LITTLE NOBODY "WAYWARD SEAFARERS" 
download-only EP offering from former Melburnian now Tokyo-based expat Andrez Bergen, under his Little Nobody alias, emerges
swiftly on the heels of his recent ‘Game Over’ EP and offers up another five distinctly eccentric new tracks that
nicely continue his dense, glitchy stylistic trajectory.
Voyager’ manages to call to mind some collision between the BBC Radiophonic Workshop and a room full of jazz records
being thrown down stairs, ‘Get Away From It All’ promises an escape that sounds anything but idyllic, as terse
robot voices intone the title phrase over stuttering, minimalist breakbeats.
Brekky’ meanwhile offers up a side-trip into rattling mechanical beats and Zen dojo samples, before ‘Wish You
Weren’t Here’ closes things off amidst a wash of gently meandering melodic pads and unpredictable, skittering
electronic delight that’s well worth getting hold of."
CHRIS, 3D World, Sydney, June 2008
VARIOUS "ZEITGEIST 3" 
IF? Label delivers another knockout collection of predominantly Victorian, predominantly four-on-the-floor beats. Standing out from quality minimal techno sounds are
Artifical’s (Nicole of B(if)tek’s solo project) witty acid funk track Authority Over The Fish, the sci-fi
soundscape-meets-breakbeat Nobody’s Driving from Little Nobody, and the muted drone’n’bass of Whatever
Man’s Glass And A Half. Elsewhere TR-Storm and Sayaka drop some very spatial and well-produced acid techno
tracks full of effects, filtering, and funky hi-hats proving that there might still be life and new sounds to be squeezed
and tweaked out of the genre. Jammin' Unit contributes a raucous remix of Krang’s Acid Plastik and there is
the inclusion of the Dirty House classic, Cinnamon’s Ohh Yeah, both of which seem a little out of place amongst
the more cinematic sounding other tracks. Stunning packaging and nicely intro-ed and outro-ed, the compilation as a whole
is well worth the investment."
- YELLOW PERIL, 3D
"Another compilation of new and wonderful sounds from
this Melbourne label. This is perhaps the best Australian electronica compilation I've come across... It begins with some
trippy trance in Ignition by TR-storm, into helicopters and then more hypnotic trippy layerings of bleeps and beats
in Sora by Sayaka. Cinnaman's track Ohh Yeah is a mellow groaner-groover . This is followed by Artificial's
funky Authority Over The Fish with its rowdy brass samples. Blimp present a quirky stomper in Boi-oing and
Krang get on your nerves with their offbeat and screechy Acid Plastik. TR-storm pop up again with a hypnotic tribalistic
trip in Cause. Honeysmack's Elect-sion is a minimalist slow trance piece with old-school influences that
writhes and evolves gradually. Reminds of some classic Psychic Warriors of Gaia. TD5 present Walking Circles which
features flangeing hi-hats and warbling talking synths. Little Nobody's track Nobody's Driving is a mixture of soundscapes
and transient hip-hop beats. Whatever Man's Glass And A Half completes the CD with ambient waveforms and frantic
yet subdued jungle beats. You can also see a detailed review of the awesome "Zeitgeist Vol. 2" double-CD on the Blatant Propaganda
web-site. The music on that collection is much more full-on and scarier than Volume 3, but I don't think there are many left
so you'd better jump in quick. It's also thoroughly recommended."
- BLATANT PROPAGANDA (1997)
LITTLE NOBODY "POP TART" 
"This is another album which has grown on me a lot.
A mellow and trippy mix of funky lounge, trip-hop, disco, electronica dance tunes interspersed with film sound bites and incidental
corridor music. What impresses me the most about this album is that it isn't strictly a "dance" album. Sure it's got dancey
beats and tunes, and you can bop about to them, but it's fundamentally an album to be listened too. Tracks come and go merging
into each other to become one big soundscape. One little concern I expressed to Andrez, the creator of this album, was the
dominance of (annoying to me) American voices - no Australian ones that I could find - which I think is a shame. Of course,
Little Nobody is far from being the only one to fall prey to this habit. Is it because American voices are just so dominant
in our media and/or that they're so often comical that they get used so much by artists from other cultures? Anyway, back
to the review! Most of the yankee-voice snippets have deplted by mid-album. My favourite tracks include the raw laid back
hip-hop Zone Troopers (with little snippet samples that I know but just can't pick exactly where they're from), Pineapple
Slice - which is a collaboration with Elenor from Sobriquet - We Call It Crack House (with it's broken
beats and noises - is that a De La Soul sample hiding in there?) and the hypnotic ploddings of Demented Discotheque.
There's also some great remixes of the track Nobody's Driving by Artificial, Dee Dee, and Blimp. Heaps of new
and exciting sounds to discover in this album. Very recommended. 16 tracks over 65 min."
- BLATANT PROPAGANDA (1998)
LITTLE NOBODY feat. MARCELLA "BARE" 
SINGLE OF THE WEEK
"Little Nobody sits at the more experimental end of the Melbourne electronic
scene, creating a wonderfully intelligent and artful work here. 'Bare' is an imaginative blend of early 20th century German
cabaret, 1980s Australian electro (hear the influences perhaps of Ash Wednesday and Ollie Olsen's Orchestra Of Skin &
Bone) and today's
refreshingly global electronic scene. And amongst the many reinterpretations of the song are 8-Bit's
gloriously retro Eurotronica mix (very Telex) and Kandyman's hypnotic and swaggering industro hop restructuring."
- ANDREW MAST, Beat Magazine, Melbourne (2001)
"There's a seductive intrigue involved with this sneaky new release from
Little Nobody. It's a cleverly produced slice of stop/start atmospheric pressure that rumbles along with a unique personality.
The fact that it's not like anything else you've heard gives it some serious weight; at first it may be curiosity drawing
you in, but once drawn into its midst you'll find yourself needing another fix.
There's some awesome remixes to change
the palate too - picking up the pace, and shaking up the contents, listen out for clever interpretations from Damian Stephens,
Allan Klinbail, Jeffrey Willis, and a hypnotic and funky rendition from Adam Fischer on the 8-Bit's Interpretation Mix."
- SASHA PERERA, 3D World magazine, Sydney (2001)
"Melbourne's Andrez Bergen, aka Little Nobody, unleashes the first single
from his new album 'Action Hero', featuring the twisted vocals of Marcella. Kicking off with glitchy rhythms and haunting
atmospherics, Marcella's vocals are the track's highlight with their mesmerisingly quirky sound. IF? regulars such as 8-Bit,
Kandyman and Nod also add their interpretations to the CD to complete one of the most deliciously fruity releases to emerge
from the Australian electronic music scene this year."
- DANIEL STINTON, Hype Magazine, Perth (2001)
VARIOUS "LITTLE NOBODY presents REACTION HERO" 
"Besides being a renowned Melburnian DJ and IF? label
boss who has supported internationals such as Jeff Mills, Squarepusher and Coldcut in recent times, Little Nobody is Andrez
Bergen, Onion journalist par excellence. Unlike many reviewers (this scribe included), Bergen puts his creativity
where his pen is, performing and constructing his own party starters for the people. Many succumbed to the cerebral beats
of his 'Action Hero' album, released March this year, turning the rare trick of uniting disparate genres into a cohesive body
of speaker stormers.
Never one to shy from advice or assistance, Bergen recruited a myriad of national and international
talents to reconfigure his 'Action Hero' works, producing this 'Reaction' double CD of lengthy, happenin' remixes. Hardly
precious at all is our Andrez, nor cheap what with 'Reaction Hero' clocking in at a lazy 32 tracks. What you get is big
names such as Tobias Schmidt, Si Begg and Brixton interpreting Andrez's action, as well as Oz guns including Nick Littlemore,
Cinnaman and B[if]tek's Nicole Skeltys.
There's a world of Cocaine Speaking, plenty of tech-house marathons and
hours of intuitive, driving electronica. It's an enormous work and further illuminates Bergen's star." (8.5)
- JOHN CHALMERS, Onion magazine,
"Take one Little Nobody, a notorious indie electronic
label, and a whole lot of remixers and the result is a double-CD of the most eclectic remixes around. Little Nobody, aka Andrez
Bergen, has been a man around town for years.
Beginning his days as electronic music editor for
industrial's Dark Angel, Andrez has paid his dues as remixer, editor, journo and all round nice guy. Being such a
top cat, Andrez had the idea of inviting established local producers (Son of Zev, 5000 Fingers of Dr T and Nod), convincing
overseas big guns (Tobias Schmidt, Si Begg) and extending the chance to a few talented no-names (The Alcoiids) to take their
hand at reworking some of his original tracks.
The result is a pleasing hodge-podge that travels
the electronic train through the sounds of techno, drum and bass and way-out electronica. While the addictive Cocaine
Speaking appears as complete remix or tasty sample in many of the 32 tracks featured, the individuality
of each producer dominates, producing one of the most interesting and unique remix albums around."
- CHLOE SASSON, 3D World magazine, Sydney (2001)
"Fans of a little leftfield electronic indulgence
should look no further than this latest release from Melbourne's If? Records and label founder Little Nobody.
Featuring 2 CDs and some 46 tracks, 'Reaction Hero'
follows on from Little Nobody's recent album 'Action Hero' with remixes from some of the world's most respected electronic
artists. The release spans twisted hip-hop rhythms, weird breaks and quirky techno featuring names such as Tobias Schmidt,
Si Begg and Yamaoka as well as new material from Mr Nobody himself. This is certainly a diverse and difficult listen, but
well worth checking out for its innovation and forward thinking sounds."
- DANIEL STINTON, Hype magazine,
"This has been around a while - I lost my copy temporarily,
and I'm now rediscovering a whacking 32 remixes of tracks from Little Nobody's excellent 'Action Hero' of earlier this year.
I'm not sure about remix projects - they're getting popular. Be honest, do you think you'll ever look back and say "Kids,
nothing could recapture the magic of the old remix project days"? Does it mean there are only a set few ideas in electronic
music which are passed around ad nauseam by a bunch of like minded geeks?
Or does it mean the electronic music community
is so equipped that to dash off a limitless spectrum of variations on a theme is the work of an afternoon? I'll take questions
at the end, meanwhile lets pass Reaction Hero before the quartz-coated objective of the Electroscope. Andrez Bergen, for it
is he, remains adept at locating film dialogue with the word "Nobody" in it, and calling in quality acts for collaboration.
Tal's version of 'Action Hero' is fabulously chaotic, as is the LN Elektronische Doors rockout from SBS's Alchemy, both standing
our from and ocean of deep house remixes of Cocaine Speaking. The original version of Nobody's Driving from
his previous album 'Pop Tart' nestles pleasingly and helps the second disc flow, there are a couple of good versions of the
single Bare with the scratchy, attenuated vocals of Marcella and a great version of Kinky Kabukist by 5000 Fingers.
first disc hits the floor with four more, but wears off badly. Other remixers include Tobias Schmidt and Si Begg from the
UK, Artificial, Beam Up and Steve Law from Melbourne, Vocoderman and Brixton from Europe and Magnet Toy and Yamaoka from Japan.
Pnau's Nick Littlemore hides in there as B-Side Me.
It's hard to see the market for this when the original 'Action Hero'
album was good and so self-contained, but nevertheless if you are a keen LN fan, better still a Cocaine Speaking
nutter, there is some good music on here, and he's written very fulsome and entertaining sleeve notes on the collaborators."
- JONATHAN SYKES, [clananalogue]
Plastiq Digest, Sydney (2002)
"Doppio cd di remix dall'album 'Action Hero' di Little Nobody, attivo nella scena indipendente australiana pił legata
alle produzioni elettroniche. Uno spettro davvero ampio di lavori che spaziano dall'house all techno, includono divertissement
digitali e astratte
sperimentazioni hip hop-drum'n'bass, confinando con altri generi che fra beats, breaks e cambi di atmosfere
ci rendono ulteriormente partecipi, qualora si avessero ancora dei dubbi, di quanto la contemporaneitą in musica invada ogni
angolo del pianeta. Molta carne al fuoco. Un primo cd con battute pił sostanziose, fra cui la bella prova di Thobias Schmidt
in 'Devolution Maybe?' e una serie di massicci remix di 'Cocaine Speaking' provenienti da artisti locali, fra cui emerge in
particolare la techno ispirata dei Son of Zed. Nel secondo CD, maggiormente frammentario e un po' dispersivo, segnaliamo in
particolare 'Jammed Up in Dub' di Brixton, un electro mantra d'ispirazione germanica, e una straniata cover di 'Light my fire'
a cura dei LN Elektronische Ensemble oltre ad un contagioso mix di mister Si Begg, alias Buckfunk 3000. Nel complesso una
miscela di elettronici ingredienti, remix dance e sperimentazioni assortite testimonianza dell'effervescenza nella terra dei
- Aurelio Cianciotta Mendizza, Italy
LITTLE NOBODY "ACTION HERO" 
"Sample-heavy Australian record that if we were being terribly lazy we
might describe as ‘a bit like a more leftfield Avalanches, only better’. Generally quite old skool industrial
in sound, this periodically throws some incongruous acid/filter house party shapes, which is a bit like Gordon Brown breaking
off from talking about monetary policy to dance the can-can. And we all know how great that is."
- DUNCAN BELL Muzik Magazine, UK (2001)
"Little Nobody is in fact a somebody, that somebody being Andrez
Bergen, of Melbourne. He writes in the street press about obscure electronic music most weeks. When he DJs, he plays obscure
records in a very obscure way. He also hosts an obscure radio program on obscure 3PBS. And he runs an obscure record label
called, obscurely, IF? Thus his second album is kind of obscure. But it's also full of fascinating manic spirit, a refusal
to simply settle down and be normal, which is, of course, brilliant. His record is like watching a wayward slideshow on crazy
loops - and he spans the encyclopaedia of electronica within 15 tracks. Drum 'n' bass, techno, house, hip hop, sound collage,
He can do all that. The jacking, snarly house tracks are wild. Apocoloppola, a lysergic, obsessive collage of
film dialogue and weirdness, is stunning. And the hip hop tracks are unforgettable."
- CHRIS JOHNSTON, The Age, Australia
"Through a dense swirl of washed out audio snippets and
atmospheric tones comes the rising sounds of helicopters
mixed into a cavalry charge and excerpts from the likes of Full Metal Jacket and Deep Impact.
squashed and manipulated amongst other
various other sounds into one pulsing, confusing mess, it's the arthouse with the
multiplex, the dense with the soothing, all crushed into this weird filmic atmospheric amalgam. It's this, Apocoloppola,
the album opener to 'Action Hero', that provides a unique insight into Little Nobody's creative drive and desire to fuse seemingly
disparate elements into new, unique and cohesive forms. On an album that weaves the diverse and often mutually exclusive strands
of techno, house, drum 'n' bass, disco, ambient, jazz and electro - often within the same track - it's clear that Nobody doesn't
like to be pinned down.
Whether it's his indecisiveness or the result of a fanatical knowledge of the electronic form (and the desire
not to leave anything out), Little Nobody laces his music with an innovative sense of spontaneity and
quirkiness. As such
'Action Hero' is literally brimming with raspy vocal grabs, bizarre hisses and various other assorted noise oddities over
all manner of beats. For examples of his catchy weirdness look no further than Marcella's throaty guttural warbling across
the dark, haltering beats of Bare, or the cheeky fun of the self-explanatory Acid Hoe-Down. But perhaps
it's the album closer Profondo Rosso Finito which best demonstrates Little Nobody's unexpected tendencies - with
soothing atmospheres of noise and barely perceptible words over booming herbal beats, it drifts gently across the ether and,
like many of the tracks on 'Action Hero', sounds nothing like any of the cuts that preceded it."
- MARK RAYNER, Zebra / Inpress, Melbourne (2001)
"For a brief moment, some years ago, it seemed that sampling
might expand the vocabulary of rock music: the first three Young Gods albums, for example, offered persuasive evidence of
how samples might be employed for their textual properties, rather than as mere signifiers.
But the impetus was lost; rockist cliches proved too firmly
entrenched to abandon and sampling returned to the realms of electronic music - where it could be found enhancing every track,
but rarely serving as the focus.
Now Melbourne artist Little Nobody (also known as Andrez Bergen)
has bucked this trend and constructed an almost entirely sample-based album. His sources are suitably eclectic, ranging from
Black Sabbath to Liberace, from Lady And The Tramp to Apocalypse Now, and a similarly playful sensibility
prevails in the music - the 15 tracks here oscillating between wall-of-sound big beat (Nobody Plays Guitar) and an
abrasive minimalism (Track 28) reminiscent of Autechre, between dubby ambience and classic acid house.
This sonic catholicism can occasionally prove distracting but,
in Bergen's defence, he takes a rough-hewn approach to the collision (and collusion) of sounds that prevents this collection
into the merely tasteful or clever."
- SHANE DANIELSON, The Weekend Australian
"The easiest thing to say about this album is that the now-hackneyed
Little Nobody isn't a nobody at all.
Little Nobody is dance music journalist, DJ and IF? Records label honcho Andrez Bergen.
With a little bit of luck, there will be less explaining to do in the years to come - 'Action Hero' is a mature album with
plenty of merit, offering many surprises on repeated listening. This record works in the same way as DJ Spooky or Freddy Fresh
or, better still, Laidback's 'International'. An enthusiastic mish-mash of styles that work together in the long-play format,
bridged by the use of freaky samples, incidental scoring and a good belly laugh or two.
Not surprising if you've ever read an article by Bergen, who
holds an unnatural obsession for sampling - its art, politics and legalities. On 'Action Hero', he certainly does a lot of
his own - legal or otherwise. The result is a fun record, sympathetic to a lot of styles. Yet direction-wise, you're in Little
Nobody's own twisted bus of fun. The breaks are definitely more Coldcut-style hip hop than Plump DJs, with opener Apocoloppola
a laid-back sample-friendly party track Freddy Fresh would be proud of. Other tracks, such as Devolution Maybe?,
are more industrial than funky - although the housier Alright Already (which borrows a lot from classic Global Communication's
The Way) will certainly have the clubs hopping.
Also worth the ducats is the first single Bare, a
lo-fi Portishead-style offering with freaky vocals from Marcella, and the bangin' acid-meets-country of Acid Hoe-Down,
recorded with E. Many DJs create albums that reflect their influences. Most look only to the contents of their record box,
while Little Nobody sources film, design, ideas and all forms of music. To reinforce the point, although known as a techno
DJ who couldn't mix to save his life, Bergen delivers a largely breakbeat album that, when you stand back from it, is mixed
perfectly, at least story-wise."
- STU CONNOLLY, Juice Magazine, Australia
PICK OF THE WEEK
"In modern electronic music sampling has become commonplace.
DJ Shadow and the like have given us entire sample-based albums and many of today's producers sample at will, cleaning and
polishing each beat and bassline. Little Nobody's second release, 'Action Hero', takes the dirtier, darker sampling angle.
The album follows many directions. Opening with snippets of cult films, raw blues Birthday Party-esque guitars over slow rackling
hip hoppish beats, the album experiments with sounds incorporating live vocals with samples (often difficult to distinguish).
Moving on from the hip hop fused beats, the album soon finds its techno feet with elements of electro thrown in with driving
techno, bordering on industrial in parts, beats and harsh samples. More than a clean flowing sampling experience, the album
follows a more butchering and hacking process with great results. Sampling allows the artist to showcase their own influences
while at the same time showcasing their creativity in reinterpreting the sounds. Little Nobody has achieved this with an album
heavy in contrasting styles and sounds, pieced together in a way so as to avoid a complete mess."
- ANTON BORSCH, 3D World, Sydney
"I didn't like this to start with, but it's definitely grown
on me. You're a
track and a half in before you get anything you could really call a tune, so it's incredibly slow to build,
but I've found with repeated listenings you are best to just put it on and let it all sweep over you. The characteristic Nobody
film soundtrack samples are all over the place, but with more collaging than on 'Pop Tart', LN's first album. Cocaine
Speaking, from the Nine09 compilation, and Acid Hoe-Down are the straightest dancefloor tracks on here, and
both very solid, showing the diminutive nonentity's more than capable in a range of styles. But in the end, the blunted cut-up
madness and heady swerves of Plastiq favourite Nobody's Driving are 'Action Hero's high points, and the last track
is 8 sublimely warm and inventive minutes. He's brave with the film samples (if you're a copyright lawyer looking for work,
contact Andrez Bergen) and even braver selecting the spooky, jerky Bare, featuring mumbled vocals from Marcella,
as the single. It's a brave piece of work all around."
- JONATHAN SYKES, Plastiq Digest,
"Containing the stop-go single Bare, Melbourne
cut'n'paste artiste Andrez Bergen goes at this new collection like someone weilding an axe, felling great swathes of musical
influences to carve out a sketchy freeway that declares no road rules & allows the tracks to jostle like demon-filled
dodgems. Like its predecessor 'Pop Tart', this 2nd album's journey is littered with samples from the mashed memories of Little
Nobody's cinematic & musical intake. As the moods mangle we crunch thru the gears of downtempo mysticism, jazzy breaks
& pounding tech beats, each racing shift climbing towards overdrive without so much as a wave to indicate lane changes
from our happy lead-footed driver. Things overheat as every conceivable sound source flies at the windscreen in full view
of you & I (the passengers) before the battery starts to fry & we end up with an Acid leak by track 12 & then
plow into a stadium-inspired wall of sound stack. Somehow we all make it & chug past the finishing line to the epic sounds
of Profondo Rosso Finito."
- PARIS POMPOUR, Drum Media, Sydney
"Few albums manage to cover as much sonic territory with as
much musical cohesion as this mind-blowing release from Melbourne DJ and music journalist Andrez Bergen. Spanning abstract,
yet funky hip hop breaks to slamming, yet quirky techno, the album is laced together with a variety of off-the-wall samples
from film scores to complete a truly engaging musical journey. At times challenging and a tad self-indulgent, at times beautiful
and haunting, there is no doubting that 'Action Hero' will make the most liberal ear perk up and take notice. Bergen is one
of those rare producers that manage to take the best from a large cross-section of genres and make it his own."
- DANIEL STINTON, Hype Magazine,
LITTLE NOBODY "GAME OVER: VARIATIONS" 
"Ex-pat Melbourne producer Andrez Bergen (aka Little Nobody) has been a bit quiet on the local release front since
his relocation to Japan a few years ago, but this four-track download-only EP released through Addictech signals his re-emergence.
its original mix form, Game Over certainly carries all of Bergen's signature eccentric traits, blending snatches
of bizarre vocal sampling with asymmetrical electronic rhythms and squelching, near-acid synths, but in this case, it's the
reworkings that really impress. The Juice & Jelly mix heightens the paranoia factor, adding menacing vast
sub-bass synth drones and contorted horror movie score samples to stellar effect, before the Pakistani Tory mix injects
some exotic atmosphere, with the addition of hypnotically swirling Middle Eastern strings.
Finally, the closing Dereliction
Due gets just as spacious and deconstructed as its title suggests. Head-bending stuff from Little Nobody that's well
- EVIL CHRIS 3D World
magazine, Sydney, March 2008