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LuomoVocalcity

Label:Force Tracks – FT14
Format:
CD, Album, Partially Mixed, Digipak
Country:Germany
Released:
Genre:Electronic
Style:Deep House, Minimal, Techno

Tracklist

1Market11:59
2Class12:31
3Synkro13:59
4The Right Wing16:08
5Tessio12:07
6She-Center9:56
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  • Distributed ByEFA – EFA 63114-2
  • Phonographic Copyright ℗BCP (2)
  • Phonographic Copyright ℗BMG Ufa
  • Pressed ByMPO

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Notes

Released in a standard Digipak with clear tray. No booklet.
Some copies may have a sticker on front: "LUOMO / The Next Episode in House / prod. by Vladislav Delay".

aBassdressProduct
Forcetracks/2000

P.2000.BCP.BMG/UFA
Made in France

Durations not listed on the release.

All tracks mix into each other except for Class and Synkro.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 18756 31142 3
  • Barcode (Scanned): 718756311423
  • Label Code: LC 10602
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): FT 14 MPO 01 @@@ 4 04
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): FT 14 MPO 01 @@@ 4 00
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3, "01" stamped after matrix code): [MPO logo] FT14 @@ 01
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3, opposite Mastering SID Code): 20010108 1503 @@ 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4, "02" stamped after matrix code): [MPO logo] FT14 @@ 02
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4, opposite Mastering SID Code): 20010108 1503 @@ 4
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 5 ): FT 14 MPO 01 @@@ 4 06
  • Mastering SID Code (Variants 1, 2, 5): IFPI L033
  • Mastering SID Code (Variants 3, 4): IFPI L032
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 1222
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 120B
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 121D
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 4): IFPI 122E
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 5): IFPI 1201

Other Versions (5 of 10)View All

Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Vocalcity (3×12", Album)Force TracksFT14Germany2000
Vocalcity (3×12", Album, Promo, White Label)Force TracksFT14Germany2000
Vocalcity (CD, Album, Reissue)Huume, HuumeHUUME04, Huume 04Europe2005
Vocalcity (CD, Album, Reissue, Digipak)Sound Improvementsi66cdPoland2011
Vocalcity (6×File, FLAC, Album, Reissue)Not On Label (Vladislav Delay Self-Released)noneFinland2013

Reviews

gescom33's profile picture
gescom33
Clear vinyl repress just announced at Boomkat. 300 copies. Don't sleep!
MurmelTV's profile picture
MurmelTV
20th Anniversary Re-Master colored 3xLP still up for grabs on boomkat.
https://boomkat.com/products/vocalcity
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2087
Really sneaks up on the listener. At the surface, it's repetitive, glitchy, nighttime techno. It feels patched together, slightly dystopian, futuristic, like an artificial intelligence reassembled bits and pieces of other techno pop songs. But then you get hit in the heart with that oh-so-soulful chorus line in "Tessio" and it all makes sense: THIS is what he was doing and building up to the whole album. Which makes the listen really exciting, and worthwhile. When that chorus hit, it was every bit of being buried alone in a booth in the back of a noodle house on cold rainy nights in a densely populated northern city. I personally remember going through difficult times, being poor, but listening to this, you really felt a strange mixture of hi-tech and low-life, glitzy and dancey but never shallow and ultimately quite uplifting. The slightly abrasive opening shuffle of "Market" has a warm human chorus buried inside the digital nanobites, and then things get moving even more with "Class", before they slowdown a tad with "Synkro", get slightly funky on "The Right Wing" which then morphs into the epic "Tessio". This is a high accomplishment in electronic dance music and is essential listening, especially on a good stereo so you can appreciate the dense, layered, incredibly detailed and alive production, bursting and glowing like crystals and night city lights.
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vanez.art
Edited 4 years ago
• boy oh boy here comes another day of me wondering at this album. Vocalcity contains perhaps the most affecting, intimate, deeply emotional "house" music (treated in a Vladislav Delay way) I've ever listened to, with the stuggering, original, out-of-this-world level of production and hidden atmospheres. when it comes to attention to detail, it just doesn't get better than this. how often do you come across such a combo these days?? truly unique stuff, in a class of its own. a blindingly brilliant output by Sasu •
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djlink18
Edited 11 years ago
While i love almost all of Ripatti's work, this is truly a masterpiece.Dubby, dreamy house side soundscapes interwined with beautiful vocals.All tracks have a very warm, mellow feeling, especially Market and Tessio.I have been listening to this album for the last couple of months constantly and it just gets better and better each time i play it.

In my opinion this is the best album he made.Buy it, it will be the best money you spent in a long time...
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scoundrel
Vladislav Delay, perhaps better known for his ambient work, assumes his Luomo disguise for some epic deep house. And when I say epic, I mean it in the best way; these tracks take their time to develop fully, adding and subtracting elements, rather than just maximizing their time on the dancefloor. “Market,” the opening track, starts with a steady beat and some sweeping tech-house chords and doesn’t let go; “Synkro” has some whispery vocals floating atop the rhythms and submerged melodies. Even though the tracks are long they never lose either their intensity or their interest. The best track on <I>Vocalcity</I>, “Tessio,” continually morphs, bypassing the whole house jam and becoming something more of a meditation on house. “She-Center” closes the album with more of the deep and dark groove to which we’ve grown accustomed. An amazingly beautiful album.
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stewwaman
I would imagine most people that understand this comment will already know Luomo, but think Basic Channel meets Theo Parrish, maybe with a touch of Herbert. Tracks on the CD are semi mixed so as to flow into one another. Highly innovative use of vocal samples and other motifs that twist, mutate, and flow in and out. Consistently high quality throughout. Superb.