- Audio CD (15 Nov. 2005)
- Number of Discs: 2
- Format: Colour
- Label: Mute U.S.
- ASIN: B000BEZOW4
- Other Editions: Audio CD
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,110,064 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
De9: Transitions (W/Dvd) Colour
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Top Customer Reviews
I have yet to listen to it in surround, but the fact that you can at all rather speaks volumes, no? in 10 years, people will still be biting this one's dust.
This latest production is slightly harder than DE9: Closer to the edit, and thanks to Richie's clever use of technology, it has more layers, more depth, and even more soul. The 74 minute CD mix is excellent, but the true highlight of this 2-disc set is the DVD. If you have surround sound, the 96 minute 5.1 DVD mix is breathtaking - a swirling, looping, hypnotic ride through robot funk, sonic melodies, and pounding beats.
Far too many famous DJ's seem content with churning out 70 minute, 10-track mixes that most accomplished bedroom DJ's could easily match. What Richie has created here is beyond the reach of even the most talented mortals - it is something magical. At one point during the mix, there are 9 tracks playing together, with Richie splicing and dicing beats and edits like a musical surgeon. The tempo changes at just the right moments, with breaking beats, twisted vocal samples and flashing synths. These all act as interludes and a chance to draw breath before the pounding beat returns that he keeps flowing throughout the entire mix.
Richie crafts his music with atom-splitting precision, and watching him create his masterpiece in the studio (one of the DVD extras), it shows he is clearly a musician at one with his music. The video extras are a real treat, particularly the 30-minute segment of his Time Warp set in Germany.Read more ›
'Transitions' is in my opinion, neither stonger or weaker than its predecessor, (DE9: Closer To The Edit). It is simply a natural continuation. You could effectively put the two albums together and have one seamless excursion into minimal techno.
This album sees the debut of an extra 5:1 DVD in the package, which features extra tracks and some magnificent rendering of audio effects. If that wasn't enough, the self-styled rythmic pulse of well-selected loops is both captivating and innovative. This is Richie Hawtin at his best; proving that his experience in the studio is as competent as his live sets.
If you don't have the first DE9 album, buy this... and if you do have it, then you should also buy this... Even its just for the fact that these recordings seem to be gathering status as a genuine peice of techno history.
Mr Jeff Mills watch out.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Made me want to do naughty substances again and sit in a car and be driven through the night,its that goodPublished 19 months ago by Greg
Excellent techno trance dance music - play it in the car a lot. Continuous subtle transitions keep it interesting despite repetitions.Published on 6 Feb. 2011 by Vanilla
I already had this on CD but wanted the 5.1 surround sound version. Ordered from here and received in good time and in excellent condition. Read morePublished on 18 Aug. 2010 by Edmond Dantes
Richie Hawtin what a man he pulls it of once again,in fact hes just pushed back the boundaries.
Dex Efx and 909 the first album in the series was ace,then de9 closer to the... Read more