Surgeon ‎– Force + Form

Tresor ‎– Tresor 117
2 × Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Album, Misprint


Record cover of this version has two errors:
1. Spine has misprint of title which reads "FORM+FORCE" (instead of proper title: "FORCE+FORM")
2. The track name of C-side is displayed as "Returning Of The Purity Of Current" on back of cover.

"Remnants Of What Once Was" consists of two parts which are listed as the following: "The Hollow Men" and "Ice"

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 718755611760

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
Tresor 117 Surgeon Force + Form(2x12", Album, M/Print) Tresor Tresor 117 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
Tresor. 117 Surgeon Force + Form(2x12", Album, RE, RM) Tresor Tresor. 117 Germany 2016 Sell This Version
Tresor.117 Surgeon Force + Form(Cass, Album) Outside Media Tresor.117 Poland 1999 Sell This Version
Tresor 117 Surgeon Force + Form(2x12", Album, W/Lbl) Tresor Tresor 117 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
5414165038368 Surgeon Force+Form(4xFile, FLAC, Album, RE) Tresor 5414165038368 Europe 2010


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July 17, 2009
Four albums in just as many years may seem like a task hard to accomplish. Consistency is questioned, and quality is put to the stand. But, when all four albums are generally considered quality material, and when the man responsible for producing them is Anthony Childs AKA Surgeon, the impossible becomes quotidian.
Not only did he suck the best out of his previous three releases, but he built upon it all and created four tracks, or better yet multiple segments and moods flawlessly mixed into one piece.
What is that you want to hear when you listen to Surgeon? Abrassive rhythms, heavy, dry and monotonous percussion, eerie synth work, disturbing frequencies and noises, from infectious dance floor drive through to thought provoking electronics. Well, it is all here, and done with more confidence than ever before on any of hie previous efforts.
Absolutely amazing!
He goes as far back and gets influences from his old classics like Magneeze, gives a nod to the eighties EBM and industrial scene, a dose of the good old Downwards influence (hell, there is even a recorded phone call by Regis thrown in the mix here at the end of the third track!), and rounds it all off with precise mixing. Like somebody stated before me, there are only four index points on this album, though I have to admit I have never felt like I have listened to less than nine tracks.
A quantum leap above his sophmore and unconventional "Balance" album, which already was a clear step above his two dimensional debut on Tresor, "Basictonalvocabulary".
You just cannot go wrong with this one. At the time of writing this, "Force + Form" still stands as the master stroke of Surgeon's career.


March 23, 2009
To be honest I couldn't agree more with the former reviewer, this album is the absolute creme de la creme if were are talking about techno. This album triggered my love for techno and I am still in love ever since.

In all kinds of way this is a revolutionary album. It consists of track all about 10 minutes, which are actually 7 or 8 tracks. The tracks are sort of mini sets. Besides that, it mixes Surgeon's well know hard and raw industrial techno style with ambient athmosferic soundscapes, something I haven't heared before, not in this form anyway.

And every part of this album is totally unique, freaky, haunting and very captivating. The remakes of this album, which are more functional dj tools, are worth a listen too.