Boomkat Product Review:
Reissue of an ace early release from Rephlex, dusted down and remastered for its 2nd wind by Switzerland’s Musique Pour La Danse
Produced by Marco Repetto and Stefan Riesen a.k.a. Synectics, ‘The Purple Universe’ was released in 1993 by Aphex Twin and Grant Wilson-Claridge’s Rephlex. 25 years later it resurfaces, freshly re-cut by Frederic Stader, to reel off 8 lush examples of European techno when it found its soul, circa the the phase shift from rave into its early-mid ‘90s golden era.
There are some real gems inside, none more so than the trance-techno flight of ‘Red Clouds’ and the Infinite-esque ‘Into The Unknown’, but also in their ‘Untitled’ stroke of acid elan, as well as the more esoteric parts, including the creamy ambient acid of ‘Free Sphere’ and the epic deep techno inception of ‘The Final Moment’.