X-101 ‎– X-101

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Sonic Destroyer
Rave New World
The Final Hour
G-Force
Whatever Happen To Peace
Mindpower

Versions (13)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
Tresor 1 X-101 X-101(LP) Tresor Tresor 1 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
TRESOR 1 X-101 X-101(CD, Album) Tresor TRESOR 1 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
TRESOR 1 X-101 X-101(CD, Album) Tresor TRESOR 1 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
TRESOR 1 X-101 X-101(CD, Album) Tresor TRESOR 1 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
none X-101 X-101(Cass, Promo, whi) Tresor none Germany 1991 Sell This Version
MKTMLP2 X-101 X-101(LP) Black Market International, Mute, Tresor MKTMLP2 UK 1991 Sell This Version
Tresor 1 X-101 X-101(LP) Tresor Tresor 1 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
TRESOR 1 X-101 X-101(LP) Tresor TRESOR 1 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
Tresor 1 X-101 X-101(LP, Ltd, Whi) Tresor Tresor 1 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
none X-101 X-101(LP, W/Lbl) Tresor none Germany 1991 Sell This Version
MKT MLP 2 X-101 X-101(LP, W/Lbl) Black Market International MKT MLP 2 UK 1991 Sell This Version
ALCB-446 X-101 X-101(CD) Mute, Black Market London ALCB-446 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
ALCB-446 X-101 X-101(CD, Album, Promo) Mute, Black Market London ALCB-446 Japan 1992 Sell This Version

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synergy67

synergy67

October 8, 2013
referencing X-101, LP, Tresor 1
There are some very similar arrangements to Whatever Happened To Peace (in particular) on Jeff Mills' prior project, The Final Cut's debut album, Deep Into the Cut.

http://www.discogs.com/Final-Cut-Deep-Into-The-Cut/master/29628
VortexBoy

VortexBoy

February 29, 2012
referencing X-101, LP, Tresor 1
I don't think we can expect someone like Pete Tong (a fluffy DJ at best) to play UR material or understand it, especially when this & other material from these guys was first coming out.
BlackMarketRecords

BlackMarketRecords

February 23, 2010
edited over 7 years ago
referencing X-101, LP, MKTMLP2
Ahead of its time.
maroko

maroko

November 28, 2008
referencing X-101, CD, Album, TRESOR 1

No doubt about it, the X-101 album is as ahead of its time as they used to come. Not only does it kick off with the evergreen Sonic Destroyer, which is nothing short of a techno equivalent of a classic Star Trek episode, but from there it only moves towards an unprecedented clash between soul and hardness, best exemplified on Rave New World and my favorite track on the album, Whatever Happen to Peace, both of which are very forceful and intense while being graced with very soothing and warm melodies, thus staying in touch with both, the emotional and the driving aspect of techno music.
G-Force has some amazing spaced out sounds throughout, while The Final Hour just rolls on and on with an amzing bass line. Same goes with the afore mentioned Whatever Happen to Peace; just play it with the bass up and feel the earth below you shake as the machine gun bass line alters your whole perception of techno music. And the album closes with Mindpower, a wicked tune loaded with strange and sinister noises and occasional outbursts of acid stabs.
Simple to some, yet when placed within its historical context, the praise starts. There was nothing this hard floating around the maeket when UR dropped this gem.
If you are a fan of Detroit techno, or are just plain interested in the development of harder, more extreme and daring aspects of the genre - look no furhter. X-101 is THE answer!
BomberOne

BomberOne

November 1, 2005
edited over 16 years ago
referencing X-101, CD, Album, TRESOR 1

This is truly the techno soul in action, one of those few moments when you could feel the future in action. I would add that "Rave New World" got me crying since its release : hypnotic, soulfull and sad, it is the perfect soundtrack for the final scenes of Blade Runner : "I've seen so many things..." as said Roy Batty.
Manys

Manys

January 8, 2004
edited over 11 years ago
referencing X-101, LP, Tresor 1

First Tresor release. "The Final Hour" is a dark, sophisticated, and suprisingly simple classic. Note that this was re-released by Mute as "Sonic Destroyer" but with this EP's tracklist.
eiskristall

eiskristall

February 27, 2002
referencing X-101, LP, Tresor 1
This licenced album from Underground Resistance was the beginning of the axis "Detroit - Berlin". I remember...