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Tag Archives: 1993

The Black Dog – Kings Of Sparta

Twilight electronica; the perfect soundtrack to driving around London on a dark winter night. From their 1993 album ‘Temple Of Transparent Balls’


Vapourspace – Space Walk

Mid 90’s Techno with some excellent finger clicks. This is from Mark Gage’s ‘Themes From Vapourspace’ (1993) album, an album that has aged pretty well and could still do some dancefloor damage.

Seefeel – Plainsong (Sine Bubble Embossed Dub)

Seefeel were one of the bands who were put under the new journo label of ‘Post Rock’ (it was a British thing before Tortoise et al got lumbered with the tag). Ethereal and expanding upon the MBV shebang, they were ripe to be remixed by the burgeoning Ambient Techno artists who were like the Electronic flip side to all of this Post Rock malarky. On their 1993 EP ‘Pure/Impure’ they get both Richard D. James involved, as well as an act called Sinebubble (later to become better known as Autocreation). This is track is taken completely into the soundworld that the remixing team used to inhabit, and is a lovely reminder of the possibilities that presented themselves back in the mid 90’s.


This Heat – Repeat

This Heat re-work their 1979 track ’24 Track Loop’ and stretch it out for 20 minutes. This was released in 1993, though we are unclear about when this edit actually occurred. Answers on a postcard, please.

Primus – My Name Is Mud

Don’t be fooled by the start, Primus keep the Bass fret-wank to a minimum on this fuzzy tune that sounds like jittery stoner Rock (bear with me here) that wandered down a funk- Rock alleyway where you are likely to bump into the singing Resident*. Also, as if that wasn’t enough, we have a young Christian Bale in the video.

*Les’ love of the fab Four is well known and he pretty much wears his influence on his sleeve; or chest (Residents T-Shirt; geddit?).

Hardfloor – Drugoverlord (Remix)

Nutty House from the German duo usually known for their tough Acid workouts. This is from the bands 1993 album ‘TB Resuscitation’. Jack the House.

Robert Armani – Circus Bells (Hardfloor Remix)

Germany’s Tough Acid duo Hardfloor lend their particular flavour to one of Robert Armani’s 1990 tunes. Deutschland meets Chicago in 1993.

Aphex Twin – Xepha

Gloomy Electro-Techno from Richard D James’ 1993 EP ‘On’. Dario Argento at a Rave, possibly.

Tortoise – Mosquito

This early Tortoise 7″ from 1993 has the wonderful addition of horns; something that a lot of their later material would have benefited from. Those bursts certainly liven this tune up.

Orbital – Impact (The Earth Is Burning)

By 1993, ‘Ardcore was old news and had given way to the runaway genre of Jungle; however, this didn’t stop Orbital toying with what was already considered ‘old skool’ on this track from their ‘Brown Album’. The fact that they included Acid licks and atonal horn samples (wish we could find out where they are from) along with the breaks and descending riff just adds to the brilliance of a track that, at the time at least, felt familiar and new all at once

Laurence Johns

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