Future Beat Alliance ‎– Hidden Emotion

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Lost Souls
Earth Message
Life Span
Isometric Dance
Routine
Mode 3
Hippocampus
Hidden Emotion
Television X

Versions (6)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
009 Future Beat Alliance Hidden Emotion(2x12", Album, TP, W/Lbl) Void Records 009 UK 1997 Sell This Version
EXALT020 Future Beat Alliance Hidden Emotion(CD, Album, Ltd, RM, Red) Exalt Records EXALT020 UK 2008 Sell This Version
EXALT020 Future Beat Alliance Hidden Emotion(CD, Album, Ltd, RM, Whi) Exalt Records EXALT020 UK 2008 Sell This Version
SUBWAX E-X-C LP02 Future Beat Alliance Hidden Emotion(2x12", Album) Subwax Excursions SUBWAX E-X-C LP02 Spain 2016 Sell This Version
SUBWAX E-X-C LP02 Future Beat Alliance Hidden Emotion(2x12", Album, Ltd, Red) Subwax Excursions SUBWAX E-X-C LP02 Spain 2016 Sell This Version
SUBWAX E-X-C LP02 Future Beat Alliance Hidden Emotion(2x12", Album, TP) Subwax Excursions SUBWAX E-X-C LP02 Spain 2016 Sell This Version

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Stewie03

Stewie03

November 16, 2016
referencing Hidden Emotion, 2x12", Album, TP, W/Lbl, 009
Also available on everyone's fave Redeye... :D booshy woo woo
nostalgiatune

nostalgiatune

October 7, 2016
referencing Hidden Emotion, 2x12", Album, TP, W/Lbl, 009

Atmospheric, genuine electro without gimmicks. Warm analogue synths, groovy beats, minimal addicting melodies and no bullshit. Original, fun and relaxing journey from start to finish.
chris-towa

chris-towa

August 23, 2016
referencing Hidden Emotion, 2x12", Album, SUBWAX E-X-C LP02
What about the repress? Did I really miss that? Didn't see that record anywhere... postponed?
mikedma

mikedma

May 19, 2016
referencing Hidden Emotion, 2x12", Album, TP, W/Lbl, 009

Finally this album will have the recognition he deserves, just 20 years later... but better late than never! I discovered Void records in 1996 with Mode-M and FBA, and it was like a revelation to me! At that time, i was promoting many huge Techno/House artists and it was for me no doubt that Void has a big potential because they've got a sound on their own..not really As-One, B12, Nuron or even Black dog! That's why i like it so much. So, i've contacted Justin Winks in 1997 to collaborate together because i believe in their project and see how i can pushed them out? So i decided to go in Oxford and met Justin and we discovered we've got the same values and philosophy. With the releases of the OO3 ( Total Science) and 004 (Soul Electrik) they confirm what i expected, Void is here to stay!
So i promoted Void from the 005 till the 009 but due to a disagreement with the boss of Elypsia, i quit! So i never been there to finishing my job. It's sad and it was one of my biggest disappointment of my career but when i saw what's happened to Justin and Matthew careers, i knew i was right! Yes, this LP had Only 40-50 copies, and it was in fact because i've played this records at Dr vinyl (Brussels) that Geert bought all the copies who slept in the stock somewhere in Brussels. Even the boss of Elypsia completely forgot his existence! (Crazy but true story)...Hope now more people will enjoy this album like i enjoyed it for years! Maybe one of the lost pages of the finest Uk's electronica bring back to light! M
djwey

djwey

May 3, 2016
referencing Hidden Emotion, 2x12", Album, SUBWAX E-X-C LP02
so looking forward to this being repressed! can't waittttt :~) thank you subwax excursions!
Rose88

Rose88

February 23, 2016
referencing Hidden Emotion, 2x12", Album, TP, W/Lbl, 009
Repress coming via Subwax Barcelona in May/June 2016 !!! Thanks guys
djfunk

djfunk

December 31, 2015
referencing Hidden Emotion, 2x12", Album, TP, W/Lbl, 009

Yeah yeah yeah, quality pure quality
kompressorkanonen

kompressorkanonen

March 30, 2008
referencing Hidden Emotion, CD, Album, Ltd, RM, Red, EXALT020

A very welcome reissue of one of techno's lost gems.

Back in 1996-97, an obscure little label in Oxford called Void Records released some remarkable music by (at the time) unknown producer Matthew Puffet. Under the monikers Mode-M, Soul Electrik and Future Beat Alliance, he released melodic, often achingly beautiful techno/electro with obvious Detroit influences, but in a very personal and immediately recognizable style. Tracks such as "Inside Out" proved what a talented producer he was - but few people took notice at the time, and the records quickly ended up in the bargain bins (which is where I found most of my Void collection).

An FBA album was scheduled for release on Void in 1997. A few white labels were pressed and sent out, and the album even received a glowing review by Muzik's Dave Mothersole (one of FBA's biggest supporters at the time) - but the label went out of business shortly afterwards, and consequently, the full release was cancelled. The extremely rare promo has become a sought-after record in the meantime, and whereas labels such as Delsin and Versatile have had the brains to release his new stuff, Exalt Records deserves a round of applause for finally making "Hidden Emotion" available on CD. This reissue is every bit as vital as Radioactive Lamb's superb album which finally resurfaced in 2005.

This is a damn fine album, nicely balanced between downtempo and techno cuts, and the emotional content is hardly "hidden" - this is a passionate, deeply romantic electronic soul record that proudly wears its heart on its sleeve. Picking highlights is somewhat futile - there are no duffers here - but do check "Television X": the strings will floor you.

On a final note, don't forget to check mr. Puffet's new releases - his last one (at the moment of writing) on Recondite is superb.