Following 13 years after BCD, BCD-2 is only Basic Channel's second CD release, and again, it revisits previously released work. The tracks included- taken from catalog numbers BC-01, 02, 05, 07 and 09- are 14 and 15 years old now, but their reissue couldn't be more timely. Dub techno's currency is at its highest point in a decade. BCD-2 may surprise listeners who thought they knew the Basic Channel sound, however. Most of their notoriety is due to the music showcased on the original BCD, awash in steely, aquatic color and blown this way and that by colliding waves of delay, sometimes driven by a muted 4/4 kick but just as often propelled by a broad, feathery pulse with no distinct center. These fizzy, fuzzy, watercolor studies in the sublime remained the focus of the Chain Reaction label, helping to further cement their reputation as listing towards bliss.
Basic Channel - BCD-2 In its original incarnation from 1993 to 1995, Basic Channel-the Berlin-based production team and record label of Moritz Von Oswald and Mark Ernestus-was very much a label of mystery.
liledman August 22nd 2011. haha i just got really into this. by all means it -should- be boring because it's so sparse and minimalist and quiet and barely anything happens but i love it. reminds me of playing old video games.
|2||Remake (Basic Reshape)||6:08|
|4||Quadrant Dub I (Edit)||6:57|
|5||Radiance III (Edit)||9:21|
|6||Lyot Remix (Edit)||6:28|
|10||Radiance I (Edit)||7:57|
NotesLimited version of the initial edition in a self-sealed cardboard box. The script on the front sticker is printed in a wine-red or brownish red colour. This is the only difference to the "black and white" cardboard release. EFA cat-# 11110-2. It features mirrored track titles on the front and a 'buy vinyl!' sticker on the reverse.
The cover sticker contains several errors:
Track 2 is listed as "e2e4 Basic Reshape".
Track 5 is listed as "Radiance II (Edit)", but is an edit of Radiance III.
Track 8 is listed as "Q1.1 (Edit)" but is the entire fourth of Q 1.1.
Track 10 is listed as "Radiance I", but is an edit.
Track 11 is listed as "Radiance III (Edit)" but is actually Radiance II unedited.
Track 1, 3 and 9 were previously unreleased.
Track 2 originally appeared on Paperclip People - Throw, credited there as a remix of a track by Paperclip People which used samples from Manuel Göttsching - E2-E4. (hence the "e2e4" reference).
Track 4 originally appeared on Basic Channel - Quadrant Dub. This track is a (uncredited as such) dub version of Round One - I'm Your Brother.
Tracks 5, 10 and 11 originally appeared on Basic Channel - Radiance.
Track 6 originally appeared on Basic Channel - Lyot Rmx. The track is a (uncredited as such) remix of Vainqueur - Lyot.
Track 7 originally appeared on Cyrus - Inversion, credited to Cyrus.
Track 8 originally appeared on Basic Channel - Q 1.1.
|BCD||Basic Channel||BCD (CD, Comp, Mir)||Basic Channel||BCD||Germany||1995|
|BCD||Basic Channel||BCD (CD, Comp, RE, Dig)||Basic Channel||BCD||Germany||2003|
|BCD||Basic Channel||BCD (CD, Comp, RP, Met)||Basic Channel||BCD||Germany||1997|
|BCD||Basic Channel||BCD (CD, Comp, RE, Met)||Basic Channel||BCD||Germany||1996|
|BCD||Basic Channel||BCD (CD, Comp, Car)||Basic Channel||BCD||Germany||1995|