Sunday, 27 July 2008

VA - Relics - A Transmat Compilation

'Far superior to its vinyl counterpart, the CD version of Relics adds numerous full-length tracks and intervals that were not included on the (often bootlegged) vinyl version. Regarded by many not only as one of the definitive Detroit techno comps, but also as one of the greatest releases electronic music has ever known. The best versions of "Wiggan" and "Strings of Life" are right here. The Carl Craig intros and tracks sound as if they were beamed to the early nineties from the very distant future....often imitated & never duplicated brilliance.' & 'Detroit at its finest. Many hard to find rarities sit alongside more common tracks, all of them linked trough small pieces courtesy of Derrick May, give to this compilation a true album feel, that you want to listen to from start to finish in one go. Beautiful soundscape and darker grooves alternate perfectly. This music comes from (what was at the time, 1987-92) one of the hardest cities in the world, yet I put it on myself to escape unpleasant realities.' Two short but concise reviews on discogs which sum it up really.

1 Long Ago - A Relic
2 Derrick May - Interval 1
3 Rhythim Is Rhythim - Beyond The Dance (Re-Mix)
4 Derrick May - Interval 2
5 BFC - Evolution
6 Derrick May - Interval 3
7 Long Long Ago - Another Relic
8 Derrick May - Interval 4
9 Model 500 - Info World
10 Rhythim Is Rhythim - Strings Of Life (Unreleased Mix)
11 Derrick May - Interval 5
12 Mayday - Wiggan (Re-mix)
13 Psyche - Intro Crackdown (Re-mix Part 1)
14 Psyche - Intro Crackdown (Re-mix Part 2)
15 Psyche - Intro Crackdown (Re-mix Part 3)
16 Psyche - Crackdown (Re-mix)
17 Derrick May - Interval 6
18 Mayday - MS6
19 Derrick May - Interval 7
20 Rhythim Is Rhythim - The Dance
21 Derrick May - Interval 8
22 Suburban Knight - The Art Of Stalking
23 Derrick May - Interval 9
24 Longer Than Long Ago - A Relic
25 Derrick May - Interval 10
26 Rhythim Is Rhythim - Drama
27 Suburban Knight - The Groove

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