Terrence Dixon ‎– Minimalism II

Background ‎– BG011
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM


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Mastered at Dubplates & Mastering (Berlin, Germany).
Pressed at MPO (Averton, France).

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  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout etching): MPO BG-011 A CGB@D&M
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout etching): MPO BG-011 B CGB@D&M

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BG011 Terrence Dixon Minimalism II(12", Ltd, RP) Background BG011 Germany 2015 Sell This Version
BG-011 Terrence Dixon Minimalism II(12", W/Lbl) Background BG-011 Germany 2000 Sell This Version


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February 23, 2015
There was a repress of this record mid-February 2015, and it was strictly limited to 200 copies world wide, so you might want to hurry up if you missed it the first time around.
Now, the easiest way to spot the difference between the original version and the repress is quite simple! Just look at the center labels:
1) at the upper left hand part of the center label of the original pressing's B side, there was a little inscription stating:
"background_records@yahoo.de I visuals: mario lombardo" - this is absent in the repress

2) smacked in the center label of the vinyl's A side, the original pressing has a vertical series of numbers "49-2117885417", while the repress has the word "classic" instead of the numbering.

That cleared, I am immensely thankful for finally being able to obtain a copy. A1 is one of my all time favorites of his, with gorgeous melody work, subtle percussion and a deeply throbbing bass line sending pleasurable waves and ripples through your body. What a track! Lean, hypnotic, kinetic and abecedarian minimal techno with flashes of Detroit's mechanical soul. A piece for the ages.

B1 is a more typical Terrence Dixon minimal work out. Ticking, restrained, undergoing microscopic developments and steadily deploying the less is more aesthetic throughout. A fine little piece if you're into the man's work, yet nothing as astoundingly outer worldly as the outer cut on the A side.

The remaining two tunes are rhythmelodic driven and chaotically harmonic offerings conducted with artful sleight-of-hand channeling the machines into acoustic particles which in return challenge our perception of both techno music and the minimalism contained within it. Not the obvious floor fodder we have too much of anyways, but intricately layered techno music with lots of stamina. While these numbers are everything but easy digestible, there are entire universes held within them, so toss yourself in completely, and you'll get your money's worth, plus a whole lot more that 8 quid, the amount this record goes for at the time of writing this, can hardly provide you with!

Although I can state that I enjoy this piece of wax front to back, I do not consider it Terrence Dixon's finest hour, yet despite of that, I urge fans of his to get it now while it's available again, as it's a fine continuation of his great minimal techno journey. As far as my story goes with this one, A1 alone validates this treasured purchase! It is a callous piece despite its deceitful appearance, leading you into believing it's a fragile manifest of melancholic melody...