The Detroit Escalator Co.* ‎– (Excerpts)

Peacefrog Records ‎– PF099CD
CD, Compilation


1 Gratiot 4:17
2 Abstract Forward Motion (As A Mission) 3:41
3 The Inverted Man (Falling) 3:48
4 Force 8:55
5 Faith (As Rain) 4:25
6 Shifting Gears 8:03
7 Fate (As A Chasm) 5:40
8 Psalm 7:22
9 Orange 5:31

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© 2000 Peacefrog Records.
℗ 2000 The Detroit Escalator Co.

Tracks 1 to 4 previously released on the Soundtrack [313] album.
Tracks 5 to 8 previously released on The Braille EP.
Track 9 (Orange) previously unreleased.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 018615 939627
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5018615939627
  • Matrix / Runout: IMPRESS PF099CD 01 6
  • Other (Etched in the inner ring): MADE IN THE UK BY UNIVERSAL M&L
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI L136
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 04B3
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI L041

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February 20, 2007
edited over 11 years ago

Lovely. Detroit Escalator Company is one of the few acts that actually sounds like the description "ambient techno" suggests. Soulful Detroit percussion and strings, but beautifully laid-back and spacey.

Abstract Forward Motion (As a Mission) is the stand-out track for me. Raises the hairs on the back of my neck every time.


April 16, 2004

Thank goodness for <I>Excerpts</I>, because trying to track down the various 12”s on which these tracks originally appeared would be a daunting and expensive process. Instead, Peacefrog has thoughtfully compiled them for us. The first three tracks are from the <I>Soundtrack (313)</I> album on Ferox, but the remainder are from records off of Neil Ollivierra’s own short-lived label, Detroit Escalator Records. And not to have these tracks in our lives would be a terrible thing. Even though the tracks are older, their timelessness makes them still seem current. “Force,” for instance, has a glowing quality about it, while “Shifting Gears” has a percussive backbone that makes it stand out among Neil’s other work. Even though these tracks are longer than the output on <I>Black Buildings</I>, they manage to stay interesting (even if they’re not as dense).