"An essential retrospective that shows how Burnt Friedman has been reinventing rhythms for over two decades." (Resident Advisor) This compilation spanning a period of 37 years features Burnt Friedmans releases and edits thereof fromvinylonly labels (Latency (FR) Marionette (CA) Dekmantel (NL) amongst others) plus 4 hitherto unreleased tracks making them available on digital formats. Friedmans music from 1980 to 2017 covers a broad spectrum of played and programmed rhythmic styles that traverse not only club music from techno electro and dub but above all trace Friedmans own artistic development. A trajectory that owes a lot to his longstanding collaboration with Can drummer Jaki Liebezeit who died at the age of 79 in 2017. Like Liebezeit Friedman already explored even and uneven rhythms back in the late 1980s. This selection of 17 tracks documents this pursuit while bringing rough or discarded tracks to light which did not fit onto any album or were intended for the Nonplace label. The compilation runs the entire gamut of his work on percussion keyboard samplers and toys of all kinds using various production methods (tape Atari Midi sampler hard disk recording digital audio tape). Studio work (instantcomposition programming and recording) underwent major technological changes and revolutions in the 1980s and 1990s but Friedmans distinctive signature style prevails throughout. Surprisingly danceable tracks interrupted by alien atmospheric periods defy any genre.