Friday, September 19, 2008
If techno's first-generation trinity of Juan Atkins,Kevin Saunderson and Derrick May
were the 3 musketeers,then CARL CRAIG would be D'Artagnan.
He was still at school when the DETROIT scene was at it's peak.
Carl was an ordinary west Detroit kid and while hi s techno mentors were turning
the sound of European electronic pop like Kraftwerk ,Human League & Depeche Mode
into science fiction soundtracks for post industrial Detroit,he was most likely to be
found in his bedroom strumming on a guitar.Or mesmerized by the futuristic records he heard on Derrick May's radio show.
With his deep musicality and wide range of influences Carl offers the dance world a stream of
important bridges and connections.
"MORGAN GEIST could retire now and he'd still be considered one of electronic music's most respected figures. But judging by "Detroit," the first single from his forthcoming solo album, he's still got plenty more to offer" R.F.
Carl offers two different interpretations: the second is a little more ambitious in its scope incorporating snippets of the original vocal and stretching a vintage sounding, sinewy bassline across an absorbing nine minutes.
MORGAN GEIST - DETROIT (c2RMX2)