Basic Channel
Quadrant Dub


5.0
classic

Review

by Sabra Net Wore CONTRIBUTOR (127 Reviews)
September 22nd, 2017 | 22 replies


Release Date: 1994 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Fine dust clouds of exploded music

Quadrant 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.



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Frippertronics
Contributing Reviewer
September 22nd 2017


15731 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

it's free real estate



Quadrant Dub https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlI0xqbIqD4

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Ryus
September 22nd 2017


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Album Rating: 5.0

the goat

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September 22nd 2017


4966 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Enforcement is, but this is close

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September 22nd 2017


20885 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yeSS

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Relinquished
September 22nd 2017


36716 Comments


fuck yea

Frippertronics
Contributing Reviewer
September 22nd 2017


15731 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

to be honest, this was a total spur of the moment i-really-need-sleep review so whatever needs reworked on this will be done

Frippertronics
Contributing Reviewer
September 22nd 2017


15731 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

so yeah, if it feels like I half-assed it, I'd understand because I pretty much just skimmed through it although I'm not exactly adept with writing about electronic/techno in the first place so there's definitely room for improvement

ShitsofRain
September 22nd 2017


8037 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

overrated

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Frippertronics
Contributing Reviewer
September 22nd 2017


15731 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

gotta rate it then

butcherboy
Contributing Reviewer
September 22nd 2017


5964 Comments


this is a great fucking review, Fripp. will listen tonight!

CaptainDooRight
September 22nd 2017


2232 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

jes



Avagantamos
September 22nd 2017


5965 Comments


crazy that I haven't heard this yet. that's about to change : )

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Ryus
September 22nd 2017


15697 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

dude what

ShitsofRain
September 22nd 2017


8037 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

heh

Frippertronics
Contributing Reviewer
September 22nd 2017


15731 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Oh.

Mort.
Contributing Reviewer
September 23rd 2017


13355 Comments


"to simply put it straight"

i would just say "to put it simply", otherwise your sorta repeating yourself.

"To simply put it straight, Quadrant Dub is one of the quintessential works of the techno genre and of the 1990s in general."

and obvs id change it there too


but otherwise this a brill little review man, well done

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Frippertronics
Contributing Reviewer
September 23rd 2017


15731 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Tha(n)ks

FullOfSounds
September 23rd 2017


15611 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

this is a beautiful review

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Frippertronics
Contributing Reviewer
September 23rd 2017


15731 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

and ur a beautiful user

Frippertronics
Contributing Reviewer
September 23rd 2017


15731 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Much thanks sachiel



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