Boomkat Product Review:
*“Basictonalvocabulary”, “Balance” and “Force + Form” in one set remastered by Matt Colton** Tresor collect and remaster three seminal Surgeon albums - 'Basictonalvocabulary' (1997); 'Balance' (1998); 'Force + Form' (1999) - in one very hand set. Spanning some of the strongest material in his vast ouevre, it's the sort of thing you might hand to an alien if they were inquisitive about classic '90s techno, providing crucial lessons such as the shuffle-tek torque of 'Rotunda' and discordant panic tones of 'Waiting' or 'First' from 'Basictonalvocabulary' alongside the increasingly tripped-out and probing tones of 'Golden' or 'Dinah's Dream' from 'Balance', or the timeless genius of 'At The Heart Of It All' and the tribal sophistication of 'Remnants of What Once Was' in 'Force + Form'. In musical terms, a lot of time has passed since their original release but, this trio of albums still stands as testament to the enduring vision of techno's golden era. Highly recommended.