All in all, not a bad electropop sampler. Website Godxiliary proposed that 26 artists create animal-themed compositions for the compilation,and then for whatever reason sequenced the tunes in alphabetical order. Most of the songs hold up fairly well, and while the intentions of the theme are a little hazy, it really doesn't matter much. It's difficult to avoid arbitrariness on some level when putting together a comp., and while there are plenty of examples that fly in the face of that assertion, there are more which support it.
“Alphabets and Animals” is also an open-source project and is offered as a free download at the venerable Archive.org. You can also get a copy of the disc itself, a roughly presented black handmade which recalls early hardcore packaging in some ways.
While the commons on this disc is that these artists are all considered electronic, there is a tangible feel of basement aesthetics present, resulting from a wide range of instrumentation. “Boa Constrictor” by artist Sound is a great example. As an almost electro-acoustic pop outing, the song features harmonica and some primitive sounding found drum instrumentation. And so it goes. The record is quite varied, often humorous and for anyone interested in the many paths of pop, it's difficult to imagine that someone would reject everything on the disc. And as a free download, who can complain? 7/10 -- P. Somniferum (11 November, 2009)