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Tag Archives: 1994

Main – Reformation

Shoegaze meets Kosmische on this track from the UK duo’s 1994 album ‘Motion Pool’


Boredoms – Synthesizer Guide Book on Fire

Slinky psychedelics from the bands 1994 album ‘Chocolate Synthesizer’.

The Hair & Skin Trading Co. – Sub Surface

Slow burning Avant/Psych Rock from the UK’s acts 2nd album, 1994’s ‘Over Valance’.


Cop Shoot Cop – Last Legs

Touch Rock ‘n’ Roll with some bad boy horn sections from a New York band with a Foetus fixation; from their final album, 1994’s ‘Release’.


Balil – Avidya

Handley and Turner (also known as Plaid and Black Dog Productions) go to town with some Electronica (Post-Techno? Ambient Techno? IDM?) that takes in Detroit Techno, Breaks, and whatever else worked. This is from their 1994 ‘Parasight’ EP that also featured the absolutely sublime ‘Island’. This doesn’t quite touch the majesty of ‘Island’; though nothing else on the EP does; but it certainly stands as a great relic of that particular time.


Stasis – Tau

The UK’s Steve Pickton’s Techno always had more than a hint of the motor city to it; his was a Techno taken straight from the blueprint, where soul took the front seat. ‘Tau’ is electronic and melancholic, and taken from 1994’s fantastic ‘Inspiration’ album.


Uzect Plaush – The Sky Rolled Back

From a true Ambient classic, 1994’s ‘More Beautiful Human Life’, Paul Schütze uses an anagram of his name for a pseudonym (he also released an album under the moniker ‘Seed’) for an album that tightens up the sound he harnessed under his real name.


Nev – Log N

Tim Prezzano; from Rochester, New York; delivered some deep, soulful, Detroit-style Techno under the name Nev. His output was, alas, minimal. This is from the excellent 1994 EP ‘My Plasma Block’


Autechre – Chatter

Some Acid Electro from Autechre in their early days; off of the Warp compilation ‘Artificial Intelligence II’ (1994).


Dark Energy/Suburban Knight – Midnight Sunshine

Classic Detroit Techno from UR man James Penningtom a.k.a Suburban Knight. This was originally released under the Suburban Knight moniker on a UR EP from 1994 called ‘Dark Energy’. It has been re-released on a collection of tracks from Pennington under the guise of Dark Energy titled ‘Collided Energy’, released in 2007. This track is in keeping with the classic Motor City sound; lush, warm, yet driving and pulsing Techno. The story behind the title of the track was revealed by Pennington  in an interview with Kodwo Eshun.
His grandfather was fighting as a GI in Germany in the second world war. One night the German shot flares into the sky which he stated lit up like a midnight sun.

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