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Artist: Various Artists
Title: Dark Hearts Vol. 2
Format: 2x12"
Released: 1995
Cat.ID: HHSP 009 (4-005902-641616)
Produced by: Various Artists
Released by Harthouse/Eye Q, adm. by BMG/UFA. Made in Germany by Warner Music Manufacturing Europe.

Eye Q
Tracklist Vinyl
# Trackname Playtime

a1 Claude Young - Chamber of Dreams 05:25  
a2 Braincell - Robot Jazz Brainbag Band 08:02  
a3 Morganistic - Time to Track 05:36  
b1 Hardfloor - Pepper Penalty 06:10  
b2 Alter Ego - Cyax 05:59  
b3 Neil Landstrumm - Black Whispers 06:47  
c1 Frank de Wulf - Drums in a Grip 06:56  
c2 BCJ - Boulderdash (remixed by CJ Bolland) 09:19  
c3 Jiri.Ceiver - Cochlea Implan 03:26  
d1 Rabbit in the Moon - Subconscious (Dark Mix) 09:30  
d2 Thor Inc. - Here comes the Sun 10:19  

a1 by Claude Young
a2 by Cari Lekebush
a3 by Luke Slater
b1 by Oliver Bondzio and Ramon Zenker
b2 by Jörn Elling Wuttke and Roman Flügel at Klangfabrik
b3 by Neil Landstrumm
c1 by Frank de Wulf
c2 by CJ Bolland, engineered by Kris van der Heyden, recorded inside a closet.
c3 by Jiri Ceiver
d1 by David Christophere and S. McClure. Recorded at Hallucination Studios, Tampa, FL.
d2 by Thorhallur S.
Cover by 3 de luxe, Wiesbaden

Backside says:

What is the future going to sound like? Techno? Even though there may be prognostications that this subgenre has exhausted its own sonic panorama into a barren synthscape, musicologists coninue to unearth new deriatives from the underground. The 4/4 metronomic stomp has been superseded by intricate, sound aesthestics which are now galvanised in jazz incrementals, classical sweeps and dub bassbooms. Also there has been a return to the subterranean
grooves that were first culled in the Motor City where Detroid technicans synergised a type of music which could both be celebral mindfodder as well as simulated disco music for the millenium. All this indicates that techno has no subgenres. It's influence on mainstream culture is far too pervasive - who would have predicted 3 years ago that Levi's would run a Biosphere backing track to one of it's adverts. This is why Harthouse has continued to chronicle, in it's
"Dark Hearts" compilation instalments, the shift in variances from the devoted apostles. Reaping in exclusively record tracks from programming magicians like Morganistic (aka Luke Slater) Rabbit in the Moon and BCJ, techno's spectrum has been streched beyond it's usual aural sphere.
Sublime frequencies are showcased in Peacefrog's Neil Landstrumm's automated. Coltranesque senerade, Frank De Wulf's psychedlic percussion textures. Alter Ego's dubtronic digitalia, Hardfloor's intergalactic bliz-zapping, Cari Lekebusch's (aka Braincell) analogue, loop reiterations  and Detroit product, CLaude Young's new wave synth-warping.
So what is the future going to sound like according to Harthouse?

Veena Virdi

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