Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Live at the Brain 2 - rare early techno
I went round to a friend's house recently in Whitechapel and he had a stack of tapes on his windowsill. I scanned through them and pounced on a few which he was kind enough to lend me. This one is excellent stuff and I think my taste is moving in this direction. This came out on CD and vinyl and almost all the tracks are from quite obscure artists with most of the tracks only appearing here. You can see polaroids here taken from the Brain club back when this was recorded.
You may recognize Sheep on Drugs, but this track was not on any of their other releases. Hi-Rise and Purple Room are artists who ONLY appear on this compilation according to Discogs. Nexus 21 is also on a similar Biorhythm 2 compilation I posted here but I prefer this cassette for some reason, it is more synthy and colorful to me than the more american stuff on the Biorhythm 2. I feel like this music falls in the space between italo, house and techno. My favorite track here is Kersnipp by Doi-Oing. If anyone has any of their other releases let me know - would love to hear them. (FYI - I did not record the Techno Sleeps side of the cassette as it didn't grab me.)
1 Nexus 21 Container
2 Sheep On Drugs Out Come The Freaks
3 Hi-Rise JP 233
4 Man Machine Robotu Okoku
5 Ultramarine British Summertime
6 The Purple Room Triangle
7 Lunarci Sbassed
8 Doi-Oing Kersnipp
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