Humanoid ‎– Sessions 84-88

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Humanoid Stakker Humanoid (Snowman Mix) 4:47
Humanoid Positive Electron 2:37
Humanoid Negative Electron 2:42
Humanoid Rotation 2:34
Humanoid Your Body Robotic 0:54
Humanoid Swamp Amp 1:24
Humanoid Interlude Whistle 0:05
Humanoid Delay Decay 0:53
Humanoid Motion Static 3:28
Humanoid E Prom Contact 2:37
Humanoid Hulme Slipway 1:38
Humanoid Pulsar 2:16
Humanoid Small Cluid 2:33
Humanoid Jet Stream Tokyo 3:34
Humanoid Cry Baby 4:53
Zeebox Piano In Kitchen 3:09
Zeebox Laughing Box 4:24
Humanoid FX Dial 0:06
Zeebox Nano Plura 3:54
Zeebox Well Meaning 3:09
Zeebox Land Of Ash 0:38
Zeebox Zeebox (TV Dinner Part 1) 3:24
Zeebox 2nd Of May 1:23

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CAT 130 CD Humanoid Sessions 84-88(CD, Album, Comp) Rephlex CAT 130 CD UK 2003 Sell This Version
CAT 130 LP Humanoid Sessions 84-88(2xLP, Album, Comp) Rephlex CAT 130 LP UK 2003 Sell This Version
FSOL 008 Stakker Humanoid* Humanoid Sessions 84-88(23xFile, WAV) fsoldigital.com FSOL 008 UK 2013

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daftcombo

daftcombo

November 7, 2017
referencing Sessions 84-88, CD, Album, Comp, CAT 130 CD

"Positive Electron" and "E-Prom Contact" are great. The rest is ok. Still an interesting album.
.xxTIMEMACHINExx.

.xxTIMEMACHINExx.

June 30, 2007
edited over 9 years ago
referencing Sessions 84-88, 2xLP, Album, Comp, CAT 130 LP

Just wanted to add that in my opinion this 2x12 brings to light some of the most important works in modern electronic music. Considering 1984-88 was quite a while ago in the acid techno game, before every hillbilly had access to computer programs full of presets, there was Brian Dougans creating the grit and dirt on hardware. This compilation is a glimpse into the rhythmic depths of machine language, where analogs, splice and dice TB-303, TR-606, drugged out vocals, space sounds, and twisted sequenced sine waves go places yet uncharted. Every sound is Flanged, Phased, Filtered, Echoed, Dosed, and Worked. This music is probably more scary sounding now, than it was in 1984. I hope listeners are afraid of these sounds, because I don't want this to be accepted by the boring world. This is:--------Dark------Industrial-------Dub--------Acid------Experimental-------Noise-------BreakBeat------Techno-------. Rephlex stepped up to the plate and hit home by making this available to the struggling underground. Give us hope! Lets try to catch up to the sounds created 25+ years ago.
scoundrel

scoundrel

June 12, 2006
edited over 15 years ago
referencing Sessions 84-88, CD, Album, Comp, CAT 130 CD

Classic acid house from Humanoid. Even though SESSIONS 84-88 is culled from both released and unreleased tracks, they show an enormous amount of prescience. The classic “Stakker Humanoid (Snowman Mix)” is here, of course, but lesser-known tracks are just as appealing: the deep reverb of “Motion Static” or the thick stomp of “Jetstream Tokyo.” “Piano in Kitchen” starts off on an eerie ambient note—a harbinger of what would come from the Future Sound of London?—and “Nano Plura” has just a hint of psychedelia. Overall, though, the tracks here are surprisingly short, given the amount of bloat that we’re generally used to, and a few tracks sound as if they’re just getting started when they end. And there’s overuse of the high tones as interludes and interruptions. But it does knit help knit together tracks that otherwise might not seem to relate. “Zeebox (TV Dinner Part 1)” is appropriately dark, and leads into the album to a close.
evilidiot

evilidiot

December 20, 2003
referencing Sessions 84-88, CD, Album, Comp, CAT 130 CD
This is an interesting collection of mostly unreleased Stakker Humanoid acid tracks. It opens up well with the superb "Stakker Humanoid (Snowman Mix)", a mix of the infamous Stakker Humanoid acid house song. The record flows by interrupting most of the tracks with frantic beeps that lead into the next track. While a vast majority of the songs are good, a few of them should have been left unreleased. "E Prom Contact" particularly gets annoying quickly. This is an excellent acid house album to own.
eiskristall

eiskristall

April 2, 2003
referencing Sessions 84-88, 2xLP, Album, Comp, CAT 130 LP

It's still amazing how much creativity is in these tracks, acid would not be a dead genre if there would be released more such crazy and weird stuff. I can't believe that all this music was made over 15 years ago, the whole compilation is definitely an obligation for everyone's collection who is looking constantly for high quality stuff. Since the decline of acid house I didn't listen so much to music made by the TB 303 (except Richie Hawtin/UR/Red Planet), here is a reason for me to change my mind. And a reason for such a label as Rephlex to publish all that classic again. Hard music for nowadays but fine!
jussumen

jussumen

February 21, 2003
referencing Sessions 84-88, 2xLP, Album, Comp, CAT 130 LP
This is prototype Techno. Although the original tracks were recorded in different studios and only a few public appearances are selected , this got the feel of a good DeeJay's mix . 23 acid tunes put together and pressed on 4 pieces of vinyl or one cd . Fantastic soundquality and good cover art make this a collectors choice . Highly recommended