Kenny Larkin ‎– Catatonic

R & S Records ‎– RS 94058
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM

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A1 Catatonic (First State) 7:18
A2 Catatonic (Second State) 5:50
B1 Catatonic (Third State)
Remix – Carl Craig
B2 Catatonic (Fourth State)
Remix – Stacey Pullen



Carl Craig appears courtesy of Planet E Communications. Stacey Pullen appears courtesy of Transmat Records.
Published by R&S Records. Licensed from Art of Dance Records, Detroit.
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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
RS 94058 CD, RTD 119.3006.2 Kenny Larkin Catatonic(CD, Single) R & S Records, Art Of Dance, Rough Trade RS 94058 CD, RTD 119.3006.2 Belgium 1994 Sell This Version
RS 94058 Kenny Larkin Catatonic(12", Single, W/Lbl, Promo, Sta) R & S Records RS 94058 Belgium 1994 Sell This Version
RS 94058 CD Kenny Larkin Catatonic(CD, Maxi) R & S Records RS 94058 CD Belgium 1994 Sell This Version
RS 94058 Kenny Larkin Catatonic(12", RE, RP, Vin) R & S Records RS 94058 Belgium Unknown Sell This Version
RS 94058 Kenny Larkin Catatonic(12", RE, RP) R & S Records RS 94058 Belgium 2006 Sell This Version


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October 12, 2014
edited over 3 years ago
Thinking about the output of all three artists involved in this release, of the remixes its Carl's mix that stands out in particular as the time honoured, still sounding fresh today bonus. Reminiscent in spirit of his remix for 'La Funk Mob- Ravers Suck Our Sound' and drawing comparison to a degree with Dan Bell's 'Subterranean', only true to the techno blueprint of Kenny's original. Its a sparse, wobbly atmospheric piece with his trademark jazz influences, while pushing a filtered drum loop in & out the mix that many would have used as the main focus, where as Carl confidently chooses to hold it back, bringing in different percussion elements & retaining some space to move. Thoughtful, intelligent & up there with his best remixes. Stacey Pullen's mix brashly repeats 'The Only Choice' throughout, and is a well crafted sparse melodic take, with a memorable tinkering key jam at its heart. Of the first 2 mixes from Kenny, Its the 303/808 acid sound of the Second State that, with a wood like synth & barely audible xylophone 'ghost in the machine', make it a deep & truly class adventure.


December 3, 2004
edited over 13 years ago
A2 - Catatonic (Second State) is a beautiful track with real intricacy put into the programming (true of much of Larkin's productions). I find it endlessly listenable and quite a timeless reminder that great techno requires time thought and effort. Knocking out tracks in an afternoon and flooding the market with uninspiring crap (a charge that many of us are guilty of at one time or another) seems to me, the very mentality that is proving to be techno's undoing.