Fabric 60

Fabric 60

by Dave Clarke
     
 
John Peel reportedly dubbed Dave Clarke "the Baron of Techno," but his stylistic range is quite a bit broader than that. On his contribution to the now-venerable Fabric series, Clarke manages the impressive feat of ranging all over the place while maintaining a unifying thematic mood throughout, and that mood is dark -- if you're

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John Peel reportedly dubbed Dave Clarke "the Baron of Techno," but his stylistic range is quite a bit broader than that. On his contribution to the now-venerable Fabric series, Clarke manages the impressive feat of ranging all over the place while maintaining a unifying thematic mood throughout, and that mood is dark -- if you're looking for happy-face glow-sticks-and-pacifiers techno, you'll want to go elsewhere. On Fabric 60, Clarke shows a strong tendency toward gothic-tinged minor-key chord environments (Raudive's "Shiver"), foreboding and often indecipherable spoken word vocals (Cristiano Balducci's "Pride," "I.D.F.D.F.I." by Ray 7 and Malik Alston), and relentless machine beats often colored by rather grim and even Teutonic atmospherics (note in particular the fun but rather chilling "Aufstand" by Gesaffelstein). Tommy Four Seven's "Armed 3" is constructed out of a muttering groove punctuated by a thudding house beat and snare hits that sound like rifle shots, while the Heuristic Audio remix of Sync24's "We Rock Non-Stop" harks back (unsurprisingly, given its title) to the sounds and beats of vintage hip-hop. Some tracks bustle and grumble while other jerk and quiver with glitchy rhythmic elaboration, and all of it is interesting, even if at times the relentlessness of some of the beats makes for a better dancing than listening experience.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/29/2011
Label:
Fabric
UPC:
0802560011928
catalogNumber:
00119
Rank:
189964

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dave Clarke   Primary Artist
Tommy Hamilton   Vocals

Technical Credits

Mike Levy   Composer
Oliver Ho   Composer
Marc Romboy   Composer
Malik Alston   Composer
Kurt Baggaley   Composer
David J. Kempston   Composer,Producer
Chris Kalera   Remixing
Stephane Signore   Composer
Tommy Four Seven   Composer
Thomas Werner   Composer
Baz Reznik   Composer,Producer
Dez Williams   Composer
Ray 7   Composer
Cristiano Balducci   Composer
Phil Bolland   Composer
Larry McCormick   Composer,Producer
Wibo Lammerts   Composer,Producer
Mack Gaudy   Composer
Nico Jagiella   Composer
Robert Witschakowski   Composer
Elma Joly   Composer,Engineer,Sound Design
David Froud   Remixing
Victor Lenis   Composer,Producer

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