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The Techno Sound of Berlin Import

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  • Audio CD (13 Oct. 1992)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Nova Mute
  • ASIN: B000003Z7D
  • Other Editions: Audio Cassette
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 414,363 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Der Klang Der Familie - 3 Phase
  2. Drugs Work - System 01
  3. Return and Revenge Of The Gatorade (Tanith Mix) - Tanith
  4. Skyscratch (Mano Mano) Tresor Mix - Ingator II
  5. Phuture 2 - Futurhythm
  6. High On Hope (The Long Hot Summer Mix) - Microglobe
  7. Ploy (Strategic Mix) - Maurizio
  8. Cosmic Cubes - Cosmic Baby
  9. Hypnotyzed - Vein Melter
  10. It's Anything You Want It To Be And It's A Gas (Smoke Machine V2) - Voov
  11. Open Your Mind - 3 Phase
  12. Don't Panic (The Whole Story Mix) - Mindgear
  13. Outerlude - Various Artists

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This MUST be some sort of reissue; I have the original copy as produced by Tresor (subtitled Der Klang Der Familie, rather than "Techno Sound Of Berlin") - sitting in my CD rack (had to travel for a couple of hours to London to find this long-deleted disc), and believe me it's invaluable if you're looking for a retrospective of VERY early 90's Techno. REAL Techno, not just the house styles so popular at the time.
Such masters as Maurizio and Underground Resistance (the Mano Mano mix of Ingator's Skyscratch) are featured here, and both are top of the lot (Skyscratch just about edges it for me, since I'm more of a Detroit Tech fan). But other prominent peeps of today's Dance/Electronica scene are taking their first steps here also: Mijk Van Dijk, Sven Rohrig (3 Phase), and of course, Thomas Fehlmann.
To these ears (now more used to the sonic assaults Autechre give us ;), most of this is starting to sound a little dated, although never unenjoyable. Prepare for some serious 909-usage though! Lacking as they do the myriad leads, pads and filter-sweeps we hear so often today, these tracks sound quite minimal and raw by comparison. This is Berlin's first major contribution to the electronica scene, and is an essential purchase for collectors.
But having said all that, I believe the follow-up comp, Tresor 2 - Berlin+Detroit - A Techno Alliance, is essential to ALL fans of electronica, and is generally much more enjoyable: Maurizio, Sun Electric, Jeff Mills, UR and Juan Atkins, all on one disc and showing a more progressive and better-produced sound. Magic. :)
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I used to own this CD years ago after buying it in Berlin and then I got burgled and it got nicked. I have been looking for it ever since and now thanks to Amazon I could soon be the proud owner of a copy once again.
Every single track on this CD is fantastic and groundbreakingly mental techno. Anyone into techno of any sort should own a copy of this, it is the bible.
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HASH(0x8d84d81c) out of 5 stars One of the best "Techno" Collections ever 15 Jan. 2006
By T. Gore - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
When Tresor was first released in 1992, I felt it was way ahead of its time. Tresor was probely the first CD that I had heard that actually could define the music as "Trance" Even though its 14yrs later since its release, it still sounds as good today as it did then. Even though most Electroinica fans might consider the songs dated, I wouldn't disagree. Most of the tracks are dated, yet I believe that if you are a huge eletronica fan, this CD is very important to have in your collection. The one track that really stands out of this CD is System 01's "Drugs Work" This song defines true "Trance" and the after a minute of a nice introduction, the song has a bass line that kicks in that will pound in your chest (its so deep, you better have a good sub that can get low, or you won't hear the bass line) Also one of my favorite Trance songs of all time is MindGear's "Don't Panic" Its over 10min long and it is a song that is one of the most beautiful songs that has ever been written in the Electroinca genere. I can't stress how much you should add this to your collection as I promise that even though dated, you will treaure this for years to come..ENJOY
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HASH(0x8d751c30) out of 5 stars Terrific early 90's German techno 21 Jan. 2001
By Craig Froehle - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
If you enjoy 80's/early 90's European techno, like Kraftwerk, Manufacture or Shamen, then you'll probably like this disc. A nice variety and good quality recordings make this compilation of early 90's German techno/club tracks a definite keeper.
HASH(0x8eec3390) out of 5 stars Tresor, Vol. 1: The Techno Sound of Berlin (A Tresor Kompilation) 14 Jan. 2009
By C. Castelli - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This album was made up originally from tracks licensed from renowned Berlin trance label MFS. This classic CD is a must for early ravers as it contains some great underground sounds from Berlins first techno club Tresor in 1992. Track 12 "Don't Panic by Mindgear" is a must for anyone's collection. So put on your Converse One Stars with the whole in the soul, you're baggy pants, and your oversized shirt with a pill on the front, your backpack with the skateboard in between, don ya cap, go to your favourite farmers field and pick some treats and come home […].
HASH(0x8dc3b0cc) out of 5 stars A Techno Classic 15 Jun. 2003
By Earnhardt - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
If you enjoy the early stages of this type of music, this is a sensible purchase. High energy - good workout tunes - keeps one in a trance-like mood.
HASH(0x8d626a5c) out of 5 stars Five Stars 20 April 2016
By JOEL PEREZ - Published on Amazon.com
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LOVE THE SOUND a need to have CD
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