Pob ‎– Boiler

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
PLAT39 Pob Boiler(12") Platipus PLAT39 UK 1998 Sell This Version
SMC 009 Pob Boiler / Beast(12") Seismic Records SMC 009 UK 1997 Sell This Version
PLAT 39 CD Pob Boiler / Beast(CD, Single) Platipus PLAT 39 CD UK 1998 Sell This Version
PORCU 47 POB Boiler(3xFile, MP3, 320) Porcupine Records (2) PORCU 47 UK 2011

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foogoo

foogoo

August 14, 2018
referencing Boiler, 12", PLAT39
+1 for the Humate remix, a case of all the right notes in the right order. 10/10
Hando_Jin

Hando_Jin

October 2, 2016
referencing Boiler, 12", PLAT39
The Humate mix on this is just magic. One of the best.
alderaanic77

alderaanic77

December 20, 2014
referencing Boiler, 12", PLAT39

Excellent disscriptive review so i'll keep mine short.I also heard it on Danny Howells Tech Trance CD (Free with Ministry Mag) and what amazed me at the time was how ground breaking & unique this track sounded.Its aged so well too.which is the mark of a great track.
The only other Humate Remixes that come even close to being as good as this are his remixes of Schiller's ''Ruhe'' & Das Glockenspiel.
Ultravod

Ultravod

December 26, 2002
referencing Boiler, 12", PLAT39

This record is yet another case of a completely uninspiring track that is turned into a massive track by a deft remixer. The original mix is vaugely bleepy and pseudo-tribal, but spends far too much time noodling about and never *goes* anywhere. The acid lead completely fails to excite, the other squidgy noises also do little more than annoy. The pads and the female vox snippet sound like they were meant for another track all together (Spare Parts Express, anyone?) In short, there is no purpose to the original than I can find.

Humate's mix, on the other hand, is a tech-trance masterpiece. Humate has done some of the best (3.1) and worst (1996 EP) releases in this genre. Danny Howells opened his stellar MOS Tech Trance mix with this remix, to great effect. From the opening painful-yet-beautiful ring modulation it is clear this track is going to be a monster. The whole-note rez drone that follows it is one of the strongest and most repeated sounds in the mix, but it never becomes tiresome throughout the track's 10+ minute length. The rest of the elements (delayed arpeggiation, poramento string patch, skitterty tech-break) are by themselves nothing out of the oridinary, but together they stage a whole that is far greater than the sum of its parts. There are few words as overused in the post dot-com world as "syngergy" but that is exactly what is happening on this mix. Gerret Frerichs is an amazingly hit-or-miss producer, and this remix is an absolute bullseye.