フォーテック* ‎– 七人の侍 / 複合

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Photek ‎– PTK 05
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Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM
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Tracklist

A 七人の侍 6:42
B 複合 6:26

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p)Photek
  • Copyright (c)Photek

Credits

Notes

Tracks are commonly known as "The Seven Samurai" and "Complex".

Cover text in Japanese [English translations follow in brackets] reads:
フォーテック [Photek]
スタンデレ デザイン [Standere Design]

Label text reads:
フォーテック [Photek]
七人の侍 [Seven Samurai]
複合 [Composite (note: a mistranslation of track title "Complex")]
作曲, 製作: フォーテツク [Written By, Producer: Photek]
〇八三六 六九二〇八八 [0836 692088]
アートワーク: スタンデレ デザイン [Artwork: Standere Design]

A: 168 BPM
B: 160 BPM

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout): PTK 05 A-1-1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout): PTK 05 B-1-1-1

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djdamo74

djdamo74

January 26, 2017
Complex o m g timeless from the don that's photek
O_Z

O_Z

July 1, 2011
Complex is a superb tune: atmospheric,complex and has the right amount of amen to make it fit into any set.
A real gem and imo one of his best tracks.
mrg147

mrg147

June 4, 2011
I remember Fabio playing this at Helter Skelter in the 90`s at the santuary,milton keynes uk.The place was swaying!!!!!! TOP TUNE
kentandrew

kentandrew

September 10, 2008
LOLOLOLOL!!!
I just had to comment on the record label. I don't even own this release, but I do know that Photek before the Mine to give era was very cool (I've heard the record before). The Japanese is done in very old, Meiji period fashion with even the telephone numbers spelled out in kanji. Complex has been translated from "fukugou" which sort of means combined compounding. Seven samurai is "shichinin no samurai." Japan's eras are named after the emperors and right now it is Heisei. Before that was Showa, and I am guessing this style is in Meiji, which was before Showa, when telephones were just becoming available for use (phone numbers were only maybe 4 digits long). One era before (actually 2 including Taisho-jidai), they would have written from right to left. Anyhow, I know what Photek sounds like. Dark, brooding, atmospheric jungle with emphasis on beat structure. Impressive that they are so young when this came out.
Brooker

Brooker

November 2, 2006
edited over 10 years ago
A rare release where both sides are equally as good, but also very different.

Seven Samurai is a dark brooding piece with crisp clean breaks (as you would expect from Photek), and influenced by Japanese/Martial Arts themes - a pre-cursor if you like for much of Photeks subsequent work.

Complex on the other hand is a much more melodic, atmospheric piece - more reminiscent of the work done under Mr Parkes 'The Sentinel' alias.
Haunting strings, then breaks down with the introduction of a somewhat hypnotic lead synth - meanwhile the breaks change seamlessly, and finally the amen drop is the icing on the cake.

A work of pure genius, and one of my favourite Photek releases.
Karl-Haze

Karl-Haze

May 25, 2006
edited over 11 years ago
Photek - Complex. Probably Photek's best (and one of his last) releases in the atmospheric jungle/drum & bass style. Pure atmosphere & class vibes. Respect going out to Photek.