Galaxy 2 Galaxy ‎– Galaxy 2 Galaxy

Label:
Underground Resistance ‎– UR 025
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2 × Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, 45 RPM
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The Dream
A1 Hi-Tech Jazz (The Science) 8:08
A2 Hi-Tech Jazz (The Elements) 4:16
The Journey
B1 Journey Of The Dragons
Programmed By [Additional] – Juan Atkins
6:24
B2 Star Sailing 6:26
The Search
C1 Astral Apache (Star Stories) 5:46
C2 Deep Space 9 (A Brother Runs This Ship)
Mixed By – The Martian
6:38
The Last Transmission
D1 Rhythm Of Infinity 5:55
D2 Metamorphosis (The Creation Of I.S.F. Unit ZC-121861 Stardate: 05 30 93) 3:42

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Credits

  • Producer, Other [Conceived By]Mad Mike*

Notes

Galaxy 2 Galaxy was conceived & produced by Mad Mike, Mad Mike Music (BMI).

B1 "Journey Of The Dragons" is dedicated to the memory of Chris Hani, Bruce Lee, Brandon Lee & Yoshihiro Hattori. May your journey through the stars be peaceful.

D2 "Metamorphosis" uses a number of short and very faint samples of previous UR records (lead synths of "Sonic Destroyer", a pitched down "Sometimes I Feel Like" from the "Nation 2 Nation" EP, the beginning of "Live In Utrecht" from the "Revolution For Change" LP...)

Side D plays at 45rpm.

Translucent vinyl copies exist.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings A): UR 025-A The Dream (NSC)
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings B): UR 025-B The Journey (NSC)
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings C): UR 025-C The Search (NSC)
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings D): UR 025-D ALPHA/OMEGA FINAL TRANSMISSION : I FOUND IT, THERE IS EXISTANCE OTHER THAN US, I HAVE TRANSFORMED. THE TONES ARE THE KEYS TO IT ALL! I'LL BE BACK. Mad Mike (NSC)
  • Rights Society: BMI

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vmvmv

vmvmv

January 17, 2016
<3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
FabianKempe

FabianKempe

January 17, 2015

the best of the best
MrZyc

MrZyc

September 25, 2014

sit down and listen to it.
fabulous.
gmos

gmos

September 13, 2012

Journey Of The Dragons is an amazing track, still sounds great today almost 20 years after it was released. If you like this track I'd recommend checking out Computer Incantations For World Peace by Jean-Luc Ponty released in 1983, pretty similar but without the electro-techno beats.
dj.xray

dj.xray

September 3, 2012
i agree with ajams..rhythm of infinity is probably the best bit of music ever written..outstanding!!.
moogacid

moogacid

April 10, 2012
'Deep Space 9' for me, please...all day long : )
oldskoolpro

oldskoolpro

February 5, 2010
Maaan, they WERE the days (sigh)...what happened?
ajams

ajams

October 13, 2009
Since this doesn't seem to have been mentioned or noticed, I'm pretty certain side D ('Rhythm Of Infinity'/'Metamorphosis') is supposed to play at 45 RPM, unlike the rest if the EP which is pressed at 33.

'Rhythm Of Infinity' then goes from being a 90 BPM 4/4 plodder with pitched-down drums to a typical UR 130bpm space-techno monster - probably my favourite track on the EP alongside 'Journey of the Dragon'. Similarly the samples on 'Metamorphosis' (Rob Hood's live intro to 'The Punisher' etc) play at the correct pitch when on 45.
Moer

Moer

January 29, 2007
edited over 9 years ago

With this legendary Galaxy 2 Galaxy release Underground Resistance truly deserves loads of respect. In my eyes this release is groundbreaking and sets a new standard for the possibilities of electronic music. The great warm basslines and the elements of soul, funk and jazz are unparallelled in this genre of house/techno. Underground Resistance always has been an innovating label and group of artists. This record has to be at the top of my list of alltime favorites out of the Underground Resistance catalogue.

Hi-Tech Jazz is the only track, I think, which also came out on vinyl in a later stadium, including a live version. I already owned that record. But it is great to own the original version. The B side is the side which I like the best. Journey of the Dragons maybe is the most well known track on this record. The immense depth is just amazing, it goes on and on and on. But I have to say, my favorite track has to be B2 Star Sailing. This is just what Detroit is all about. the great funky rhythms swing like hell! Just original innovative stuff for the ages.
The C side kicks of with Astral Apache, another great track it makes me think of The Martian. Just like C2 actually, but that one is indeed mixed by The Martian (Mike Banks?!). I like the Deep Space 9 track, it takes you right into the deep space with the paranoid technosounds but at the same same it still contains funk in the drum rhythms. Techno the way I like to hear it. That's why I'm also a big fan of The Martian/Red Planet. On the D side you also can find a great deep downtempo techno track by the name of Rhythm of Infinity. Indeed a perfect fitting tracktitle to the music. How do they do it? It is a track for open minded technoheads. It will take you to a new dimension in techno music. These two legendary pieces of vinyl close down with Metamorphosis. A haunting braincracking track. Some early releases of Underground Resistance can be heard in the background at times, Sonic Destroyer and The Punisher for example. At some point there is avocal saying "Are you down with the underground" I'm not sure where that one comes from though.

This record is worth tracking down at all costs. You won't be dissapointed, that's one thing I can guarantee!
ZFROMDIJON

ZFROMDIJON

May 26, 2006
edited over 9 years ago
Now, it's time for resistance.On this EP, Mike Banks recalls memories of Bruce Lee or Geronimo, two warriors who fought their way through existence. Of course repeating that an UR record is a must-have is a bit unnecessary but this EP is particularly important since it includes the track that intiated the techno jazz thing (we're in 1994!): "Hi-Tech Jazz". Though its synthetiser-generated saxophone solo sounds a bit dated, it is still incredibly powerful as it embodies the soul and passion that characterizes Detroit's sound so much. A classic which influenced musicians from the world over.