Based in Montréal, the No Type label has existed since 1998, and it’s home to around 70 artists. This is quite amazing when considering the fact that, until now the label has released tracks exclusively in MP3 format. In 2002 No Type takes on the CD market, and just released was a nicely packaged, very reasonably priced 2-CD compilation. The set illustrates the label’s flexible stance towards everything avant-garde, with a bandwidth ranging from the minimal techno sounds of Tomas Jirku or Claudia Bonarelli, via a handful of rather noisy, experimental stuff, to avant-rock band Kanovanik. With Oeuf Korreckt or Alphacat, especially CD 2 offers something even for (open-minded) pop music listeners, and this colourful mix makes The Freest of Radicals a release that is exciting from the first to the last moment.