Counterbalance

Counterbalance

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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
CBX001 Surgeon Diametric EP (EP) CBX001 UK 1999 Sell This Version
CBX002 Surgeon La Real CBX002 UK 2000 Sell This Version
CBX003 Surgeon Waiting For Me CBX003 UK 2000 Sell This Version
CBX004 Surgeon Midnight Club Tracks I (EP) CBX004 UK 2000 Sell This Version
CBX005 Surgeon Midnight Club Tracks II (EP) CBX005 UK 2001 Sell This Version
CBX006 Gennaro Le Fosse American Psycho CBX006 UK 2001 Sell This Version
CBX007 DJ Pete Latifah(12") Counterbalance CBX007 UK 2001 Sell This Version
CBX008 Surgeon Screw The Roses (EP) CBX008 UK 2001 Sell This Version
CBX009 British Murder Boys Learn Your Lesson CBX009 UK 2003 Sell This Version
CBX010 British Murder Boys BMB3 - Don't Give Way To Fear CBX010 UK 2003 Sell This Version
CBX011 British Murder Boys BMB5 - Father Loves Us CBX011 UK 2005 Sell This Version
cbx012 British Murder Boys BMB6 - All The Saints Have Been Hung cbx012 UK 2005 Sell This Version
CBX013 Surgeon Floorshow Part I CBX013 UK 2006 Sell This Version
CBX014 Surgeon Floorshow Part II (EP) CBX014 UK 2006 Sell This Version
CBX015 Surgeon Hello Oslo (EP) CBX015 UK 2009 Sell This Version
CBXCD1 Surgeon Counterbalance Collection(CD, Mixed) Counterbalance CBXCD1 2001 Sell This Version
EUKADP042-6 Various Sound Of Eukatech 4 EUKADP042-6 UK 2000 Sell This Version

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maroko

maroko

September 28, 2009
Some very great clubbing memories pop up into my head when playing certain Counterbalance releases. Most of the stuff before "Screw the roses" is strictly DJ orientated and friendly material, skillfully adapting many influences, vocal snippets, loops and samples. I would stick out both parts of "Midnight club tracks" together with the A1 tune on "Waiting for me" as best examples of the early Counterbalance sound.

Then, as stated before, things changed with "Screw the roses". Field recordings, dog's bark, random loud noises - all of that incorporated with sinister off beat industrial techno like Prowler and Shaper Of The Unknown. In my opinion, the label then hit its peak with the absolutely incredible string of the British Murder Boys releases, which are all worth seeking out, whether you're after club bangers, home listening material, driving music or just pseudo acoustic terror. Not a weak moment there!
Overall, some of the music released here might be a little boring to listen to casual techno listeners or newcomers or just anybody looking for some versatile techno, and that is mainly due to the fact that the tracks on those early Counterbalance 12" often revolve around same sounds and effects, leading to the sensation that they are in reality remakes of each other.
Nevertheless, I can guarantee you that by browsing this label's back catalogue, you will come across at least three tracks you remember tearing dance floors apart at one point of your party life!
Be not confused though, DJ material or not, most of this stuff rocks hard and then some, be it in bed rooms or large venues. Great music from one of techno's prodigies!
ncw

ncw

September 7, 2004
edited over 6 years ago
super high quality.
kemiko_surimi

kemiko_surimi

July 28, 2003
"drawing on the essence of older influences"
The way how Anthony Child aka Surgeon incorporates breakbeat,industrial(e.g. aphex twin) and even funk(la real)into his work is simpely breathtaking.