Basic Channel number 1. A truly serious, monumental and beautiful piece of techno, which would almost certainly be my desert island techno selection. This twelve features a bashing Jeff Mills mix, and a beatless version. Both of these are superb, but it's the beast on the A side which is special. It's little more than an arpeggiated loop, that is slowly tweaked to become more and more relentlessly intense throughout. A kick drum is introduced after a minute or so, but little else happens, except that a melody gradually becomes apparent as it insinuates itself into your mind. It doesn't need to, because they have nailed the groove, and it doesn't need any tampering.
Sadly, I never heard this in a club.
Worlds made from nothingness.
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