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James Pennington’s rare, previously CD-only Detroit techno drama ‘Winds of Fear’ gets its vinyl flowers, backed with tight Rob Hood & Eddie Fowlkes’ edits
‘Winds of Fear’ was formerly found only on a CD of Detroit sonic fictions compiled by Japan’s Third Earth and starring Suburban Knight among other 313 greats such as Mills, UR and The Martian. With its windswept FX and furtive, heads-down drive, the original track epitomises the way sci-fi soundtracks have long informed the Motor City techno imagination and its resoundingly influential forms of sonic fiction, as outlined by Kodwo Eshun.
The edits both hone in and tweak out certain aspects of the OG, with Rob Hood trapping and teasing out its loop envelopes for more intense, locked in effect, whereas Fowlkes focuses on the bassline in a smoother brand of Detroit techno-house.