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..."
Alternative Press (2/95, p.77) - "...[Richie] Hawtin creates a moist, febrile yet totally synthetic electro-world that messes up your mind and skeleton something fierce....MUSIK proves that Hawtin's at a lofty peak where few in elektronic musik can touch him..."
Mojo (Publisher) (4/01, p.140) - "...The nearest the master minimalist has come to mainstream success: a brutalist assault on the senses led by a Roland 303 bass sequencer and 808 drum machine in perfect disharmony."
NME (Magazine) (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..."
Plastikman: Richie Hawtin.
Recording information: Utk Windsor.
On his fourth release as Plastikman, Richie Hawtin hones his ambient house experiments to a shimmering, hallucinatory perfection. A veteran of the Detroit techno underground, Hawtin has taken the DJ-based dancefloor aesthetic of his background and merged it with high-minded touches of minimalist composition, atmospheric textures and abstract tonal shadings. 1994's MUSIK is one of Hawtin's finest offerings. The nervous anthropomorphic creak of "Kriket," the aggressive, acid house flashes of "Fuk," the bottom end pulse of "Ethnik," and the insistent rhythmic palette of "Goo" are only a few examples of Hawtin's evocative, entrancing mix-magic. In all, this is a startlingly unique, standout electronica release.