Tone Theory ‎– Limbo Of Vanished Possibilities

Plink Plonk ‎– Plk022
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM

Companies, etc.


℗ 1995 Plink Plonk Records © 1995 Plink Plonk Records
Written for Red Nail Ltd
B side recorded at The Watershed London 1995
"Peace 2 Plink Plonk Luke NRK + B2B"


Reviews Show All 5 Reviews

Add Review



March 14, 2018
my fav derrick carter release. honestly perfection from start to finish and every mix is tite but esp the mr. c one!!


March 6, 2017

Oh my gosh! I'm so glad I found this. I've had it on a Mr. C radio show recording from way back when (on a TDK D90, what else!). Derrick Carter's original is the absolute bomb...completely killer cut.


March 7, 2016
super duper nice. probably the best thing derrick carter did after symbols & instruments - moods. very beautiful emotional stuff here :~) groovin tho!


March 23, 2006
edited over 12 years ago

Derrick Carter's finest hour in my humble (and very biased!) opinion, and he has unleashed some amazing pieces of music upon us in his time! What makes this track extra-special for me is its emotionally-charged vibe. Carter has, especially of late, become renowned for his "boompty" beats, intricately worked percussion and driving basslines. Whilst perfectly suited to do the business on the dancefloor, I fear some of his works may not stand up to repeated home listening in years to come. However, this recording fits a somewhat different profile - it's all about the haunting strings, electronic "whistling" main hook, sparsely beautiful little melodies and an evocative but enigmatic vocal (I think by Derrick himself?) which has an overwhelming feeling of tragedy about it. Then add to this heady melting pot some simply gorgeous organ and piano lines, squelcy little acidic hits and "whiplash" filtered handclap percussion. And true to form DC delivers a killer bassline, this one with what I can only describe as a "bouncy" texture and the slightest hint of acid. Sometimes whilst listening I forget there is a kick drum in there at all, such is the rich sonic tapestry of this record! It would unboubtedly work as a beatless piece to rival many classical recordings. Although it is perhaps a cliche to say such a thing, this is one of the few pieces of music which still never fails to give me "goosebumps" and shivers down my spine no matter how often I listen to it.