Ivan ‎– Μαδε ιn Rυѕѕια

Spy vs. Spice ‎– SPICE006-6
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM


a Iron Curtain 8:03
b1 Red Alert 7:21
b2 Moskwa 7:50

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  • Written-By, ProducerIvan


Published by Ed. Mooze / administrated by BMG/Ufa Musikverlage.
SPY vs. SPICE 1997.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 4 017866 725066
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): MPO SPiCE 006-6 A¹
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): MPO SPiCE 006-6 B¹
  • Label Code: LC 2969
  • Rights Society: GEMA

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
GAMB 037-6 Oliver Lieb Presents Ivan Oliver Lieb Presents Ivan - Iron Curtain(12") Global AMBition GAMB 037-6 Germany 1997 Sell This Version



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September 10, 2009
Now this is what you call “pure” tekno.
Pure techno I believe is where the focus is on rhythm with harmony and melody as an after thought. Well, basically it’s all drums and growing synths. Very Cool.

Anyway, this record is just prefect. Unlike most of forms of today techno which is hard and minimal mainly. The tracks have no “focus” or “attitude” about the record, in others words, not very pretentious (none of this art and progressive talk). This was done in the along time ago before the minimal revolution, yet, this record doesn’t sound too dated.

So, let look at the tracks. The review below just describes what goes on in the tracks. You can skip it if you want just all geeky noise.

A. - Iron curtain
This track begins with a hard 4x4 kick with a distorted offbeat kick drum this it sounds very nice. After a few seconds there is a small 808 hihat that comes in then its the rolling 808 congas that have been put through a weird reverb that the don’t sound like congas anymore, Neat. Then there’s the marching snare drum. All good.
Then after bring all the main drums and hihats this is when the track gets really good.
A nice staccato synth lines comes in then all the drums are pulled away to reveal as nasty bassline, then after this all sort of weird industrial effects are bought in and some more staccato synth lines, of course the rhythms are driven hard then a weird synth that sounds like water plays for bit then boom, it all over.

B1. – Red Alert
This track begins with a pump kick drum and a reverb clap with some drums in the background. After a few seconds a staccato harmony comes in and a reversed crash. After the tension has been built up a very basic melody comes and the track starts building tension again then boom, there are some hard hitting toms and hihats. After all this another staccato harmony line comes in and get tweak for a bit (the fitler is played with for abit). The after dropping all the drums off a squeak acid like line comes in and runs around for abit and we start building tension and we return to the nice staccatos line. Then after all this we slow fade out.

B2. – Moskwa
Now this is my favourite track out of all the three, mainly because of it dirty bassline and and melody.
Now the tracks begin with the dirty bassline line that is the shit and then when start to build a driving rhythm with those busy 909 hihats, and some weird squeaky synth line.
After building up the track for a few minutes mr leib decides to strip the track down and bring in the same squeaky synth , but this time has been put through a distortion unit, sweet. After all this we come to the break down, almost everything else is taken out apart for bassline and the dirty synth is left. Then something very special comes in, a nice high resonance melody that echo’s into the distance. Of course after all this the tracks build is self back up and plays for a bit then it slow fade each element out one by one.

In my low opinion I think this is a very good techno releases, but since it was made by Oliver Lieb I say that’s a given. It’s very well crafted like most of liebs stuff and highly danceable even though it’s mechanical and with very stiff rhythm that seem to make it funky.
Also maybe some of the new kids on the block should listen to stuff like this and understand that techno doesn’t have to be minimal, it come just be wired electronic noises that you can dance to :).
Hey, even better, play this stuff and play it loud for the world to hear.

So if you can get this record, get it, no excuses. You won’t regret it.