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Oct 29, 2023

New The Connection Machine album - pre-order now!

Downtempo techno stars The Connection Machine return with a stunning re-release, featuring rare and unreleased tracks and a Legowelt remix.

Combining old and newer material, the luxuriously put together BlackHole+ offers fans and newcomers alike a comprehensive view of a group that made dance music history, considered to be pioneers of the Downtempo genre

BlackHole+ brings almost all tracks of the original release from 1995, including everyone's favorite Echoes From Tau Ceti, that gets a delightful the remix treatment from Dutch producer and longtime fan of the group Legowelt.

After a couple other releases including a 12"on Detroit’s Planet E label, the elusive duo went on hiatus for over a decade. This special release features two B-besides from a vinyl-only split with Lost Trax, originally released on Tabernacle Records and highly sought after by collectors. Tracks such as the darker Evil Earth, grainy dub delight Keen [on Life], and the enchanting After showcase their unbridled, continued creativity. The Connection Machine’s brilliance lies in creating complex, unexpected tracks that are equally suitable for dancefloor and at-home listening, sounding just as fresh now as they did almost 30 years ago.

This reissue has been conceived as a special treat for fans, the track selection varying across the three available formats. The CD contains two entirely new songs, while the highly limited cassette run incorporates a full 13 minute version of 8 Minutes and a newly unearthed track from a ‘90s VHS tape.

Read more about this release and the different tracklistings for each version on the Discography page.

Listen to and pre-order this album at:

Available on limited edition black and white heavyweight double vinyl in luxury gatefold sleeve [5 UTR QDM30], digipack CD with 8-page booklet [5 UTR QDM29] and Maltese Cross cassette [5 UTR QDM31], and for download and streaming: November 24, 2023.

Art by The Connection Machine
Design by Studio Moan
Mastered by Johanz Westerman, Ballyhoo Studio Mastering.
Vinyl cut by Simon Dawey @ The Exhange

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