Dan Curtin Vinyl, CD & tapes from this artist at Norman Records
Dan Curtin’s Planetary project made a couple of EPs of astral techno in the early ‘90s. The second of these, 1993’s Origins, combined keening synths and plenty of psychedelic production tricks with clattering breaks. It's deep-space stuff. With the current trend for revivalist rave sounds bringing this sort of thing very much back into vogue of late, now feels like a good time for Origins to be given the reissue treatment. Metamorphic Recordings oblige.
- Vinyl 12" (MET034)
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Dan Curtin’s The Silicon Dawn gets re-issued by Peacefrog. This LP is classic Detroitiness of the highest calibre, combining as it does richly expressive pads with twittering synths and propulsive drum takes. This one originally dropped in 1994, the same year Peacefrog also released some top-level work by Luke Slater and Planetary Assault Systems. In 2013 The Silicon Dawn featured in a Fact Magazine list of the ‘Greatest Techno Albums You’ve Never Heard’.
A 1993 Dan Curtin production given an essential repress. 'Tales From the 2nd Moon' brings together driving kicks, restless drum machines and acid for the heavy middle. Washed over this however is a psychedelic, drifting palette of synth pads and forays into rave breakbeats. A diverse selection back in print.