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With the release of Nek Skantlet on Pole's Scape Records, Kit Clayton and the rest of the California minimal techno gurus reached a peak in their recognition for audio accomplishments. Taking a helping hand from Clayton's rise was German-born Stephan Mathieu, one of the first artists on the Orthlorng Musork label. Mathieu's style keeps in the minimalistic, pops and clicks associated with artists like Clayton and Pole. Mathieu released an album on the label under the name Full Swing and then moved on to Mille Plateaux. The Halloween 2000 release, Wurmloch Variation, based itself on an 11-minute piano recording, "Wormloch," and simply consisted of five variations of the song as models of the original theme.