Aux 88 ‎– Is It Man Or Machine

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
DB4W-022 Aux 88 Is It Man Or Machine(2x12", Album, EP) Direct Beat DB4W-022 US 1996 Sell This Version
DB4W-022 Aux 88 Is It Man Or Machine(2x12", Album, Ltd, Promo, TP) Direct Beat DB4W-022 US 1996 Sell This Version
DBCD-2 Aux 88 Is It Man Or Machine(CD, Album) Direct Beat DBCD-2 US 1996 Sell This Version

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Shaneski75

Shaneski75

March 29, 2018
referencing Is It Man Or Machine, 2x12", Album, EP, DB4W-022

strange my tracking force goes star trek on the Programming track .........
ace_23

ace_23

December 28, 2017
referencing Is It Man Or Machine, CD, Album, DBCD-2
This classic also needs to be repressed on proper CD with whole artwork and texts...
kuma.chan

kuma.chan

January 5, 2017
referencing Is It Man Or Machine, CD, Album, DBCD-2

My CD had a picture cut out from an old porn mag and placed under the tray, I am curious if any other copies are like this.
shapeshifter

shapeshifter

March 17, 2007
edited over 11 years ago
referencing Is It Man Or Machine, 2x12", Album, EP, DB4W-022
The track "My mind goes into programming" has a funny bar structure in that it seems to flip the 1 with the 3 several times along with the changes of the main riff - or one of the riffs was programmed with a terrible lack of feel and groove. Still can't figure this out after 10 years. Well, maybe they were influenced by Vinnie Colaiuta's solo work at the time ;-) This one, "I need to freak" and the title track stand out, the rest (to me) are just fillers and standard Aux 88 "Tour de France" clones.

The CD version has many tracks from other EPs added and sounds crisper, but the vinyl has more presence.
shapeshifter

shapeshifter

March 17, 2007
edited over 11 years ago
referencing Is It Man Or Machine, CD, Album, DBCD-2
The CD version adds many tracks from other EPs to the vinyl album and sounds crisper and cleaner, but the vinyls had more presence and pressure. "Black Planet" here lacks the strange female vocal snippet of the original, which makes it a bit more serious but also more dull. Finally, with several B-side tracks omitted, this CD can not replace a collection of all those vinyls in any way.
rednutz

rednutz

August 29, 2003
referencing Is It Man Or Machine, 2x12", Album, EP, DB4W-022
Devastating Detroit electro from Keith Tucker and Tommy Hamilton featuring the powerful wall shaking bass of 'I Need to Freak', Kraftwerkian powerhouse 'Is It Man Or Machine' and the ode to the process of deriving sound from exotic metal boxes with 'My Mind Goes Into Programming'.