Various ‎– Ethnotechno: Sonic Anthropology Volume I



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October 24, 2018
edited 7 months ago
referencing Ethnotechno - Sonic Anthropology Volume 1, 2x12", Comp, Smplr, TVT 8711-0

A compilation of early Goa-ish tracks, all with a really seductive sensual ethnic/tribal aspect. Such classics on this album, with no bad tracks. It is interesting how in the early days of dance music, the genres hadn't differentiated yet, and here we have the crossover between techno and trance and psy, all with a tribal flavour. It is a pity that this tribal aspect didn't become as prominent as one might have hoped in dance music, which so often chose more shiny aesthetics, eschewing the global for the mall one might say. This is a document of a more idealistic time. One for the history books! ~*~


June 25, 2017
referencing Ethnotechno: Sonic Anthropology Volume I, CD, Comp, TVT 7211-2

Aside from the UTU track, I still really love this compilation. I have always been disappointed that they (WaxTrax/TVT) never came out with a Volume 2. Especially since there was a plethora of artists in the '95-'97 years that used so many tribal and organic ethnic samples in their work. I would still recommend this album today. The Total Eclipse, Steel Porn Rhino, High Lonesome, and Mere Mortals tracks still calm me.