Label:Axis – AX-12
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM
Style:Techno, Ambient, Minimal Techno


A2Gamma Player5:26
A3Childhood (Maria's Mix)4:44

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Label text: In the creation of this concept all sectors were represented by rhythmatic formations and in the make-up of components the degree of light and the base of rhythm create the unique and progressive fruit that is the Humana.

Humana was created for Axis Records-U.S.A. 1995
P C Millsart/BMG-Ariola 1995

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  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): AX-12 A (NSC)
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): AX-12 B (NSC)

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  • Trisska's avatar
    Edited one month ago
    Funny and extremely disappointing at the same time, I actually bought a brand new/sealed copy of this, and while there isn't a single scratch in sight (as there shouldn't be), the vinyl has numerous imperfections. Talk about an unbelievable amount of surface noise. For starters, the label is cracked on one side, there are 3 to 4 divots scattered across the plate, white smudges from the inner sleeve run along the A side, and you can visibly see vertical notches running along the grooves throughout the whole record. I cleaned it, just to see if I could at least get the smudges off from the outer ring, but to no avail. I really want to get my hands on a good sounding copy, but judging by those notches all over the place, I assume that it's probably commonplace.

    Either way, it's hands down the worst pressing I've seen/heard in my life. Not sure if others have had issues with this record, but damn... that's on another level. lol!
    • unyiuu's avatar
      I love this EP more than i love myself .
      • xza23's avatar
        This EP is a game changer , truly one of the defining eps of techno and electronic music in general , this is essential to any techno fan.
        • miguel.varela's avatar
          I love a lot of Mills Records but this is the Special One for me,Gamma Player is the track that really Changed all in my Life in diferent ways,I never heard a inspired track like this again.
          My number one in all time classics list.
          • filipvdd's avatar
            Edited 7 years ago
            My favorite song is still Gamma Player , I heard it in England for the first time in 1994 on the radio program of techno dj Colin Dale and that record remained ! I've been been inspired of it to create the track Waterworld in 1997 ( Gigolo Records 2000 ) link
            • DreMwlano's avatar
              So, dear Lord, here we are about 20 years, TWO DECADES, after the release of this gem. I remember passing it up in the store for several years. I did the same with a number of now pricey and sought after "classics". Funny, I thought I was so cool! Ugh. Youth is wasted on the young after all ;) But anyway.... I just now, finally, bought a nice copy to cherish and to pass on.

              I think people in 30 years might finally be praising people like Jeff Mills for just pushing us all forward. A recent video interview with Jeff went viral because he was saying he wanted to dedicate himself completely to sharing music that was nonetheless as little about sharing as possible, actually all about his own vision and sound. He was quoted as saying "I don't care about the audience", which got everyone atwitter. But the subtler point he was making is that he is all about focusing on staying with his inner voice as much as possible, continuing to hear it build it and share it, with as little attention as possible to how it will be received. Basically, a declaration of artistic independence.

              Hasn't he always had this sensibility, though? If not, we would have never had a record like this. A record that, listening 20 years later, is proof that some music is just simply far ahead if its time. I think I even enjoy a nuanced record like this more now anyway, as a more mature person. Jeff continues to inspire today and this record explains a lot about why.
              • jim-bar's avatar
                this might be the best Millsart till now
                • inpHilltr8r's avatar
                  I think B2 now has a name. Sequence calls it "The New Arrivals".
                  • jcgnyc's avatar
                    Edited 13 years ago
                    There was my life before "Gamma Player" in '94/'95?... and the life after.
                    Jeff Mills is a master architect.
                    This is a song that should be shared often.
                    • maroko's avatar
                      Apart the obvious classics released on side A (and numerous other Mills compilations and albums): With, Gamma Player and Childhood (Maria's Mix), the real treasure remains buried on the flip side. After a pretty heavy loop comes an eight minute plus piece of pure orchestral, symphonic, science fiction cinematography reminiscent music. Jeff not only does avoid conceiveing something club friendly, he walks a completely different path when compared to the previous tracks. He manipulates chords and strings, creating a really galactic and far reaching soundscape during the track's first half. He then breaks it down towards the middle, and rebuilds the music back up with a classical instrument sequence on repeat, thus creating an incredibly hypnotic journey into the deepest realms of space he has ever ventured into exploring. By the time the music's over, you'll hardly know what just happenned to you. Whoever said techno was harsh and mechanical needs two copies of this. Mills actually creates a full blown, forward thinking classic without a slightest glimpse of banging, four to the floor percussion. Awesome! The B3 track is more along the lines of the A side, Gamma Player for example, with a few layers keeping it busy atop pulsating, yet not too agressive drum rolls.
                      Regardless of the fact I haven't been that much of a dedicated Mills follower for the past few years, stuff like this just keeps on reminding me why did we all look up to him so much and praise sky high virtually every new release he came out with! What a classic EP!


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