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Nurse With Wound – Brained (Unconscious Mix)

Nurse With Wound’s crazed, demented, tripped out cover version of “Cottonwoodhill” by Brainticket get a zonked out mix. It starts with Jim Foetus’ vocals cutting through the fog, and eventually the listener gets thrown into occasional bursts of the maelstrom of the original version; then back into the voidy, bleached alternative. Dig.

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Aphex Twin – On

Pretty electronica, back from when the “home listening Techno experience”, or, “IDM”*, was new and astounded indie-kind (and was loved by true Techno heads too, it’s safe to add). Even the fart bass doesn’t take anything away from the aching beauty of this. Richard D James as a mere slip of a lad, and from his 1993 EP of the same name. The fantastic stop-motion video was made by Martin Wallace and, the one and only, Jarvis Cocker.

*Also called “Ambient Techno” back in those days.

The Black Dog – Cost II

Detroit flavours pepper this track from the band’s 1993 album ‘Temple Of Transparent Balls’; where a long lost House vocal is buried beneath electronic strings and clipped synths.

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.

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