Green Velvet ‎– Destination Unknown EP

Label:
Relief Records ‎– RR775
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Vinyl, 12", EP, 33 ⅓ RPM
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Tracklist

A1 Land Of The Lost 5:10
A2 Stormy Weather 5:43
B1 Destination Unknown 9:11
B2 Answering Machine 5:33

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Notes

Mastered at Metropolis Mastering (Chicago, IL).

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 765257077518
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): RR 775-A M.M.M.J.R
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): RR 775-B M.M.M.J.R

Other Versions (5 of 5) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MM 035 CDM Green Velvet Answering Machine / Land Of The Lost(CD, Maxi) Music Man Records MM 035 CDM Belgium 1997 Sell This Version
MM 030 Green Velvet Destination Unknown E.P.(12", EP, RE) Music Man Records MM 030 Belgium 2000 Sell This Version
MM 030 Green Velvet Destination Unknown E.P.(12", EP) Music Man Records MM 030 Belgium 1997 Sell This Version
MM030, mm030, MM 030 Green Velvet Destination Unknown E.P.(12", EP, Ltd, Gre) Music Man Records, Music Man Records, Music Man Records MM030, mm030, MM 030 Belgium 1997 Sell This Version
MM 030 CDM Green Velvet Destination Unknown E.P.(CD, EP) Music Man Records MM 030 CDM Belgium 1997 Sell This Version

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nonplusjungle

nonplusjungle

December 31, 2014
edited over 2 years ago

A lot can, and has, been said about this release. It is a true masterpiece like most stuff by GV.
Just wanted to comment on the bassline on Stormy Weather. Just listen to it! 10/10.
pulsemod

pulsemod

August 20, 2014
"Answering Machine" has to be one of the most unique house/techno tracks of all time. It’s clever and hilarious.
restless

restless

May 7, 2010
edited over 7 years ago

A truly special and radical moment in the history of Chicago house.
"Destination Unknown" is the furthest foray to date in the dark, crazy and industrial side of house. 9 minutes of psychopathic, oppressive, messy, irrepressible metallic groove sounding litterally like a black sabbath that would climax in a definitive and unforgettable tibetan gong.
This one can be seen as the achievement in the dark dancefloor research started 10 years before during the acid era through classics like Sleezy D's "I've Lost Control", although in my opinion Cajmere is more radical here in the sense that he goes frankly industrial in the beats without losing the house spirit, which can be seen as a real tour de force.
Also visually, the picture sleeve is without question one of the coolest in house history, with the artist succeeding in his devilish unlikely clash between J-C and The Joker, also closing an era of fascinating and wild U.S transvestite club-kids that was litterally buried at the same time with Michael Alig murdering his boyfriend drug dealer in NYC.
One will also note the perfectly cool and nasty "cross" logo that would also be taken with less fun and irony by Justice 10 years later.
I would love to say that this is a genre-defining record but it appeared that nobody was able or crazy enough to follow Cajmere in that perfect and radical balance of nasty and entertainment, so let's say that "Destination Unknown" is the epitome in its own, unique genre, and hope that new kids on the scene will be more looking at this one in search of creepy, twisted inspiration.