Sampler #4 from the Global Communication >Back In The Box< compilation album, the techno and ambient retrospective selected by Tom Middleton and Mark Pritchard, back together again after a 15 year hiatus. This album has racked up an incredible amount of support and 5 star reviews across the board, and claiming Compilation of The Month honours in DJ Magazine and iDJ Magazine.
Opening up this seriously hot four track EP is a staple track in the Detroit techno history. Carl Craig’s BFC project released ‘Galaxy’ in 1990, and has lost none of it’s futuristic charm since. Dark, mysterious and so deep, you could drown in it!
Track two comes from the mighty Dutch label, Djax-Up Beats, and is a captivating and beautiful piece of Norwegian techno from Ismistik, coming over like a love scene from a future sci-fi movie.
On the flip, more retrospective action from Carl Craig’s Planet E label, this time from Sherard Ingram’s Urban Tribe project. One of the most interesting tracks to come out of Detroit, “Covert Action” is a powerful and evocative piece of electronica.
Closing the sampler is Jay Denham’s short, sharp shock of tension-stroking techno, only 4 minutes in length but a brooding dark composition that featured on legendary Fade II Black releases on Derrick May’s Fragile label and licensed to the UK’s techno home, Network Records in 1990. [bitblp05d_info from pd]