Release Date: May 13, 2016
Record label: Editions Mego
Genre(s): Electronic, Classical, Experimental Ambient, Experimental Electronic, Glitch, Microsound
Between 1999 and 2004, Pita (AKA Editions Mego boss Peter Rehberg) made three albums—Get Out, Get Down and Get Off—that still sound fresh. By slicing and rearranging a multitude of noises and textures, Rehberg made busy compositions that were unpredictable yet rock solid. There was wry humor in his kitchen-sink variety, but every track had real weight.
Though he’s been making music since the mid-’90s, Peter Rehberg is still a bit of a cult figure. It’s not too hard to understand why. A pioneer of laptop-based music that was at turns abrasive and sublime, the Austrian producer’s early records could be a bit intimidating, even alongside the work of experimental-minded peers like Jim O’Rourke, Fennesz, and Kevin Drumm.
Not counting a few limited releases and collaborations, Get In is Edition Mego founder Peter Rehberg's first proper album as Pita in over a decade. The album is notably less harsh than previous Pita releases, going for more of a cosmic ambient space than Rehberg is typically known for. Many of the tracks here drift weightlessly, but they do progress, and they aren't without an element of surprise.