Concept 1 ‎– Concept 1 - 96:VR

Concept 1 ‎– 96:VR
2 × Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Limited Edition


A 96:01/02:00
B 96:02/04:00
C 96:11/21:00
D 96:12/24:00

Companies, etc.



Remixes by Thomas Brinkmann of the Concept series. These are not regular remixes but rather re-recordings of the original records using Brinkmann's dual-tone arm turntable.
Limited to 2000 copies worldwide.

Came with an info sheet stating the following:
Before the compiled CD release of Concept I 96:CD in February 1998, Thomas Brinkmann (Cologne, Germany) visited Windsor to play Hawtin some of his "Variations" of Concept I. The results unfolded a new structure from the original material; exposing a new side of Hawtin's compositions.

Using the original Concept I records on his two-arm turntable, Thomas found unheard dynamics within these recordings. "The interventions with the actual vinyl are few : I slowed down the speed of the record and used the left pickup (arm) for the left channel, and the right pickup (arm) for the right channel, revealing a melodic displacement between the channels."

Re-thinking the depth of sound, Thomas said, "I don't believe in creativity, but in sensibility. We have to invent the things to make them visible or audible, even though they had been there before, only invisible and inaudible." Through his unique angle of attention, Thomas has allowed us to hear what he hears, something that was there but unheard until now. Summing up his technique, Thomas mentions, "With a little intervention and displacement of elements, the Concepts are sounding different. The same information they had before, but two times present. Like the idea of cloning and twins : still Richie's DNA with a little mutation. A different groove."

In the spirit of M_nus, Thomas has used an untraditional technique based on theories of alternative listening and experimentation to produce an image of difference. A scientific yet natural way of revealing the complexity of what was originally deemed minimal.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): Concept 1 : VR/96:01/02:00 P @ D+M
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): Concept 1 : VR/96:02/04:00 P @ D+M
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C): Concept 1 : VR/96:11/21:00 P @ D+M
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D): Concept 1 : VR/96:12/24:00 P @ D+M

Other Versions (2 of 2) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
96:VR Concept 1 Concept 1 - 96:VR(2x12", W/Lbl) Concept 1 96:VR Canada 1998 Sell This Version
CONCEPT 1VR Concept 1 Concept 1 - 96:VR(CD, Album) M_nus CONCEPT 1VR Canada 1998 Sell This Version