Society for Arts and Technology [SAT] 05/06/2004When he's not playing pop star on stage with Dirk Dresselhaus' Schneider TM project or working on a remix or collaborating with Belgians Köhn (of the label k-raa-k3), Michael Beckett produces under the name KPTMichigan. First and foremost a guitarist, the textures of his compositions are constructed from transformed and distorted guitar sounds. A true sonic alchemist, Beckett knows how to render funky white noise, alternating between experimental sonic moments and playful data-pop pieces that evoke destructive video game soundtracks. It all adds up to a tribute of sorts to the machine in all its forms, even the most mutated and parasitic. Sometimes wise, and sometimes crazy!