Monolake ‎– Occam / Arte

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DIN ‎– din-ml-01
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Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM
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Tracklist

A Occam 9:18
B Arte 8:57

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"Occam" was recorded live in Luzern, Switzerland, 12 / 28 / 96, "Arte" created at Studio uber der Kommandantur I, Berlin.

Credits and recording info are not present on the actual release, they were retrieved from the official Monolake homepage.
As is the catalog number.

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DJFICO

DJFICO

November 3, 2016
From http://www.factmag.com/2014/05/21/the-25-best-dub-techno-tracks-of-all-time/11/

"Crafted back when Monolake was comprised of Ableton founder Gerhard Behles and Robert Henke, ‘Occam’ is a stunning early example of why the duo was so influential not only within the genre but in the wider world of electronic music. Their attention to detail is mesmerizing, and while their peers may have accentuated the dubwise lo-fi qualities of the sound, Henke and Behles instead focused on unparalleled rhythmic precision and masterfully-engineered soundscapes that are still making waves today."
pdmeyer

pdmeyer

April 27, 2015
arte only @ 33
m44-7

m44-7

June 4, 2013
edited over 2 years ago
Occam - @ 33rpm
Arte sounds more in key played at 33 RPM, monolake used to release ridiculously fast paced tracks but this seems to be a slow motion picture. @ 45 rpm the keys bend too much, maybe with a little fine tuning it would make sense, but i dont see the point, give some credit to the author and play it 1:1 ;)
alternating_bit

alternating_bit

February 19, 2013

I find it interesting that all 6 "reviews" about this record are discussing the speed at which certain sides should be played... how about the fact that this is a landmark 12" not only for Monolake but of the Din and Chain Reaction era of minimal techno. Whether its Occam's cold, icy chords reverberating around a strong club beat, or the buzzing aquatic dronescape (just made that word up) of Arte, this is timeless, folks. This is Monolake raw, and unhinged. Sure they've come a long way since, but these are the grass roots of their sound. Educate yourselves with its greatness!

As for the speed for side B since that's the hot topic, I think that it's a no brainer really, but if you want proof that it should be 33, just sample the same cut on the Monolake CD Hongkong? Pretty much ends any debate right there.

black-wire

black-wire

June 11, 2012
on the record is no hint for speed,
OCCAM at 33rpm for sure, but ARTE should play at 45rpm, it rocks!,
so you can play it in club! ATRE on 33rpm make no sense for me.
nevertheless, great record !!!
phaks

phaks

May 31, 2012
Monolake Classic
Definitely both sides are 33rpm. The only speed you achieve full musical pleasure.
You can play ARTE at 45rpm and it still sounds ok, but if you play OCCAM at 45rpm, you hear that this is absurd.
Fox.dj

Fox.dj

March 21, 2012
In my opinion 45rpm is OK.
plasticizer

plasticizer

April 4, 2010
definitely side "B" should be played at 45 RPM
digitalfactor

digitalfactor

November 22, 2009
edited over 7 years ago
in my opinion, Side B, Arte, should be played at 45 rpm