Review Summary: Fine dust clouds of exploded musicQuadrant Dub
is a hypnotically hulking slab of classic techno, to put it simply. I’ve no intention of prettying things up to seem “deep” or “informed” because simply enough, it wouldn’t work. I could fill an entire page with the most pretentious pseudo-intellectual book-wormy purple prose this side of an Ivy League English major’s essay and it still wouldn’t do the quintessential Basic Channel 12” proper. I can’t go on about how it changed my life or caused me to have some sort of divine revelation because, truth be told, it didn’t. To put how I feel about Quadrant Dub
in words without coming across as incredibly clumsy or without cheapening my passion for the record itself is daunting, a monstrous task for an equally monolithic piece of art – Quadrant Dub
spends thirty-seven minutes taking you and I on the most sensual journey one could ever have without ever leaving the comfort of your seat; yet the soothingly lush beat that tracks both cuts on Dub
and brings it along its merry way urges you to tap your foot, daring you to even immerse yourself into the rhythm, an almost hazy groove that compliments the gliding melodies that traverse in and out of the massive techno classics. To put it simply, Quadrant Dub
is one of the quintessential works of the techno genre and of the 1990s in general.