Basic ChannelOctagon / Octaedre

Label:Basic Channel – BC 07
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM
Style:Techno, Dub Techno



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Second pressing.
Due to a manufacturing variation, some copies came in dark brown vinyl.

NSC in runouts is circled.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Etched runout side A): BC 07 NSC
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched runout side B): BC 0̷7 NSC

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Octagon / Octaedre (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Blue/Marbled)Basic ChannelBC-07Germany1994
Octagon / Octaedre (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Repress, Clear Marbled)Basic ChannelBC-07Germany2003
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Octagon / Octaedre (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Remastered)Basic ChannelBC 07Germany2007
Octagon / Octaedre (2×File, MP3, 320 kbps)Basic ChannelBC-07Germany2008
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Octagon (2×File, FLAC)Basic ChannelBC-07Germany2008



  • reshapingchannel's avatar
    This thing is absolutely magic. I mean the Octagon of course. Incredible music. I remember very well the day I bought this record. I listened and listened and could not stop. Those detroitish chords... And in the evening, I quarreled with my girlfriend, and had to leave her house. I lived in another city, and since it was already night I could not get to my home. And now imagine: night, rain, puddles, and I with the Basic Channel 07 release in hand. I didn't know where to go, but I was absolutely happy that I bought this record and it's with me.
    • HenriAxiom's avatar
      just got the 2020 repress. Is it the remastered one? What is the difference with the original version? Thanks.
      • borstalscum's avatar
        Fast and as functional as Basic Channel gets (aside from being 13 minutes long, like a proto Ricardo Villalobos). Not quite as functional as Phlyps Track (which I read Pinch once mixed in and out of three times during an early stint in room 3 in Fabric), but effective dance floor wise, due to it being more heavily percussive (the little stab pattern which comes in at about 5 minutes gives it a counterpoint to the kick). The panning on the weird glitchy riff also gives it that hypnotic quality so beloved of Basic Channel. A small oceanic chord arises from time to time to give a cavernous feeling, but it is relatively reverb-free (at least by the standards of Basic Channel). Again, a Basic Channel track acting as a signpost to others, who took it to a destination that rarely was as good as the signpost itself.
        • purktuline's avatar
          I heard that this work is a work by jeff mills.
          Composition style is also closer to Mills Mix of BC-01 than other basic channel works.
          • sthomas74's avatar
            First time I've heard this tune, am just generally perusing the site.

            But as a semi-fan of BC (they've made some awesomeage tunes, they've made some utter jank tracks) I have to more than agree with you@technogenic - just bought it right now and am going to listen to it on my 'fones and hypnotise myself the fugg out :)
            • Technogenic's avatar
              Edited 14 years ago
              In my humble opinion, Octagon is one of the finest pieces of electronic dance music ever recorded. Everyone seems to have their favourite BC 12", this is mine, the use of polyrhythms are what make this a stand out piece for me, and for the time, 1994, it sounded like nothing else, yes the elements are identifiable to some extent, but the way they are combined here is what make this a special record.


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