Richie Hawtin ‎– DE9 | Closer To The Edit

M_nus ‎– MINUS8CD
CD, Mixed

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1.1 Rhythm & Sound Range 3:51
1.2 Bluetrain Smart Card?
1.3 Lowtec 10 Strikes To 2001
2.1 Bluetrain Smart Card? 1:20
2.2 Lowtec 10 Strikes To 2001
2.3 Crane A.K. Monostatic
2.4 Dean DeCosta Diminishing Returns (Bluetrain Special Edition Dub)
Remix – Bluetrain
3.1 Crane A.K. Monostatic 1:50
3.2 Dean DeCosta Diminishing Returns (Bluetrain Special Edition Dub)
Remix – Bluetrain
3.3 Richie Hawtin Concept Loop U:1
3.4 Theorem vs. Stewart Walker Recoil
3.5 Jacek Sienkiewicz 1
4.1 2 Dollar Egg Green Apple 0:51
4.2 2 Dollar Egg Stereo Virus
4.3 Plastikman Spastik
5.1 Akufen Dada EP A2 0:28
5.2 2 Dollar Egg Stereo Virus
5.3 Decomposed Subsonic Talk To Me
6.1 2 Dollar Egg Stereo Virus 1:25
6.2 Decomposed Subsonic Talk To Me
6.3 Dean DeCosta Diminishing Returns (Bluetrain Special Edition Dub)
Remix – Bluetrain
6.4 2 Dollar Egg Green Apple
6.5 Jacek Sienkiewicz 4
6.6 Process Contain
6.7 M-Core From Pioneer To Poet (Softcore Edit)
7.1 Retrotronic Orph 2:47
7.2 Dean DeCosta Diminishing Returns (Bluetrain Special Edition Dub)
Remix – Bluetrain
8.1 Silent Treatment Silent Treatment 1:18
8.2 Dean DeCosta Diminishing Returns (Bluetrain Special Edition Dub)
Remix – Bluetrain
8.3 Richie Hawtin Freek
8.4 Pantytec Into The Duster
9.1 Baby Ford & Zip Vacuum Cleaner 1:15
9.2 Silent Treatment Silent Treatment
9.3 Pantytec Into The Duster
9.4 Richie Hawtin Freek
10.1 Soul Capsule Productions* Forever Love 0:59
10.2 Ricardo Villalobos Bredow
11.1 Soul Capsule Productions* Forever Love 2:32
11.2 Cartridge Family* Courtesy Car
11.3 F.U.S.E. Into The Space
11.4 Richie Hawtin 808 Loop
12.1 Cartridge Family* Courtesy Car 2:18
12.2 Sergej Auto Flibka Top
12.3 Soul Capsule Productions* Las Ramblas (Forever Love)
12.4 Baby Ford & Zip No Milk Today
13 Steve Bug At The Front 1:56
14.1 David Wulle Untitled 2:42
14.2 Mike Shannon Slacker Jack
14.3 Echoplex Divisible
14.4 Narcotic Syntax Muff Diver
15.1 Rino Cerrone B1 1:59
15.2 Rino Cerrone Optical Way
15.3 Rino Cerrone A1
15.4 Rino Cerrone A1
16.1 Rino Cerrone Optical Way 0:41
16.2 Nick Rapaccioli Panna
16.3 Rumenige B1
16.4 Theorem vs. Stewart Walker Too Distant Images
16.5 Stewart Walker Clinicalism
17.1 Ricardo Villalobos Luna (Re-edit) 1:01
17.2 Stewart Walker Clinicalism
17.3 Ricardo Villalobos Panpot Spliff
18.1 Ricardo Villalobos Panpot Spliff 0:38
18.2 Studio 1 Gelb
19.1 Studio 1 Gelb 1:03
19.2 Baby Ford & The Ifach Collective Tea Party
19.3 Decomposed Subsonic Different View
19.4 Paul Hester Life Force
19.5 Plastikman Plasticity
19.6 Plastikman Kriket
19.7 Roman Flügel Tracks On Delivery Pt. 2 (Pattern 7)
20.1 Baby Ford & The Ifach Collective Tea Party 2:05
20.2 Roman Flügel Tracks On Delivery Pt. 2 (Pattern 7)
20.3 Studio 1 Gelb
20.4 Carl Craig The Climax (Original)
21.1 Roman Flügel Tracks On Delivery Pt. 2 (Pattern 7) 0:47
21.2 Sikora Grown
22.1 Sikora Grown 0:55
22.2 Roman Flügel Tracks On Delivery Pt. 2 (Pattern 7)
22.3 Thomas Brinkmann Loplop B1
22.4 Stewart Walker Distortion Man
23.1 Thomas Brinkmann Loplop B1 1:56
23.2 Rework Any Way I Know You
23.3 Peter F. Spiess Edit Blue
24.1 Peter F. Spiess Edit Blue 0:29
24.2 Niederflur Sulzgurtel
24.3 Dean DeCosta Diminishing Returns (Bluetrain Special Edition Dub)
Remix – Bluetrain
25.1 Peter F. Spiess Edit Blue 2:00
25.2 Niederflur Sulzgurtel
25.3 Dean DeCosta Diminishing Returns (Bluetrain Special Edition Dub)
Remix – Bluetrain
25.4 Der Zyklus Formenverwandler
26.1 Der Zyklus Formenverwandler 3:39
26.2 MD Jr. Friday Night With B. Reynolds
26.3 Don Disco & Jeremiah Chemistry
26.4 Basic Channel Octagon
26.5 Bluetrain A Factory Dub
26.6 Peter F. Spiess Edit Blue
26.7 Richie Hawtin Concept Loop U:2
26.8 Richie Hawtin Concept Loop U:3
27.1 Basic Channel Octagon 2:56
27.2 Peter F. Spiess Edit Blue
27.3 Plastikman Contain
27.4 Antiga Prime The Super
27.5 Carl Craig The Climax (Original)
27.6 Paperclip People For My Peepz
28.1 T.A.C. Snatch 2:00
28.2 Paul Hester Life Force
28.3 Philippe Cam LFO Drive
29.1 Sutekh Trinkets 0:43
29.2 T.A.C. Snatch
29.3 Pantytec Does Ronda Know?
30.1 Rino Cerrone B1 2:32
30.2 T.A.C. Snatch
30.3 Bodo Elsel Discount Baby (H.A.L. 9000 Mix)
Remix – Hal 9000
30.4 Stewart Walker Distortion Man
30.5 Sergej Auto Flibka Top
30.6 Plastikman Kriket
30.7 MRI Dekompression
30.8 Rino Cerrone B2
31.1 Rhythm & Sound Range 2:15
31.2 MRI Dekompression
31.3 Link Amenity

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After recording, sampling, cutting, and splicing over 100 tracks down to their most basic components, I ended up with a collection of over 300 loops, ranging in length from 1 note to 4 bars. I then started to recreate and reinterpret each track, putting the pieces back together as if an audio jigsaw puzzle- using effects and edits in between each piece. This 53 minute piece, consisting of over 70 tracks and 31 ID points, represents what those loops became, and how their interactions created something that had not existed before. -Richie Hawtin-

Complete artist and tracklist in the order they appear in compilation.

2.4, 3.2, 6.3, 7.2, 8.2, 24.3 and 25.3 come credited on CD as Blue Train vs. Dean De Costa

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 799848500826
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L481
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 8106
  • Matrix / Runout: MMS DIRECT 2AXX1<0067>MINUS8CD

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
3064-2 Richie Hawtin DE9 | Closer To The Edit(CD, Mixed) NovaMute 3064-2 US 2001 Sell This Version
392.0090.020, NOMU90CD Richie Hawtin DE9 | Closer To The Edit(CD, Mixed) Playground Music Scandinavia, NovaMute, Play It Again Sam [PIAS] 392.0090.020, NOMU90CD Europe 2001 Sell This Version
5016025683017, nomu90cd Richie Hawtin DE9 | Closer To The Edit(CD, Mixed) Labels, NovaMute, NovaMute 5016025683017, nomu90cd Europe 2001 Sell This Version
MUSDJ 103-2 Richie Hawtin DE9 | Closer To The Edit(CD, Mixed, Promo) M_nus MUSDJ 103-2 UK 2001 Sell This Version
EVERCD191 Richie Hawtin DE9 | Closer To The Edit(CD, Mixed) Everlasting Records (2) EVERCD191 Spain 2001 Sell This Version


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January 14, 2017
So....vinyl format l have is quite rare?..l don't see it in versions


June 10, 2014
meh love this...


May 29, 2013

Best mix ever, richie always sober !


December 8, 2010
Consider DE9: Closer to the Edit Richie Hawtin's turntablist record. Freed from the (only relative) constraints of his Decks, EFX & 909 setup, Hawtin applied Final Scratch technology, a system which pipelines any digital sound elements -- from CD, MiniDisc, an effects box, practically anything -- directly into the needle of a special turntable. (Needless to say, no digging through the crates on this one.) Hawtin spins through 30-odd tracks of moody minimal techno, including tracks -- or, to be more precise, elements -- from Basic Channel, Thomas Brinkmann, Stewart Walker, Carl Craig, Theorem, and Sutekh, plus his own F.U.S.E. and Plastikman guises. Most of these tracks are present in such wildly different versions, however, that listeners may not even recognize a usually familiar track; when all that's taken is a bassline and an effect here or a scratchy percussion line there, and each track includes elements of three or four different originals, the results are much closer to either remixes or a wildly eclectic turntablist album than a techno mix album -- thus the title. Instead of a hip-hop DJ's wild spinbacks, Hawtin uses only momentary pauses and beat disruptions to mark time and open new chapters in the mix. The result is a clean, precisely constructed mix, and one that ironically isn't especially evocative of the immense work involved in constructing it. All the better for the headphone and chill-out listening this record was made for, much more so than Decks, EFX & 909.


June 4, 2008

This piece of music is very inspiring.

When I first heard this I didn't know anything about making electronic (techno) music or how this piece of music was made. Since 2003 I've played around with various software on my computer trying to make some kind of techno music. I'm still trying. I'm also trying to perform it live. With this experience I appreciate and enjoy this CD even more then the first time I heard it. It's very cleverly constructed. Hawtin clearly show great dedication in his work.


February 6, 2007
edited over 12 years ago
One of my favorite things about dance music is the lovely bouncing feeling of moving forward, progressing, metamorphosing when a DJ (who can be trusted to do things well) is in the middle of a really really good mix. The dynamics of the different frequencies interacting -- a new kind of bass coming in, a different kind of high percussion, etc. -- is absolutely incredible when the beatmatch is good.

So (other than the excellence of the music itself) the reason why this album kicks so much ass is that it feels like that the whole way through. Something new from some new record gets introduced seemingly every two measures and it's great to hear the slightly sonic different qualities of each loop grinding on and adding to each other.

Big up to Hawtin for this one. It's something for the head and the feet ... but also just for the ears. Lovely.


March 17, 2005
edited over 14 years ago
Let this one reverberate in your ear drums for awhile. "Closer to the Edit" is so funky, bassy and chunky... I actually don't have a proper stereo to play this on, nor the proper headphones to hear the minute changes in the production. I'm a newbie to the minimal genre and was recommended to start here. Beginning at track 1, everything just meshes together. Through uses of cuts, splits, dices, meshes and deconstructions and reconstructions, a album that will be in heavy rotation was born. 9/10


July 5, 2002
time and patience is something richie has always shown to the techno world. i have had arguments with dancefloor dj's who would like to believe he's just a knob twister... over simplistic and boring... the subtlety and artistry is obviously lost on the sheep. first off: the track selection... or loop selection to be more precise, and the editing. the montage of the bits and peices is scientific, cerebral and as close to perfection as it gets. i have a bunch of the cuts in this mix, i bought them never having taken a close look at the DE9 tracklist. I get little tingles in my spine when i hear another bit or peice from a beloved record in my collection.

Big props to mr. hawtin for this offering. between this studio production and his touring with final scratch i KNOW we can expect another decade of innovation.

techno uber alles yawl.


January 31, 2002

This CD is SO good. The mixing is very tight and I can't really tell where one track begins and another one ends. It's very cleverly programmed so there are several peaks and it flows well. I love the little bit of analog noise present in most tracks...makes it warm sounding. Very chunky beats...sparse sounds and cool echoes. My best purchase of 2001.