State 808* ‎– Newbuild

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Creed Records ‎– STATE 002
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Tracklist

A1 Sync/Swim 6:14
A2 Flow Coma 5:57
A3 Dr. Lowfruit (4 A.M. Mix) 7:27
B1 Headhunters 4:55
B2 Narcossa 5:17
B3 E Talk 3:55
B4 Compulsion 5:20

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A3: is titled "Dr. Lowfruit" on inner label and "Dr. Lowfruit (4 A.M. Mix)" on back sleeve.
No durations are given.

THEPSYCHOECSTATICTRANCENDUCINGGROOVERIDINGTECHNOFUNKALOGICALSOUNDOFSTATE 808

Info from sticker on front cover:
STATE 002
ACID TRAX
FEATURING
A GUY CALLED
GERALD

Info from back cover:
PRODUCED FOR STATE 808 PRODUCTIONS
CREED RECORDS
C/O E-BLOCK RECORDS
35-43 OLDHAM STREET, MANCHESTER
061-835 2368
THANKS TO
E-BLOCK, JOHN &SSR, ROD &ROLAND UK.
TYPE-JP
33

MADE IN ENGLAND
©88

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out Etchings Side A): ADRENALIN- STATE- 002 A I PAG
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out Etchings Side B): ADRENALIN- STATE- 002 BI PAG

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CAT 080 CD 808 State Newbuild(CD, Album, RE) Rephlex CAT 080 CD UK 1999 Sell This Version
STATE 002 State 808* Newbuild(LP, Album, Promo, W/Lbl) Creed Records STATE 002 UK 1988 Sell This Version
CAT 080 LP 808 State Newbuild(3x12", Album, RE) Rephlex CAT 080 LP UK 1999 Sell This Version

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laughing-gor

laughing-gor

October 8, 2016
edited about 1 year ago

While Londoners were still stroking their beards while listening to "rare groove", while waiting for a bunch of journos to come back from Ibiza so that they could play Mandy Smith records at their exclusive "underground" club, things were very different "oop North". We didn't care that poncey Southerners thought that house music was "just gay hi-NRG", we were gradually building our collections of Chicago classics as well as adding some early home-grown productions. And out of that Northern scene came masterpieces like this.

It wasn't quite "all downhill from here", because the later style was actually so different to this album.

While "Pacific" could be easily be regarded as the UK's "Strings Of Life", this earlier album was simply pure acid house; raw, with occasionally ill-advised fade-outs and other mixing errors - and if my copy is anything to go by, a terrible pressing which looks like it shouldn't play in some places at all.

But that's EXACTLY what I love about records like this: none of that over-compressed "perfection" which dominates electronic music today. Live, raw, dirty, messy analogue noise - with a purity and honesty you just can't get from digital plugins.

I bet Hardfloor had a good listen to this album, too - "Flow Coma" even features a 303 line which sounds like it was pinched for "Hardtrance Acperience".

"Millennials" really don't have a clue - you can keep your autotuned iPod-friendly rubbish, I'll stick to acid :p
djdstone

djdstone

October 14, 2015

A masterpiece - pure and simple. Still sounds fresh today and you can't say that about many albums from this era. Everything was downhill from here.
exranza

exranza

June 8, 2015
Narcossa is the highlight. The groove on this track is insane.

UK Acid peaked at its creation!
robcypher

robcypher

September 16, 2012

Compulsion is the best track on this LP, IMO.
acidica

acidica

August 14, 2012
edited over 5 years ago
Surely One of the greatest acid lp`s to ever be produced
Darius23

Darius23

July 27, 2003
The lightbringer of early UK acid house, Flow Coma still stands as an incredibly complex, dribbling mass of giggling insanity that leaves dancefloors in a state of lysergic meltdown.
DJTURN

DJTURN

October 31, 2002

I bought this one in 1990, after 808 state was a bit better know - I think Pacific and Cubic had become pretty big club hits in Seattle. It was the only copy in a record store in Seattle called - Record gallery. The owner couldn't get any more copies and said it was probably the only one in Seattle. Anyway, this is a great acid house album - doesn't sound anything like what 808 state became later on. If you like early minimal acid house, this is a great album.