||Networks 1 - An Intellinet Com |
This compilation features 11 tracks from the Windsor, Ontario camp of electronic music labels that began with Plus 8 and eventually led to the addition of two more labels, Probe and Definitive. Richie Hawtin composes five of the 11 tracks ...
||Escape To Trancyberia |
Track Listing: Trancyb-Intro 2.3; X-Dream; Mirror, The; Gene; Hades; Flight & Fight; Fill 14; Colorful Magic; Legend of Kamasutra; After Crash; Exotic Planet; Behind the Screen; Trancyb a-3; True Blue; Vira's Brain;
Surprisingly not as eclectic as his proper albums, CJ Bolland's slice of the DJ-Kicks pie shimmies along to a unified, pelting 4/4 Belgian techno soundtrack. Since this was the first in the much revered line of DJ-Kicks mix albums, a ...
X - Mix, Vol. 5: Wildstyle (1996)
Yet another volume in Studio !K7's video series matching knowlegeable techno or electro mixes with generally horrid graphics, Wildstyle includes great selections from Mike Dearborn, Phortune, and Ron Trent, plus tracks from DJ Hell himself. ~ John Bush
Compiled & Mixed ...
||Networks 2 - An Intellinet Com |
While its predecessor filtered Detroit techno through minimalism, Networks, Vol. 2 adds a few tracks with more soulful, disco-inspired musings. Tech-house wizards like Terrence Parker and Chris Brann (of the Wamdue Kids) contribute tracks while refugees from the first volume ...
Unlike the typically live (or at least live-sounding) mix albums in the DJ-Kicks series, Carl Craig did much post-production work on his volume. The result is a collection of complex, reworked techno from Craig's own Planet E label (by Clark, ...
X - Mix, Vol. 6: The Electronic Storm (1996)
Compiled & Mixed By Mr. C. Track Listing: Vertigo; K.O.T. Exclusive; At Les; Chocolate Chicken; Breathe Deeper; Touched by Mojo; Avion; Kortex; Timeless Groove; Honk; Radium; Daddy Vegas; Fear the Bass; Phycho World; Untitled; Psycalopic '95; Flash; Coyote Flux; Vw; ...
Part of the German label Studio !K7's DJ series, Stacey Pullen's DJ-Kicks gives one a sense of the kind of mix the second-generation Detroit techno artist might create at one of his many international club appearances. As with other DJs ...
Berlin's DJ-producer outfit has their say in the DJ-Kicks series and it's a muggy, city-strolling, claustrophobic tour through the band's modus operandi. Unlike many of the other labors in the DJ-Kicks line, Terranova manages to create a mix that stays ...
Andrea Parker's contribution to Studio !K7's long-running mix series DJ-Kicks is, expectedly, heavy on electro past and present. The set's timing was market-driven; electro's periodic "revivals" are almost as predictable as the scores of second-rate tracks full of preset 808 ...
Distracted Snowflake, Pt. 2 (1999)
Tapeloops &Odd Instrumentation
Personnel: Mark H (organ, Moog synthesizer); Brendan B. (organ); James Y. (drums).
Recording information: Cavern.
Moebius, one half of the classic German duo Cluster, returns to form with this superlative slab of gnarled audio on Canada's idiosyncratic Scratch label. Since the sonic microforms of Cluster were always notoriously difficult to attribute to either individual, the ...
Erotic Terrorism (1998)
By the time Fun-Da-Mental reappeared with a second album proper, things were surprisingly different for Nawaz and company. Instead of Public Enemy, the touchstones were the Chemical Brothers and the Prodigy, aiming for a largely instrumental industrial/metal/hip-hop/techno sound that's not ...
Following BEAT, Bowery Electric's sophomore album, the band's label released a pair of vinyl-only 12-inch remixes, WITHOUT STOPPING and COMING DOWN. VERTIGO is a double CD compilation of most of these remixes, along with a few others. The 18 minutes ...
Live the Dream
Sgt. Rock: Jim Burke. Track Listing: Supadickie; Most Fantastic Thing You Ever Heard, The; Yeah Word Party; Dada Struttin; Rock the Biscuit; Rhyme on My Love Interlude; International Counting; Emma 18; We're in Heaven; So Many Reggie Perrins in ...
||Simon Fisher Turner|
As an actor, Turner performed alongside Robert Mitchum. He was a roadie for Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreaks. Turner toured with Adam and the Ants and was an original member of The The. The versatile artist also applies his compositional ...
Following Long Fin Killie's dissolution, Luke Sutherland spent some time writing a novel, JELLY ROLL. He reemerged under the name Bows, a trip hop-influenced combo featuring guest spots by ex-Killie Colin Greig, and Ruth Emond, who had appeared on the ...
||Random, Vol. 1: A Gary Numan Tribute (1997)
Gary Numan is known for robotic, stylized singing. His primitive electronics and pre-"new romantic" sound did nothing for me. A myriad, zealous voices will tell you that Numan was sings "good songs." Now, in this 2-CD collection of Numan interpretations ...
When Lawrence Chandler and Martha Schwendener first spiked Bowery Electric's gorgeous wash of dream-pop guitars and voices with looped hip-hop beats, the New York-based duo was a few steps ahead of the game. The music world eventually caught up, trip-hop ...
Natacha Atlas' third album greatly expands upon the promise of her earlier work -- on Gedida, her fusion of Arabic musical traditions and contemporary dance beats really jells, eliminating the more gimmicky dimensions of earlier records to strike a fascinating ...
Charlatans Uk vs. The Chemical Brothers. (1997)
Is this a cross-fertilization between successive generations of UK dance music, or a desperate lunge for street cred by a past-their-prime group eager for the hipness quotient of their cooler younger compatriots? While history would suggest the latter, the former ...
||Ph Balance (1999) |
Call it a blend of trip-hop, acid jazz, and trance groove in the same vein as Portishead, Morcheeba, and Massive Attack. Vocalist Pam Howe and her longtime collaborator/drummer Chris Burte (both former members of Cicada Sings) recruited rapper/DJ Captain Mudfish ...
||United World of Dance: Trance (2000) |
Compilation producer: Alfie Falckenbach.
United World of Dance: Trance plugs the European pioneering dance movement for an exciting collection of 14 tracks. Trance, which has scaled the mainstream success of Sasha + Digweed, celebrates those artists continuing its rampage across the ...
Couture Cosmetique (1997)
Terre Thaemlitz's work on this forward-thinking disc doesn't stray radically far from his earlier albums SOIL and TRANQUILLIZER except for one noticeable difference--there isn't a beat in sight. That's appropriate, actually, for COUTURE COSMETIQUE isn't about anything remotely identifiable in ...
Joined At The Head (1997)
Joined at the Head ably defeats the old adage that humor doesn't belong in techno, with ten tracks of driving acid-techno enlivened by the occasional odd bit of comedy -- either actual or implied -- from the cover shot (a ...