Pink Elln & Atom Heart ‎– Elektroniikkaa 1&2 / Electronique

Ongaku Musik ‎– ONGAKU 003
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM



Side A recorded live at the Temple, Helsinki 14/11/92.
Side B recorded live at the Casino, Montreux 07/06/92.

Run-out stamp says ONGAKO instead of ONGAKU.
Also stamped in the run-out: "NO SAMPLES USED".


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July 8, 2015

It's hard to describe how good this is. Like other masterpieces it is just a lot more than the sum of its parts. Ultrarare said it well in the comment below. Owning this and listening to it non stop end to end are experiences any electronic dance music lover should have. Thanks Uwe Schmidt and Tobias Freund for a classic!


April 4, 2007
edited over 12 years ago
Mind blowing and consciousness enhancing. If I was only allowed to keep one modern dance record from my collection this would be it! A masterclass in creating a 3 dimensional journey of sound. No doubtedly this record will become a holy grail for dance collectors the world over in years to come. Merci beaucoup Pink Elln & Atom Heart ... Make some noise!


April 1, 2006
edited over 13 years ago
This is simply put, how trance is done. It's straight forward eyes backward smile forward head shaking side to side trance. This was such a mysterious record when I first found it. I knew it was Atom Heart but not much else and it was live? Phwoarh? It takes all the parts of Tangerine Dream and On the Run pink floyd that you might want and sets it down on top of a throbbing 808. I had to sit down and listen twice before playing this one.
Still a special record that'll take you there.


October 29, 2005
edited over 13 years ago
An all time favourite, still as mysterious now as when I first saw it in Fatcat Reacords. In essence it is live trance, but the record is far more special than that would suggest. Electroniikkaa is an epic 25-odd minutes, starting as deep space ambient and soon descending into a vast, gorgeous analogue sequencer world, more evocative of classic Tangerine Dream than pure techno. That said it features perfect 808 programming typical of Atom Heart. Electronique is a similar outing but a little harder. The remixes are interesting enough but unnecesary. The two originals run at about 55 minutes so this is practically an album. There really is very little like this, Atom Heart revisited this live sound on 'B2' on Atom Heart's Very Interesting label; two more live sessions recorded acouple of years later, the second of which plays like a funky, electro version of Electroniikka.
The EP was reissued by trance label Platypus a few years back.