Richard and Chris were an awesome duo who released quite a few singles on the Nucleus and Warp labels. When I was actively collecting vinyl in the 90s, I had three of these singles, and really took a liking to their style. But, as I've said in previous posts, when my interest in that early 90s stuff started to wane, I ended up selling them all in a large stack of vinyl that I had taken to a record store in the late 90s. Back then, though, I was moving around a lot, so hauling close to 8000 comic books, 600-700 action figures, 400 novels - hardcover & paperback, 3000 CDs and close to 800 records became quite a chore. Hobbies can sometimes be a burden. SO, I sold them off. (funny now that I talk about it, I have close to 80,000 comics, 25,000 albums and 3-4000 novels all on 3 external hard drives. My, how things change!)
Now, I never had all of their stuff, just those 3 singles. So, while compiling their material from Nucleus and Warp, I've found a lot of stuff I'd never even heard before now. As I listened to it while making the cover, and as I listen to it now, I'm sure that I will get a lot of airplay out of it. It brings back some great memories, and is very digestible even now. THIS was the style of Techno that I really enjoyed back then. Minimal vocals, lots of beats, and a real lack of that Soul/Hip Hop/R&B sound that a lot of the Techno had back then. I can't stand the Techno that has all that stuff. Drives me nuts.
Again, as I collected these singles together for one disc, I came across a lot of material I'd never heard before. And not just from RAC, but from a lot of other Techno outfits as well. I'll probably be making more of these artist comps in the future, if you guys like them. And if you don't, well, I might just make them anyway because they're a lot of fun to put together.
I hope you like this as much as I do...