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Tag Archives: 1992

In Sync – Storm

In Sync is Lee Purkis, one of the founding owners of the legendary and influential shop Fat Cat Records. Lee was also known for travelling to Chicago and Detroit in the late 80’s to grab those rarities. This is the 12 minute version of his 1992 track ‘Storm’, which ended up being released on the 1995 compilation ‘There Are Too Many Fools Following Too Many Rules’. This is minimal, restrained UK dance music heavily influenced by Jackin’ House and Detroit Techno.


Big Black – In My House

Big Black with a cover of the 1985 track ‘In My House’ by American girl group Mary Jane Girls (written by sleazy Rick James). This is in true Big Black fashion, as they did like to do a cover or two in their time; and posthumously released in 1992.

Model 500 – Mind Changes

Classic Detroit Techno from 1992 with a track from Juan Atkins’s Model 500 project. This was from ‘The Passage’ EP, and is the standout track. Hi tech Soul with some synthetic melancholia for good measure.

Ultramarine – British Summertime

The sound of the early 90’s, and the sound of British summertime. This was from an album were the music fitted perfectly into the whole “chill out room” thing that was taking off; not quite full on Ambient-Techno (and certainly not pure Ambient), and not fiddly enough for the IDM tag. What better time to post this track from the duo’s 1992 album ‘Every Man And Woman Is A Star’; with it’s rolling piano’s, Proto Trip-Hop breaks, and dub references; than now?

Swans – Her

Wander off into the long grass and flowers with this track from 1992’s ‘Love of Life’.

Aphex Twin – Tha

Beautiful, dreamy Electronica from 1992. This is, of course, from James’ debut album ‘Selected Ambient Works Volume 1’.

The Black Dog – Vanttool

The Black Dog had such a trademark sound in the early days that you could immediately identify one of their tracks, despite there being a deep connection to the original Detroit model of Techno in their work. They successfully paid homage and their debt, whilst forging a path of their own; which any avid listener can attest to This track is from the 1992 EP of the same name.

Dan Curtin – 3rd From The Sun

Cleveland, Ohio native who is now resident in Berlin; Curtin has been delivering true techno from day one. Here’s a lovely track off of his very 1st EP (also titles ‘3rd From The Sun’), from all the way back in 1992. Great stuff from the days when this incredible Electronic Soul music was made with hardware.

Main – Feed The Collapse

Spaced, yet crisp, clear, and direct; a track from the band’s second EP. 1992’s ‘Calm’.

The Hair & Skin Trading Company – Nine Tenths Of The Law

A track from the B-Side to the bands 1992 ‘Ground Zero’ EP that has hints of Faust, as well as some of the more spartan, experimental Post Punk acts of days past. The Band went on to become hazier, expansive, and tripped out in their sound; but the kernel of what they were alway about can be heard here.

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