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M. Mayer* / Reinhard VoigtSpeicher 2

Label:Kompakt Extra – KOM EX 2
Series:Speicher – 2
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM
Style:Techno, Minimal


AM. Mayer*Love Is Stronger Than Pride6:56
BReinhard VoigtSupertiel7:27

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Made in Germany.

Track name was changed to Pride Is Weaker Than Love on reissue and digital version.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Hand-etchings runout area side A): KOM EX 02 A K SST MPO
  • Matrix / Runout (Hand-etchings runout area side B): KOM EX 02 B K SST MPO
  • Label Code: LC 12012
  • Rights Society: GEMA

Other Versions (3)View All

Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Speicher 2 (2×File, MP3, 320 kbps)Kompakt ExtraKOM EX 2Germany2002
Speicher 2 (12", 45 RPM, Reissue)Kompakt ExtraKOM EX 2Germany2021
Speicher 2 (12", 45 RPM, Reissue)Kompakt ExtraKOM EX 2GermanyUnknown


jimmy_james's profile picture
Those critics of 'Love Is Stronger Than Pride', referring to the 'cheesy lyrics' etc, seem to have missed the fact that this is actually a cover of a slow soul burner by Sade. Listen to them side by side (Sade by Mayer?) and you'll fully appreciate the genius of what M. Mayer has achieved here. Essential stuff. (Supertiel also rules, FWIW)
dylaf's profile picture
Edited 6 years ago
'Love Is Stronger Than Pride' was never really my style of record, however when you here a record like this, you have to shrink in awe; the style goes out the window & all thats left is a chin dragging on the floor. A standout for Kompakt and the Speicher series, and surely to be recognised by anyone with an ear for excellence, regardless of taste. I have always thought of Germany as culturally sophisticated & modern to almost clinical standards- here Mayer seems to have echoed & amplified these sensibilities perfectly.
BennyHiFi's profile picture
A rip-snorter of a tech-trance monster with plenty of micro-variation.

If you can find this anywhere at a good price you must do it.
mach1ne's profile picture
Edited 14 years ago
Love Is Stronger Than Pride - what a classic track.
I'm surprised that people prefer the B-side to the A-side though and just as surprised that people would like the track more if it was instrumental.
The whole point of the track (lyrically) is that it is song primarily about love, but also about the other unpleasant things associated with love, namely imperfection, guilt, remorse, delusion, bitterness and ultimately honesty - all profoundly woven into this piercingly deep, dark, psychedlic masterpiece. To be honest, I don't think Mayer would have used lyrics such as these if the music was 'housier', mellower or 'cheesier'. It wouldn't have been right. It would indeed have been 'cheesy'. But underneath those lyrics we have that incessant marching rhythm, the rasping synth line and druggy effects. However, it is this darkness of the sound which makes the song what it is and makes the lyrics even more like a subliminal voice of your conscience.
And, inversely, another way in which it works is that the vocals distract the listener to such an extent that it allows the music to penetrate deeper into the mind.
It really surprises me what people have to say about this record. It makes me wonder what this music scene is all about. I personally think it's about dancing (which sometimes can involve drugs), releasing endorphines and reaching a mental state during which happens the odd epiphany about what on earth is going on with yourself and your place in the world today. Do I really need to go into this ancient tradition? In any case this song is a clear catalyst for this sort of mental and physical process.
But each to their own.
apostle83's profile picture
Edited 14 years ago
"Love Is Stronger Than Pride" is Mayer's best work to date...classic Kompakt techno all the way with the German-accented vocals, but what makes this track is the warping bassline that levels everything in sight...

"Supertiel" is usually the favorite for most people, but not for me...
untitled_being's profile picture
Edited 15 years ago
i have to be honest - i only bought this record for 'Supertiel'...Mayer's 'Love Is Stronger Than Pride' isn't for me either. It probably would have worked as an instrumental but not as a vocal piece. Supertiel is right up my ally though - i can't really put my finger on why i like it, but this tune has been in my head ever since i first heard it way back 2003 (i think). Well worth buying for that tune alone...
larvikit's profile picture
Edited 16 years ago
Michael Mayer's "Love Is Stronger Than Pride" is a wonderful slow burner of a techno/minimal track, but I would really have liked it to be an instrumental. First of all the English lyrics are plain cheesy, secondly they are spoken with a thick German accent. It really doesn't work at all. Not for me anyway... I'll buy it instantly though, if an instrumental turns up!