Richie Hawtin, under his alias Plastikman, is responsible for
some of best electronic music of the last 10 years. His minimalist
constructions remain some of the most unique and detailed the genre
has to offer. On Closer, however, he attempts to add vague,
demonic poetry to his work via tampered voice samples, and he comes
away sounding like the electronic version of Tool: technically
proficient, yet embarrassingly enchanted with his own genius. As
the title of the record and giant eyeball on the cover indicate,
this record is, like, really deep, man. And like, dark, too.
Embarrassing for everyone involved, you and me included.
Rating: 2 stars.
— Andrew M. Gaerig