Technosis ‎– Aural Assault E.P.

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Aural Assault 4:02
Ecstatica 4:15
Neurotica 4:04

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
Shoop 19 Technosis Aural Assault E.P.(12", EP) Shoop! Shoop 19 UK 1994 Sell This Version
Shoop 19 Technosis Aural Assault E.P.(12", EP, W/Lbl) Shoop! Shoop 19 UK 1994 Sell This Version

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markhypnos

markhypnos

November 30, 2019
referencing Aural Assault E.P., 12", EP, Shoop 19

I have copy of this that has the A side label on both sides. Aural Assault is a banger.
John_Galbraith

John_Galbraith

January 24, 2019
referencing Aural Assault E.P., 12", EP, Shoop 19
An interesting (or not so interesting fact) on the record it says something like “recorded in the egg box” .. I worked with a mate of Vince’s who said that his music room in his house was sound proofed using egg boxes. So I’m putting 2 and 2 together here ...
2Styliztik

2Styliztik

January 19, 2019
referencing Aural Assault E.P., 12", EP, Shoop 19
One of the first releases by Vince Watson and a positive start for a talented artist.

Aural Assault is a surprisingly good Gabber track, the change ups in the track keep it interesting. Also the synth work Mr. Watson employs in each riff breakdown would put more famous Gabber producers to shame. All of this is on top of a trademark low frequency bassdrum that would eventually make every Technosis production recognisable.

Ecstatica is a classic example of Scottish Bouncy Techno. It begins with a beautiful warm pad and then descends into Happy Hardcore heaven, catchy uplifting Casio synth stabs, spine tingling pianos and the obligatory Scottish bouncy kickdrum. It sounds like it was partly influenced by Scott Brown, which may explain why Vince Watson would eventually become one of Mr. Brown's main producers on his record labels. Ecstatica is Happy Hardcore at its finest.

However, my favourite track on this vinyl is Neurotica. The first half of the track picks up where Ecstatica left off, more catchy Casio riffs, insanely good piano section but slightly softer beat. But its the second half of the track that takes a left turn to a darker street. It has that quality German Techno/Mayday sound that contrasts exceptionally well with the happier first half.

Ignore the low rating for this vinyl, if you like Gabber or Happy Hardcore (or both like me!) it's a handy record to have in your collection. Vince Watson is now a famous Techno DJ. He wrote these tracks 25 years ago, I wonder how he feels about this record?