X-103 ‎– Atlantis

Tresor ‎– TRESOR 12
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Released by Tresor, a division of Interfisch Rec.
Licensed from Axis Rec. USA 1993
Distributed by EFA Distribution

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 18750 174024
  • Barcode (Scanned): 718750174024
  • Matrix / Runout: BOD EFA 01740
  • Label Code: LC 7572

Other Versions (5 of 6) View All

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, RE) Tresor TRESOR 12 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
PWD 7441 X-103 Atlantis(Cass) Pow Wow Trance PWD 7441 US Unknown 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
ALCB-812 X-103 Atlantis(CD, Album) Alfa International ALCB-812 Japan 1993 Sell This Version



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May 13, 2009

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.