Mathew JonsonDecompression EP

Label:M_nus – MINUS24, M_nus – minus24
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, EP
Style:Techno, Minimal Techno, Tech House


BUltraviolet Dream6:49

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Issued in a company sleeve with a sticker on the protective outer plastic.
Track durations are not mentioned on release.

(P) 2004 Minus Inc.
(C) 2004 Minus Inc. (SOCAN)

Made in USA.
Jacket printed in Canada

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  • Rights Society: SOCAN
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched side A): MINUS-24 A1 Ⓤ NILZ - THE EXCHANGE
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched side B): MINUS-24 B1 Ⓤ NILZ - THE EXCHANGE
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Decompression EP (12", EP, White Label, Test Pressing)M_nus, M_nusMINUS24, minus24Canada2004



  • aidiothir's avatar
    Edited 4 months ago
    Unique release. Dark industrial and minimal at the same time. I like both sides of this, but 'Decompression'' is the one for me.
    • dmp's avatar
      "Decompression" was one of the first big club hits of the mid 2000s minimal wave and is without a doubt what made this 12" the best selling release in the M_nus catalogue to this day. However it's "Ultraviolet Dream" that eventually stood the test of time after remaining in the shadow of the A-Side for the longest time. A funky, catchy tune that slowly develops into a dreamy soundscape of synths towards the end that somehow reminds me a bit of Underworld releases of the mid-late 90s.
      • Regularizing's avatar
        Edited 3 years ago
        Its all about Ultraviolet dream peps, did you lot never hear Detroit Techno

        • Merowinger_86's avatar
          Why is there nowhere a digital version available? Or do I miss something?
          • aguycalledchoo's avatar
            Hi . I m looking for some serious help. I own this 12 but mine offers a totally different version on the A side and not the one linked to on the youtube video. The version I am having on the A side even has vocals like " DEE Ba DEE BA DOOH, DA BA DA BA DAHH " being a deep tribal minimalistic version of Decompression. Can someone tell do I have a wrong press, or are there different presses of this out there ? thx a guy called c h o o
            • Megawoogii's avatar
              I am gobsmacked - this track is absolutely devastating! A deep, claustrophobic groove that just keeps pulling you under. One of his best!
              • dr303's avatar
                I'm pretty sure my ears pick up a processed sample of Mister Monday's 'Future' (Open) on 'Decompression' running all the way through the cut....
                • pipecock's avatar
                  Edited 18 years ago
                  This is one of the 2 matthew jonson 12"s I dont have, the other being IIWII 001 which i would pick up if i could find. "Decompression" on the other hand, is left out of my collection by choice. I can understand the hype behind him, memorable minimal melodic techno is a good thing! The bassline on "Decompression" almost sounds like modern drum and bass, which is not a good thing, at least for me. He strays from that limited formula his best work is inspired by and it's definitely for the worse.
                  • SoulTek's avatar
                    Edited 18 years ago
                    I have to say for the moment Mr. Jonson can do no wrong. His SH101 tuned basslines almost gives this a modular system feeling like it was produced on an early moog. These bass tones dominate most of his production and simply put, "I am addicted!" From his amazing "typerope" release on Spencer's west coast, "It is what it is" label this release proves to be a step forward. "As I think with most of his releases, they are well worth every penny!" - soultek
                    • screendoor's avatar
                      Edited 18 years ago
                      Although upon first listen, this release may seem monotonous, there are sublte shifts in the sound sculpting. To really appreciate this release, it must be heard on a massive sound system. Decompression's bassline is just devastating - for the listener and the dancefloor.


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