on 27 November 2000
Only a techno god like hawtin could pull off such a wonderful techno trip. With four decks at a time along with his Roland TR909 and an FX module the techno genius mixes 38 tracks into just over 60 minutes. The honest mixing free from computer intervention is reminiscent of "Jeff Mills, live at the liquid room£". Play it loud and by the intermission at track 23 you will be breathless. PURE GENUINE UNADULTERATED CLASS.
on 25 September 2000
This is great. Right from the start you get the feeling that this is more than just your average techno mix CD. Hawtin's ability to construct a decent set is shown off well, as is his skill with the EQs. You can take most of this CD on two different levels: the majority of the tracks are quite urgent with a sense of an impending adrenaline rush, great to dance to but it is also good for home listening aswell as the changes mixed in are quite subtle, making you listen to its complexity. Some may think I am going over the top, but I thoroughly enjoy every single play of this CD be it night, day, work or play. DW
It doesn’t often happen that one finds Techno music you can listen to, but this album is one of those rarities. In its subtle texturing it reminds me of the work of Beaumont Hannant or even Autechre. Like a slow evolving aural sculpture, it snakes its way into the mind and reaches a climax now and then, as on the only vocal track, Nitzer Ebb’s Let Your Body Learn. (Well, besides some scattered vocals on the last track, Rhythm and Sound). Never harsh or intrusive, the bubbling beats are quite hypnotic and like those brain-training metronomes they’re also calming and probably have a benign effect on the brainwaves. That’s not to say that the beats don’t make your feet itch – this is probably a dancefloor killer of the first degree. This is a charming album of intelligent, listenable Techno.