The Detroit Escalator Company ‎– Shifting Gears

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Tracklist

A Shifting Gears
B1 Abstract Forward Motion (As A Mission)
B2 Force

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"From the forthcoming album Soundtrack (313)"
Pressed by "The Archer"
Etched into the runout grooves of side-B: "Hi Maw!"

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tharobster

tharobster

May 26, 2011
i bought one in 3beat records . amazing track . they only had one . abstract forward motion - file next to sueno latino , Manuel Gottering E2/E4 tune etc . perfect chillout
AEK

AEK

February 19, 2008

The Shifting Gears 12" was originally intended to test the water prior to the release of 'Soundtrack [313]' and was never officially released; making it even rarer than the already scarce album on Ferox. When asked about its limitation, Neil replied with the following:

"Ah, the blue one... The blue one represents the first introduction of The Detroit Escalator Co. I did that one myself, as I'd begun with the interest of starting the moniker as a record label. Very few of those were pressed up, maybe 150, maybe less, and as I recall they were never for sale. I think that I sent a few to some journalist friends and professional associates to gather their thoughts about my endeavor, and the rest I think I gave to Mike, the owner of a Detroit record shop called Record Time. I think that he sold them in the shop and through mail order..."

All three tracks feature on 'Soundtrack [313]' so you'd be forgiven for ignoring this elusive release. For me though, this is a real piece of techno/ambient history and a real collectors item.