Little Nobody. Metropolis How? Ulterior Selection.
"Coming on the back of the Ruskin-Berkovi-Hi-Shock wax comes this equally devastating collection of mixes of the notorious track by Little Nobody – who also provides a new, funkier mix. Paul Birken then pulverizes the electro-blues, Luke’s Anger goes all spaced-out rolling acid Bladerunner-meets-Tokyo electro, Ben Mill creams the techno, Kultrun and Cut Bit Motorz explore tech-house riffs, and Funk Gadget vs Settee of Industry is mindful of Deep Bass Network and Mosquito days!" - VIRTUAL MUSIC MAGAZINE 2010
Funk Gadget. Blah Blah 12".
"The third Slidebar vinyl just so happens to be remixes of a track knocked together by Andrez Bergen (aka Funk Gadget). His original and the [Paul] Birken mix are the ones I'm grooving to.
I'm sure the other ones - while not my cup of tea - are going to be equally appreciated by people with tastes other than mine." - TREVOR WILKES, FUN IN THE MURKY 2010
Little Nobody. Action Hero.
"For a brief moment, some years ago, it seemed that sampling might expand the vocabulary of rock music: the first three Young Gods albums, for example, offered persuasive evidence of how samples might be employed for their textual properties, rather than as mere signifiers. But the impetus was lost; rockist cliches proved too firmly entrenched to abandon and sampling returned to the realms of electronic music - where it could be found enhancing every track, but rarely serving as the focus.
Now Melbourne artist Little Nobody (also known as Andrez Bergen) has bucked this trend and constructed an almost entirely sample-based album. His sources are suitably eclectic, ranging from Black Sabbath to Liberace, from Lady And The Tramp to Apocalypse Now, and a similarly playful sensibility prevails in the music - the 15 tracks here oscillating between wall-of-sound big beat (Nobody Plays Guitar) and an abrasive minimalism (Track 28) reminiscent of Autechre, between dubby ambience and classic acid house. This sonic catholicism can occasionally prove distracting but, in Bergen's defence, he takes a rough-hewn approach to the collision (and collusion) of sounds that prevents this collection from lapsing into the merely tasteful or clever." - SHANE DANIELSON, The Weekend Australian 2001
Little Nobody. Wayward Seafarers.
"This second download-only EP offering from former Melburnian now Tokyo-based expat Andrez Bergen, under his Little Nobody alias, emerges swiftly on the heels of his recent ‘Game Over’ EP and offers up another five distinctly eccentric new tracks that nicely continue his dense, glitchy stylistic trajectory. If ‘Bonny Voyager’ manages to call to mind some collision between the BBC Radiophonic Workshop and a room full of jazz records being thrown down stairs, ‘Get Away From It All’ promises an escape that sounds anything but idyllic, as terse robot voices intone the title phrase over stuttering, minimalist breakbeats. ‘Jidaigeki Brekky’ meanwhile offers up a side-trip into rattling mechanical beats and Zen dojo samples, before ‘Wish You Weren’t Here’ closes things off amidst a wash of gently meandering melodic pads and unpredictable, skittering rhythms. A leftfield electronic delight that’s well worth getting hold of." - CHRIS DOWNTON, 3D WORLD, Sydney 2008
Little Nobody. Bare.
"Little Nobody sits at the more experimental end of the Melbourne electronic scene, creating a wonderfully intelligent and artful work here. 'Bare' is an imaginative blend of early 20th century German cabaret, 1980s Australian electro (hear the influences perhaps of Ash Wednesday and Ollie Olsen's Orchestra Of Skin & Bone) and today's refreshingly global electronic scene. And amongst the many reinterpretations of the song are 8-Bit's gloriously retro Eurotronica mix (very Telex) and Kandyman's hypnotic and swaggering industro hop restructuring." - ANDREW MAST, Beat Magazine, Melbourne 2001
Little Nobody. Game Over.
"Ex-pat Melbourne producer Andrez Bergen (aka Little Nobody) has been a bit quiet on the local release front since his relocation to Japan a few years ago, but this four-track download-only EP released through Addictech signals his re-emergence. In its original mix form, Game Over certainly carries all of Bergen's signature eccentric traits, blending snatches of bizarre vocal sampling with asymmetrical electronic rhythms and squelching, near-acid synths, but in this case, it's the reworkings that really impress. The Juice & Jelly mix heightens the paranoia factor, adding menacing vast sub-bass synth drones and contorted horror movie score samples to stellar effect, before the Pakistani Tory mix injects some exotic atmosphere, with the addition of hypnotically swirling Middle Eastern strings. Finally, the closing Dereliction Due gets just as spacious and deconstructed as its title suggests. Head-bending stuff from Little Nobody that's well worth investigating." - CHRIS DOWNTON 3D World magazine, Sydney, March 2008