DJ Teebee* ‎– Blacksciencelabs

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Tracklist

1 Spaceage 7:47
2 Stolen Documents 6:12
3 Lifepod 6:38
4 Bioform 6:35
5 Fingerprints 5:49
6 Unknown Approach 7:18
7 Redwind 5:55
8 The Claw 6:36
9 Gravity Distortion 6:56
10 The Gateway 6:40
11 Future War 5:14

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Made in England.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5033826121425
  • Barcode (Text): 5 033826 121425
  • Matrix / Runout: 04195 CERT18CD007 SPE 2:1:1
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L041
  • Mould SID Code: ifpi 8Y04
  • Label Code: LC 02592

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cert18lp007 DJ Teebee* Blacksciencelabs(3x12", Album) Certificate 18 cert18lp007 UK 2000 Sell This Version
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CERT18LP007 DJ Teebee* Black Science Labs(12", Promo) Certificate 18 CERT18LP007 UK 2000 Sell This Version
CERT18LP007 DJ Teebee* Blacksciencelabs(3x12", Album, W/Lbl) Certificate 18 CERT18LP007 UK 2000 Sell This Version

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EvilRoger

EvilRoger

July 13, 2015

Personal fav is Lifepod. Agressive and at the same time calm. Perfect space mood.
spl3nd1d

spl3nd1d

May 25, 2012

AFAIK same applies to "Future War". "Gravity Distortion" samples a Bob Lazar interview about Area 51. As we all know, Teebee really appreciates science fiction and future stuff.

And yes, this long play is fucking outstanding. My highlights would be Future War, Claw and Bioform (reminds me of Droids from 98 on Audio Couture - also wicked), but there is simply no need for highlights. The whole album is decent, exceptionally deep, and dark, delivering one of the most aggressive drum patterns I have ever heard. One could class Blacksciencelabs as neurofunk or techstep, although it is way more atmospheric than the average output of these subgenres.

Teebee is still a great producer who is back in business now (along with Calyx), he has made like five albums, put Subtitles on the centre of the neurofunk map (with close to 100 releases!), but this is definitely his zenith. Buy it, if you can.
inkubate

inkubate

July 15, 2011
All vocal samples on "the gateway" are from the 1997 movie Event Horizon. This movie is a sci-fi / horror movie and the teebee track captures its dark, futuristic atmosphere perfectly.
systray27

systray27

April 15, 2006
edited over 11 years ago
This album is without a doubt one of the best dnb-lp's EVER! The dark and futuristic atmosphere which is shown by mad synths, dark pads, clean breaks and sci-fi movie-quotes gives you the feeling that the world is already a battlefield between humans & robots. The production is absolutely outstanding, can't think of many people who kept their style that individual...just listen to gravity distortion, sick breaks with hard edits interfusing with guitar-like samples!whoa!

stevekeiretsu

stevekeiretsu

July 8, 2004
edited over 13 years ago

blacksciencelabs in two words: absolute masterpiece.

its that sadly rare thing in drumnbass: a true album with a coherent vision and vibe throughout, that demands to be listened to in its entirety, and never tires with repeat listening. from the opening seconds of "spaceage" teebee establishes an atmosphere that is exactly that - space age. clinical, clean, starkly futuristic, technoid, twisted, spacious, claustrophobic... in teebee's hands, the common science-fiction obsession of dnb is no cheesy affectation. The album carries a deep, dark vibe with genuine emotional power, truly immersing you in his dystopian future.

And it is thanks to teebee's skill. a brilliantly subtle album, the musicality and memorability of the sparsely arranged tracks grows on you over time. but the production stands out from the first listen and never ceases to amaze. I'd argue that teebee is one of the finest engineers/technicians in drumnbass and this album is stunning proof. As a producer, the clinical precision of the drum sounds, the tight beat programming, sculpted bass events, and perfect mixdowns just make me weep!

Some argue this record is photek warmed up. I have huge respect for photek, and can easily recognise teebee's undoubted debt of influence to photek. But I think this is a ridiculous claim- teebee takes elements of photek's style, but takes them further, executes it clinically, drenches it with his own powerful sense of mood, and comes out with a classic which I think he deserves full credit for.