From the Archives: L.S.G. – The Black Album

As a random purchase at my local record store (FBC in Lansing, MI) in 1998, I can honestly say this is one of those albums that changed my life and continues to influence my musical identity 15 years later. After finding out Oliver Lieb (the man behind the moniker) made public an unreleased L.S.G. album from 2002, and listening to that pretty much solid all week, I took the opportunity to pull this album back out and bask in the memories and emotions coaxed back from grey matter obscurity.

In my opinion, with its precise percussive arrangement and warm analog synth it’s still as relevant and innovative today as it was then. Take yourself on a journey through sound and tell me what you think…

L.S.G. ‎– The Black Album
Label: Black Series Recordings ‎– 62833-2
Country: Germany
Released: 1998
Genre: Techno, Trance, Progressive Trance

Choice (Laurent Garnier) – Acid Eiffel 1

Some tracks help to drown out work, clean the house, play a game of cards, study, read, drive, walk, whatever. Once in a while though a track comes along that fully envelops you both emotionally and physically, leaving no room for anything else, and such is the case with Choice (Laurent Garnier) – Acid Eiffel. A swirling 303 acid line is soon joined by a sea of warm strings and crisply arranged 909 percussion, slowly introducing modifications to each of the elements on the main theme. At 13+ minutes this is an epic journey of emotive electronics.

I can still remember vividly the first night I was introduced to this track, and every time I hear it again I’m transported back to that perfect magical morning nearly 15 years ago as the sun rose slowly over the horizon, awash in a collective experience of innocence and dance.

Label: Fragile Records ‎(FRG-6)
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1993
Genre: Techno, Acid

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