Various ‎– Tresor II - Berlin Detroit - A Techno Alliance

NovaMute ‎– CD NoMu 14, NovaMute ‎– CDNoMu 14
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1 Vainquer* Lyot (Maurizio Mix)
Producer – Vainquer*Remix – MaurizioWritten-By – Ernestus*, Von Oswald*, Vainquer*
2 Pulse Versus 3 Phase Das Rennen
Producer, Written-By – Klaus Löschner, Sven Röhrig, Thomas Eckart*
3 DJ Hell* Acid Musik
Producer, Written-By – DJ Hell*
4 Maurizio T. T. / F. F.
Producer, Written-By – Maurizio
5 Noxious E-Zug
Producer, Written-By – Mike Van Dike*, DJ Roland*
6 Violet Micro ...I Know
Producer, Written-By – Dr. Motte
7 Underground Resistance Jupiter Jazz
Producer – Mad Mike*
8 X-102 Mimas
Producer, Written-By – X-102
9 Jeff Mills Changes Of Life
Producer, Written-By – Jeff Mills
10 3MB Featuring Eddie Fowlkes Illuminism (Sun Electric Edit)
Featuring – Eddie "Flashin" Fowlkes*Producer, Written-By – Fowlkes*, Von Oswald*, Fehlmann*Remix – Sun Electric
11 3 Phase Current 1
Producer, Written-By – 3 Phase, Sven Röhrig
12 3MB Featuring Juan Atkins Die Kosmischen Kuriere
Featuring – Juan AtkinsProducer, Written-By – Atkins*, Von Oswald*, Fehlmann*
13 K. Hand* Mystery
Producer, Written-By – K. Hand*

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Design for Ignition Design, New York City

Cat# apeas as CDNoMU 14 on back & spine and as CD NoMu 14 on disc.

This Compilation ℗ & © Mute Records Ltd. Issued under license from Tresor/Interfisch Records. Engineered in 3D by Glenn Hall (Soundbase) Simon Davey (Exchange). Distributed in Germany, Switzerland and Austria by EFA.

Track #3 incorrectly listed as "Red Bull".

Printing on the disc is black/silver, there is also a version with black/yellow printing on the disc.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 016025 680719
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5016025680719
  • Matrix / Runout: DAMONT NOMU 14 CD CDM01


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November 27, 2009
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. :)


September 28, 2004
edited over 14 years ago

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*


December 10, 2003

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.