Circuit Breaker ‎– Experiments In Sound

Probe Records ‎– PRO-2
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, 45 RPM


Dis Side
A Overkill (F.U. +8) 7:10
Dat Side
B1 Frenz-E 4:56
B2 Open Your Mind 7:02

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  • Producer [Uncredited], Written-By [Uncredited]Richie Hawtin


Tracks A and B2 play inside-out.
Side A plays at 45 RPM, Side B at 33 ⅓ RPM.

"Open Your Mind" sample taken from the 1990 movie "Total Recall".

Track times do not appear on the release.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): PRO-2 DIS SIDE
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): PRO-2 DAT SIDE INFRO (313)555-1212 Wut Ever Haqqened 2 The Too Babes MAN!? NSC

Other Versions (2 of 2) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
PRO2 Circuit Breaker Overkill(2xFile, MP3, RE, 320) Probe Records PRO2 Canada Unknown
PRO2 Circuit Breaker Experiments In Sound(12", RE) Probe Records PRO2 Canada Unknown Sell This Version


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June 5, 2017
Circuit Breaker, Side A plays at 45 rpm inside out. Overkill is a classic Acid Techno track which was very similar to Hardfloor's Hardtrance Acperience. The record states "When this song ends, so will your needle!" And this is truly what will happen if you leave the record unattended, as there is no locked groove at the end of the record. So the stylus will eventually fall off the end of the record if continued to play after the track has ended. I estimate the time from the end of the track to when the stylus will fall off the record at approximately 40 seconds. Side B plays at 33 rpm B1 plays forward. Frenz-E is a dark laden Acid track with a prominent synth bassline and tough jackin 909 rhythms. B2 plays inside out, Open Your Mind is another classic Acid Techno track with Richie's unmistakable 303 3 note pattern style. A few Open Your Mind samples from the film Total Recall, and layered reverb effects on the 303 towards the end and its soon over. Personally Open Your Mind is the strongest track on the EP, probably because it is less well known than the main track Overkill. It is certainly very imaginative to allow the stylus to fall off the record on side A, I wonder how many people have been caught out by that. I guess they will always remember playing the record for the first time, and ending with a very loud clatter when the stylus fell off the record.


March 14, 2014
Hawtin's best dancefloor work.


July 19, 2011
simply a beast of an acid chewn

December 16, 2004
edited over 14 years ago

This Record has 3 independent Tracks like mentioned above.

On "Overkill" Side was printed "when this song ends so will your needle", and it was true, on the end of the song the system jumps off the record... !!

This was the most impressive thing in my life since "the rings of saturn" from UR. A Record with truly 5! independent tracks (not 2 like normal records, one on the one side, one on the other)