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This little 12" from mostly-defunct Berlin techno nexus Basic Channel reissues 3 tracks from the 1995 BCD compilation, previously only available on CD. Despite their age, these productions still sound relevant today, with wisps of static noise, dub techno chords and staccato sub bass forming a hazy mix.

Vinyl 12" £8.49 BCCD

Repress 12" on Basic Channel.

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Q-Loop by Basic Channel
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9/10 Ant 26 September 2014

Some 19 years since it originally opened Basic Channel's 'BCD' way back in 1995, 'Q Loop' makes an appearance on vinyl in it's full 14 minute ultra-hypnotic glory. A masterclass in the power of a mesmerising loop and an exercise in repetition and nuance it still sounds as fresh and groovy as it did when it was released. Basic Channel honed a sound which was at the time unique, its influence still rippling in the waveforms of many of today's techno artists. Wether you're a seasoned fan or a newbie, if you care about techno then this is a mandatory purchase. As the track progresses, like much of their work it becomes difficult to tell if elements are changing or if you're just focused in on one particular element, the seemingly infinite loop playing tricks with the mind. I could be happily lost to this in the strobes and smoke for all of eternity.

'Q 1.2' and 'Mustism' also appeared on BCD and appear on wax for the first time. 'Q 1.2' is a slow building beatless number with gently evolving, fluttering keys gradually becoming increasingly dubwise. 'Mutism' is all decayed ambient, static, hiss and microtal detail. One of their more experimental departures beyond the dancefloor. Total class.




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