Brother's Yard ‎– Reaction

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1 Reaction Intro 1:31
2 Brother Ex Machina 7:15
3 Mashkare 5:52
4 Bra Vinci 6:22
5 Lignyum 6:27
6 Reaction 8:50
7 Ineritable Madness 7:49
8 Nevera 7:46
9 Motorika 6:39
10 Firecracker 7:18
11 (Hidden Track) 10:12



Written & produced at Unreal Studio.
Track 11 is a part of Track 10 on CD.

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PVLP01 Brother's Yard Reaction(2xLP, Album, Gat) PV PVLP01 Germany 1999 Sell This Version


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July 6, 2010

When Petar Dundov developed the Brother's Yard project and concept in the mid nineties, few could have hoped that he'd eventually come around to recording an album of such magnitude as "Reaction". After numerous releases in the acid trance vein under the Unreal and Parallax guises, and classic tunes such as After Hours, Arctic Wind and Zagreb's all time anthem Under City Rave, it was a new challenge to approach techno music from a fresh angle, deconstruct it down to its core elements, and then rebuild it back up in an innovative manner.
After a few 12" released on Absense and PV, in 1999 he dropped what has by this day and age become a proto minimal techno album, in the insider circles.
His sound is very minimal, yet the layering is complex, the structure of the tracks revolves around true to form techno formulas, with not too many passages cohabiting at the same time. The production is dense though, and the production is very crisp. The beats are packed with repercussions, numerous whirring effects rejoinder throughout, and the arrangement gives the music a lot of space to breathe.
Unlike plenty other albums from the era, "Reaction" is not a patched compact disc of previously released vinyl tracks and a few new contributions. It flows like a compact body of work as well, starting out more on the minimal and droning tip, gaining in pace and intensity with the title track and reaching its full potential and power with Ineritable Madness, Nevera and Motorika. The first part of the album really shines with Mashkare, with its echoing and lurking steady synth sequence, and Lignyum, with those piercing hooks breaking out and above the rolling drums and a synth which is on the same wavelength throughout.
The second part of the album impresses with Ineritable Madness, a particularly well executed track characterized by loud and nonmusical metallic sounds and whispers, which all come together in a very coherent manner, making it a lively, three dimensional dance floor stomper. The other two tunes are the hardest pieces on the album, with nervous and shuffled synth stabs, industrial sequences and ferocious drive. Not as monotonous and acute, as say, the dance floor material courtesy of some british producers, Dundov's work is more accessible and dynamic.
Overall this was, and still is a great album. As the previous review stated, "Reaction" isn't really a piece of work which was on a mission to reinvent techno music and detach it from its essence. However, it is clearly work of a producer who knows how to unsheathe the finest elements of the genre, and add his own twist to it. Without a doubt, a decade ago this was amongst the finest minimal techno albums on the market. My opinion is that not much has changed since then. And to prove that this wasn't a coincidence, Petar has since released countless memorable EPs. Those who liked the harder german techno from the same era, some of Steve Stoll's abrupt, more stripped and penetrative club cuts and even Marco Carola's One Thousand Records work should own this. If one thing can be said about this album, then it's the well earned status as a classic of pure, clear cut, mechanical and energetic body of music transmitting an affluence of power and motion. Those who missed it the first time around, and want something that will restore techno back in techno, don't sleep on this gem any longer


April 26, 2004
edited over 4 years ago
Petar Dundov's best work yet. "Reaction" is a top package of dry, linear, condensed techno with industrial overtones and a somewhat dark atmosphere throughout. The last 3 tunes are exceptionally good, "Nevera" with its reverberated stabs and irresistible drive being particularly impressive. A pure, fierce techno record which stays within the boundaries, but very successfully so.