Technossomy ‎– Chameleon / Elektron Bender

Platipus ‎– PLAT 08
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM



Mastered at The Exchange, Camden.
Mastered using Direct Metal Mastering (DMM).

© 1994.
Copyright Control. Platipus Records.

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  • Matrix / Runout (Runouts: Side A): PLAT 08 - A1 PR-M THE EXCHANGE - NiLZ (D.M.M.) B
  • Matrix / Runout (Runouts: Side AA): PLAT 08 - AA1 PR-M THE EXCHANGE - NiLZ (D.M.M.) B

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April 29, 2013
edited about 1 year ago

I 'm not a fan of Chameleon, the pop melody just doesn't do it for me, it would have been ok if they didn't revert back to it again later in the track coupled with some really corny drum sounds that remind me of really bad 1980's pop rock.
Elektron Bender is the better track and features one of the most unique & effective vocal samples i have ever heard which is actually William S Burrough's talking. the samples are
"words of advice for young people" & " improve our public image"
It is the use of these vocal samples that elevates Elektron Bender to another level, at 3.40 Burrough;s voice booms out sounding almost other wordly, when i first heard this at a rave in 94 on 40k watt sound system the effect was awe inspiring!!! to me the vocal samples turn this track more into a rebellious statement than a mere standard goa trance track especially when one considers when this came out ie 1994, the UK governments horrible criminal justice bill was rearing it's vile ugly head and persecuting the illegal rave scene!!!


October 11, 2004
edited over 14 years ago

The Chameleon track starts with an incredibly melodic line, that sounds like early euro pop... is something incredibly strange. The track evolves like a chameleon and therefore the name, it slowly change the mood and becomes some deep vibrating attacking tune! There is even a tribal pattern to join the total chaos of this track...

Toward the middle the crazy pop theme starts again... but this time is shorter and yet again suddenly u find yourself into a moltitude of patterns and early acidic lines. I really can say is something particular and that surely shocked the audience of the time!

Elektron Bender (Willie Mix) isnt as crazy as the previous tune and surely get the EP back to the trance route. i was surely not amazed by this version of the track. that is surely less inpressive than the live mix or the album mix.
There is a noticeable tribal line which can be groovy even played today but the track overall isnt *amazing* :)