Various ‎– Evidence. Downwards 1993-1997.

Downwards ‎– DNCD8, Downwards ‎– DNCD 8
2 × CD, Compilation


1-01 Hostage (2) Buy Product 4:51
1-02 Hostage (2) Random Checkout 4:56
1-03 Surgeon Magneze 3:56
1-04 Surgeon Atol 4:36
1-05 Surgeon Move 3:57
1-06 Surgeon Barrier Method 5:34
1-07 Surgeon Language Barrier 7:45
1-08 Regis Speak To Me 6:22
1-09 Regis Model Friendship 4:59
2-01 Surgeon Badger Bite 7:28
2-02 Surgeon Electric Chicken 5:10
2-03 Regis Ital 4:14
2-04 Regis Surface 5:07
2-05 Regis Lapal 4:17
2-06 Female Backlash 6:43
2-07 Female Slave 5:35
2-08 Regis We Said No (Version) 4:56
2-09 Regis Allies 3:46

Companies, etc.



Disc One.
Buy Product.Consumer Device EP Nov1993 LINO5
Random Checkout.
Magneze.Surgeon S/T EP Nov1994 LINO6
Barrier Method.Electronically Tested EP May1995 LINO7
Language Barrier.
Speak To Me.Montreal EP Oct1995 LINO8
Model Friendship.

Disc Two.
Badger Bite.Pet 2000 EP Jan1996 LINO10
Electric Chicken.
Ital.Application Of Language Mar1996 LINO11
Backlash.Peletone EP Oct1996 LINO12
We Said No (Version).We Said No/Allies EP Dec1996 LINO13

Thank you. Steven Beatty, John Peel, Mark Broom, Robert Görl and the mighty Mick Harris without whom...

Made in Great Britain

Catalog number:
"DNCD8" on spine
"DNCD 8" on back

Released in slim double jewel case with 6-panel insert.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 037140 001340
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5037140001340
  • Mastering SID Code (CD1): IFPI L033
  • Mould SID Code (CD1): IFPI 120A
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1): DNCD08 CD1 MPO 01 @@@ 4 01
  • Mastering SID Code (CD2): IFPI L033
  • Mould SID Code (CD2): IFPI 121D
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2): DNCD08 CD2 MPO 01 @@@ 4 01


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April 10, 2009

A must own for all fans of the grey techno sound from Birmingham. Top notch selection of tracks, ranging from Surgeon's classics off the "Magneeze" vinyl, through to some old and rare Hostage tunes, back full circle to Regis We Said No and Allies. No exception, all tracks are very mechanical, with a really punishing drive and banging percussion. Pure techno, with balls of steel and fear of no man. Favorite track must be Surgeon's Badger Bite, with unbelievably sharp and eerie strings tirelessly barking at you for over seven minutes. Intense and so furious it's impossible to resist it. I'd dare take it even further and claim Anthony Childs absolutely dominates this compilation with the inclusion of seven of his tracks, most of them ferocious techno bangers which carry out their task of absolutely shredding dance floors apart. Some of this material is so damn determined to make you drive your head inside the wall - dry, monotonous and linear sound patterns which became synonimous for a whole new breed of hard, nasty and rusty techno for years to come.
This could be one of the most competent label overviews I own, with a fair chunk of the Downwards imprint defineing moments getting presented in one place. Get it if you're willing to explore the darker side of the rainy country. Don't stop here though, these are only the 'welcome to the club tunes', there are many more resting under the surface.


November 5, 2001
edited over 19 years ago

Brilliant monotonic stuff from the Downwards artists. I'd say this collection is essential for all mono enthusiasts.