rock beat, and yet it still doesn't feel like that radical a departure from what some other forward-thinking producers are creating. It's something that definitely rewards repeated, closer listens, but that's just the problem: it's very much an "armchair" sort of album, and still not immediately accessible for those not already familiar with minimal techno. If his intent was to deliver a satirical poke in the eye to the snobbier academic music producers, then the joke went over eveyone's heads (and Blectum From Blechdom are far better at that anyway); but if the intent was to shape gripping, fathomless music, then I'd say it hit the target spot-on."

WB MEDIEN
Bizz Circuits "the very best of ..."
CD+ (Deluxe, USA, 2002)

"Sebastian Meissner aus Frankfurt ist uns bisher besser bekannt als RANDOM_INC und AUTOPOIESES (zusammen mit Ekkehard Ehlers). Als er allerdings auf dem Sampler Clicks & Cuts - Teil2 auf dem er als Random_Inc vertreten ist, einen Sound macht, der nicht mehr so richtig in dieses Alias reinpassen wollte, schuf er sich eine neue Identität – Die Geburtsstunde von Bizz Circuits hatte geschlagen!
Dies ist nun sein erstes Full-Length Album unter diesem Namen. Er ist davor schon mit zwei Tracks auf der Night Owls2 vertreten gewesen.
Auf diesen 14 neuen Stücken gibt er uns seine fröhlichere, weniger strenge Seite preis. Ohne Schranken und intellektuellen Überbau sampelt er sich durch seine Plattensammlung, kommt von Ornette Coleman über 80er Pop bis zu Metallica und serviert uns diese verspielte, lustvolle Elektronika mit einem Quicktime-Video als Bonus."

FLAVOR PILL
Bizz Circuits "the very best of ..."
CD+ (Deluxe, USA, 2002)

"`Post-digital´ music (aka microsound, clicks 'n cuts, laptop wankery, etc.) can sometimes come across as a little too theorized for its own good, but Frankfurt's Sebastian Meissner — the pseudonym-happy artist who records as Autopoesies, Random_Inc, Random_Industries, and Open_Source for highbrow labels Mille Plateaux and Ritornell — isn't afraid to punk up the equation. Hence tracks like "Gilles Deleuze Meets Rockers Downtown," which cuts austere glitches and sine waves with lowing dub bass and crisp, lovingly-carved drum breaks. One track after track, ambient anxiety collides with red-eyed riddims, wringing dark funk out of unrecognizable sources. Uneasy listening that knows how to satisfy."

SEMIOTIK
Bizz Circuits "the very best of ..."
CD+ (Deluxe, USA, 2002)

"Eine CD, die hauptsächlich aus diesen elektronischen Geräuschen gemacht ist, die uns überall begleiten: Handys, Kontrolltöne an Maschinen (Computer, Kassen, Türen, Lesegeräte), in Autos, Uhren, Küchengeräten usw. usw. Diese Junk-Sounds, die dich umgeben, beispielsweise wenn du in der Bibliothek in Ruhe ein Buch lesen willst, dann hat der Typ neben dir garantiert sein Handy nicht ausgeschaltet und es piept eine absolut blöde Melodie in die Stille hinein, eine Melodie die so blöd ist, wie der Typ, dem das Handy gehört, irgend so ein "Live is live - na-na-na-nana" oder ein "We are the champions"-Schrott, der dir fast das Gehirn zur Birne raus bläst. Oder die perfiden Piep-Sounds des Erfassungsgeräts bei der Ausleihe, womit das Erfassungsgerät jedesmal, wenn einer ein Buch ausleiht, dem verschlafenen Typen an der Ausleihe vermeldet, dass es von der Ausleihe Kenntnis genommen hat und Danke! "Danke!" denkst auch du und versuchst dich noch immer erfolglos zu konzentrieren, während schräg hinter dir eine Alarmanlage lospiepst, weil eine Tussi nicht gemerkt hat, dass sie dort nicht durch diese Schranke laufen darf mit diesen Büchern, die sie noch nicht ausgeliehen hat. Und dann verhängst du dich in eine dialektische Auseinandersetzung mit dir selbst über die nicht unwesentliche Frage, ob nun die Junk-Sounds von der penetrant lauten Sorte gegenüber denjenigen von der perfiden leisen Sorte vorzuziehen seien - eine Frage über der du schier verzweifelst, während du eigentlich lesen wolltest.

Bizz Circuits konnten sich wahrscheinlich auch nirgends mehr konzentrieren, da haben sie das Bonmot von John Cage ernst genommen, der einmal gesagt hat, dass ihn die Kofferradios lange Zeit sehr gestört hätten, die von allen Seiten in die Stille und die natürlichen Geräuschkulisse hinein blubbern würden, aber dass er diese Irritation damit bekämpft hätte, dass er ein Stück für Kofferradios geschrieben hätte. Das Problem sei seither verschwunden. Für Bizz Circuits nun definitiv auch. Dabei ist eine atemberaubende CD entstanden, die bald als Background-Muzak auch in deiner Bibliothek läuft. Bestimmt!"

DE:BUG
Bizz Circuits "the very best of ..."
CD+ (Deluxe, USA, 2002)

"Ein ganzes Album voller Tracks von Sebastian Meissner, der auch als Random Inc. u.a. Tracks macht. Sehr clickrig, voller skurriler in ihre Restbestandteile zerlegte Samples. Krude knusprige Rhythmen an der Grenze zum Generativen, verfusselter Funk, sehr tief einatmende Tracks aus Hochtönen und bedrohlichen Bässen wie an einem Pier der nächsten technologischen Grenze. Eine Platte, die irgendwie einen Aufbruch vermittelt, auch wenn man noch nicht so genau weiss wohin."

[Bleed]

XLR8R
Bizz Circuits "the very best of ..."
CD+ (Deluxe, USA, 2002)

"Frankfurt's Sebastian Meissner, who also records as Random_Inc and Random Industries, knocks the Deleuze out of theory with this refreshing foray into digital delirium. Out-sourcing samples from a distinguished list of pop, rock, electric, hip-hop, and other unmentionables, Bizz floods the circuits with decomposing musical data, scratching, clanking, ripping, and tooling his way to a recombined DNA of fizzled pop. Somehow he heeds both the deconstructionist and melody maker inside, producing a fuzzy digital geyser of sound that doffs all the markers of genre. You won't recognize the samples, but you'll definitely recognize your desire to hear this record again."

[J. David Marston]