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Disc 1
Disc 2
ARTIST
TITLE
Spectral Sound Vol. 1
FORMAT
2CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
SPC 025CD SPC 025CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
6/28/2005

CD1 contains exclusive and classic tracks appearing on compact disc for the first time; CD2 is a 33-track mix of the label's catalog by Matthew Dear's DJ partner Ryan Elliott. As Ghostly International's output became more cerebral, its complementary dancefloor-based label Spectral Sound has become its own entity, a fact well reflected by the sheer breadth and quality of the tracks collected for Spectral Sound Vol. 1. The 13 tracks on CD1 cover the whole of the label's existence, from progenitors like Osborne to newcomers such as Peter Grummich, with all the tracks appearing on CD for the first time. Spectral began as an outlet for DJ singles and EPs from then-unknowns like Matthew Dear, and over the years the catalog has grown to include 21 such releases, plus three highly-lauded albums. Dear's hit "Dog Days" appears here along with the previously-unreleased "Juice," a shimmering, staccato take on the sound he explored on the phenomenal Leave Luck To Heaven album. James T. Cotton's "T-Y-O-C Painkillers" offers a jacking beat and ominous build-up drenched in his signature analog sound. Other recent tracks from Geoff White and The Vanisher (aka Håkan Lidbo) are included, plus remix work from Reinhard Voigt and Isolée, making for an utterly essential collection of sleek tech-house, gorgeous minimal techno and outright jams. Also available is a 2LP version containing all the exclusives plus the vinyl-only Jeff Samuel track "Factoid."