Spicelab ‎– The Spirit Of Fear

Harthouse ‎– HH 018
Vinyl, 12"


A1 The Spirit Of Fear 9:10
A2 S.Y.N.C 7:50
B1 Ant Attack 7:22
B2 Hyperspice 9:18



A1 131 BPM
A2 152 BPM
B1 161 BPM
B2 165 BPM

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A - Printed): WMME Alsdorf HH-018-A2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A - Etched): Hü 3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B - Printed): WMME Alsdorf HH-018-B2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B - Etched): Hü

Other Versions (5 of 7) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SOLD026 Spicelab The Spirit Of Fear EP(4xFile, FLAC, EP, RM) Solieb Digital SOLD026 Germany 2014
HARTUK 10 Spicelab The Spirit Of Fear(12") Harthouse U.K. HARTUK 10 UK 1993 Sell This Version
SOLD026 Spicelab The Spirit Of Fear EP(4xFile, MP3, EP, RM, 320) Solieb Digital SOLD026 Germany 2014
HART UK-10 Spicelab The Spirit Of Fear(12", W/Lbl) Harthouse U.K. HART UK-10 UK 1993 Sell This Version
SOLD 026 Spicelab The Spirit Of Fear EP(4xFile, AAC, EP, RM, VBR) Solieb Digital SOLD 026 Germany 2014



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January 17, 2007
edited over 12 years ago

One of those few records in which every track is excellent.

To me the real stand out title has to be "Hyperspice".
With its 9:18 min duration it might be slightly over the top in today's standards, but there's constantly so much going on that you will not get bored and 'oh how much energy it has!! Plenty of crunchy analogue sounds with a death defying distorted kick drum that keeps on chewing on the background, locking you in a weird mental state while the surrounding strobos are flashing. There is also a regular kick drum in conjunction with the monster-kick creating a unique rhythm sensation. The crispy 303 and the siren-like sounds will definitely keep in you on your toes until the soothing, positive organ melody steps in sending you floating... until the kick-drum-from-hell returns bashing the non-dedicated to pieces! Consider yourself warned.
The title track "The Spirit Of Fear" is more of a laidback song and has that certain futuristic and very typical Oliver Lieb athmosphear to it. It isn't a bad track, but in all of its typicality it doesn't offer you much.
S.Y.N.C. is a faster track with addicting 303 line and a variety of analogue sounds that are very familiar from the "Quicksand EP".
"Ant Attack" is the second stand out track for me. It has a cool sub-bass sound combined with break beat and has the typical early 90's german trance "chill out" part around the middle of the track with a nice melody.

In all, this was yet another quality piece from O.Lieb, maybe not as big as "Quicksand EP" (HH010) but much better than "Spicelab EP" (HH007) in my opinion.