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Techno! Techno! Techno! Techno!
« on: June 24, 2014, 04:34:48 PM »
Not really one for the old skool rave thread, or for the new dance music thread...just a great techno album from the mid-90s

This beautiful album is now up in full on YT. A great listen and a great album by an often neglected producer. A great one to listen to on your headphones or when you're working (or skiving off work like me today).

John Beltran - Ten Days Of Blue - [Peacefrog Records 1996]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TU_APlC1EM

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« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2014, 12:33:38 AM »
I'm not sure what it is I should be doing on this thread. I'll go with a 90's techno (acid) album from a mostly praised producer: Richie Hawtin. Better than his Plastikman debut release in 1993, released the same year...

F.U.S.E. - Dimension Intrusion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12-YU74482Y&list=PLzFNA0jX1A4lcGnj0gp9U9hDcuE9EUu_y

monkfromhavana

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« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2014, 05:51:56 PM »
I'm not sure what it is I should be doing on this thread. I'll go with a 90's techno (acid) album from a mostly praised producer: Richie Hawtin. Better than his Plastikman debut release in 1993, released the same year...

F.U.S.E. - Dimension Intrusion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12-YU74482Y&list=PLzFNA0jX1A4lcGnj0gp9U9hDcuE9EUu_y

TBH, I wasn't sure what I was doing when I created this thread, other than highlighting a rather excellent album. Didn't seem to fit any other thread so I just stuck it here.

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« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2014, 12:03:53 AM »
The new Plastikman release is surprisingly decent. Nothing he hasn't done before, but a pleasing enough return to his roots after years of minimal guff.

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« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2014, 11:22:37 AM »
The new Plastikman release is surprisingly decent. Nothing he hasn't done before, but a pleasing enough return to his roots after years of minimal guff.

Yeah, I'm enjoying this. He took himself too seriously for a long time but there are some moments in this that are almost like parodies of Plastikman. Minimal techno has had its day anyway.

Funcrusher

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« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2014, 10:48:14 PM »
Minimal techno has had its day anyway.

I always found it incredibly dull. Proper minimal techno like Robert Hood is great and timeless, all the Villalobos type stuff is just a bit of a bore to me.

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« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2014, 02:53:09 PM »

monkfromhavana

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« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2014, 08:25:10 PM »
I like Jeff Mills, but why do him and his ilk always have to be so damn serious and earnest? Have a laugh once in a while.

Sorry, forgot, techno is a serious business.

Minimal techno has always been incredibly hit and miss for me. When it's done well, it's amazing, when it's not it's just...well, nothing really. You're really walking a tightrope with that type of music and most people seem to fall off.

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« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2014, 08:48:05 PM »
I heard the Beltran album recently and much prefer him to any of that minimal crap. Minimal and glitch have their place but not fucking whole tracks of it... Let alone albums

monkfromhavana

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« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2014, 11:17:03 PM »
I heard the Beltran album recently and much prefer him to any of that minimal crap. Minimal and glitch have their place but not fucking whole tracks of it... Let alone albums

A lot of them seem to be (what would've previously been classed as) DJ tools rather than tracks. Seems to have been the cul-de-sac that techno backed into in order to appear above other genres.

Incidentally, I've just friend requested Beltran on FB, partially for fanboy reasons and partially because his house looks fucking amazing.

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« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2014, 11:41:00 PM »
I like Jeff Mills, but why do him and his ilk always have to be so damn serious and earnest? Have a laugh once in a while.

Sorry, forgot, techno is a serious business.


I saw Jeff Mills doing a Q&A at the ICA recently and he was lovely - like a slightly camp mad scientist. He's well into the future, SF and technology, but in quite an endearing way. He's apparently imagining travelling through space while he's DJing.

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« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2014, 11:41:57 PM »
Techyes.

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« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2014, 02:20:03 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbcG2TI4GBk

Just heard this again yesterday and realised Zombie Nation is the name of the band and not the song

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« Reply #13 on: June 30, 2014, 11:33:24 AM »
I like Jeff Mills, but why do him and his ilk always have to be so damn serious and earnest? Have a laugh once in a while.

Sorry, forgot, techno is a serious business.

Minimal techno has always been incredibly hit and miss for me. When it's done well, it's amazing, when it's not it's just...well, nothing really. You're really walking a tightrope with that type of music and most people seem to fall off.

I remember going to see Jeff Mills do the live soundtrack for the Fritz Lang's 'Metropolis',[nb]2002! Where has all the time gone?[/nb] now all seemed quiet as I watch from my seat perched high in the Royal Festival Hall. But after 20 minutes of sound scape music, inevitably some 4/4 kick in[nb]Around this point I believe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EAQ3gO_z30&index=4&list=PLKzRnZOQVKoXPWrBR6GgWXJ_uACea3SlH[/nb] and the drug induced audience seem to stand as one and start dancing about off their chops. It was great but also slightly surreal, and this a case of our Jeff trying to be earnest and serious but his audience not reciprocating. 

monkfromhavana

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« Reply #14 on: July 11, 2014, 10:01:00 PM »
Ok, so it's more house, but today this would be considered techno. Timeless EP

Virgo Four - Take Me Higher - [Trax Records, 1989]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDwulx5ICYg

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« Reply #15 on: July 11, 2014, 10:05:22 PM »
Similarly,

Chez Damier - Help Myself - [KMS, 1992]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLmHxDs3kSo

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« Reply #16 on: July 15, 2014, 10:39:57 PM »

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« Reply #18 on: July 19, 2014, 06:34:50 PM »
More Stasis

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« Reply #19 on: July 21, 2014, 01:20:29 AM »

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« Reply #20 on: July 21, 2014, 06:24:39 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbcG2TI4GBk

Just heard this again yesterday and realised Zombie Nation is the name of the band and not the song
Extended 8bit super version - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7DyoDJCqac
(The Kernkraft bit being at around 9 mins 40)

monkfromhavana

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« Reply #21 on: February 27, 2015, 06:45:22 PM »
When Richie Hawtin and his labels actually put out decent stuff

0733 - Synthetic Emotions
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGgpqkU6Czo

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« Reply #22 on: February 27, 2015, 09:56:38 PM »
When Richie Hawtin and his labels actually put out decent stuff

Nice.  Speaking of which, this Brian Zentz tune (on the Minus label) takes some beating.  Stay with it, it's incredible.
https://soundcloud.com/adri75/bryan-zentz-dialers-original

monkfromhavana

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« Reply #23 on: February 27, 2015, 11:58:25 PM »
^^ it's pretty good. The breakdown at the 4 minute mark reminded me of this from '91

Visa - Let Me See Ya Move
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Y48q1OeW5Y

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« Reply #24 on: February 28, 2015, 01:59:34 AM »
Nice.  Speaking of which, this Brian Zentz tune (on the Minus label) takes some beating.  Stay with it, it's incredible.
https://soundcloud.com/adri75/bryan-zentz-dialers-original

Fuck me that is ssssiiiiiiccckkk!!!!

Apologies for the momentary lapse.

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« Reply #25 on: February 28, 2015, 09:28:37 AM »
Mr. Sliff - Power Tower (2001)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyuyjvUB8Ck

DJ Funk - Run (Telephone Stalker Remix) (1999)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pVEuJoABag

Umek - Complikator (2007)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3i7JYWqqZvA

Here's some I've had on this morning. I love all techno but it was around the 1999-2001 peroid that I got into Dave Clarke, Jeff Mills, Laurent Garnier. So much great music with lots of variety got released during that period. Bugged Out and Voodoo in Liverpool, those were the days.

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« Reply #26 on: February 28, 2015, 10:32:55 AM »
Deetron - Miss Suave (2003)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiT8rMRb6Sk

When this gets going. Shit the bed. Just beautiful.

BlodwynPig

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« Reply #27 on: February 28, 2015, 10:37:02 AM »
Kirk Degiorgio alias from last year

Korrupt Data - Drifting Vessels

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« Reply #28 on: February 28, 2015, 12:58:34 PM »
I'm not sure what it is I should be doing on this thread. I'll go with a 90's techno (acid) album from a mostly praised producer: Richie Hawtin. Better than his Plastikman debut release in 1993, released the same year...

F.U.S.E. - Dimension Intrusion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12-YU74482Y&list=PLzFNA0jX1A4lcGnj0gp9U9hDcuE9EUu_y

I saw Richie Hawtin with Sven Vath at The End in 2000. Absolutely storming night.

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« Reply #29 on: February 28, 2015, 11:30:55 PM »
John Thomas - Jeff's Song (2003)

https://soundcloud.com/klebleev/jeffs-song

I've listened to this easily a couple of hundred times. It's simplicity is absolutely perfect.

I wish I could articulate what it is I find so appealing about it.

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