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Shatter Prone
Hiccups
Fairy
Interlock

Versions (8)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
04753 Glass Domain Glass Domain(12", Cle) Pornophonic Sound Disc 04753 US 1991 Sell This Version
04753 Glass Domain Glass Domain(12", Blu) Pornophonic Sound Disc 04753 US 1991 Sell This Version
C#33 Glass Domain Glass Domain Ep(12", EP, W/Lbl, RM, RE) Clone C#33 Netherlands 2003 Sell This Version
C#33a-b Glass Domain Glass Domain(12", RE, RM) Clone C#33a-b Netherlands 2003 Sell This Version
C#33a-b Glass Domain Glass Domain(12", RM, RE, Ltd, Cle) Clone C#33a-b Netherlands 2003 Sell This Version
C#33a-b Glass Domain Glass Domain(4xFile, MP3, 320) Clone C#33a-b Netherlands 2003
C#33AB Glass Domain Glass Domain(12", RE) Clone C#33AB Netherlands 2016 Sell This Version
C#33a-b Glass Domain Glass Domain(4xFile, FLAC) Clone C#33a-b Netherlands Unknown

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enabler

enabler

July 12, 2016
referencing Glass Domain, 12", Cle, 04753
This has been repressed and is available on clone, just announced
ultrasound

ultrasound

September 10, 2006
edited over 11 years ago
referencing Glass Domain, 12", RM, RE, Ltd, Cle, C#33a-b

Tons going on here concept-wise, from what many have assumed was the mind of a younger Gerald Donald. Whoever the producer(s) was/were, I think this should be on your shelf if you collect electro. One heavier, darker, discordant and harder, proto-Drexciyen cut 'Shatter Prone' sounds good enough reason to grab this, to me. But we also have two bizarre offerings in 'Fairy' and 'Hiccups'. The sneering tone of the vocals on the former have led some to suggest a 'homophobic' motivation. Who knows? What I do know is that it's funny (not all will agree about that, naturally) funky, well crafted, and actually, quite ambiguous really: there's a very pointed part where the word 'guess....' goes behind layers of delay. 'Hiccups' has all the sweet drum programming of 'Fairy' but is just plain silly. It's 'Interlock' which takes the EP out of the 'good' category and takes it into 'remarkable' for me. (Side note: the title's another pun: there's a variation of 'popping' style dancing called 'locking'). There aren't many electro producers who can switch from rough synth+drum exercises, to sweet FM-synth pop. But that's what 'Interlock' is. And it's not quite a throw-away lyric either, although it sounds like one: the song is about 'Lego blocks'! However it can be taken on more than one level. The lines: 'Boats planes and automobiles, just to name a few; They can all be created, by your mind and you', remind me of the Kraftwerk-like method of using a common, mundane and perhaps childish object (Lego), as a metaphor to make quite a serious point. Here, it's about the power of imagination in the real world.
These are the reasons this EP has continued to be sought after 15 years after its initial release. Do not overlook!
Moer

Moer

February 9, 2006
edited over 11 years ago
referencing Glass Domain, 12", RM, RE, Ltd, Cle, C#33a-b

I just bought this one. It is a very funny record, but still very good, productionwise. Mr Gerald Donald doesn't show this side alot, nowadays he makes freaky industrial electronic ambient/electro. This is definately a must have though!

The vinyl it self comes as 'glass' it's nearly possible to see right trough te vinyl. That surprized me when I took it out the first time.
det_stille

det_stille

January 31, 2004
referencing Glass Domain, 12", RM, RE, Ltd, Cle, C#33a-b
Clone has really done us a service in bringing back this long-lost classic techno-electro gem. All four cuts are solid, but it's the marriage of flawless drum programming with an 80's pop vibe that make "Interlock" the clear standout here. An absolutely essential purchase for the discerning retro-techno head.