Musik (album)

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Plastikman - Musik.jpg
Studio album by Plastikman
Released November 8, 1994 (1994-11-08)
Studio U.T.K., Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Genre Techno, minimal music, IDM
Length 73:05
Label Plus 8, Novamute Records
Producer Richie Hawtin
Plastikman chronology
Recycled Plastik
(1994)Recycled Plastik1994
Singles from Musik
  1. "Plastique"
    Released: 1994

Musik is the second studio album by Canadian electronic music artist Richie Hawtin as Plastikman. It was released on November 8, 1994 through Plus 8 and Novamute Records. It peaked at number 58 on the UK Albums Chart.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 5/5 stars[1]
The Guardian 4/4 stars[2]
NME 8/10 stars[3]
Q 4/5 stars[4]

In a contemporary review, The Guardian gave a very favourable review of the album, stating that the album "somehow managing to salvage sounds which others feel but fail to express. Musik is music as you've never heard it before."[2] The review concluded that "when people look back and hail Kraftwerk, Larry Heard, DJ Pierre and Derrick May as the most influential artists in this genre, they will soon include Plastikman in this roll-call."[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Konception" 8:11
2. "Plastique" 13:03
3. "Kriket" 5:39
4. "Fuk" 5:05
5. "Outbak" 5:10
6. "Ethnik" 9:05
7. "Plasmatik" 5:23
8. "Goo" 2:00
9. "Marbles" 11:07
10. "Lasttrak" 8:22



Chart Peak
UK Albums (OCC)[5] 58


  1. ^ Birchmeier, Jason. Musik - Plastikman at AllMusic. Retrieved April 23, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "Your Essential Guide to the New CDs". The Guardian. Guardian News & Media Limited. November 11, 1994. pp. A14–A15. ISSN 0261-3077. 
  3. ^ NME (11/12/94, p.44) - 8 - Excellent - "...Still minimal in the extreme, this is lolloping, human music made with enough hooks to entertain feet and heads alike..."
  4. ^ Q (1/95, p.259) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...a cerebral rather than a dancefloor experience...more in common with the sparse, other-worldly music of the mid-'80s Detroit techno pioneers than contemporary house....Fascinatingly inhuman..."
  5. ^ "Plastikman | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart Retrieved April 23, 2017.

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