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Tenonaki – Roots

Free Music |  | December 20, 2010 | Released by  | Posted by Basilisk

Tenonaki – Roots
01 - Night Falls (141 BPM)
02 - Trauma (142 BPM)
03 - Eins Zwei Drei Vier (140 BPM)
04 - Take Off All (140 BPM)
05 - Wasteland (135 BPM)
06 - Scope (135 BPM)
07 - Green (135 BPM)
08 - Prosoniq (140 BPM)

Cyan Music presents Roots, a CD-length collection of songs by Tenonaki (Marco Köller), a side project of New Age Hippies formed to celebrate the cultural and technical achievements of old school techno. If you had the pleasure of being involved in the early techno movement you will surely recognize the pioneering influence of Detroit, Frankfurt, Berlin, and Belgium on this tribute album. These songs, composed in the period between 1998 and 2006, aim to capture the feeling of that bygone era in combination with contemporary sounds.

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  • sons of peru says:

    really really really amazing stuff !

    i am happy to hear that some dudes didnt forgot the period of detroit techno and frankfurt techno.
    i took a ride on roots and felt like back again in 1992.

    thanks a lot for this experience and merry x-mas !

  • faintly ascdesk says:

    ola ! did not excepted to find such a release here at ektoplazm. wonderfull. a tribute to the detroit-thang. and of course i experienced the early techno-era which was a real great time and movement. thx 4 tha trip back to the nineties :-)

  • techpate says:

    yeah yeah !! i feel like 17 again :-)))))))

  • Yves says:

    Ich versteh nicht, warum Roots nicht schon ein paar jahre eher veröffentlicht wurde. Eine Super-Kollektion. Der letzte Track “Presoniq” ist für meinen Geschmack ein richtiger Meilenstein. Danke dafür und Grüsse nach Koeln !

  • ROTTERDXM says:

    This release is amazing. Thanks SO MUCH for sharing,

  • Abstructure says:

    The artical of this album is totally WRONG!!
    It claims that this album is “aim to capture the feeling” of the old school Techno scene of the early 90’s and that anyone who’s been there would “surely recognize the pioneering influence recognize the influence the pioneering influence of Detroit, Frankfurt, Berlin, and Belgium”

    Well, as someone who’s been there from the mid 80’s, all I have to say that this album is exactly the same as the rest of the Ektoplasm Techno release. No pioneereing influences , sounds of melodies which we’ve heard on labels such as Harthouse, R&S, EyeQ, New Zone, Rising High, Traxx, MFS, Cyclotron, Music Man, FAX, Warp etc. It more sounds like some of the late 90’s minimal and real boring Techno releases of NovaMute and Superstition.

    Very avarage. Very “more of the same. Very disappointing.
    They ust don’t make ’em like that anymore.

    If you’ve REALLY been in this scene in the 90’s and espeically the early 90’s then you’ll know what I’m talking about.
    Sorry for the critic, but I’ve just wasted a lot of time downloading WAV files of something which I would’t bother to, if you were giving the right information about it :-(

  • Flowan Rowan says:

    Great Release ! Thx a lot !

  • faintly ascdesk says:

    @ Abstructure :

    Your state is absolutely wrong. You should have read all the given info through.
    “..aim to capture the feeling…” means : it surely not tries to copy anything, it seems to be a personal “looking back” of the producer.

    Maybe you recordnized, that this release isn´t called “Tribute to Warp Records” or “Tribute to MFS”. Its called “Roots”.
    Maybe you can imagine, that everyone himself has experienced other roots than yours. I guess, Mr. Tenonaki meant his own, personal roots :-)

    You list all those Mainstream-Techno-Lables of the 90´s (most of them based in Germany and UK) and now you´re disapointed this release right here doesn´t sound the same way?
    Oh my god :-) I am really happy that it does NOT sound the same way like these tracks by lables you mentioned :-)

    I grew up with Techno by lables like +8, Basic Channel, Overdrive and that stuff. But surely not with this boring releases by Harthouse or MFS, where the releases sound all the same the biggest part.

    And why do you download this release as WAV when you also can listen to the tracks in the player before downloading?
    I ALWAYS listen to the tracks BEFORE i download them. I would never mention that as negative critic about any release, my friend :-) cheers

  • shamana says:

    the only track i dont like is that “eins zwei drei veir”, but the rest of this collection really really rocks ! and also reminds me to that kind of stuff i listened to when my interest for electronic music began in the mid-ninetees 8) i like it and will play some of that tracks the upcoming weekend 8)

  • jaja says:

    thx for your feedbacks, never expected such great resonance : ) its so good to hear that you took part of the old movement and that your are still in there : )
    i will never forget my first experiences in the underground techno scene back in 1994 : ) : ) : ) compiling the album *roots* was a real pleasure to me

    my fav is scope : )

  • Kool3r says:

    Шедевральный замес! Thx =))

  • ROTTERDXM says:

    @ faintly asdeck:

    Pretty harsh language. It’s supposed to be a tribute, not a clone of what came out back then. I like it, as it’s a tight release with excellent production values – one that I will be sure to use in my DJ sets.

    I do have to say thanks to you for pointing me to more great techno labels. Any specific albums you’d recommend for a tech-head like me?


  • TrIP says:

    dance right here!

  • Tenonaki says:

    Thnaks a lot for your feedback so far : )

    I called this release “Roots” because those tracks are the roots. My personal roots when i started producing back in 1996. And of cause, as i started DJing with Acid-House and Techno/EBM back in 1988/1989, you will recordnize many influences of that era in the sounds, in my personal opinion : ) I am really glad that i experienced the techno-movement from its first hour on that time. It was an amazing experience.

    @ Abstructure:
    The title “Roots” is not meant to be a tribute to special style or a specific label. Of cause many of the tracks on the album are produced some years ago, some of them 1998.
    I tried to collect all those things, which influenced me most in the years before 1998. Maybe, you will like the next release by Tenonaki much more : )

    @ Rotterdxm:
    There also have been some other great lables around, some of them do not exist any more today…
    Check out releases by following lables : 80 Aum Records, DJAX Up Beats, R&S Records, Overdrive Records, Attack Records, Le Petit Prince, The Green Label, Tresor Records, +8 Records, Bush Records, Reinforcement Records and so on…
    I love that labels and releases till today. Listening to them today really feels like riding the time-machine : ) : ) : )

  • Larry psychedelic meadow says:

    I just turned this on.. Will download when at home. Sounds very nice. Technooo! =)

  • yup Larry says:

    Its one of the best things i have ever found on ekto… Thank U Tenonaki!!!

    T E C H N O ! ! !

  • Your job is great!!! Positive feedback: lower the frecuencies for the hi hats, the composition is awesome. Keep it up!!!

  • Blood says:

    This is a great album. The first half has a great classic Techno sound and the second half really goes to town, beefing it up. Marvellous!

  • Catacyclism88 says:

    what a great longplayer ! i just cant believe to find such an excellent tech-album here at ektoplazm. respect ! this one is surely an item i will play on and on at my dj-sets !!!

  • jaja says:

    we made a video for the track scope : )

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    Clasic Music Techtrance

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