Various ‎– Biosphere E.P.

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Track B1 ("Whispers" by Ron Allen) was released later on Definitive Recordings under his Wax Fruit alias.

Tracklist

Prototype (7) The Path (Level 1 Diagnostics Mix)
Tommy Keelan & Hess Barber Where Angels Tread
Ron Allen Innocence
Ron Allen Whispers
Ron Allen Feeling Good

Versions (7)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CEN-XTZ Various Biosphere E.P.(12", EP) Centrifuge Records CEN-XTZ US 1992 Sell This Version
CEN-XTZ Various Biosphere E.P.(12", EP, Dar) Centrifuge Records CEN-XTZ US 1992 Sell This Version
CEN-XTZ Various Biosphere E.P.(12", EP, TP, W/Lbl, Sti) Centrifuge Records CEN-XTZ US 1992 Sell This Version
CEN-XTZ Various Biosphere E.P.(12", EP, W/Lbl, Blu) Centrifuge Records CEN-XTZ US 1992 Sell This Version
CEN-XTZ Various Biosphere E.P.(12", EP, Cle) Centrifuge Records CEN-XTZ US Unknown Sell This Version
CEN-XTZ Various Biosphere E.P.(12", EP, Tra) Centrifuge Records CEN-XTZ US Unknown Sell This Version
CEN-XTZ Various Biosphere E.P.(12", EP, W/Lbl) Centrifuge Records CEN-XTZ US Unknown Sell This Version

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kompressorkanonen

August 23, 2015
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Biosphere E.P., 12", EP, Dar, CEN-XTZ
Cool compilation of melodic techno and deep house on this one-off Damon Booker label. Dan Curtin kicks things off with a remix of "The Path", also released on Buzz. I think I prefer the original, but this version is great too, and as you'd expect from an early 90's Curtin production, it just overflows with ideas, it feels like three tracks rolled into one. But it somehow still gels, it's a cohesive track not a trainwreck of ideas piled on top of one another - I can't think of any other producer who could've pulled this off. "Where Angels Thread" is a very nice mellow techno track from a couple of Australians that I know next to nothing about, and looking at their individual discographies I suspect this is one of the few things either of them have done that's worth holding on to. Three contributions from Ron Allen make up the rest of the EP; "Whispers" and "Feeling Good" are quite similar to the stuff he put out on Strobe around the same time - not too keen on the over-used vocal samples on the latter, although it's still a good track, whereas "Whispers" is just deep house perfection. "Innocence" is a bit different, more fast-paced and with a breakbeat discreetly rolling underneath, although it's still a very mellow track where the deep house sensibilities shine through.

As per usual with 90's Detroit records there are a few noisy copies in circulation, however mine's on purple vinyl and sounds lovely.