Ken Ishii ‎– Flatspin

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SMEJ Associated Records ‎– 499913.2
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Track 14, Sneaking Shadows, is an exclusive Asian bonus track.

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  • Barcode: 4 893391 054426

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SRCL 4900 Ken Ishii Flatspin(CD, Album) Sony Records SRCL 4900 Japan 2000 Sell This Version
EXLP0103 Ken Ishii Flatspin(2xLP) Exceptional EXLP0103 UK 2001 Sell This Version
EXLPCD0103 Ken Ishii Flatspin(CD, Album) Exceptional EXLPCD0103 UK 2001 Sell This Version

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scoundrel

scoundrel

January 27, 2009

Pure, unadulterated techno from one of the Japanese masters. On _Flatspin_, Ken Ishii returns to the swirling, dense techno which made him famous in the mid-90s. "Iceblink" is immediately catchy, a shimmering piece of tech-house; when it reprises with vocals from Inner City, it takes a shiny house feel. Meanwhile, "Grab It Attack It" inches towards funk and "Gap Accelerator" moves into some thick breaks. "Infrangible" has an industrial edge to augment the hard-set snare drums. The pure rhythm of "Drums in Friction" establish an unconquerable groove, but the crystalline downtempo of "Mirage" and "Frozen Reminiscence" restore a sense of calm. "Moonquake" merges the beats and the atmosphere, while "Sneaking Shadows" slips into noir funk. Worth a spin, indeed.