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Gliese14G

Gliese14G

October 30, 2014
referencing Tresor II (Berlin Detroit - A Techno Alliance), 3xLP, Comp, NoMu 14
Klaus is spot on
Worth picking up for the 3MB & JA alone!
HipsterDoofus

HipsterDoofus

November 27, 2009
referencing Tresor II - Berlin Detroit - A Techno Alliance, CD, Comp, CD NoMu 14, CDNoMu 14
There isn't really much I can add here except that track 11 (3 Phase - Current 1), sounds ridiculously cool in Dolby PL II. I love it when that happens. :)
Klaus151

Klaus151

June 22, 2005
edited over 6 years ago
referencing Tresor II (Berlin Detroit - A Techno Alliance), 3xLP, Comp, NoMu 14
Blistering compilation with solid contributions from both Detroit and Berlin artists. A joint venture, which only furthered the process of solidifying the already existing ties between the two cities.

The standouts of said compilation are surely the exclusive "Mimas" from UR as X-102, Jupiter Jazz, Lyot, T.T./F.F., Changes Of Life, as well as the 3MB collaborations.

This 3xLP contains absolutely no fillers (as they say) and ranges from complex and sublime Detroit Techno to harder Berlin Techno.

The Maurizio track "T.T./F.F" can be played at both 33 or 45 RPM - go figure the title :-) I always play it at 45, At this speed it transforms into a strong predecessor to the dub-influenced Basic Channel sound with a rattling breakbeat, majestically swirling pads and ultimately laced with brain penetrating chord sounds par excellence.

Essential selection of classics, hits and time distinctive contributions on a well-mastered, loud pressing and furthermore it's cheap as chips within the second hand circuit.
calipheron

calipheron

September 28, 2004
edited over 14 years ago
referencing Tresor II - Berlin Detroit - A Techno Alliance, CD, Comp, CD NoMu 14, CDNoMu 14

Eclectic! Tresor compilations would never be so diverse as this CD. There are very very fine examples of so many sides of techno here that it is quite hard to fully appreciate it all without many listens. The punishing Maurizio remix of "Lyot", and Hell's "Red Bull" start the album off with a more schranzy feel, but 3 Phase's "Das Rennen" and Maurizio's own "T.T. / F. F." stray into more minimal Germanic territory. There's more of this later with the quirky 3 Phase piece "Current 1". Rather repetitive, but hypnotic.

Then of course come the Detroit contributions. What can I possibly say about UR's "Jupiter Jazz" other than it's practically the epitome of Detroit Techno-soul? CLASSIC, CLASSIC TECHNO! And along with 3MB & Juan Atkins' devastating "Die Kosmischen Kuriere" (a different and better mix here to the two on the "3MB and Juan Atkins" album!!). I'm almost too flabberghasted to notice the other fine pieces slotted in around them: Mills' "Changes Of Life" is a classic stomper, Sun Electric's edit of Illuminism is wonderful minimal-melodica, and K-Hand's "Mystery" is a rather simple but energetic slab of melodic techno that nicely rounds off the comp.

Essential, wonderful techno. The only slightly poor additions here are the Noxious and Violet Micro tracks - somewhat dodgy hard tech that sound a tad dated now. But everything else rules mercilessly. Best track = CAN'T CHOOSE!! *brain promptly explodes*
jazzliscious

jazzliscious

December 10, 2003
referencing Tresor II - Berlin Detroit - A Techno Alliance, CD, Comp, CD NoMu 14, CDNoMu 14

This release like its predecessor "Tresor Berlin 1992" is an excellent representative collective documentation of some of the finest in early techno music. The tracks cover a vast array of styles and never falls into the formulaic monotonic approach to some comp releases. This isn't all house or all trance. You get it all. Some tracks are hard and bangin', some are light and airy. All are very electronic and chock full of phat, analog sounds. Not only that, these are done by some of the Godfathers of early techno. I believe this was the very first techno release that I heard and actually said "WHOA! This "techno" is HOT!" Before that I only heard the commercially ravey stuff that reeked of cheesiness. But this comp had life and is still a favorite in my collection. I encourage anybody to give it a listen. I feel this is a milestone in the development of techno music.