Octave One / Revisited: Here, There, And Beyond
Album:Revisited: Here, There, And Beyond Collection:General
Artist:Octave One Added:Feb 2012
Label:430 West Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2012-02-12 Pull Date:2012-04-15 Charts:RPM/Electronica
Week Ending:Apr 1Mar 25Mar 11Mar 4

Recent Airplay
1.Oct 18, 2016:The Offbeat Generation
Blackwater - Remixed By Alter Ego
4.Mar 30, 2012:Pumping Iron
Somedays - Remixed By Los Hermanos
2.Sep 22, 2016:The Offbeat Generation
Nicolette - Remixed By Ken Ishii
5.Mar 21, 2012:Pumping Iron
Somedays - Remixed By Los Hermanos
3.Jun 27, 2013:Schlepping Cobalt
Nicolette - Remixed By Ken Ishii
6.Mar 04, 2012:no voices aloud: kzsu party mix edition
Dema - Remixed By Octave One

Album Review
Reviewed 2012-02-10 
Octave One: Revisited: Here, There, And Beyond

Octave One are Lenny & Lawrence Burden from Detroit - and they are part of the family of legendary African-American DJ/producers in the Detroit Techno scene (Juan Atkins, Kevin Saunderson, Derrick May, Jeff Mills, etc). Unlike the DJs, Octave One performs all its techno completely live and improvised. Each live set features multiple pieces of machinery, millions of buttons, and miles of cables. They're able to take musical ideas and innovate with them on the fly.

This album specifically is a remix album where their techno pieces are remixed by prominent DJs/producers (Aril Brikha, Luke Slater, Ken Ishii, Sandwell District). Incredible stuff. Try: 1,2,3,4,9,11

1. A signature track - driving techno with a twisted little pitched-up melody.
2. Bumpy groove in a tech-house vein - insistent & questioning bounce
3. Typical Sandwell District sound - atmospheric synths & washes & swirls, space-y vocal sample
4. A slightly more electro-acid/minimal sound blended with smooth synths - typical Aril Brikha style
5. Hypnotic and mesmerizing techno, buzzy loops with orchestral synths & strings
6. Slightly trance-y/progressive with fem vocals & lush synths
7. Neat little synth warble playing over smooth synth melodies
8. Not as punishing as other Luke Slater's work - mesmerizing and hypnotic instead
9. Punchy and brain-grinding. Raw & rough electro over pounding beats. Can't believe this and #7 are related.
10. Techno-fied remix of one of Octave One's most well-known vocal-house tracks. I'm not sure it works for me - the techno tempo is a little too fast & dense.
11. Great way to close out the album with a cheery & bright uptempo disco-dance track

Track Listing
1.Dema - Remixed By Octave One 6.I Need Release - Remixed By Alexander Kowalski
2.Meridian - Remixed By Octave One 7.Nicolette - Remixed By Vince Watson
3.I Believe - Remixed By Sandwell District 8.The Greater Good - Remixed By Luke Slater
4.Daystar Rising - Remixed By Aril Brikha 9.Nicolette - Remixed By Ken Ishii
5.Love And Hate - Remixed By Carl Lekebusch 10.Blackwater - Remixed By Alter Ego
 11.Somedays - Remixed By Los Hermanos