Review: Marking twenty years since Mego first took form as a bastion of experimental electronic music, Fridge Trax Plus is a celebration of the pioneering work of the label founders General Magic and Pita. The original album Fridge Trax involved the placement of microphones within a fridge and then making a twisted and surprisingly funky concoction out of the captured sounds. The Live and Final Fridge album was originally released on Source, and now the two companion releases sit pretty next to each other as a fine example of fearless 90s experimentation worked into a highly listenable and timeless collection.
Review: If you've ever wondered who runs the magnificent Editions Mego label, you've finally got your answer and you can actually hear their sounds. Pita aka Peter Rehberg is veteran of the experimental electro-acoustic scene, and his earliest work dates back to the mid-1990's; it was only a few years after that when he started his label, originally name simply Mego. Get In is the natural follower to 2008's Get Out, and if you were looking for docile, pale-faced ambient music, then this might be a bit marmite. We absolutely love it, it's the right blend of force and subtlety, and it stands there among the best of Mika Vainio's recent work. As a matter of fact, Pita's airy yet harsh sonics have a lot in common with the whole Sahko label and the Finnish school of noise. Clean, precise, loud and in your face.