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Pioneering Dance Music for the nineties
on 29 November 1999
808 State's album "90" was originally release in 1989. I idn't happen to buy the album until 1996 but the first track that I recognized was PACIFIC 202. Originally released on QUADRASTATE this track is well known the world over for introducing Ambient-House to the UK chart scene. As far as the rest of the album goes it is one of the best techno albums of all time by my opinion. Sparse Ambient landscapes in tracks like MAGICAL DREAM and SUNRISE and classic funky moments in ANCODIA and hardcore-Orch stabs in the hi quality techno track COBRA BORA, one of the best techno tracks to come out of the 80's. DONKEY DOCTOR continues the strange sample theology and samples PACIFIC 202's chords. "Welcome to jacko's Center" it announces. You feel like you are entering a commercial break. The album finishes with the industrial-esque FAT SHADOW (POINTY HEAD MIX). Overall, 808 State seem to have made the blue print to dance music that will continue to inspire well into the next century, if not forever, this album being an example.