Female ‎– Female

Downwards ‎– DNCD10
CD, Album, Compilation, Mono


1 Divison 5:26
2 In-Tangier 3:58
3 In-Istanbul 5:27
4 In-Tbilisi 4:15
5 In-Valencia 5:21
6 Seconds Of Joy 4:55
7 Youth 6:31
8 Skin Test 5:13
9 Prologue4 2:47
10 Prologue3 4:53
11 Role Restriction 5:01
12 Via Hate 5:03


All tracks on this compilation are 'Mono' versions of the original 'Stereo' 12'' vinyl releases.

This CD version contains 12 tracks and the 3 x LP version contains only 11 tracks.

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
DNLP10 Female Female(3xLP, Album, Comp, Mono) Downwards DNLP10 UK 2000 Sell This Version


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June 13, 2017
Whenever I listen to this music I picture a machine in a factory turning out widgets. Hard but precise beats that flow perfectly. Just like modern manufacturing. When I hear In-Tbilisi I imagine a video like this:


August 17, 2012
edited over 6 years ago

'Downwards' is definitely one of the most dynamic, fierce, ruthless and timeless techno labels out there !!!
This CD is a great compilation of: Female a.k.a. Peter Sutton's original 12" vinyl releases on 'Downwards' except for one problem.......

This compilation is digitally reproduced in 'MONO' :(

The original 12" vinyl singles and EP releases are 'Stereo' productions :)

Grab the original 12" versions of this compilations tracks if you love a more dynamic and spacious sound :)


June 24, 2010

Quite probably the sister release to Regis "Regis" release on Downwards [DNCD09], which recollects Peter Sutton's productions from various 12" vinyls recorded under the label's flag throughout the years.
Division is taken from "Pelotone" [Lino 12]
In-Tangier, In-Istanbul, In-Tbilisi and In-Valencia are taken from "Red Light District" [Lino 15], with In-Tangier presented in an alternate version here.
Seconds Of Joy, Youth and Skin Test belong to "Human Remains Human" [LINO 19]
Prologue3 and Prologue4 are tracks B1 and B2 on Female's "Prologue 2/3" [DN 002], respectively.
The last two tracks, Role Restriction and Via Hate can be found on an EP he did in collaboration with Regis, called "Gayscene" [LINO 25] from 2000, later repressed, and dubbed "Unclean".
As for the music, mono enthusiasts and fans of the early Downwards sound will get theirs here. Full of repetitve and acute loops, sharp and precise sequences which will make the hair on the back of your neck bristle, monotonous percussion and hard bass lines - track in and track out. Personally, I find this collection of tracks far superior to the artist's dissatisfactory sophmore album, "Angel Plague", which suffered from an obvious lack of ideas and an overall flat, if not two dimensional sound. However, everyone who has enjoyed either his "Into The Exotic" release or any of the EPs from the '97-'98 era will get more of that stuff here. Not as experimental and synth enclosed as the Surgeon releases on Downwards, yet not as industrial and opaque as many of Karl O'Connor's tunes from the era, Peter Sutton brings his own take on the precision minimal breed of Birmingham techno, with a lot of strident effects, shrieking sound progressions and dry, linear drum rolls. In my opinion, some of his best work can be found on this CD, the only thing I don't understand is the decision not to include Back Lash, which is in my opinion one of the early vintage Female tracks which best exemplifies what his sound and musical vision is all about. Overall, worth getting, although it's harder to get by these days than the other Female albums.