Ios Smolders, Vital, no 357, 30 janvier 2003

Stephan Dunkelman’s Rhizomes plays heavily with sound and speed. His sounds seem to flee away from the speakers turned acoustically into large halls (through loads of reverb). Only seldomly does a sound remain at its place. Dunkelman must be a restless person. The acousmatic aspect of his music is according to the book (I think; there must be a book of some sort… I always hear the same sounds and techniques applied to edit them.) but it fails to keep my attention. The soundsources, the treatments, the structure… it’s all too much of the same.