Motorbass ‎– Pansoul

Astralwerks ‎– ASW 81839, Astralwerks ‎– ASW81839, Astralwerks ‎– 724358183924
CD, Album, Reissue
CD, Compilation


1-1 Fabulous 6:09
1-2 Ezio 8:39
1-3 Flying Fingers 4:49
1-4 Les Ondes 7:50
1-5 Neptune 6:03
1-6 Wan Dence 7:48
1-7 Genius 5:50
1-8 Pariscyde 7:05
1-9 Bad Vibes (D.Mix) 5:18
1-10 Off 0:56
Early Works
EP1 (1992)
2-1 Visine 9:48
2-2 Deux Trente Trois 2:36
2-3 Stereogramm Gelato 3:55
2-4 Tournerie Vibratoir 6:35
2-5 D. T. T. (2 Ray Mix) 2:36
Transphunk EP (1993)
2-6 Open Sesame 6:18
2-7 La Doctoresse 5:04
2-8 Flying Fingers 4:57
2-9 Home 7:13
2-10 Soixante Six 5:20
2-11 Suce Mon Son 1:25

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Originally released in 1996.
Repackaged in a jewel case with a bonus disc containing 1st EP and Transphunk EP like the dutch pressing.

Unlike the french pressing these CD's are not copy protected.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 24358 18392 4
  • Barcode (String): 724358183924
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L044
  • Mould SID Code (CD 1): IFPI 1634
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 1): 1-1-1 72 4358183924D1
  • Mould SID Code (CD 2): IFPI 163C
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 2): 1-1-1 72 4358183924D2

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
DIF 001 CD, 451.0001.20 - 380 PS Motorbass Pansoul(CD, Album) Different, Pias France DIF 001 CD, 451.0001.20 - 380 PS France 1996 Sell This Version
374.0002.20 Motorbass Pansoul(CD, Album) Play It Again Sam [PIAS] 374.0002.20 Belgium 1996 Sell This Version
724358202625 Motorbass Pansoul(CD, Album, Copy Prot., RE + CD, Comp, Copy Prot.) Labels 724358202625 France 2003 Sell This Version
724358183917 Motorbass Pansoul(2x12", Album, RE, Gat) Virgin 724358183917 France 2003 Sell This Version
7243 5 81839 2 4, CDVIR 210 Motorbass Pansoul(CD, Album + CD, Comp) Labels, Labels 7243 5 81839 2 4, CDVIR 210 Netherlands 2003 Sell This Version


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April 12, 2005
edited over 13 years ago

An absolute classic, not only of French house, but of electronic music in general. Long before the filters, long before the disco revival, there was the deep funk of Motorbass. Although PANSOUL was their only album, this release compiles their early EPs onto a second disc, a shrewd and respectful move. Starting with the slow and groovy “Fabulous,” the album quickly moves onto the biting beats and filters of “Ezio,” one of the best house tracks out there. But right up there with “Ezio” is the blues-house of “Neptune,” as moody as they come. The second disc of earlier works is understandably less smooth and refined as PANSOUL but still displays flashes of brilliance, like “Stereogram Gelato” which starts out jazzy, then goes pure techno. While EP1 is very acid-influenced, the TRANSPHUNK EP is closer to PANSOUL in style. Taken as a whole, though, this new edition of PANSOUL is a must for anyone serious about electronic music.


August 13, 2003
Some people(including myself)could foolishly have thought that the French House scene has only been around since Stardust kicked off, but this is incorrect. Upon initial listening in '96, I wasn't too keen on this.But as my years & ears have changed, I hear a different drum now. Motorbass is a part of that.You can hear essences of Pepe Bradock, St Germain & Daft Punk et al in this album, yet really this was BEFORE they all made it.
The fact that they(Motorbass) have been putting out this stuff since 1992, I might have to start digging in da crates for any other French Gems. A nice album,quite different,great heavy basslines(as you would expect from the french) some nice samples & great production make this a winner. Donnez Mois Une, Sil Vous Plait!!