Monotonprodukt 07 by Monoton

Monotonprodukt 07 by Monoton was available on Vinyl Double LP & Vinyl Double 12" but is now sold out on all formats, sorry.

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Limited Vinyl Double 12" £22.99 dsr034LP

Limited double 12" reissue on Desire 4th press on RED vinyl.

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Limited Vinyl Double LP £21.99 DRS034LPPD

Limited double picture disc set of classic electronics. Awesomeness!.

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Monotonprodukt 07 by Monoton
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10/10 Brian 03 August 2012

We wanted to give this album of the week when we first got it but they sold out too quickly so here we are again! Here's Brian's review for the black vinyl but we now have white vinyl left!

This sounded utterly brilliant when I read about it a while ago and still sounds like nothing else. Given that it was released in 1982, you cannot believe how futuristic and deep the production comes across. The original vinyl issue fetches three figure sums so I’m confident that this will bring much relief to electronic music collectors and connoisseurs everywhere. Why the fuss? Well, this is essentially a classic minimal techno/pure trance record but with dark cosmic and industrial undertones meaning its appeal is as far reaching as it is wide, plus it slots into the current world of unabashed synthesizer fetishism like a hand into a beautifully manufactured black luxury glove of the softest leather.

Just listening to the second side now and there’s some melancholic yet stern Austrian vocals floating in and out of a gyrating submerged pulse whilst this ebbing and flowing electronic flicker races across a virtual cyber landscape and a discreet half-buried melody works its way into your mind. It’s a remarkable piece of music, so profound and affecting. I can totally see why this album is considered a seminal masterpiece. It traces the dots between Suicide, Throbbing Gristle and modern electro/techno but replaces 4/4 kicks with pure rhythm, sonic debris and chilling atmospheres resulting in a stark and startling listen that sounds as blackly zen as it occasionally does imposing and scary.

If you could possibly imagine Kraftwerk merged with Whitehouse’s quieter, more reflective moments (yes, there is such a thing) then you’ll maybe get somewhere near the spirit of the track ‘Feuer’ (Fire) and maybe understand the limitless gravity of this entire cult behemoth. As sublime as the best kosmische music but wearing black Ray Bans, crisp white vest, tank-girl boots and leather pants, this is such a great recording that holds so many possibilities for the future (past and present). The man responsible for this amazing recording is Konrad Becker, you can read about him here - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Konrad_Becker - and PLEASE be quick if you’re interested in this as there is only 300 copies of it on black vinyl and the label has sold out already!!


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