State 808* ‎– Newbuild

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Sync/Swim 6:14
Flow Coma 5:57
Dr. Lowfruit (4 A.M. Mix) 7:27
Headhunters 4:55
Narcossa 5:17
E Talk 3:55
Compulsion 5:20

Versions (5)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
STATE 002 State 808* Newbuild(LP, Album) Creed Records STATE 002 UK 1988 Sell This Version
STATE 002 State 808* Newbuild(LP, Album, Promo, W/Lbl) Creed Records STATE 002 UK 1988 Sell This Version
CAT 080 LP 808 State Newbuild(3x12", Album, RE) Rephlex CAT 080 LP UK 1999 Sell This Version
CAT 080 CD 808 State Newbuild(CD, Album, RE) Rephlex CAT 080 CD UK 1999 Sell This Version
CAT 080 CD 808 State Newbuild(CD, Album, RE) Rephlex CAT 080 CD UK Unknown Sell This Version

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DJ_Dusty

DJ_Dusty

September 20, 2019
referencing Newbuild, LP, Album, STATE 002
Still one of my favourite acid house/ techno records even after 30 years
matt2011

matt2011

August 14, 2019
edited 6 months ago
referencing Newbuild, LP, Album, STATE 002
This is one of those albums that seems to be criminally underrated through the years. I heard this in 1988, 16 years old, and my life changed forever. This was the most alien music I'd ever heard, and it still holds up today. I would easily put this in the top 20 greatest electronic albums ever produced, and that is not an overreaction -- this record is just that good.
ICALLEDU_909

ICALLEDU_909

June 23, 2018
referencing Newbuild, LP, Album, STATE 002
Excellent we thought out piece of music ! The Best ! Martin price is a genius in music !
schtel

schtel

April 11, 2018
referencing Newbuild, LP, Album, STATE 002

30 years old! Playing it today for the umpteenth time.
djdstone

djdstone

October 14, 2015
referencing Newbuild, LP, Album, STATE 002

A masterpiece - pure and simple. Still sounds fresh today and you can't say that about many albums from this era. Everything was downhill from here.
exranza

exranza

June 8, 2015
referencing Newbuild, LP, Album, STATE 002
Narcossa is the highlight. The groove on this track is insane.

UK Acid peaked at its creation!
robcypher

robcypher

September 16, 2012
referencing Newbuild, LP, Album, STATE 002

Compulsion is the best track on this LP, IMO.
acidica

acidica

August 14, 2012
edited over 7 years ago
referencing Newbuild, LP, Album, STATE 002
Surely One of the greatest acid lp`s to ever be produced
Barry_Crumbcheeks

Barry_Crumbcheeks

October 8, 2010
referencing Newbuild, CD, Album, RE, CAT 080 CD

Utter masterpiece of brain frying acid snap clang and squelch. Rhythms programmed with less thought for jack and his house than emulation of the snapping on and off of neural connections as burbles, growls, clonks and echoing voices scour your brain folds clean. What it amounts to in my mind is a late 80s equivalent of the rawest 60s psych, the same frazzled immediacy and lysergic urgence and emergence, messy and liberated/liberating. A high water mark for 808 state and for acid, i think, as all these ideas pour out at this same time from the collective unconscious. A similar blend of rawness and acid dissarray versus primal rhythm to, say, Interstellar Overdrive, only in this the spaces are the cavernous and dark warehouses of the mind and midwinter northern england, echoing with disorientated voices, dripping water, shorting electrics and machines threshing out sequences of fourth dimensional chatter and chants to each other. There's not often you'll find 'acid' quite as unique minded as this. Still just as effective and weird 22 years on. Also check Prebuild for some foundations, diversions, and the electronic meltdown that is thermokings. Benchmark album.
scherben

scherben

December 18, 2009
edited over 9 years ago
referencing Newbuild, LP, Album, Promo, W/Lbl, STATE 002

808's best work by a mile, with the A side alone worth the price of admission. Hot squelchy aciiiiid programmed expertly by Gerald and lots of madness programmed by the listening brain.