Sven Van Hees ‎– Apokalypz

Atom Records ‎– MOM 07
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM


A1 Apokalypz 5:40
A2 Put Your Lips Together 4:35
B Mars X Press 7:30

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March 1, 2007
edited over 10 years ago
I was thinking about this track yesterday (as i often do about records i once owned and wonder about getting again - if i could). My memory of this track is so clear and is what you may describe as minimal techno for in its day. Sayng that, It's not and never was club material, unless a dj was playing in a warm-up set.
Mars Xpress (is the one i remember) has a quite bent (and very different for the time) sounding bassline which carries along the track in a warm and satisfying groove. It has the blueprint clang sample that was used on an awful lot of the tunes around that time but this has been softened and added as a distant echo rather than one of the prominant sounds. A trip to Mars is a very good way of descibing the sound of this track. Its quite a daring and blissed out track in terms of most other releases around that time. Most people were listening to hardcore!


January 18, 2005
edited over 13 years ago

The Atom label could do no wrong in the early years of it's existence. Starting out as a more experimental fucked up sublabel of ths Usa Imports recordshop in Antwerp (A place where Antwerp's musical talent came together in the late eighties and early nineties). Atom gave a releaseplatform to much of these talents as Sven Van Hees, Ludovic Navarre (later on Saint-Germain), Koenie .....
Back to this record now. Absolutely wicked b-side "Apokalypz", with one of the deepest basslines ever coming out of a studio, catchy as hell, sprinkling over the top little clouds of weird trancyness, incorporating to great effect the synth riff from "Klf's - Kylie said to Jason", pure dancefloor bliss! Wicked sampledelica anthem that stood the test of time !! Ahem, in my book anyway ;-))