A beautiful record that could have been made any time in the last 25 years. An unrelenting commitment to fierce and uncompromising techno. Cosmin brought the vibrancy and energy of pre-stadium dubstep into techno and finished it with some superb rave stabs and pounding sub-bass.
The intense visceral energy of the stabs and the party atmosphere sounded like it came from another planet, the sound of a secret magic world so different to anything I had heard before. Somehow, in , it still has that effect on me.
The original concept remains a work of genius. Is it a special mix? Reviewer: Zeke76 - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - September 29, Subject: outstanding This is an amazing collection of old school techno from back in the day? Reviewer: Shakka - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - September 13, Subject: Nice!!!!!
Thank you for this music. Just like my old friend assignment help - assignmentbox who love to listen this collection and also suggest me on that time i refused to listen but last month i was going to journey with my wife and she played that collection i was shocked some songs are my old favorite song which i used to listen in my past. Reviewer: BlackSharkMusic - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - June 2, Subject: ohhhhhh man you took me back to the 90s dance floors. Reviewer: NagualOhr - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - January 31, Subject: Thanks Amazing, thank you so much.
Arguing for a unifying aesthetic isn't really possible with this collection, and I don't mean that in the sense of the narcissism of small differences sense so much as the fact that, again, it's a slumgullion. Some clever sequencing choices aside, sonically this is a random mix, with songs that aren't all from the same place except by this kind of retrospection, so fully going in on an approach of "Are you SURE this song is Britpop?
That said, more than once, you hear one song following another and you go "Are you sure these are different bands? While there's some great and weird electronic experimentation by the second CD with songs from Pram, Scala and Add N to X among others the latter's 'Inevitable Fast Access' almost completely derails the idea that there's one true sonic throughline throughout the compilation, and Pram's 'Chrysalis' in its spooky fragility underscores that further there's only the occasional sense that techno, Europop or perhaps above all else hip-hop was a part of anything going on.
Given the enough-is-enough cultural and political explosions of in particular, the consequence of decades and centuries of exclusion, it's useful to remember that this was a scene and a very ill-defined one at that, not the whole thing and never could be. This is something to enjoy in context and with recognition. But that all said, are there joys to be had? Absolutely - while it's by default uneven, I loved the hell out of this thing.
The opening of Powder's 'Afrodisiac,' Linoleum's 'Marquis' and Posh's 'Rough Lover' are all spiky energy and claiming space in the spotlight with irony and pointed targets as necessary, and honestly I don't think I've heard many comps that aren't specifically featuring women throughout take this sequencing approach, instead of a dude-by-default approach. That Kenickie get a pride of place with the handclap-crazy 'Come Out 2Nite' isn't a surprise, neither is the riff, shoutalong and electronic squelch combo of Shampoo's 'We Don't Care,' but that there's a ton of great songs like the early Bis track 'Keroleen,' Velocette's easy 60s electropop swing on 'Strip Polka' or Mambo Taxi's brilliantly titled hyperactive charger 'Do You Always Dress Like That in Front of Other People's Girlfriends.
There's a strong argument in Green's liners for, if not sonic unity, then at least the real spark of recombination that results in something distinct and new across all the bands featured. Techno is a genre not necessarily geared towards the album format. Optimised for dancefloor impact, it's a pacey, breathless style primarily presented in short, sharp and hard-hitting records that keep the tracklist trim.
But over the years some artists have dared to push the scope of what a techno album can be, unleashing full-length records that can equally tease out breath-taking intricacy and go full pelt with the bangers.
From ambient-indebted to funk-fuelled to adrenaline-charged sounds, here are our picks for the 10 best techno albums released in the 90s in no particular order. A fug of harsh fuzz courses through this record, imbuing it with a striking intensity. A steam-roller in musical form.Oct 10, · Last week, Second Disc Records and Real Gone Music announced our first release of the Christmas season: Chet Atkins' The Complete RCA Victor and Columbia Christmas Recordings, due on November 8. Today, we're excited to announce two more titles coming your way this holiday season! Between and , households.