B12 Records Archive Volume 1

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"B12 Records announce the re-opening of their archives with a 7-volume series to include every track released on B12 Records between 1990 and 2007. For the first time, this 98 track Archive series will bring together every ultra rare vinyl EP and limited CD bonus track, gathered into a series of double CDs. The tracks that shaped techno history have been fully digitally re-mastered, and if owning them is not enough, the series will also contain 27 previously-unreleased and unheard bonus tracks, recorded by B12 at the infamous Epicentre Studios almost 20 years ago, during the same golden period of UK techno perfection. Volume 1 of this epic series collects the first 2 ultra-rare releases on B12 Records, catalog numbers B1201 (originally released on vinyl September 1991) and B1202 (January 1992). These two EPs were the first time we heard the techno of Mike Golding and Steve Rutter, the clean, clear and complex music that contributed to this new era in UK techno. CD1 combines the first-ever B12 release, the first Musicology EP, which includes the seminal 'Telefone 529' and 'Obsessed' (which were both included on the duo's Warp album Electro Soma released two years later in 1993), with 2 bonus tracks extracted from the B12 archives that have never been heard before. 'Ming' and 'Eliya' uphold every B12 tradition and maintain an unbelievable quality of sound and texture. CD2 is a continuation of the experimental techno that clearly defined the Chicago and Detroit influences while building and twisting the music into a unique and unforgettable UK sound. It was here that the duo's obsession with outer space and futuristic time travel began, a journey that has only previously been experienced by a select few vinyl junkies, tracks that have never before been committed to the pure digital format they deserve. Also included on CD2 are another 2 bonus tracks, again previously-unreleased and never heard before."