Various ‎– Galaxies: An Excursion Through Technospace

Havoc ‎– HMCD01
CD, Compilation

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1 X-Out (2) The Letter E 4:22
2 Intentional Systems Bodybank (The Decameron Mix)
Remix – Decameron
3 Decameron Acid Acid 5:19
4 Slave To External N-Dimensional 5:07
5 Virus Crack Team Lovechild (Rise) 4:14
6 Lunik (2) Video Hallucination 5:00
7 Induced (2) Circuit 5:54
8 Human Mesh Dance Heaven (Recovered) 4:08
9 Hydraulic Clownhead Chant Of The Morning Clowns 4:58
10 Illuminator Trance Net 5:28
11 Prototype 909 I Don't Want To Grow Up 4:06
12 Axon Flux (The Tribal Mix) 6:01
13 E-Sop Dream Is A Shadow Of Something Real 6:55
14 City Of God Io 6:16

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"The year was 1992 and New York underground electronic label Havoc Music, unleashed by electronic mastermind Taylor Deupree, had gathered many of his electronic music friends on a cassette compilation entitled "Technocriminal Subcultures". Later that year we asked our friend Tom Gromak to help finance a CD compilation containing many of the same artists. With his help the CD was released in early 93 and helped many of us gain greater recognition for our work. Not being the greatest marketeers in the world we still have a few left, a time capsule if you will, that provides an insight into the development of what are today much better known techno artists. To me its a funny thing, some of this older more "dated" material actually has more depth and staying power than many of our subsequent releases. Perhaps it's because this CD catches us in a transition phase of our work, before we had been conditioned by the demands of the techno regime and its unflappable rules system borne out of its umbilical cord relationship to the club/rave setting. Many of us were more concerned with experimenting with sound and technology than with fitting into a marketing niche; but in the years leading up to 1992 we were becoming increasingly intrigued by techno/house grooves and their potential to assimilate new infusions and endlessly morph in forms." - Jason Szostek, Brooklyn, NY 1997

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June 15, 2012
edited over 7 years ago

I have absolutely no idea why this release is so underrated here on Discogs.
This is a top quality underground tekkno cd with some trance and acid tracks too.

1) X-Out - The Letter E
the intro track is a proud Yes to drug abuse: stompin with some straight 4/4 bass, someone could say that this is a cheap remake of Joey Beltram style techno with the Energy Flash-vocal 'Ecstacy - Ecstacy' but in fact its a hard techno tune, very stompy and with a lot of crazy underground vocals. But not in a commercial way but in a bunker tekkno way. A hard fog tune.

2) Intentional Systems - Bodybank (The Decameron Mix)
tribal techno-hardtrance sound, groovy fast driven drums with modulating melody strings. some sirens later. nothing special but solide track.

3) Decameron - Acid Acid
hardcore acid/rave, whistle in hardcore sub bass, wild/crazy/hot. 'Acid'-vocal + total-coma sequence; total trippin out noises, later breakbeat sub bass. 5/5

4) Slave To External - N-Dimensional
deep techno. deep groovin techno, 4/4 beat, 'Beautiful'-vocal, later rave noises mixed in, than breaks and again full power. 4/5

5) Virus Crack Team - Lovechild (Rise)
house, tribal groove, hardhouse, 'Data'-vocal + female delirium voice. 3-4/4

6) Lunik - Video Hallucination
One of my favorites: for sure some ordinary hard techno from the early 90s but its totally crazy with the legendary 'Video Hallucination - Total Hallucination, Video Hallucination - Total Hallucination, Video Hallucination - Total Hallucination, Video Hallucination - Total Hallucination...'-vocal with some really straight hard techno stalker drums. Remembers on to some hard German techno or Belgium style. PCP meets Bonzai 93 ;) 5/5

7) Induced - Circuit + 8) Human Mesh Dance - Heaven (Recovered)
normal techno tracks but not with bad quality, just average stuff from around 92/93. 3-4/5 + 3-4/5

9) Hydraulic Clownhead - Chant Of The Morning Clowns
techno-/acidhouse, spooky atmosphere with a (according to this) female refrain. gets stuck into your ears, later some good fitting guitar and all over a fat bassy groove: top track! 5/5 points

10) Illuminator - Trance Net
technohouse meets trance: very, very strong old school highlight, comes with with nice vocal/refrain and deep going strings. Music for the heart. 5/5 if possible 6/5 ;)

11) Prototype 909 - I Dont Want To Grow Up
Prototype 909 comes here not with a, typical for them, acid track but with a solide technotrance tune. Again they show their skills in composing tracks, very good work. the bassline gave the raver in 93 the feeling of listening to a future-oriented technohouse rythem, fresh and good fitting. 5/5

12) Axon - Flux (The Tribal Mix)
the Axon track is a tribute to Mobys Go, the typical Go-melody is used, faded into the rythm pattern and some unique mysterious noises, similar to the noises you can hear if the garbage collection truck comes more near to your house, loading the trash into the body, early in the morning, jaring noises echoing from down the street, coming closer and closer. Very special atmosphere because of this sounds.
Great track: again 5/5.

13) E-Sop - Dream Is A Shadow Of Something Real
E-Sop is an average techno house track, later more rave sounding because of the typical rave hooks used in 91-93. I would rate it 3-4/5 points

14) City Of God - Io
the last track closes the tracklist with a nice acid trance tune. It brings a bit Dj Edge's (G.Mattewman) sound into mind, a TB sounding pattern over oriental-like dramatic & psychodelic female voices together with trumpet or sax-improvisations, similar to the TP 303 or SUMR 94, both to find on the Edge CD 001 compilation (1994). So the last track is a more calmer but awesome closing tune.

The 'Galaxies: An Excursion Through Technospace' compilation is the answer to compilations from Europe in that era, and a good one. 5/5
A mystery why its so bad rated here. Its a great 1993 NY techno cd-release!