Soul Center ‎– Soul Center* II

W.v.B. Enterprises ‎– W.v.B.4 CD
CD, Album


1 Can I Ask You 7:43
2 What You're Doin 3:58
3 Are You Ready 6:35
4 Artur 5:07
5 Psycho Set 6:28
6 Respect 5:35
7 Boy 6:24
8 Who In The Funk 6:13
9 Morningstar 7:13
10 Psycho Set II 6:01

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured ByMPO



W.v.B. Enterprises/NL


s. tax
h. hancock
e. floyd
st. singers
r. thomas
c. thomas
g. clinton
b. kays
u. finger
c. morgenstern
r. powder

Incidental info: There is no catalog number listed on the release. It is, however, taken from the Max Ernst homepage and chosen to fit the release in the sequence for W.v.B. Enterprises. Also the title "II" is not printed on the actual release. But the album is commonly known as Soul Center* II.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: WVB4SOULCENTER MPO 01 @@@ 4 01
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L033
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 1202

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December 4, 2016
Indeed a very strong release. I agree with my fellow reviewer that the connections between Techno and Soul become very apparent on this LP. Brinkmann knows exactly where he's going. And, to quote Shakespeare: Though this be madness, yet there is method in it.

Brinkmann keeps his loops, mostly taken from old Stax records, raw and unaltered - adding only few carefully chosen elements. Hence, the overall sound of the tracks remains very close to what you'd expect a seventies Soul record to sound like. Then again, the result is futuristic as can be - deep and hypnotic Loop-Soul with a Techno patina.

A marvellous lesson in music history.


September 17, 2004
edited over 14 years ago

Oh my....what a release ! I can`t help to say it straight: This music is so exciting, so dynamic, groovy, clever and ..yes... sophisticated , it`s really unbelievable. Brinkmann`s concept of using samples from (more or less) famous soul tracks is so simple as it is effective. It nearly hurts to hear how perfectly placed every of his samples is. Just listen to "are you ready" or "respect" and you know what I mean. Historically speaking: This CD/LP also helps you understand where Techno is basically coming from. But thats just a little bonus, because Brinkmann is not didactic. Like every good artist . Isn`t that so ? (And he knows, because he was one before he was starting his career in music bizz). All in all, there is nothing more to say then this: It`s a masterpiece. Really ! One of the finest records I know.. And you can be sure, I`m not using that term too often.