Maetrik ‎– Quality Exertion

Treibstoff ‎– TreibCD3
CD, Album

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1 Shadows 6:01
2 Inertia (Remix)
Remix – Eric EstornelWritten-By – Brian Aneurysm
3 Tool One 6:02
4 Tool Two 6:32
5 Brownstone 6:06
6 Random Dub 6:08
7 Beat Decay 6:08
8 Dirty Deep 6:29
9 Momentum 6:38
10 Pounds 5:49

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Issued in a Digipak.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 4 005902 620680
  • Matrix / Runout: [MPO logo] TREIBCD3LC01190 @@@ 01 20020403 1652 @@@ 4
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L033
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 121D
  • Label Code: LC 01190

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
Treibstoff 2024 Maetrik Quality Exertion(2xLP, Album) Treibstoff Treibstoff 2024 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
TreibCD3 Maetrik Quality Exertion(CD, Album, Promo) Treibstoff TreibCD3 Germany 2002 Sell This Version


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September 10, 2010

This album is great! Fool of deep housy with minimal feeling. I love it.


March 6, 2004

Maetrik's "Quality Exertion" is one of those albums that, to me, reaffirms everything I love about techno. It's never too repetitive, and never too disjointed; its range of sounds and soundscapes keeps it interesting throughout. Think more minimal techno with a taste of dub, but keep it upbeat and a bit funky. Many of the tracks could be as easily appreciated on the dancefloor as at home with headphones, or driving down the highway. I think it also has a fair amount of crossover appeal - friends of mine who strongly prefer house to techno have enjoyed this immensely.

While the whole album is killer, the first three tracks are the best, I think. 'Inertia' has to be one of the absolute most enjoyable tech tracks I've heard, with its sophisticated blend of rolling minimal funk, chunky dub basslines, and airy keyboard work.