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Clear [VINYL] [Maxi]

Cybotron Vinyl
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  • Vinyl (9 Dec 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Maxi
  • Label: Decision
  • ASIN: B00G7MXK7A
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 503,880 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Clear (Jose Animal Diaz Remix)
2. Clear (Original LP Version)
3. Techno City (Vocal)
4. Techno City (Instrumental)

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Inspired by a combination of George Clinton's Midwestern funk, Kraftwerk's eclectic synth-pop, Yellow Magic Orchestra's electronic experimentation, and futurist authors like Alvin Toffler and Ray Kurzweil, Michigan's Juan Atkins, Richard "3070" Davis, and John "Jon 5" Housley would form the group Cybotron in 1980. Their sound was an amalgamation of Detroit funk mixed with a post-industrial electronic sound that helped shape the foundation and early evolution of techno music, and the electro-defined funk music of the 1980s. By far their most influential and celebrated composition appeared as the final track on their 1983 debut Enter. (Which would later be reissued in 1990 under the famed track's title.) The song was called "Clear". It sold over 50,000 copies since its release as a 12" single, and the British avant garde magazine The Wire has referred to the song as a "groundbreaking, first-generation piece of pure machine music." For many people, the song's main selling point is its' instantly recognizable loop, which has been a staple of hip-hop sampling, having appeared on tracks by the likes of T.I., Missy Elliot, Poison Clan, Blowfly, and many more. Thirty years later, Decision Records recognizes the impact and full extent of this Cybotron single, and presents "Clear" reissued in its original 12" format, featuring an alternate remix, and vocal/instrumental mixes of the B-side, "Techno City", another important Cybotron release, which Jon Savage of the Guardian has referred to as "...a perfect fusion of technology, ambient mood and human warmth from a time when people were not afraid to project into the future."

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Presence of legendary tracks earns fourth star 1 Jun 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
The 'creator' of techno, Juan Atkins, was a member of this early to mid 80's electro/funk/pop/rock group.
It was here he developed his electro and techno rhythms which we would later see so decisively and beautifully on albums by him under monikers such as Model 500 and Infiniti.
Cybotron was really a group caught between Atkins love of electronic rhythms and other members rock ambitions. The latter factions won the day, which proved bad news for Cybotron's existence! Atkins had left long before though.
On this album his influence is well, clear. From the majestic 'R-9' to the stunning 'Alleys of your mind', Atkins trademark electro beats were much in evidence. But it was on the opening track 'Clear' where Atkins reached people. This track remains the most highly regarded electro track amongst Detroit Techno and House producers today. It started everything off.
Nearly all of the tracks have vocals, they are Atkins's. There are one or two instrumentals, the final track 'El Salvador' being one of them.
But be warned this album does contain some poor electro-rock tracks which defy recognition.
But because this album contains work by Juan Atkins and some of the most legendary Detroit Electro tracks ever, I think we can overlook these shortcomings! It was the rest of the group, they loved rock, blame it on them!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Presence of legendary tracks earns fourth star 13 Oct 2001
By Jay M - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
The 'creator' of techno, Juan Atkins, was a member of this early to mid 80's electro/funk/pop/rock group.
It was here he developed his electro and techno rhythms which we would later see so decisively and beautifully on albums by him under monikers such as Model 500 and Infiniti.
Cybotron was really a group caught between Atkins love of electronic rhythms and other members rock ambitions. The latter factions won the day, which proved bad news for Cybotron's existence! Atkins had left long before though.
On this album his influence is well, clear. From the majestic 'R-9' to the stunning 'Alleys of your mind', Atkins trademark electro beats were much in evidence. But it was on the opening track 'Clear' where Atkins reached people. This track remains the most highly regarded electro track amongst Detroit Techno and House producers today. It started everything off.
Nearly all of the tracks have vocals, they are Atkins's. There are one or two instrumentals, the final track 'El Salvador' being one of them.
But be warned this album does contain some poor electro-rock tracks which defy recognition.
But because this album contains work by Juan Atkins and some of the most legendary Detroit Electro tracks ever, I think we can overlook these shortcomings! It was the rest of the group, they loved rock, blame it on them!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars What happens to Cosmic Cars??!! 23 Feb 2003
By Javier Pérez Ingelmo - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I had the lp. versión of this album before getting the CD, but when I decided to by the CD I was really dissapointed. Can anybody explain me what have they made to Cosmic Cars? it sounds as if it had been remixed. Is this in all editions or it's only in my cd.I hope anybody answer me.
I give it 4 stars and not 5 because of this, but the album really deserve 5.
Long life to Ilektrrrooooo....
3.0 out of 5 stars This was first called "Enter" 20 Jun 2013
By G. Morningstar - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Bought this when it was released in the '80s.. Still have the vinyl album, Warning, This has been remixed by the artist. Songs have been extensively remixed, and while it still sounds good, I'm not into the remixes per se, I want the original recordings unmolested. My vinyl is still in top shape, so I'll record that at some point and digitally and burn it to CD.
5.0 out of 5 stars this is the substance 11 Jun 2007
By Les White - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
atkins and company - truly earth shattering - mezzmerized for daze on contact back in 198three - clear your mind...
4.0 out of 5 stars Lost Remix of Cosmic Car 21 Jun 2004
By Brian Ellsworth - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Another reviewer wrote that he was unable to find the original remix of Cosmic Cars by Cybotron. I purchased this album, and also found that the album version is different than the original cosmic car remix (which I have since purchased).
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