Darkman* ‎– True Stories

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Proper N.Y.C. ‎– PROPS 032
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Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM
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Tracklist

A1 Untitled
A2 Untitled
B1 Untitled
B2 Untitled

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Recorded at 4th Floor Brooklyn.
Manufactured in England.
Distributed by Prime.

Dedicated to Buddy Rich.

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  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings Side A): MPO PROPS 032 A1 THE EXCHANGE - NILZ.
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings Side B): MPO PROPS 032 B1 THE EXCHANGE - NILZ.

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
PROPS032 Darkman* True Stories(12", Promo, W/Lbl) Proper N.Y.C. PROPS032 US 1999 Sell This Version

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maroko

maroko

November 20, 2010

Nothing out of the ordinary or extravagant here. Another Proper NYC four tracker courtesy of Steve Stoll. Funky loopy minimal techno which, in my humble opinion, makes little to no sense if not looked at within a context of a DJ set, even to the more dedicated Stoll fans.
While there is enough groove in each of the four tracks to validate their inclusion in a mix session, the overall product is dry as cotton under the sun, if I may, and lacks real effort which could have given these tracks a more precise focus and a rather distinct sound, which is something “True stories” heavily lacks. Not only that, but the intensity level is not on a satisfactory level, at least not to me.
That said, the B2 track is the real winner here, with its echoing percussion which sounds so far out when played loud on a proper club sound system, especially if you turn the already thumping bass up. Not hard or challenging for the average mind, but it will enable you to witness techno heads across the floor nod their heads in enjoyment.
Oh yeah, before the A1 track there is a short interview extract courtesy of an unknown (at the moment at least) person which goes: “…my feelings about where the music is and where it should go. I’m not a futurist, I don’t – I don’t try to play music that I think is going to be here twenty years from now…”
Overall this is a solid 12” with four usefully tools which will come in handy, when you need them but don’t expect trainspotters dropping props ‘cause they’ve recognized an obscure gem, likewise, don’t expect the crowd to go ape shit either. Personally, I’d never give this record half the attention I do, let alone spins, was it not for the B2 track.