Optical ‎– Moving 808s / High Tek Dreams

Prototype Recordings ‎– PRO 009
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM


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Made in England.

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  • Barcode (Text): 5 035628 000168 >
  • Barcode (String): 5035628000168>
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout): PRO · 009 A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side AA Runout): PRO · 009 AA1

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September 5, 2017
High Tek Dreams FTW on this with those zappy/grimey sounds.. What a 'riddim', but the flip is on par too. Classic/S


July 7, 2017

Nice "12" this!! Both sides are fresh even today they would blast most new school drum n bass. Opticals production upto his usual high standards.


April 17, 2017

All about 'Moving 808s' for me - the Detroit influence, the acid house influence, converge into something unique. Incredible production skills. 'High Tek Dreams' is a bit noisy and brash for my taste, a bit doomcore.


November 30, 2011
orijahnalsound ---- If " To shape the future " was his best , then he's pretty crap by my standards.


June 21, 2007
edited over 11 years ago

Let me make one thing perfectly clear before I begin, I am completely sober. That said, I will now discuss what is, in my humble opinion, Optical's shining moment, "his pinnacle of perfection" if you will, "High Tek Dreams". Now I know that many of you out there will moan and try to convince yourselves that "To Shape the Future" is his best work, but let's set a precedent that all of our politicians should follow and be honest, on the creativity/rockin' your ballsack tip, this tune is hands down a tour de force of drums and devastating basslines. It's a tune so brilliant that the dancefloor, your bedroom or your mom's house is instantly transformed into that opening scene of the first Terminator movie, you know the scene, with the really bad but still kick ass special effects, humans running for cover getting all kinda fucked up in a futuristic world that they cannot win in. And just as the Terminator does to that skull in the same scene, your skull too will be crushed, but in a good way.

From the opening drum pattern youre already hooked, shit, before you even put the record on youve already noticed four very important things: 1. Its a Prototype record, 2. Its by Optical, 3. Ed Rush has nothing to do with this record thereby saving it from the shitter and 4. It was produced in 1997 which any DnB head will tell you was a very, very good year indeed.

Now, once you've placed this tune on the platter youre waiting for one thing, the BIG drop and once you hear it, you then begin to realize that I am certainly justified in my praise and you will send me emails of praise thanking me estaticily for turning you on to this record. And really, if it is your first time hearing the ultimate in Optical tuneage then I evny you, I really do.