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Andrew Magilow, Splendid E-Zine, February 1, 1999

Taking a massive swan dive off of the proverbial “experimental diving board" this short sound compilation disregards anything conventional. Ranging from a few seconds to a few minutes, everything from French accented babbling to everyday environmental sounds are on this 99 track undertaking, producing a bit of mayhem and a lot of sheer eccentricity. While different from most releases, Ding Dong Deluxe is sometimes a bit too disconnected, lacking a resilient, full bodied fluidity due to the variety of artists exposed. Or perhaps it’s Ding Dong’s determinedness to keep things unconventional, irrational and high strung that propels me to play it repeatedly!