In a genre of music where tracking down limited release CDRs and Vinyl can make collecting music constantly disappointing, Karl Bauer (aka Axolotl) has made things easier for the rest of us. Memory Theatre collects tracks from several of his recent CDR and Vinyl releases that have since gone out of print and compiled them here on what is sometimes a rarity in his field, an actual CD. Memory Theatre does not disappoint either. Bauer’s excursions as a multiple instrument distorting, fuzz drone artist has nary released a bad composition in his budding noise career. The beauty of Axolotl is his ability to turn hills of distortion into transcending states, and waves of clatter into beauty. This collection sees a variety of attacks from Mr. Bower ranging from percussive noise overhauls to dripping caves of ambiance. All in all, Memory Theatre is a superb introduction to Axolotl and, thanks to Important, his most widely available release yet.