Pulse ‎– Surface Tensions

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
HHLP 007, HH-LP-007 Pulse Surface Tensions(2xLP, Album) Harthouse, Harthouse HHLP 007, HH-LP-007 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
HHLP 007 Pulse Surface Tensions(2xLP, Album, W/Lbl) Harthouse HHLP 007 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
HH-CD-007 Pulse Surface Tensions(CD, Album) Harthouse HH-CD-007 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
HH 1005-2 Pulse Surface Tensions(CD, Album) Harthouse America HH 1005-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
HH1005-4 Pulse Surface Tensions(Cass, Album) Harthouse America HH1005-4 US 1995 Sell This Version

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area43

area43

May 20, 2017
referencing Surface Tensions, CD, Album, HH 1005-2
This album's a killer from start to finish. A splendid Harthouse journey of the highest order. It's just runnin'! Not minimal at all - a real groover, in fact.
stuarte

stuarte

November 16, 2014
referencing Surface Tensions, 2xLP, Album, HHLP 007, HH-LP-007
Very good...that's 4 stars. jazzliscious contradicts himself there.
jazzliscious

jazzliscious

April 8, 2004
referencing Surface Tensions, CD, Album, HH 1005-2

This disc isn't necessarily 5/5 material, but it ain't necessarily schwill either. I think it's simply a 4/5 disc with some pretty decent stuff on it. Back when techno was one discovery after another and I was much more willing to take chances on new releases, I took a chance on this one and at first found it to be too - you guessed it - minimal to consider it a real score, but this was at the outset of minimalism. It was before minimalism took over techno completely and rendered good compositional techno defunct. I had heard the "Pulse sound" via his work with Sven Rohrig (3 Phase) and wanted to hear what Pulse was coming up with on his own. Honestly though, 3 Phase was more stylin' and Pulse was - well - doing 4/5 stuff. This disc is not bad by any means however and I feel "Fourvoice" is probably the high point of the disc just for innovation and "difference". This was one of the pioneering starting points for minimalism and among the first to emphasize the "music for DJs, by DJs" approach to the making of techno music. That is, more of a tool than a compositional work of art. Decent, even good, but not killer.