Alec Empire ‎– Bass Terror EP

Label:
Force Inc. Music Works ‎– FIM 048
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Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, EP
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Tracklist

A1 Bass Terror 4:47
A2 Just Make It Fast! 4:22
B1 Public Enemy N°.1 5:03
B2 Fuck You Up! 4:46
B3 Gun Fire 4:28

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Warning! Alec Empire is a member of ATR! This record was recorded at Empire Studios, Berlin, 1967. Produced and programmed for Force Inc. Music Works. Big shouts to Hanin, Carl, Sonic Subjunkies, the Bass Terror posse, Space Cube, Exit 100, all friends in Cologne,…

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  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • Label Code: LC 6001
  • Matrix / Runout (Hand-etched, Side A): JA A PR-E FIM 048 Aı
  • Matrix / Runout (Hand-etched, Side B): B PR-E FIM 048 Bı

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Christopher_Jion

Christopher_Jion

May 17, 2007
edited over 10 years ago

I can't say enough good things about this record!
This is absolutely essential! In my mind, Bass Terror EP is probably the best breakcore/hard ragga jungle 12" ever made. It really set the tone for the era and what would happen later with DHR, Ambush Records, etc. and just breakcore overall.
I still don't think anyone has topped, or ever will top this.

There's nothing about this record that doesn't feel right to me.
Amazing sub-bass lines, great acid synths, and the best chopped & compressed breaks around.

The beats on each track are made from much of the same sources I'm pretty sure, so it flows perfectly from beginning to end. Fast, chopped up, compressed amens.

Also, years later in ATR's "We've Got The Fucking Power" on Sick To Death EP, Alec used the same sub-bass line he used here in "Fuck You Up".