Jeff Mills ‎– Actual

Axis ‎– AX-009C/D


1 Untitled 10:50
2 Untitled 4:03
3 Untitled 5:30
4 Untitled 5:32
5 Untitled 3:41
6 Untitled 5:09
7 Untitled 4:13
8 Untitled 3:19

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  • Producer, Performer [Electrified By]Jeff Mills


Actual AX-009C/D is produced and electrified for Axis9/Axis Records.
Copyright: 2002 Axis Records.

Issued in slimline jewel case.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: AAT0205. 18
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI KU01

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
AX-009cd Jeff Mills Actual(2x12") Axis AX-009cd US 2002 Sell This Version
AX-009c Jeff Mills Actual(12", Promo) Axis AX-009c US 2002 Sell This Version
AX-009d Jeff Mills Actual(12", Promo, W/Lbl) Axis AX-009d US 2002 Sell This Version


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April 26, 2013

Nice short album, i don´t know why this album is not included in Jeff Mills Albums list, can anyone fix that? thanks.
What i like about this album is that it can be heard as soundtrack for black & white movies, such as Buster Keaton early Movies, or Charlie chaplin, or even Harold Loyd...and many others.
Sometimes i like to listen to this album and imagine a ghost story taking place in a giant victorian Mansion...afterall there´s some dark tunes in this album, the track 7 is a good example of it.
The whole album is satisfying, although i found the track 4 a bit distressing.To conclude, all i can say is that this Album is worth listening.


September 9, 2009

Interesting release, more aimed at demanding home listeners than dance floor addicts. Despite of that, Jeff pulls off a solid collection of tracks, with a few gems. Namely the opener, which closes in at just under eleven minutes, and sounds like a composition made of three tracks. The first segment is a straight up techno one, the second is more on the experimental side while the last one is a sci-fi ambient track with far reaching melodies. Tracks 2,4 and 8 are purely ambient, but not laid back, with trademark futuristic Mills synths and an overall eerie feel. Not particularly dark, but they tend to evoke the infinite blackenss of space! The fifth track has subtle percussion few minutes into the track, while the sixth has some awesome synths layed over a broken beat. The melodies and the effects used sound like they were taken from finest science fiction movies around and will leave you in a state of orbiting around Milky Way in a transparent time capsule.
Tracks 3 and 7 are the most obvious party tracks, if you want to name them that. Sounding a lot like his tunes Gamma Player, i9 or Nepta, the tracks are minimal, with one or two layers getting added/substracted to the track throughout. Track 7 is the one I have heard slipped into most DJ sets, as far as music from this release is concerned.
Overall, an album worth hearing, especially if you are into Mills' spaced out and challenging work. He goes far beyond creating quality dance floor material, and forges music hard to categorize. My picks would be the awesome opener, and the beatless numbers 4 and 8 (with its orchestral touch).
Maybe not classic (yet), but a rewarding listen.