Model 500 ‎– The Passage

Label:
Apollo ‎– APOLLO 3
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Vinyl, 12"
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Tracklist

A The Passage
B1 Mind Changes
B2 Vessels In Destress

Credits

Notes

Catalogue number is scratched in the record as APOLLO III.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out Side A): APOLLO III A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out Side B): APOLLO III B1
  • Other (Rights): SABAM TM

Other Versions (5 of 5) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
NWKT 48 Model 500 The True Techno EP(12", EP) Network Records NWKT 48 UK 1992 Sell This Version
NWKT 48 Model 500 The True Techno EP(12", EP, Promo) Network Records NWKT 48 UK 1992 Sell This Version
APOLLO III Model 500 The Passage(12", Ltd, RE, RM, Cle) Apollo APOLLO III Belgium 2014 Sell This Version
APOLLO III Model 500 The Passage(12", RE, RM) Apollo APOLLO III Belgium 2014 Sell This Version
NWKT 48 Model 500 The True Techno EP(12", EP, W/Lbl) Network Records NWKT 48 UK 1992 Sell This Version

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filipvdd

filipvdd

September 2, 2016
1992 - One of my favorite records but I did play Vessels In Distress 45 rpm minus 8 on the Technics turntable
nelis303

nelis303

September 11, 2013
GREAT GREAT 12". I remember when I bought the Apollo LP 'Ambient' which was a compilation album with various artists and remixes from the R&S and Apollo label itself. Funny how the 'ambient genre' came to the horizon and a down tempo electro track like 'The passage' fitted right in....
siman91

siman91

October 31, 2011
I have a copy of the Passage played by Colin Favor on Kiss FM London intentionally at 45rpm and it sound great. The track springs into life as a very usable breakbeat/techno gem
datadisk

datadisk

November 21, 2010
Vessels In Distress is actually written by Reel By Real (Martin Bonds) additional strings were provided by Juan Atkins.
susej

susej

November 6, 2010
edited over 2 years ago

Totally underrated material from the Techno Godfather Juan Atkins.
At the time Techno music was spreading quickly worldwide and DJ's were often more focused on new genres that were emerging.
Although this is imo an essential Model 500 release.

• The opening track "The Passage" is pure bliss.
An awesome "airy" downtempo techno track that is spiced up with some cool breakbeats, some nice spacy synth sounds and those typical deep atmospheric detroit chord progressions.

• Mind changes is in fact a totally underrated Model 500 track that does not appear in many comps. It really sounds like the missing link of Juan's 80s roots and his future productions. You can hear the early electro new wave influence in this track and experience the futiristic techno "eclosion" vibe.

• At last we finish with "Vessels In Destress" wich is even more 80s influenced but that is still an awesome techno tune.

All in all this EP was maybe at the time just an assemblage of tunes to help the launching of Apollo, a new R&S subdivision, but in the end it stands pretty well against the passage of time and will remain a very solid EP in any collection.