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Wolves
CODEISLAW 002
19 Aug 13
Techno
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Eomac - "Myth Of Origins" - (6:30) 120 BPM
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Janzon - "Run With The Pack" - (5:22) 126 BPM
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Sawf - "Know The System" - (6:15) 164 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Hound Scales - "Scent Of Flesh" - (5:11) 125 BPM
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Played by: Paul Mac, Hound Scales
Review: This split release brings together some of the most talented new producers operating in the techno sphere. Sawf stays close to the sound that he has developed for Perc Trax on "Know the System". Over a dark, stepping groove and spiky broken beats, a mysterious guy simply intones the word 'system'. Hound Scales meanwhile delivers a straighter, more jarring affair on "Scent of Flesh", where a ghostly vocal snippet is pitted against a growling bassline and a pounding rhythm. Janzon's "Run With The Pack" is of a similar bent, with funereal synths set to a storming groove, while best of all, Eomac's "Myth of Origins" sees the Irish producer conjure up a mysterious widescreen soundscape underpinned by a lithe, metallic groove.
The Primal Scream
CODEISLAW 004
21 Apr 14
Techno
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Luvox - (5:42) 126 BPM
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Fluid Access - (5:35) 127 BPM
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Alpha Pulse - (6:25) 127 BPM
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Genetic Defect - (5:56) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: After debuting on Code Is Law for the various artist Wolf EP with Eomac, Sawf and Hound Scales, new name Janzon debuts fully with a complete release full of tough techno. For the first third of the opening track "Luvox" however, we're met with an ambient intro, which then turns into a synth-led melodic adventure after the first beat drops. "Fluid Access" provides the release with some nuts and bolts techno, staple gun samples and a hidden vocal that lightly suggest a Blawan influence, while "Alpha Pulse" is a loopy, spit-polished version of what you might hear from Chevel. Janzon then brings out some metallic, oriental twangs in the EP's final track "Genetic Defect".
Twisted Dust
CODEISLAW 007
04 May 15
Techno
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Twisted Dust - (5:53) 127 BPM
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Thermal Arc - (6:06) 126 BPM
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Rove Contact - (6:19) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Mary West - (5:11) 85 BPM
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Review: This is Janzon's second release on Code Is Law, a label that has also put music out by Eomac and Moerbeck. Occupying a place between IDM and techno, Dust starts off with the spiky beats and truculent bass of the title track. Somewhere above the arrangement it sounds like a bird is shrieking and cawing relentlessly. "Thermal Arc" also draws on the animal kingdom for inspiration, only on this occasion it's the buzzing of a pissed off wasp expressed through an acidic warbling and fashioned to a slamming rhythm. Meanwhile, "Rove Contact" sees Janzon draw on Suburban Knight's bass-centric malevolence and fashion it to snapping percussion, while "Mary West" ends the release with the kind of dense, abstract rhythm one might expect from label mate Eomac.
Teens On Fire
CODEISLAW 001
11 Mar 13
Techno
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Bump & Run - (4:50) 120 BPM
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Teens On Fire - (7:09) 124 BPM
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Pleasure To Burn - (5:51) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Numb It Down - (5:39) 120 BPM
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Played by: Perc
Review: Having spent a good couple of years engrossed in the murky world of industrial techno through Subjected's Vault Series, Moerbeck now kicks off the Code Is Law label with four creeping, twitching weapons grade cuts. "Bump & Run" keeps things bleak with a simple kick snare and hat combo fugged in sonic crud and surrounded by atmospheric disturbances. There's a slowed-down "The Bells" quality to "Teens On Fire", except infested with a demonic electro spirit that appears in brief flashes. It's a similar story told a different way on "Pleasure To Burn", maximising on sinister arpeggios and delicate splashes of drums but constantly driven by a throbbing sub bass. "Numb It Down" cools off the tension slightly with a clearer house refrain, but there's still definitely a ghost in the machine.
TRIPS
CODEISLAW 008
19 Oct 15
Techno
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Put The Swords Down - (6:17) 128 BPM
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TRIPS (April The 19th) - (5:38) 126 BPM
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Girl Bites Machine - (6:36) 126 BPM
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Back Home - (5:35) 127 BPM
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Super Future Kid - (6:23) 128 BPM
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Kaleidoskop - (5:55) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Virgin Suicide - (6:30) 128 BPM
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Bittersweet - (5:44) 128 BPM
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TRIPS (Take It) - (5:40) 124 BPM
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Review: After a series of explosive EPs, Berlin-based producer Moerbeck drops his debut album on Code is Law. It starts with "Put The Swords Down", a trademark Moerbeck jam, with a lithe, stepping rhythm and percussive ticks underpinning a dark, wailing siren riff. "Virgin Suicide" features a tough tribal groove and what sounds like guitar wails wrapped around it, while "Bittersweet" resonates to frazzled, rough filters. However, the album also reveals a different side to Moerbeck; "T.R.I.P.S. (April The 19th)" is a tough, bleep-heavy house workout and the tracky "Back Home" features an insistent disco loop at its centre. The harder jams will appeal to Moerbeck's existing fans, but his debut album shows that he is spreading his creative wings.
Distant Echo
CODEISLAW 005
11 Aug 14
Techno
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Holy K (95 mix) - (6:41) 127 BPM
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Distant Echo - (6:58) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Shine Down - (8:00) 125 BPM
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Silver Shadow - (5:13) 128 BPM
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Uprising - (6:05) 124 BPM
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Review: Last year Berlin techno producer Moerbeck inaugurated the Code Is Law label with the Teens On Fire EP during a period of time that saw him branch out from his trusted Vault Series label. He later went on to appear on Code Is Law's third missive, the various artists Movies For The Blind EP that also featured music from Eomac, Delta X and XVII, and now he provides the label with its fifth release following the introduction of Janzon. Moerbeck supplies six tracks this time, beginning with a smooth and new-age "Holy K (95 mix)" before upping the drums in the title-track. "Silver Shadow" is a reduced cut of '90s sounding techno similar to what you might expect from DJ Slip while "Shine Down" and "Uprising" are blurry, dubbed out versions of Moerbeck's Vault Series-styled product
Nihil Est
CODEISLAW 009
04 Apr 16
Techno
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Lux Et Obscuritas - (6:07) 128 BPM
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Rota - (5:58) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Vis Legis - (6:32) 130 BPM
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Ictus - (5:33) 130 BPM
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Played by: Lee Fraged
In Meiner Mitte
CODEISLAW 011
24 Oct 16
Techno
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In Meiner Mitte - (7:40) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Traumaland - (6:48) 127 BPM
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Schattenarbeit - (5:20) 123 BPM
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Rituale - (8:07) 126 BPM
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Envoy
CODEISLAW 010
13 Jun 16
Techno
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Envoy - (5:54) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Obscure Surface - (6:30) 128 BPM
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Empire - (5:54) 130 BPM
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Disperse - (5:56) 130 BPM
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Review: Code is Law has been instrumental in showcasing some fine new producers, and the latest one to appear on the label is Lithuanian artist Specta. On "Empire", it's possible to discern his roots in dub step and jungle as militaristic No U-Turn bass and cold robotic vocal roll over pummelling drums. For the most part though, he is happy to explore peak time techno. Both "Disperse" and "Obscure Surface" are tough, rolling tribal workouts, with the latter impressing more with its Sims-style beats. The title track is the stand out cut though, its screeching siren and hammering rhythm sounding like a modern take on classic Robert Armani.
Tell A Vision EP
CODEISLAW 014
15 Oct 18
Techno
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Eyes Wide Shut - (6:42) 128 BPM
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Acid TV - (6:51) 132 BPM
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Tell A Vision - (6:58) 130 BPM
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One Eye Open - (6:33) 128 BPM
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Turning Eyes - (7:20) 133 BPM
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One Eye Open (Chill version) - (4:37) 107 BPM
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Review: Stefano Moretti has been active as a DJ and producer since the early 00s, but Tell A Vision is only his second solo release to date. Issued on Moerbeck's label, it starts off in formidable form within "Eyes Wide Shut". The rolling, chugging rhythm houses vocal snatches and a dramatic siren riff that builds and builds. As its title suggests, "Acid TV" is influenced by the 303, with Moretti dropping a bleeding, squelching banger that may be inspired by the gritty sounds of Emmanuel Top. "Tell A Vision" sees Moretti return to the kind of loopy techno territory that "Eyes Wide Shut" inhabits, while rounding off this release is the downtempo "One Eye Open".
Mute
CODEISLAW 006
12 Jan 15
Techno
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Have You Ever Had A Dream - (6:04) 133 BPM
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Mute - (5:56) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Sabotage - (5:08) 126 BPM
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Lost Signal - (6:46) 123 BPM
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Played by: NYMA
Review: Issued on Moerbeck's label, Mute takes the listener back to early / mid-90s techno. "Have You Ever Had A Dream" conjures up feelings of wide-eyed wonder and fear, like an innocent stumbling upon Sven Vaeth's Omen residency for the first time. This is achieved through an airy ambient intro, followed by thundering beats, skull-rattling percussion and then some unintelligible background ramblings. The title track dispenses with any pleasantries and oozes menace as concrete kicks and cheese-wire percussion take hold. Only when it breaks down to a vocal that asserts 'everything is swimming in silence' does a human element become apparent. "Sabotage" and "Lost Signal" are decent, acid-soaked tracks, but neither captures the naked ferocity of the first half of Mute.
Where The Wild Things Are
CODEISLAW 012
19 Dec 16
Techno
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Moerbeck - "Travel In Mind Feat. WYAD" - (6:55) 130 BPM
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Moerbeck - "Where The Wild Things Are" - (6:41) 130 BPM
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Under Black Helmet - "Staring Into Yellow Eyes" - (5:50) 133 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Under Black Helmet - "Misbehavior" - (5:29) 135 BPM
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Golden Circle 002
GC 002
08 Oct 18
Techno
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Antonello Teora - "I Feel You" - (5:28) 135 BPM
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Introversion - "Lie Has No Legs" - (6:26) 130 BPM
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Hadone - "No More Wisper" - (5:36) 138 BPM
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Rommwick - "Cursus" - (5:15) 135 BPM
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Irregular Synth - "Chains & Things" - (5:39) 128 BPM
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WYAD - "Authority" - (6:28) 129 BPM
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Stefano Moretti & Under Black Helmet - "Break Bitch" - (7:02) 134 BPM
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Sawlin - "Ausrasten" - (7:20) 128 BPM
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Review: Following on from the first instalment of Golden Circle, issued earlier this year, Moerbeck's label returns with a second volume. Some of the same artists feature again, and
Antonello Teora kicks off this new compilation with the break beat-led deep techno of "I Feel You". There's also a 90s techno style workout from Hadone and a pulsating, electronic disco collaboration, "Break Bitch", from Stefano Moretti and Under Black Helmet, all of who featured on the first instalment. In what is clearly a family affair, label regular Sawlin delivers the noisy broken beat techno of "Ausrasten" and WYAD drops the droning, visceral rhythm of "Authority".
The Lost Tapes 1
TLT 01
05 May 16
Techno
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Wyad - "The Lost Tape" - (6:39) 125 BPM
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Marnyc - "Electric Dogs" - (6:30) 128 BPM
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Specta - "Common Talk" - (5:35) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Moerbeck - "Husky" - (4:44) 126 BPM
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Janzon - "Poetry In Motion" - (6:09) 130 BPM
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Under Black Helmet - "Mutant Beats" - (6:38) 123 BPM
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Sawlin - "Sense Of Deepness" - (4:12) 126 BPM
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Stefano Moretti - "Let There Be Light" - (5:50) 140 BPM
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Review: According to Berlin imprint Code Is Law "every decade a discourse between futuristic movements and retro aesthetics is taking place". And we couldn't think of a more perfect way to describe their meeting of the city's old school versus new school on this brilliant label compilation. Highlights not limited to WYAD's mysterious and arpeggio driven intro "The Lost Tape", the buzzing, broken beat industrial of Marnyc's "Electric Dogs" or the fierce dark side electro of Specta's "Common Talk" (a real highlight). There's some more established names appearing too as we mentioned earlier, such as the Vault Series affiliated Morbeck with the loopy and cyclical "Husky" and Stuttgart legend Janzon with the acid infused peak time stormer "Poetry In Motion". This is fierce!
Golden Circle 001
GC 001
28 May 18
Techno
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Antonello Teora - "Sometimes Everything Is Fine" - (4:11) 133 BPM
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Hadone - "The New Face Of Education" - (6:23) 136 BPM
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Stefano Moretti - "Raw Attack" - (7:41) 128 BPM
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Under Black Helmet - "Choke" - (5:59) 134 BPM
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Rommwick - "Zunt" - (5:00) 135 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Moerbeck - "Brain Hack" - (7:01) 132 BPM
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Moerbeck - "Brain Hack" (Joe Farr remix) - (6:36) 132 BPM
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Janzon - "Priest" - (6:21) 133 BPM
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WYAD - "Thao" - (7:14) 128 BPM
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Dark Stars Rising
CODEISLAW 013
17 Jul 17
Techno
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Moerbeck - "Dark Stars Rising" - (5:32) 128 BPM
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WYAD - "Planetary Rituals" - (7:17) 128 BPM
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Moerbeck - "Black Magic Night" - (6:23) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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WYAD - "Moonchild" - (6:14) 123 BPM
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WYAD - "Unborn" - (6:17) 123 BPM
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Moerbeck - "Symbols" - (6:12) 128 BPM
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Moerbeck - "The Gate Is Open" - (6:30) 128 BPM
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WYAD - "Bright Stars Falling" - (6:32) 120 BPM
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Review: Thirteen is not unlucky for Code is Law, as its owner Moerbeck teams up with newcomer Wyad. The title track sees Moerbeck deliver a deep, electronic groove, while Wyad opts for a similar approach on "Unborn". There, mysterious chants and a chiming groove prevail. In contrast to this style is the sound on Wyad's "Planetary Rituals". The claps are crisp, the kicks tough and both elements provide a backdrop against which eerie chords and synths can unravel. Moerbeck also opts for a mysterious approach on "Black Magic Night", where crunchy drums and a mid-tempo rhythm prevails, while Wyad's "Moonchild" is led by a pulsing groove and relentless chain mail percussion. It makes for a musical but moody release.
Movies For The Blind
CODEISLAW 003
21 Dec 13
Techno
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XVII - "Movies For The Blind" - (3:19)
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Delta X - "Broken Mirrors" - (5:37) 125 BPM
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Moerbeck - "Behind The Mask" - (5:58) 128 BPM
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Eomac - "The Third Eye" - (6:13) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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