Laurent Garnier ‎– A Bout De Souffle EP

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
593186 Laurent Garnier A Bout De Souffle EP(CD, EP) Fnac Music Dance Division 593186 France 1993 Sell This Version
590186 Laurent Garnier A Bout De Souffle EP(12", EP) Fnac Music Dance Division 590186 France 1993 Sell This Version
WAP 36 Laurent Garnier A Bout De Souffle EP(12", EP) Warp Records WAP 36 UK 1993 Sell This Version
WAP 36 Laurent Garnier A Bout De Souffle EP(12", EP, W/Lbl) Warp Records WAP 36 UK 1993 Sell This Version
7590186 Laurent Garnier A Bout De Souffle EP(12", EP, RE) CNR Music 7590186 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
7593186 Laurent Garnier A Bout De Souffle EP(CD, EP, RE) CNR Music 7593186 France 1997 Sell This Version
7590186 Laurent Garnier A Bout De Souffle(12", RE) Wagram Music 7590186 France 2002 Sell This Version
3139472 Laurent Garnier A Bout De Souffle EP(CD, EP, RE, Dig) Wagram Music 3139472 France 2009 Sell This Version

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amNacht

amNacht

July 25, 2017
referencing A Bout De Souffle EP, 12", EP, WAP 36

Go to sleep — feeling the acid eiffel mood chords coming :)
eyqq

eyqq

June 30, 2016
edited over 2 years ago
referencing A Bout De Souffle EP, 12", EP, 590186
"Wake up - there's no turning around now, you've come too far"... Not far enough, obvious, to be unable to remember moments when this was played, during early Sunday mornings, with the intention to shake the last out of the living; that's from the living dead still occupying the dancefloor at the time. Perhaps bias about the ongoing madness then after all this time, but still, there is no way it's only fiction or a reality constructed by wishful thinking that's making me feel like - "I've come to far, there's no turning around now"...

God bless TECHNO!
TimeIsoldsome

TimeIsoldsome

January 29, 2014
referencing A Bout De Souffle EP, 12", EP, WAP 36
Early Garnier track. Notable only really for 'Breathless' which is produced by Ludovic 'St Germain' Navarre. Similar in style to Ludovic's own more house orientated work as Hexagone ‎– Burning Trash Floor on Djax.
Discounter

Discounter

August 9, 2013
edited over 5 years ago
referencing A Bout De Souffle EP, 12", EP, 590186
This is the record which kick-started me to buy vinyl and it still gives me goose flesh. As for comparing LG records: times change and LG creates timeless records. Just get them all!!

ps get this copy in NM condition, the pressing is very fragile...
Diggers.fr

Diggers.fr

May 20, 2013
edited over 3 years ago
referencing A Bout De Souffle EP, CD, EP, 593186
top classics
Manuel_2106

Manuel_2106

June 1, 2012
referencing A Bout De Souffle, 12", RE, 7590186
The sleeve reads 2 Tracks, but in fact on the Side of "Breathless" is one Track more.
maroko

maroko

February 9, 2008
referencing A Bout De Souffle EP, CD, EP, 593186

If I had to pick one CD Maxi release by Laurent Garnier to rule them all, then his 1993 "A Bout De Souffle EP" would be my definite choice. The first three tracks, Breathless, Wake Up and Go To Sleep, rank amongst his finest works ever, and those familiar with his opus should know that means quite a lot.

Wake up is my favorite here, though, and certainly my #1 tune the frenchman produced. The best thing about it is how nicely it aged; the acid line and the vocal samples immediately reveal that its origins are back in the old school, but it still gets the crowd screaming on those good retro parties ;-)

The other two tracks are more laid back, with a relaxing and soothing touch, maybe more suitable for the after parties or just pure quality listening time at home.
The remix of Wake Up is nice, but few tracks can match the original, let alone beat it.

So, what you have here is an absolutely essential purchase for all fans of old school house/techno, with a very distinct Laurent Garnier trademark- the tunes are groovy, melodic, yet not too aggressive or in your face. Their beauty relies more on musicality than on harshness, devastating kicks and high BPM rates. Essential stuff here.
thacidisaster

thacidisaster

October 16, 2007
referencing A Bout De Souffle EP, 12", EP, 590186
Wake up is my fave Laurent G track of all time. I generally tend to find that nothing he has produced since, comes near but then I did stop bothering checking out his stuff after about ten disapointments. Who wouldnt. Such a superb, deep chugging techno, tech house track. Still very playable and up to date as the day it came out. The track has that wonderful deep voice saying 'wake up' with a crisp over emphasis on the hi-hats and deep bendy bassline. Fits into any house or minimal set in fine style and guarantees to make ya crowd roar with recognition or sheeply agreement. Has a very nice build up from just the bendy bass on its own with occasional voice sample followed by a high pitch creeping sound that builds with the tune. We then get that fat bass-drum hit and rolling hi-hat. Recommended on a very large scale. Almost as classic as Joey Beltrams 'Energy Flash'. Almost but not quite.
baj

baj

February 15, 2007
edited over 6 years ago
referencing A Bout De Souffle EP, 12", EP, WAP 36

Breathless is a pumping, swirling groover with a sick ass bass line... a classic- especially in a packed club, on a dance floor filled with smoke, and a killer sound system- like the Rex (tous les jeudis)
blim

blim

February 1, 2006
edited over 13 years ago
referencing A Bout De Souffle EP, 12", EP, WAP 36

Long-forgotten techno release from Laurent Garnier - his first UK output. 'Breathless' is an intense, rushing, claustrophobic epic and worth tracking this down for (the vinyl is pressed so it looks like there are 2 tracks on the A-side but there aren't). 'Wake Up', however, is uninspired acid and not up to much.