The Rorschach Suite

Posted by Jakub

In 2005, I started putting together a compilation of my friends music, my roommate at the time was Danny [The Reflecting Skin aka PhilistineDSGN] who did the cover art and also did a song with me under the name The Hexx which is still to this day the only song i’ve ever put out officially. I met a few others via the internet like Mux Mool, Wisp, Dafluke, and Ghosthunt on myspace or WATMM (an Aphex Twin/BoC forum) and the rest are mostly guys from Ann Arbor, MI my hometown. The compilation came out for under $10 and had 20 songs on it and still to this day its that much, sometimes we drop it down to $5. I remember when it went up on digital retailers, since iTunes doesn’t tell you what will be featured its always a surprise on Tuesday mornings for record labels, its nice that you can’t buy your way into a banner on the iTunes page. When I saw it up it was back when iTunes had 3 big banners up horizontally at the top and The Rorschach Suite at the time was just all fresh faces 95% all new names and we were sitting inbetween Junior Boys and Imogean Heap, it felt like a David and Goliath story. I hope you enjoyed this preview I grabbed a few tracks of some fan favorites.

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Mux Mool says:

September 2, 2010 at 8:20 am

You forgot the part about how Lost and Found became one of the top electronic songs on iTunes that year. So, I’ll just toot my own horn on this one and just add that. Zing! But srsly, it’s a great comp all around and is classic in many people’s minds and it IS a David and Goliath story and one where the credit is due to you Jakub for taking such a big chance and succeeding brilliantly.


Owen says:

September 2, 2010 at 12:29 pm

You always have the sickest music taste in music…. You’re definitely one of my big inspirations, Scott.

I just launched a new site, and put a link to your blog in the footer. It’s more oriented towards my web work, but I hope to create a blog like yours to showcase some of my person stuff.



RMO says:

September 2, 2010 at 12:43 pm

I’ll admit, I’m not with the kool kids on this one. It took me 5 years and 3,000 miles to find this gem. That said, this is easily the best IDM comp I’ve ever heard. Except for maybe 10+3: Remixes. Well done.


Tobias Mixer says:

September 2, 2010 at 3:33 pm

Fantastic compilation – a real eye opener for me. Wisp is like a blissed out aphex and mux mool’s new album is SUPERB. Joey and I go way back too ;) EEeeeeeeeeeeee



Reed says:

September 2, 2010 at 6:11 pm

Lol @ Owen calling you Scott, Jakub. For real though you have been ON lately for finding good music. That Etherea track you posted the other day was so good I managed to find the free EP online and that whole album blew my mind. Keep up the good work.


Owen says:

September 3, 2010 at 1:30 am

The post was more directed towards the blog in general. It was only afterwards that I realized Jacob was the one who posted the compilation. Got to get use to this clan mentality.




Mike says:

September 3, 2010 at 3:07 am

Great Album, Just purchased today. Feel like a regular Numbnuts for skipping this album over. Can anyone recommend any more past gems that I may have overlooked.


Jakub says:

September 3, 2010 at 8:20 am

GLEN GADINSKI – At the time I loved the word Rorschach and it inspired the designer for a cover idea, I chose Suite because I knew we’d do a series so instead of volumes or editions I chose Suite’s instead

KYLE – thanks Kyle, anything else grab ya?

MIKE – I suggest the other 2 Suite’s Synchronicity and Nocturnal, both 20+ tracks for $10 and kind of flow the same. If you want something more overall I put out No New Enemies Vol. 1 which was comp to give you a taste of the whole label and Expanse At Low Levels is a comp with mostly ambient songs, both also 20 songs each


Alex / HeadUp says:

September 3, 2010 at 7:16 pm

Rorschach is the comp that started it all for me, I first heard it by chance while looking for Dykehouse in 2006, was sold on the comp from the very first preview.

It’s a must-listen, must-own kind of release.


Bryn says:

September 3, 2010 at 8:17 pm

wow, great post Jakub, and a great comp. Revista Moda is incredibly good, ever thought of making anything more?


Mike says:

September 4, 2010 at 8:06 am

Cheers Jakub,

Two big thumbs up, spending the £££.

Why did I kick the digital piracy habit… Grumble, grumble.


Brendan says:

September 4, 2010 at 8:17 am

Scott, the track you did: The Hexx-Revista Moda sounds 100% better in the sample posted to your blog here, than the version I just downloaded from iTunes? Here, I can hear the synths so much more clearly while the iTunes version is much more dissonant. I’m probably wrong but what gives?



KevInDetroit says:

September 20, 2010 at 7:02 am

When I was living and touring South America I bought the Alpha Crasis track, and several others. Buenos Aires had a great response to this progressive rockish/hiphopish/DJ Shadow-ish sound. It’s DJ friendly yet is still very much listening music.

I appreciate small labels with big ideas regardless if they can’t handle my monkey style.