Surgeon ‎– Compliance Momentum

Dynamic Tension Records ‎– DTR 010
Vinyl, 12"


A Compliance Momentum 8:26
B The Crawling Frog Is Torn And Smiles 7:12

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  • Mastered ByCGB*


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  • Matrix / Runout (Etching runout side A): DTR 010 A CGB@D&M
  • Matrix / Runout (Etching runout side B): DTR 010 B2 CGB@D&M

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
DTR010 Surgeon Compliance Momentum(2xFile, FLAC) Dynamic Tension Records DTR010 UK Unknown
DTR010 Surgeon Compliance Momentum(2xFile, MP3, 320) Dynamic Tension Records DTR010 UK 2010


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May 22, 2013
edited over 5 years ago
Stop! Don't spend obnoxious amounts of your hard earned cash on this treasured piece of wax yet!!! If you are an Anthony Child devotee, then support the artist and buy this awesome vinyl brand spanking new here:

...or here (this is Surgeon's official web shop, packed with his back catalog)...:

Very worth while adding this one to your collection.


July 6, 2011
I don't know if it is me, although I doubt it, but does anyone notice how influential the A side must have been to Reeko while he was recording his recent "Between Ourselves EP" on Planet Rhythm? The B side tunes on that one, Woman Of Black Glove and Mechanical Physics, both awesome pieces in their own right, while not attempted copies of this Surgeon masterpiece, have most certainly been influenced by it. A coincidence? Perhaps, but whatever may take place, make sure to hear both of these releases, or at least the one which you haven't heard yet, and were previously impressed by the other.

The Crawling Frog Is Torn And Smiles is not as impressive in my opinion, although it does show a very confident and up do date Surgeon, who, despite obviously aiming at satisfying modern dance floors, does not lose his personality and trademark production tricks. Unsettling textures, gnashing percussion and flexible synth work which extirpates the minimalism and puts the "E" back in techno. Clearly, Surgeon is still deeply rooted in blazing the trail and leading the way.

I recommend the A side to those who thought muscle and testosterone have been eliminate and replaced with artificial breast growth hormones, while the B side will suit nicely those into the Sandwell District sound clash between Echospace and the evergreen Downwards. Subtle drive, dub technoish feel yet somehow pretty pulsating and undeviating. This record is a mighty testament to his already great production legacy, and a superb return to the finest of the dance floors.