Fred To The Midwest* ‎– Quantum Jumps

Analog Records USA ‎– Analog 13
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Blue Marbled


A1 Jump 1
A2 Jump 3
B1 Jump 2
B2 Jump 4

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Recorded at Hybrid Studio, Stockholm Sweden

Analog Sweden

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  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout Etching): ANALOG-13- LOGO SIDE
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout Etching): ANALOG-13- OPPOSITE LOGO

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January 5, 2004

When this was released, acid was definitely the flavor-du-jour in the Midwest. This release definitely shows it, but there are some twists. Each track is distinguishable from the other by minute traces of difference, unlike many other releases in the "acid" sub-genre. My favorite is the first. Honestly, I don't know the number! Jump 1? I just put it on side 1, and there it is - one of the best, most memorable tracks of the time. What makes good techno? To me it helps to NOT have the cursed BOOM-tss-BOOM-tss-BOOM-tss-BOOM-tss repetition of the later releases post-1995. This came out at a time when rhythmic variation was still an integral part of techno. And the way the track builds from start to finish is what makes this one so good. Never the same old throughout the track, it's well-constructed and displays some good musical compositional know-how that later techno lacked completely! Now in track 2, you do get the old BOOM-tss-BOOM-tss..., but not until after the goods are served up first. That's right - that's good old compositional know-how and that's what makes this one a winner. Good stuff! Give 'er a whirl. This record is excellent!