Hardfloor ‎– Respect

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
HH-LP-010, HHLP010 Hardfloor Respect(2x12", Album) Harthouse, Harthouse HH-LP-010, HHLP010 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
HH-LP-010, HH10 3 Hardfloor Respect(2xLP, Album, Ltd, Num + 10", Ltd, W/Lbl) Harthouse, Harthouse HH-LP-010, HH10 3 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
HHLP 010 Hardfloor Respect(2xLP, Album, Promo) Harthouse HHLP 010 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
HH-CD-010 Hardfloor Respect(CD, Album) Harthouse HH-CD-010 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
HH1002-2 Hardfloor Respect(CD, Album) Harthouse America HH1002-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
P 50118-2 Hardfloor Respect(CD, Album) Planet Earth Recordings P 50118-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
SRCS 7927 Hardfloor Respect(CD, Album) Sony Records SRCS 7927 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
P 50118-4 Hardfloor Respect(Cass, Album) Planet Earth Recordings P 50118-4 US 1995 Sell This Version
HHLP 002 R-3 Hardfloor Respect(2xLP, RM) Harthouse HHLP 002 R-3 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
HHCD02R Hardfloor Respect(CD, Album, RM) Harthouse HHCD02R Germany 2002 Sell This Version
SKHH-HMV11 Hardfloor Respect(CD, Album, Ltd, RM) Sofa King Records SKHH-HMV11 Japan 2009 Sell This Version

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AtomicCow

AtomicCow

November 1, 2017
referencing Respect, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, Num + 10", Ltd, W/Lbl, HH-LP-010, HH10 3

What to do? what to do? None of the tracks on the album do anything for me, it's just taking up space on my shelf. But the bonus 10" is really great! "AM Trip" is like a budget "Acid Eiffel" and "Lost In The Silver Box" is a banger.
Mikayekel27

Mikayekel27

April 29, 2017
referencing Respect, CD, Album, HH-CD-010

I love me some Hardfloor, but this early techno sound pales in comparison to what they've done as of late. For example, the almost the first three minutes of Mustard Cornflakes was painful. Lots of annoying synth patterns. If you think this still has quality groove, you should listen to their latest album.
dylaf

dylaf

May 18, 2016
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Respect, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, Num + 10", Ltd, W/Lbl, HH-LP-010, HH10 3
An album needing no more praise here as the other reviewers have covered it entirely, other than for 'AM-Trip' on side BB of the bonus 10": Slow burning acid, snappy high hats, dreamy strings, hope, optimism, emotion- a late night/sunrise techno classic. Stunning. OK, I'll add more praise ;) If I had to pick fave's from the main album, it would have to be Asbestos In Obstetrics & Strawberry Maze (aside from the absolute classic yet obvious 'Mahogany Roots'). A.I.O's cut rooms to death due to bouncing hard like electronic euro porn, with a hat & snare pattern like only Hardfloor can, while S.M is the lone ranger, opting for a more linear techno number, relying less on the acid & more on a menacing main riff, which sounds like its cut from a Public Enemy sample. Either way, its bold as brass & peppered with trademark snare & drum rolls, a great tool in the mix. RESPECT.
tummybanana

tummybanana

October 27, 2008
referencing Respect, CD, Album, HH-CD-010
I have to throw my moneys' worth in on this too, This LP was the one that got me hooked after some deliberation.
I had, like so many people been wary of techno as to start with it always seemed to come over as aggressive in attitude, Now i can gladly say i was wrong, As its all about energy.
This LP also serves as a great example to the fact that i have always been more fascinated by what a couple of guys can do than a bunch of guys with guitars, And boy can Ramon and Oliver do it, And in spades.

For sheer class check out mahogany roots' irresistability and a good time boogie, Or the last marshmellow machine, Not only is it wonderfully bouncy, Its incredibly emotional, Building up to a massive hair-raising session after the middle breakdown.

Im on my second copy of this lp as the original is full of static but still plays, And thats a testament to the longevity of this record, It was out 1995 yet it still sounds good today as it did back then.

Absolutely Top Notch!
nerk

nerk

June 13, 2007
edited over 12 years ago
referencing Respect, CD, Album, HH-CD-010
All the tracks on this album are very well produced and although the sound is reminiscent of qaulity techno from the mid 90's it still one of those albums that most techno lovers would find timeless. Reverbrate Opinion, Asbestos in Obstetrics, Mahogany Roots, Mustard Cornflakes and the Last Marshmellow Machine all have fantastic mind bending moody acidic rhythms and atmospheric sounds that innevitably makes you groove to as they build up.


zevulon

zevulon

February 24, 2006
edited over 13 years ago
referencing Respect, 2xLP, RM, HHLP 002 R-3
This is a superb choice of Hardfloor Masterpieces that really deserves a "re-run" since the original is sold out since way back - BUT - this "Remaster" is so badly done, that it feels like it's a Mp3 release. The most apparent disaster is "Reverberate Opinion", which on the original version has a motha-ass-vibrating bass undercurrent that overhauls your senses like an approaching volcano - Gone! Nowhere! There can be no excuse. For the love of Hardfloor - Rebutchered is the proper term.
jazzliscious

jazzliscious

April 7, 2004
referencing Respect, 2x12", Album, HH-LP-010, HHLP010

Damn, I didn't get the free 10" of "Lost In The Silver Box" (a KILLER cut), but no worry, because this has to be one of the most unique techno forays of the 1990s. It is! Hardfloor had their own sound - sure, they like everybody else used 303s & 909s & a few peripherals, but their composition is what made them unique. This wasn't just the same old acid tracks or "hard bangers", these were actually some crispity, crunchety freekin' SOLIDLY produced tracks - with (gasp!) MUSICIANSHIP involved! Case in point - "The Last Marshmellow (sic) Machine" - how many techno tracks (I've heard not even a handful) have you heard in your life written in the never-used 12-bar structure? It's 4/4 time but instead of 16 beats per measure, there's 12 - a sort of double-timed 3/4 if you will. That's innovation kids! Try it sometime when you're writing your pathetically maligned beats and "tracks". It once happened when techno was still a wide open field to be studied and experimented with. The other tracks are a bit more standard fare but with that Hardfloor uniqueness. Definitely a cherished score (and a teaching and learning tool to be studied for future techno producers in the making) that I'm proud to now own. I had it on tape from years ago, and I finally secured a nice copy on vinyl. EXCELLENT!!!!! E-X-C-E-L-L-E-N-T-!-!-!-!-!
fabriknos

fabriknos

January 29, 2004
referencing Respect, CD, Album, HH-CD-010

one of my favorite techno releases ever, a testament to Hardfloor's unique style and influence on many genres of dance music. Mahogany Roots and Reverberate Opinion are my two favorite Hardfloor tracks from over the years and both are on this disc... just those two are worth getting this for! if you get tired of hard, unemotional and machinelike techno, grab this album and see how funk still lives with certain producers.