ex:el (1990/91) [VINYL]
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Made in the early 90's so you've got to remember before buying that this was made at a time when dance music was sweeping through the UK and this Manchester group contributed to it. It may sound slightly dated compared to today's dance music but the effort that was put into this album makes it much more 'real'.
It's a mix of soft techno numbers and aggressive rave tracks. The opener 'San Francisco' is a melodic mix of techno and hip-hop while 'Lion' is a reggae-ish techno track. 'Lambrusco Cowboy' is one of the most abrasive beginning tracks 'the state' have ever produced, yet ultimately it turns into a melodic rave track.
But this album is much, much more because it contains three gems of tracks. 'Cubik', 'In Yer Face' both contributed vastly to the early, quality UK rave scene before it lost its way, and are very influential tracks. While 'Olympic' is a melodic techno number that sounds so unlike anyone else.
A testament to the way British dance music sounded when it made an effort.
Listen out for some vocal contributions from Bjork who sang and wrote the lyrics for Qmart and Ooops.
for any fans of quality acid-techno,warp, AFX, post-rave,idm OR just great music.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
808 state; the one and only! You should buy all of their albums!! I know I have :) but this is one of the finest in their catalogue.Published 6 months ago by Patrick
Top album, wicked tunes plus re-mixes, archive material and re-mastered, what more could you want if your a bit of a d.j ???Published on 14 April 2014 by Stuart
Grew up on this album but lost the vinyl copy. Good memories of growing up listening to stuff like this :)Published on 7 Nov. 2013 by Abby Horton