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Disc 1
01 01 :33
02 01 :37
03 01 :30
04 01 :38
Disc 2
05
Rek
01 :31
06 01 :37
07 01 :38
ARTIST
TITLE
Internal Empire
FORMAT
2LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
TRESOR 10077LP TRESOR 10077LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
6/8/2010

Vinyl release. Tresor represses the genre-defining minimalist classic from Robert Hood, Internal Empire. It is clear how much Robert Hood has characterized and impressed the electronic music scene with Internal Empire. The fact that in modern days techno is characterized by Detroit is a credit that is owed to this record in particular. Originally released in 1994 and long unavailable, Internal Empire is a Detroit classic of perfectly looping minimalist repetition. Hood has since released music for Cheap, his own Drama and later M-Plant, and countless other labels, but this is his defining moment and one of the heaviest, most abstract Detroit records -- with near-perfect sound construction. Robert Hood's official contribution to the music scene in Detroit at the end of 1990 was selling records made by other musicians. He was MCing and recording music cassettes until Jeff Mills and Mike Banks discovered the young talent and got Hood to work at their studio, forming the Underground Resistance label. His premier as a songwriter debuted on X-101 with "G-Force" and "Rave New World." He received all kinds of support from the two masterminds Mills and Banks -- Hood calls the two his mentors, who also promoted his idea to found his own label Hardwax, where he developed his very own unique musical signature. After UR split up, he still worked together with Jeff Mills and the two of them founded the Axis label. A little while later, the busy Robert Hood created yet another outlet of his creativity: M-Plant Records. With Internal Empire, he redefined techno, reducing sounds to their essentials, while continuing to develop in new, revolutionary directions.