Random XS Featuring Optic Crux* ‎– Encounter

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Djax-Up-Beats ‎– DJAX-UP-212
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2 × Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Blue Marble
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Tracklist

A E.O.X. V2.0 10:50
B1 Inevitable Decline 10:05
B2 Fear 0:48
C1 Program Nine 8:01
C2 Switch Trigger 5:58
D E.O.X. V3.1 14:10

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Another Awax production.
First pressing in 2x blue marbled vinyl. Later pressings have one or two black discs, or one yellow.

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  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): DJAX-UP-212 (1) THIS SIDE (A) FO 41 36 00 23200110 XX F7
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): DJAX-UP-212 (1) THAT SIDE (B) ..............Decline.................
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C): DJAX-UP-212 (2) THIS SIDE (C) XS 4 ALL BOX 1052, 3505 AC UTRECHT NL
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D): DJAX-UP-212 (2) THAT SIDE (D) END OF EXCLUSIVE

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
DJAX-UP-212 Random XS Featuring Optic Crux* Random XS Featuring Optic Crux* - Encounter(2x12", RP) Djax-Up-Beats DJAX-UP-212 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
DJAX-UP-212 Random XS Featuring Optic Crux* Random XS Featuring Optic Crux* - Encounter(12", Yel + 12", Blu) Djax-Up-Beats DJAX-UP-212 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
DJAX-UP-212 Random XS Featuring Optic Crux* Random XS Featuring Optic Crux* - Encounter(12", Blu + 12") Djax-Up-Beats DJAX-UP-212 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version

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technomek

technomek

May 4, 2016

The two versions of E.O.X. are on different records of this double pack so they can be mixed together. This produces a very rich acid line. The beat is constant allowing the listener to concentrate on the acid. The effects seem endless at times and come on almost as fast as your brain can discern them. It should go without saying, but if you are capable and have the means to experiment with this for a mind altering experience, do so. It is on par with stuff like Coil that everyone raves about.
cthulhu303

cthulhu303

July 4, 2007
edited over 10 years ago
Following the classics Give Your Body and As It Takes, E.O.X. (declined here in two different versions) could be seen as a mixture of those: it bears the trademark RXS cold 303 like the first and is as monotonous as the second, although it lacks the vocal gimmick of both. None of the two versions presented here can compete with the illustrous ancestors, though; both E.O.X. are faster and harder, their Acidlines have more effects, but they are a bit too obviously live jams. If the concept of shaping the track as it unfolds works well in concert, it is another story on recorded medium and in this case, unfortunately, the result sounds promising, yet proves to be boring after a couple of minutes: not enough happens to keep the listener interested, and it takes a very long while to not happen. Having said that, they are decent DJ tools, but require an inventive DJ to do a lot of tricks with them, like an unfinished product in need of a varnish coat.
Program Nine and Switch Trigger are occasionally metallic bleep techno, more typical of 1996-1997 than 1994 (ahead of its time, so), probably a bit dated nowadays. Still, the synth layer of Program Nine makes it worth playing.
The most exciting part is then the B side, perhaps. Inevitable Decline, especially with its ultra sinister mood, the crazy frequencies, both in the low and high ranges, its energy-inducing construction and, last but not least, its unusual, insane rhythm pattern that must have left countless ears deeply puzzled when it came out. Fear is a useful, short interlude recycling the same mood.