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ARTIST
TITLE
ART 3
FORMAT
12"

LABEL
CATALOG #
ART 003EP ART 003EP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
9/11/2006

2006 Re-master series, of the historic 90s UK techno label, ART. "At the time of its original release in 1993, Detroit techno producer Carl Craig was known mostly to a small circle of collectors in Europe. His early releases on Transmat and Fragile had become cult classics on the techno underground. These were followed by a series of stunning releases on his co-owned Retroactive label. 1993 saw Carl launch his Planet E label and he released an EP by 69 followed by an EP of material by ART owner Kirk Degiorgio (Future/Past) and Ed Handley of The Black Dog (Balil). In return it was agreed Carl would record an EP for ART -- which became ART 3. The new recordings included a dance floor stomper 'Chicken Noodle Soup,' a typically moody down-tempo grower 'How The West Was Won" and an ambient end-piece 'Sleep.' But the pinnacle of ART 3 was a track Carl had recorded over 3 years previously. A Mayday remix of this track -- entitled 'Neurotic Behaviour' -- had already been released on the Psyche EP on Transmat in 1990. Matt Cogger (Neuropolitique) -- a British techno artist -- had taken over the reigns of Transmat in the early '90s whilst Derrick May did a DJ tour of Europe. Cogger met ART label owner Kirk Degiorgio in Detroit and gave him a cherished DAT of unreleased Rhythm Is Rhythim material. Also on this DAT was a beatless, slower version of 'Neurotic Behaviour' which Kirk immediately fell in love with. It was a mystery as to what this version was -- even Carl Craig admitted he had no idea what Kirk was talking about until he sent him a copy! It turns out this was the original version. Carl had not heard it since the day he recorded it. This re-master is the first in a series of re-issues from the ART label's classic early '90s catalogue. These releases were only ever pressed in quantities of 1000 in their original format."