Redshape ‎– The Dance Paradox

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Mixed at Boomclap, Berlin
Mastered at Calix, Berlin
Recorded [Accoustic Drums] at Chez Cherie, Berlin
Distributed by Rushhour

Made in EU.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 8 717127 016174
  • Barcode (Scanned): 8717127016174
  • Matrix / Runout: CA 80DSRRDSCD1 @@
  • Matrix / Runout (Glass Mastering Info): 8/10/2009 8:20:48 PM 0000511403
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI LV88
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 1261
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI LY88
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 1281

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
80dsr/rds-lp1 ltd, present black Redshape The Dance Paradox / Paradox Dubs(2x12", Album, Ltd, Gre + 10", Ltd) Delsin, Present 80dsr/rds-lp1 ltd, present black Netherlands 2009 Sell This Version
80dsr/rds-lp1, none Redshape The Dance Paradox(2xLP, Album) Delsin, Present 80dsr/rds-lp1, none Netherlands 2009 Sell This Version
80dsr/rds-cd1 Redshape The Dance Paradox(8xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Delsin 80dsr/rds-cd1 Netherlands 2009
80dsr/rds-cd1 Redshape The Dance Paradox(CD, Album, Promo) Delsin, Present 80dsr/rds-cd1 Europe 2009 Sell This Version


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August 30, 2016
The styles which are applied here sometimes are not only incorrect, but inconsistent too. As far as I could make out thus far, this particular release is so much more than techno and minimal. It reminds me of work by Phoenecia, which is great!


April 15, 2010

Evidently Redshape has been getting hyped to no end over the last few years. I don't really follow newer techno music very closely because my preferences tend to lean toward the classic Detroit stuff. Personally, I feel the whole Euro minimal techno/microhouse/tech house thing burned out around 2002 or so and there have only been a few artists since then that have caught my ear at all. Despite the hype, I figured I would give this album a shot after enjoying the couple of tracks I heard.

So, does Redshape live up to the hype? Yes and no. First, this is in no way a groundbreaking album or anything terribly original. Redshape's sound is basically a reduced, minimal techno version of the more electro flavored Detroit techno music of the 80s and 90s. Kraftwerk, and stuff like early John Foxx come to mind as well. Some tracks take additional cues from the Basic Channel/Maurizio dub techno sound and their progeny.

However, upon careful listening, I can say that Redshape has made a very enjoyable, well-crafted album even it it's not particularly earth-shattering. This is the kind of thing you really need to listen to on a decent pair of headphones to fully appreciate. There are some interesting bits here and there, particularly in the low end and high end of the spectrum. One thing I really enjoyed were the little live drum bits that pop up in a couple tracks. This is where Redshape's personality shines though. Honestly, I'd like to see his sound open up a bit and progress in a more individualistic fashion on future releases.

Bottom line, if you are expecting this to blow you away, it won't. However, if you like well crafted minimal techno, with some retro-electro flavor, you may want to pick up this album.


March 30, 2010
edited over 9 years ago

Subtle and Hypnotic. This album should be listened to repeatedly and in it's entirety to help reveal the minor production nuances. Quite Good.