Monotonprodukt 07 27y ++
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Considered to be Becker's masterpiece, the second album (1982) is the more subterranean, moodier one, and it's also the one that I personally prefer. Not to stress the Suicide connection, but at times the tracks really have a gentle Suicide feel softened with a Kraut expansiveness (slowly ever-shifting) that doesn't completely erase the angst underneath. "Water" has an undulating bass synth melody that is later connected to a higher pitched, repeating chirp and some distant, dubbed-out, spoken, slo-mo New Deutsche Welle chant vocals. "Fire" has a bass line that sounds like a throbbing cello and slowly becomes a dark soaring master jam, while "Vibration" could almost be La Dusseldorf on a big hit of Basic Channel. Monotonprodukt 07 really comes across as a Vinyl on Demand-type release, but with better quality and early innovations in a form that you always wanted to hear. And again, tracks are way ahead of their time; it's not just another raw, early and obscure synth album.
In 1998 The Wire magazine singled out Monoton’s record "Monotonprodukt07" from 1982 among the 100 most important records of the 20th century
Cat. number: Oral CD 32
Re-release of the 1982 original album Monotonprodukt 07 and reissue of 2003's Monotonprodukt 07 20y ++.
Mastering 2009: Metarc.
(c) MONOTON 1982, 2009 (p) ORAL CD 32.
Fabriqué au Québec. Made in Canada.