DE9: Transitions

DE9: Transitions

by Richie Hawtin
     
 
Extending the concept behind 2001's DE9: Closer to the Edit, a project that utilized Final Scratch, DE9: Transitions takes advantage of the increased possibilities brought forth by the software Ableton Live. Richie Hawtin further distorts the notion of a standard selection, combining often-treated elements from several tracks at once, to such an extent

Overview

Extending the concept behind 2001's DE9: Closer to the Edit, a project that utilized Final Scratch, DE9: Transitions takes advantage of the increased possibilities brought forth by the software Ableton Live. Richie Hawtin further distorts the notion of a standard selection, combining often-treated elements from several tracks at once, to such an extent that he gives the amalgams his own titles. The Detroit Grand Pubahs' "Dr. Bootygrabber," False's "River Camping," Galoppierende Zuversicht's "Linguini al Denta," Heartthrob's "Golum," Ricardo Villalobos' "A5," Sleep Archive's "Elephant Island," and three of Hawtin's own productions are swept into this brand-new vortex and come out as "Minimission," throwing off the common response to hearing a track on a mix and desiring to hunt it down on its original state. In other words, you won't be able to obtain any of the commercially available tracks within that track and hear them the same way, and playing them all simultaneously would be as pleasant on the ear as several sets of baby booties flopping around in a dryer. Another way to observe the extreme otherness is to scan the track credits and spot the repeat contributors, like Villalobos, who shows up over 20 times (thus potentially giving a mixtape traditionalist like Nick Hornby a heart attack) and probably wouldn't be able to identify all of his appearances; while the reverberant rhythm of Stewart Walker's "Lakewalking" and the ambient vocal wash of Pantytec's "Micromission" can be sniffed out without much difficulty, a lot of sources are used for a single note or blip. But the real testament to Hawtin's vision is that the mix is more linear than any other released in 2005, riding a steady gradient that could fool non-geeks into thinking that this is a standard-form techno mix with no obvious inclusions, even though dozens of up-to-date favorites and a few decades-old classics factor in. The stability of the sequencing is such that listening in one concentrated effort can make it more draining than the average dance mix. If you do find that your appetite for cushiony bass-drum thrums, knife-slit accents, wobbly-yet-constricted noise effects, and displaced vocal samples isn't completely satisfied, there's an MP3 on the accompanying DVD that presents the mix in its original 95-minute incarnation. The DVD also contains the mix in 5.1 Surround Sound, along with a couple videos, live material, and an interview. Stripped of all context and background information, Transitions remains a thoroughly thrilling, multi-functional disc that places early-2000s minimal techno in the best possible light.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/15/2005
Label:
Mute U.S.
UPC:
0724596308721
catalogNumber:
3087

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Welcomm(in)
  2. TZ Entry Point
  3. Adding And
  4. Subtracting
  5. Prebuild
  6. Seiltänzer
  7. Visioning
  8. We(all)search
  9. Jupiter Lander
  10. Reduction And
  11. Seduction
  12. Minimal Master
  13. All 4 Du
  14. Tonarzt
  15. The Tunnel
  16. Minimission
  17. Noch Nah(r)
  18. Weiter Noch
  19. Where Is Mayday?
  20. The Hole
  21. (D)ecaying Beauty

Disc 2

  1. Welcomm(in)
  2. TZ Entry Point
  3. Adding And
  4. Subtracting
  5. Prebuild
  6. Seiltänzer
  7. Visioning
  8. We(all)search
  9. Jupiter Lander
  10. Reduction And
  11. Seduction
  12. Minimal Master
  13. All 4 Du
  14. Tonarzt
  15. The Tunnel
  16. Minimission
  17. Noch Nah(r)
  18. Weiter Noch
  19. Where Is Mayday?
  20. The Hole
  21. (D)ecaying Beauty
  22. Noch ein Mal
  23. Do You Know Dimbi
  24. Power Nine/Six
  25. R2
  26. Regaining Control
  27. Ich Weiss Nicht
  28. Transitions
  29. Painters Day
  30. Do Bionics Crystallize
  31. 4 Bit Logic
  32. Transition
  33. 001
  34. Model 8
  35. Bassism
  36. Removed
  37. Atomit
  38. Losing Control
  39. Pinch & Pillage
  40. Bonus Material

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Richie Hawtin   Primary Artist
Plan A   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Peter Ford   Composer,Producer
Fred Giannelli   Composer,Producer
Eon   Producer
Gene Glover   Photo Assistance
Carl Craig   Composer,Producer
Robert Hood   Composer,Producer
Mika Vainio   Composer,Producer
Richie Hawtin   Artwork,Construction
Roman Flügel   Producer
Stuart McMillan   Composer,Producer
Orde Meikle   Composer,Producer
Thomas Barnett   Composer,Producer
Underground Resistance   Composer
Basic Channel   Composer
Max Loderbauer   Composer,Producer
Jochem Paap   Composer,Producer
Ilpo Väisänen   Producer
Dale Lawrence   Producer
Guido Schneider   Producer
Styro 2000   Producer
Stewart Walker   Composer,Producer
Robert Babicz   Composer,Producer
David Gluck   Producer
Ricardo Villalobos   Composer,Producer
Zip   Producer
Sammy Dee   Producer
Jeff Samuel   Producer
Mono Junk   Composer
Matthew Dear   Composer,Producer
Peter F. Spiess   Composer,Producer
Guss Carver   Composer
Sean O'Neal   Producer
Robag Wruhme   Composer,Producer
Danielle Bell   Composer,Producer
Pink Elln   Producer
Stefan Goldmann   Composer,Producer
DJ Minx   Composer
Marc Houle   Composer,Producer
Jay Haze   Composer,Producer
Thierry Quénum   Composer
Gregory Shiff   Composer,Producer
Bang Goes   Producer
Jean Guillaume Cabanne   Producer
Ryan Crosson   Composer,Producer
Ali Demirel   Artwork
Amar Derradj   Composer,Producer
DJ Trike   Producer
Thomas Franzmann   Composer,Producer
Troy Geary   Composer,Producer
Monika Holzner   Photo Assistance
Kate Iwanowicz   Producer
Akiko Kiyama   Composer,Producer
Radovan Scasascia   Composer,Producer
Jesse Siminski   Composer,Producer
Sleeparchive   Producer
Alex Under   Composer,Producer
Vegetable Orchestra   Producer
Zwosh   Producer
Matt John   Composer

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