Dave Clarke ‎– Archive One

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Tracklist

Rhapsody In Red 3:29
Protective Custody 4:51
No-One's Driving 4:23
The Woki 5:39
Southside 4:33
Wisdom To The Wise 6:06
Tale Of Two Cities 4:34
The Storm 6:56
Miles Away 4:14
Thunder 5:14
Splendour 5:33

Versions (7)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
74321 32067 2 Dave Clarke Archive One(CD, Album, Dig) Deconstruction 74321 32067 2 UK 1996 Sell This Version
none Dave Clarke Archive One(CDr, Album, Promo) Deconstruction none UK 1995 Sell This Version
74321 32067 1 Dave Clarke Archive One(2xLP, Album) Deconstruction, Bush 74321 32067 1 UK 1996 Sell This Version
74321 3611 02 Dave Clarke Archive One(CD, Album) Deconstruction 74321 3611 02 UK 1996 Sell This Version
74321 3611 02 Dave Clarke Archive One(CD, Album) Deconstruction, RCA 74321 3611 02 Canada 1996 Sell This Version
ARC 01 Dave Clarke Archive One(CD, Album, Promo) Deconstruction ARC 01 UK 1996 Sell This Version
74321 32067 4 Dave Clarke Archive One(Cass, Album) Deconstruction 74321 32067 4 UK 1996 Sell This Version

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hyperreal

hyperreal

July 7, 2010
referencing Archive One, 2xLP, Album, 74321 32067 1
Outer and inner sleeves are all very red with just a bit of tiny black font - presumably to not detract from the whole redness thing. I was thinking the tracks also come across in a similar way. The Red series singles are of course the major feature and demonstrate that this really is what Dave Clarke does best. Some of the other tracks are of interest and actually not at all bad. Southside for instance is an excellent track. Ultimately this was always going to be a good album and is now probably considered a classic example of the 90s UK club techno scene.
patientot

patientot

April 2, 2010
referencing Archive One, CD, Album, Dig, 74321 32067 2

These days, Clarke is more known as a DJ than for making banging techno tracks, which is a shame. Ditched his decks and vinyl a few years back too. At one time he was a solid producer, and his best tracks stand up to anything out there. This CD is a compilation of some 12" tracks from his "Red Series" along with some other stuff, all sequenced into an album for home listening. I don't think ultra dull looped banger tracks had completely taken over techno, so what you get here reflects more of a Detroit influence. Specifically, Robert Hood and Jeff Mills, but Clarke has some ideas and personality of his own to add to the mix. He tries a few different things here and not everything works 100%. The opening track is a faux-orchestral, beatless synth piece and a couple tracks with some hip hop influences (and even vocals) pop up too. Personally, I think Clarke is at his best when he sticks to making fairly straightforward techno tracks that have peaks with heavy kick drums and gradual build-ups (I don't mean like trance though!). Protective Custody, Wisdom to the Wise, and The Storm are particular standouts to me. Miles Away takes a more melodic, less intense path and works pretty well too. Even if this isn't a perfect album, I'd still highly recommend it if you want to hear some of the best techno from the 1990s.
drexcia2

drexcia2

October 16, 2009
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Archive One, CD, Album, 74321 3611 02
This is Dave Clarkes finest production "Archive One" collects various singles on different Ep's most notably the legendary "Red Series". What's ironic is dave clarke is anti drugs yet he has produced some of the most tripped out Techno of all time apparently the Red Series was inspired by "Tronik House" aka Kevin Saunderson who also released some brilliant Hardcore Techno tracks on his KMS label stand out tracks would be "Wisdom To The Wise". Which is Dave Clarkes Masterpiece hypnotic to the core a seminal track along with Storm full on Techno with some wicked riffs and the vocals if you listen carefully illustrate his anti drugs stance. . All in all a brilliant Techno album. It has more in common with European Techno and Underground Resistance than Detroit Techno which is more subtle. Enjoy this definitive release.
idem77

idem77

October 18, 2005
edited over 10 years ago
referencing Archive One, CD, Album, Dig, 74321 32067 2

Archive One is an album every techno lover should have or at least should have listened to. It contains most tracks of the 'Red' series that were released on vinyl. Archive One contains tracks which strech the boundaries of techno: 'storm' and 'thunder' are two leaning on hardcore techno tracks, whereas 'rhapsody in red' is a kind of electronic 'classical' track. 'no one's driving' and 'the woki' are featuring f*$&ed up breaks. Other tracks are mostly good and relaxing techno tracks. Brilliant must have cd.
sonorex

sonorex

April 2, 2004
referencing Archive One, CD, Album, 74321 3611 02
Gave this one a few listen"s" recently and I need to say there's so much of Clarkes ROCK attitude I can't stand it. Classic electronic dance music in all its facets an no need to blame this guy though he's a real arrogant DJ.

Give crops and check your big booooooty!
Jooles

Jooles

November 29, 2003
referencing Archive One, CD, Album, Dig, 74321 32067 2

Trivia: my copy came in a cardboard gatefold sleeve, with a "tearaway" strip to open it. Once you'd torn away the strip, the words: "Archive accessed" were revealed. (No way to get at the CD without tearing the strip!)
EDJ303

EDJ303

September 23, 2003
referencing Archive One, 2xLP, Album, 74321 32067 1

The hardest, most intense Detroit techno being produced outside of the Motor City appears on Archive One, Clarke's first album for Deconstruction and a compilation of sorts from previous singles. Though the downtempo first track and hip-hop flavor of the third start things off on what many of Clarke's fans would consider the wrong foot, the album stomps from the fourth track on — and the inclusion of the A-sides of all three "Red" singles provides the best introduction to Clarke's crucial acid-techno fusion.
mcompton69

mcompton69

August 5, 2002
referencing Archive One, 2xLP, Album, 74321 32067 1
A few classic, timeless tracks. The 12" version is now very collectable.