X-103 ‎– Atlantis

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Tracklist

Introduction
Atlantis (The Entrance)
Interlude A
The Gardens
Acropolis
Hagia Triada
Seduction Of Europa
Temple Of Poseidon
Minnia (The Queen's Theme)
Eruption
Interlude B
Tephra
10 000 Chariots

Versions (7)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
Tresor 12 X-103 Atlantis(2x12", Album) Tresor Tresor 12 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
TRESOR 12 X-103 Atlantis(CD, Album) Tresor TRESOR 12 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
ALCB-812 X-103 Atlantis(CD, Album) Alfa International ALCB-812 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
PWD 7441 X-103 Atlantis(CD, Album) Pow Wow Trance PWD 7441 US 1993 Sell This Version
TRESOR 12 X-103 Atlantis(CD, Album, RE) Tresor TRESOR 12 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
TRESOR 12, TRESOR12JP X-103 Atlantis(CD, Album, RP) Tresor, Music 4 Your Legs TRESOR 12, TRESOR12JP Japan 2010 Sell This Version
PWD 7441 X-103 Atlantis(Cass) Pow Wow Trance PWD 7441 US Unknown Sell This Version

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MrZyc

MrZyc

September 25, 2014
referencing Atlantis, 2x12", Album, Tresor 12
beautiful sound exasperated.
Vert1

Vert1

May 3, 2013
edited over 6 years ago
referencing Atlantis, CD, Album, PWD 7441
'The Gardens' on this cd does not have a strings section which is on the Thera EP.

maroko

maroko

May 13, 2009
referencing Atlantis, CD, Album, TRESOR 12

Another great early release by the UR guys, Jeff Mills and Robert Hood. Hot on the heels of their previous two undeniable classics, X-101's self titled album and X-102's "Discovers the rings of Saturn", X-103's "Atlantis", while recorded without their former partner in crime Mike Banks, furhter explores new possible directions for techno music to head in. The album is conceptually constructed around the myth of the lost city of Atlantis, and the music keeps up with the spacey and science fiction touch fully developed on the X-102 release. Interrupted by short intervals consisting of mainly classical instruments, the tracks themselves vary in intensity and sound; from minimal and monotonous, pulsating and acidic, such as The Gardens, Acropolis and Hagia Triada, through to hard mechanical numbers (the brief yet explosive Eruption, Tephra, 10000 Chariots, Curse Of Gods), and the more melody inclined numbers, Minnia and Thera. Special mention should go to Interludes A & B, Temple Of Poseidon and the closing tune, Magma (Technology), which all have superb spaced out noisy effects and eerie and disturbing sound patterns. Really cool and feels like you're going off to battle with Darth Vader's killer squadron around ten million light years away from planet Earth...
Overall, it may not be as raw and hard as X-101, and not as completely innovative and far reaching as X-102, but as a fierce and competent combination of both, X-103 has it all: from stomping and wild dance floor beats to placating ambience and forward thinking minimal techno that would eventually get further examined and reconnoitered by both artists, especially by Jeff Mills and his seminal work on Axis.
I'd give this output by Hood and Mills 5 glaring, blazing, Milky Way incinerating stars out of a possible five. As every bit of essential as any of their other work on Tresor. Coming to think of it, it's a place dispersed in deep space where "Waveform transmissions vol. 1" meets "Internal empire" for a coffee break.