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Model 500 or Model T?,
This review is from: Classics (Audio CD)Inexplicably unavailable on CD for some considerable time, the definitive M500 best of is now back in print. In the past it's been criticised for its brevity and the choice of some of the mixes. Personally I think that the fact that there are only 9 tracks gives it a more cohesive album feel. Who wants to skip through double-CD sets looking for the best songs anyway? Absolutely nothing is wasted here. The (re-)mixes are merely Juan's very subtle attempts to update the originals - I doubt most people could even spot the difference anyway. And then there's the "robots and aliens"-themed artwork, by the quintessential Detroit techno sleeve designer, Abdul Haqq.
Just as futuristic as Kraftwerk, Juan Atkins matches them in every department - and don't forget it was he who first used the word "techno" in one of his songs ("Techno City" predates "Technopop" by 3 years).
The only disappointment is that there was never a volume 2 - compiling slightly later works such as Starlight, I See the Light, The Cosmic Courier, I Wanna Be There, The Passage etc. Still plenty of time for that though.
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Initial post: 26 Aug 2011 20:15:47 BDT
simon mack says:
great review thks. - i'd also recommend Model 500 : "Deep Space" !
In reply to an earlier post on 27 Aug 2011 10:44:00 BDT
Colin Mccartney says:
Thanks Simon, always good to get some feedback from a fellow Detroit techno fan.
PS (- if you haven't already come across it, that is) you may very well like Global Communication - Back In The Box (Unmixed).
Best wishes - Colin
In reply to an earlier post on 28 Aug 2011 19:36:48 BDT
simon mack says:
ok yep cheers Colin. im not a hardcore techno afficianado but i know that Juan Atkins was there at the start etc. the uk s Global Comms certainly score points over the years also. their 12" The Way probaly put me onto deep beats back in 98, but anyway - thks for the recommendation.
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