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Anne ClarkOur Darkness

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Our Darkness (Remix)6:24
The Sitting Room (Later On) (M.H. 23.11.84)3:04

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    Cover of Our Darkness, 1984, VinylOur Darkness
    12", 45 RPM, Maxi-Single
    10 Records – 80221France1984France1984
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Our Darkness, 1984, VinylOur Darkness
    12", 45 RPM, Single, Stereo
    Ink Records – INK 125UK1984UK1984
    Cover of Our Darkness, 1984, VinylOur Darkness
    12", 45 RPM
    10 Records – 601 615, 10 Records – 601 615-213Europe1984Europe1984
    Cover of Our Darkness, 1984-11-05, VinylOur Darkness
    12", Test Pressing
    Ink Records – INK 125UK1984UK1984
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Our Darkness, 1984, VinylOur Darkness
    12", Maxi-Single, Different Label
    10 Records – 601 615, 10 Records – 601 615-213Europe1984Europe1984
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    Cover of Our Darkness (Hardfloor 97 Version), 1997-05-30, CDOur Darkness (Hardfloor 97 Version)
    CD, Maxi-Single
    Columbia – COL 664435 2Germany1997Germany1997
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Our Darkness (97 Remixes), 1997, VinylOur Darkness (97 Remixes)
    12", 45 RPM
    Columbia – COL 664435 6Germany1997Germany1997
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Our Darkness, 1997, VinylOur Darkness
    12", White Label, Limited Edition, Promo
    Columbia – noneGermany1997Germany1997

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    • Philosopher's avatar
      Philosopher
      Edited 10 days ago
      Pardon my adding my two cents here. But those folks name checking early Cybotron as the first techno aren't being honest with their ears. Early Cybotron, like "Alleys Of Your Mind," is really just a Kraftwerk derivative, with influence from the then rich electro scene in the U.S. As such, not as much of an innovative contribution to the history of techno as some others (particularly Kraftwerk!). Same goes for A Number Of Names. Not that Cybotron isn't great, but they are working with some fairly established templates (although, yes, they give it a bit of their own spin, and ahead of their time regardless). Secondly, they are the precursors to a particular lighter (electro leaning) sort of techno.

      'Our Darkness', on the other hand, is part of a different musical lineage. The one that mixes industrial intensity with pulsating dancefloor synthesizers. That's the thread that goes from Bostich and DAF through New Beat toward hard and driving techno a la early Underground Resistance label, R&S and Belgium stuff. This is a very important addition to that trajectory.
      • Dagrandmaster00's avatar
        Yeh there's some great stuff from the 80s you're ah kinda on the right track but youve got your dates mixed up and some of the artists too. There's no doubt that this funky electronic dance music that was later referred to as techno started to evolve all over the world at this point. Every continent was at it. Keep digging you're all clearly enjoying finding those early electronic gems. It goes back further than this though there's some amazing space disco from the 70s. Let's not forget silver apples and the usual suspects such as kraftwerk, can and neu. Even cat Stevens got some funky electric grooving goin on and eddy grant was smashing it.......
        • rw's avatar
          rw
          Edited one year ago
          Excellent and very dynamic pressing - The Total Eclipse remix is very accomplished.
          • omega237's avatar
            omega237
            this is the original to Gecko - Lunarcity from Technodrome 3!!! Great, heard the riff so many times, liked it so much.
            • Deanery's avatar
              Deanery
              A Most Potent 12" - right up there with Blue Monday. Clark + Harrow should have done more together.
              • chimushi's avatar
                chimushi
                Hear the sample of Genetic- Transmission in this? I do.
                • eyqq's avatar
                  eyqq
                  The "Hardfloor" remix is an what not now to be simply said... "Doubting all the time. Fearing all the time" - Party music!
                  • jonarmst's avatar
                    jonarmst
                    Heard this on a Ron Hardy mix "Live at the Music Box 1985". Classic dark New Wave electro
                    • jancito303's avatar
                      jancito303
                      This predates Detroit by 1 year? Say what?? Alleys of your mind or Shari Vari predate this by a good 3 years and this ain't very techno/electro anyways, so I am lost on that comment.

                      Anyways, the interesting thing about this single is that it sounds like what KLF later based their "What Time is Love" on. KLF later went on to complain to Frank De Wulf about copying their rip off. Talk about hypocrisy.
                      • tonymasud's avatar
                        tonymasud
                        Edited 7 months ago
                        That hypnotic melody and Anne's lyrical genius are one of those things that have worked for years now. When it came to the remixes in 1997, both camps went in different ways. Hardfloor went for their trademark acidic rerub while playing with the vocals and adding effects to it to enrichen the sound. Zenker & Bondzio used their usual snare roll with a repeating vocal line in the breakdown to climax in a spectacular matter. Total Eclipse, however, kept it psychedelic and went for a dark and fast interpretation with a minimal vocal in favour of using the melody as the main drive while using the bassline to push it near the edge.

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