The Vision ‎– Spectral Nomad

Metroplex ‎– M-025
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM


A1 Spectral Nomad 4:16
A2 Explain The Style 6:14
B1 Detroit: One Circle 7:01
B2 Modern And Ancient 2:55

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℗ Detox (BMI)
Dist. by Submerge

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  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A): METROPLEX 025-A NSC
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B): METROPLEX 025-B NSC
  • Rights Society: BMI

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December 7, 2015
Really need a repress...


June 11, 2015
whoa! when did this one become so expensive!!


April 27, 2015
edited 9 months ago
anyone selling this for like 30?


February 13, 2015

One of the first techno records I bought. So glad I still have it! This is what it's all about.


November 13, 2014

Pretty obvious a repress is needed...carn Metroplex.


October 2, 2014
A repress for this record would be a shame. True Detroit gem, worth every cent.


December 7, 2007

Ten years ago, just like today, the 'm' word often had little to do with the concept attached to it. Sure, there are a few tracks here which are pretty stripped-down, but they seem more 'economical' and 'disciplined' than anything else. Still, Hood is amongst those for whom this lack of the 'M' Factor matters not one dot. The elements, the sequencing, the mixing all display that subtlety and intelligence for which he's become well-known. I believe these particular tracks are also amongst the first on which he deploys his signature 'vague-shapes-of-bass' (possibly created by live-tuning a kick drum over a one-bar sequence?) The title track stands-out from the other excellent pieces here for me, by a short-finger. It's the staccato, seemingly random pad pattern which miraculously assembles itself into a coherent gestalt in your mind, that's going to lure you, if you don't know this EP. Half-way through, the track opens-up like a metallic butterfly in a robotic cacaphony of extra drums. Yet somehow it seems eerily to remain glued together, as if it's on an assembly-line with dozens of robots tweaking various parts of it whilst it remains in motion. Like all obscure, rare and seemingly opaque artifacts, once understood, never forgotten.


September 25, 2007
Detroit: One Circle should never have been licensed, because it's too good. Every one I have played this for loves it, even if they are anti-Detroit, they cannot deny the clever cyclical motion of the looped progression,
along the lines of Orbitals, Star Trek/Worf sample "Space, where time becomes a loop", this inverts on itself with a mind melting ease that still to this day has me utterly enchanted, Essential Detroit, Essential Hood, Essential Music for those who know!

Hypogenetic [def: Born under the surface of the Earth: Collins Dictionary] signing out as I dig my way to Detroit through the core of the earth.



March 27, 2003

This 'is' DETROIT TECHNO. If someone asked me to define what detroit techno sounds like, i would hand them this record. I know in my past reviews i seem generous giving out the "10/10" rating, but this one deffinatley deserves it and i think every detroit techno fan would agree!!


March 18, 2002

You can believe me, that is the ultimate piece of the master of minimal techno. A2, B1 (different versions of the same track) are incredible voltage-loaded tunes and and an unspoken slogan for detroit society. Essential.