Dettmann* ‎– Dettmann

Ostgut Ton ‎– OSTGUTLP05
3 × Vinyl, 12", Album


A1 Quasi (Intro)
A2 Argon
A3 Screen
B1 Motive
B2 Drawing
C1 Reticle
C2 Irritant
D Captivate
E1 Silex
E2 Home
F1 Viscous
F2 Taris (Outro)

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Mastered at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin.
Distributed by Kompakt, Cologne.
Retail version is released 26 April 2010.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 880319425011
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout): OSTGUT LP 05 A CGB @ D&M
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout): OSTGUT LP 05 B CGB @ D&M
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout): OSTGUT LP 05 C2 CGB @ D&M
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout (C is crossed over)): OSTGUT LP 05 XC D CGB @ D&M
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout): OSTGUT LP 05 E CGB @ D&M
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout): OSTGUT LP 05 F CGB @ D&M

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
OSTGUTCD12 Dettmann* Dettmann(CD, Album, Promo, Car) Ostgut Ton OSTGUTCD12 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
OSTGUTLP05 Dettmann* Dettmann(3x12", Album, Promo) Ostgut Ton OSTGUTLP05 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
OSTGUTCD12 Dettmann* Dettmann(CD, Album) Ostgut Ton OSTGUTCD12 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
OSTGUTCD12 Marcel Dettmann Dettmann(12xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Ostgut Ton OSTGUTCD12 Germany 2010
OSTGUTCD12 Marcel Dettmann Dettmann(12xFile, FLAC, Album) Ostgut Ton OSTGUTCD12 Germany 2010


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July 19, 2013
edited over 4 years ago
inspector.godot: As someone who at first felt the same way about Dettmann's debut self-titled album and thinks that Ostgut generally falls under this category these days, I find this a very strong release, particularly if you curate it into an EP of Reticle, Captivate, Silex and Viscous. These are the only tracks I play from the album and each has a unique character and occasion. My favourite is undoubtedly Reticle; so deep and dubby while still having a pitch perfect beat. Captivate was the only track I really dug at first, which is interesting as I no longer derive the same pleasure from it, though this early enjoyment definitely stemmed from its accessibility. The going gets even murkier with Silex and Viscous. I wasn't a fan until I heard them in a mix or two (which is the same way I discovered how great Reticle is), but then I realized Dettmann's sheer brilliance in crafting this legitimate techno album out of tracks that have no business featuring on anything other than a monster EP. Fantastic stuff. Make sure to slow Reticle down a few % for maximum enjoyment!

P.s. If you're going to bring up MDR nothing tops MDR 04. Lattice and Shatter Proof are timeless, not to mention his role in publishing Nodge's masterpieces. I think it's important to keep in mind that these tracks are first and foremost DJ tools made to keep the party going at just the right intensity. Anything beyond that—i.e. could a Dettmann album really be an album in its truest sense—is just a bonus if you ask me.


April 7, 2013
edited over 5 years ago

I really can't hear what other people like about this. I enjoyed MDR 06 for its distorted and wonky touch or "Plain" for its funkiness, but this here is just generic, uninspired, flat "standard techno". At least some tracks try to be something special, like "Argon" or "Home", but just don't work out; one reminds of Jeff Mills but not of his drive and energy ("Captivate"); others sound nice in the first place but don't develop at all and get boring after two minutes ("Drawing", "Viscous"). Most of them however do not even try, being just forgettable. The most interesting track maybe is "Irritant", but also this one's not really a great tune. All of this seems somehow typical for a certain kind of style popular in Berlin over the last years - making no one jump, no one freak out, no one even dream away, just monotonously going on and on, boring the hell out of everyone. I'm sorry to say it: All fillers, no killers.


July 22, 2010
edited over 7 years ago
Massive, brooding techno for those in the "know" and club-goers alike. My vote for one of the best that year, Berlin's finest at top of the hour, and right on time.


July 12, 2010
edited over 7 years ago

Deep, Dark & Dirty Techno. Berlin native Marcel Dettmann delivers BIG with his first full length on Ostgut Ton. There's usually a stinker or two on a full length, but not here. Everything is thoughtful and well produced. Definitely a keeper. Don't sleep on this!