Various Varia 2002

Hard industrial, pumping techno dance, drunken "German" punk, shadowy electronic soundscapes and sleazy electro lounge crooning converge on this free compilation of Quebec acts. Metha Mean, Dogwalker, the Subumlauts, Jett Monette and 273 Blocks Over are some of the artists among the 14 tracks, which makes up one hour of free music. Aimed at a niche crowd - faux German goth techno industrial anyone? - this free comp isn't for everyone. Some of the bands hit the nail right on the head, while others miss, but you won't feel ripped off. Free while supplies last. (Independent)