Congratulations if you own a copy of PM-001. You are a true student of the game. In the right time and place, this record will transport your dance floor to the level behind the level of maximum of enjoyment. Good luck with that.
I am reading those reviews , and haven't at least read one sentence , anything about Jeff's work , how versatile is in production and composition. His every track is a cosmos for itself , not one is look alike one , but i remember JEff words: "When you find yourself a good groove , a great kick or athmosphere , and use it on to many tracks , know you are on a wrong path of techno! Always search , make something new , even if it sounds like it was done on 8 bit sound , always bring something new" I guess no one took this words for serious , and look at a techno today. You can even find labels , that every "artist" looks , sounds, the same , this is so wrong in so many ways , but i guess you will say i am a hater ... no , not at all , just pointing out , something Jeff was really right!
All this blokes tracks use the same build up, simple looped sample and a predictable 4/4 beat, the result is this, simplistic mind numbingly boring and repetitive absolutely zero originality in it, listen to some real ground breaking albums like Drexciya Neptunes Lair or the Brown Album by Orbital both a billion times more creative and enjoyable than this.
The Dancer and Gift of the Hills, the A-side, is one of the best in the Mills catalogue. The first track is special because even though I heard countless times in 1996 and a couple years after, it never got old, and it still is next level forward thinking music. It is many styles and sounds in one track, with the vocal sample from Jay Denham's Station of the groove (don't know where he got the sample), I used to use it as a break or transition track...it doesn't sound like anything else I've ever heard. It's kind of like a bitter but rich cocktail that's complex and built for the jaded techno enthusiast yearning for something new and different. Well, evergreen, 18 years later, it still inspires me..... Gift of the Hills is a fucking banger of a tribal techno track with off-kilter horns and a flurry of percussion coming at you, and delightfully so!