Secret Cinema ‎– Cartoon Clip

SC Records (2) ‎– SC 002
Vinyl, 12"


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A side samples Yello - Bostich
B1 samples Base Station 303 from The Martian - The Long Winter Of Mars

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Etched Runout Side A): 08 46029 20-1A1 SC 002
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched Runout Side B): 08 46029 20 1B1 SC 002


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November 3, 2015
edited over 3 years ago

At the time this came out a very mysterious record. When this ep first came out it had the name SC002 with track names 1st, 2nd and 3rd. The producer was also unknown because it was the first ep on this little label and there was only an email adres on the label of the vinyl(it was pre-internet time). Around the time this was released in 2001 Sven vath was giving this some very heavy rotation in his sets, then Jeroen decided to give the tracks some names. First it had the name Kartonclip but eventually it formed into Cartoon Clip.

In the mid 90-ties Secret Cinema was on of the best techno acts in the World. Tracks like Timeless Altitude, Straight Forward, Masulinity, Gung-Ho and Volt! where feeding dance floors around the World. Cartoon Clip is a very heavy techno monster with driving effects and sounds that evolves into an intensely aggressive dance floor breaker.

There is one thing about this track why i decided to write this. Since it came out Robert Hood is playing this track continuously into his sets untill today. That’s almost 15 years! I love it to bits but Robert must really adore it and it must have a special meaning to him. There are ten’s of thousends of tracks to play in his sets but still he comes back to this one, thinking that Robert is one of the best producers in the world. There is also another track that he plays since it came out: Agent gold - Agent Wood (Original Mix).

An amazing track by Jeroen Verheij who sadly went into techno territories where i won’t follow him. But this together with Timeless Altitude has earned him a place in Techno history. But why Robert Hood is playing this already for 15 years remains a mystery to me..


June 25, 2010

Aw yes, Cartoon Clip... What a track! If you've ever been a fan of those funky hard tracks which could play on repeat for hours and have you dancing like nobody was watching (think Minus Orange, Burn Rubber Burn, Dandu Groove, Step To Enchantment, Thunder etc.), then you need, like, four copies of this. One of those cuts where the hook steadily grows and morphs and then when it seems like it has no more space to amplify, it gradually recedes, and like that in cycles, around and around. If Secret Cinema ever recorded a pure, unadulterated, undeterred by lack of popular appreciation banger, characterized by firmness and determination to forge a 100% techno objet d'art, then this is it. Just great, fun and vintage techno. Remember how that sounds?
On the flip side we have Biztouch, a great piece of loop heavy techno, where a totally cool sequence comes around one thir deep and is put on repeat as the slamming percussion just pounds on. Another devastator with a damaging punch, very typical of Jeroen Verheij's techno sound of the era. Heavy on the percussion, with large and effective loops to command the dance floor.
Stadsgeraas is phenomenal as well, with fast drum rolls, a longer build up, and then somewhere along the way these totally uncontrollable laser gun effects are dropped, and they totally take over. Getting in each other's way, pushing each other out of the track, insane until the very end! Proper sci-fi techno derangement.
Fabulous release. A1 and B2 is the stuff which time after time reminds me of why should I never lose faith in techno, and where did all the infatuation come from. Together with a few more Secret Cinema 12" releases from the era, this ranks up there as one of my favorite outputs by the artist.


January 22, 2006
edited over 12 years ago
"Cartoon Clip", "Carton Clip", "Kartonclip"...however you spell it, it doesn't change the fact that the A side track of this disc is one of the most frenetic, driving, no-nonsense pieces of music ever recorded. It is the aural equivalent of a high-voltage chase scene or a runaway train...a psychotic, centrifugal cut that builds and ebbs and builds and ebbs and builds and builds and builds....