Dan Curtin s name has long been associated with future looking Techno, machine music oozing with soul and emotion. He has released on many seminal labels throughout his career and left an indelible mark on contemporary electronic music. Alive / Cascade is perhaps a lesser known entry into Curtin s catalogue, released on Strictly in 1994 and is almost the perfect synthesis of NYC deep House and Detroit Techno, a true slept on gem of a record. The music contained within the grooves of this record defy any sort of time frame, it s almost hard to believe it s over 20+ years old. A truly beautiful record, Alive / Cascade is a must for all electronic music lovers and will undoubtedly continue to be played and enjoyed for the next 20+ years ahead. Astounding stuff and yet another example of the wide reaching ears and minds operating Strictly Rhythm during this golden period.