Mike Parker ‎– GPH14

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Geophone ‎– GPH14
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Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Limited Edition, Grey/Purple Marbled
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Tracklist

A Untitled 7:26
B1 Untitled 4:59
B2 Untitled 6:35

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Edition of 350 packaged in screen printed jackets.

(P)+(C) Geophone Records.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out Side A): GPH14A DIETRICH@CDM
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out Side B): GPH14B DIETRICH@CDM

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
GPH14 Mike Parker GPH14(3xFile, WAV, EP) Geophone GPH14 US 2010

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K-unik21

K-unik21

February 15, 2014

Thanks mike parker for beautiful records Ltd. And good sound. Great !!!
maroko

maroko

February 2, 2014

Mike Parker's fourteenth release on his own power house Geophone discharges three tracks of pared down and straight-ahead minimal techno. The A-side is exactly the sort of thing you'd hear in one of his famed late night marathon DJ sets, all stripped to the bone, monotone functionalism with nods to classic acid techno rawness, as the unrelenting drums annihilate anything in their path of destruction, aided by bleeping, technoid drones and mesmerizing 303 action that paints the sky in different shades of acid.

The flipside adds a sliver of blue melody to more streamlined patterns, with B1 being a fantastic minimal number launched around an echoing repetitive hook and heavy reverbs. It's the typical Geophone, purist minimal techno taken to perfection. Hypnotic, restrained, subaquatic and pulsating. After all, he is, first and foremost, known for his dedicated and relentless minimal techno work. The first one was an Olympic flame, this one is a flame thrower. Both are magnificent examples of two facets of his sound.

The EP ends on an abstract beatless pulse. If the previous one was an exercise in divine minimal techno, then this is a glorious showcase of Mike Parker's take on atmospheric ambience. The scintillating loop coupled with the brilliant use of pads and clever arrangement of merely a fistful of different passages enables even his ambient productions to sound animated, and yes, vibrant. Just check out another spectacular ambient tune of his, Forward. B2 is a properly spaced out, ecliptic and celestial journey that'll have you staring at the wall in silence minutes after the needle hits the run-out groove. Pure hypnosis.

This is a glinting release. Shuddering bass levels develop throughout the stubborn A side, with reverb tails and magnet energy are achieved on the B side through tense, although extremely floating, ambience. Despite the fact this is not my favorite Geophone release (that title would just have to go to "Drainhum"), in my opinion, this is the record, which more than any other, perfectly displays Mike Parker's sound universe. You get a perfect acid tinged techno bomb that embodies his pursuit of linear, purist techno, with killer hook and slowly shifting tonal patterns. The B side is painted in timeless minimal textures that couldn't age if they were raised by Benjamin Button, while the B2 contribution is a droning piledriver, achieving momentum with an optmised permutation of what I consider a perfect groove. Basically, this 12" encapsulates the finest characteristics of Mike Parker's production. The abstract, the minimal, the spaced out and the purist functionality - the dance floor effective. Each of these three tracks, each in their own right, have achieved that goal on "GPH14". If you want an optimal inside look, in his exuberant and introspective take on techno, this would be right on top of my Geophone list. I'd go for "Caesura" for mind bending sound experimentation, "Drainhum" for the sheer, all out minimal techno assault, and maybe "GPH16" for the acid techno glory, yet this one will give you a glimpse of it all over three undeniably classic works. Timeless work on this mr. Parker!