In 1995, after earning continuous respect for his work in Germany, Cristian Vogel was given the chance to be the first ever UK artist to record for the celebrated Tresor label: many consider it the home of the finest pure techno in Europe.
The result was the Absolute Time double pack LP vinyl. A different approach than his previous work on Mille Plateaux; here he is more concerned with the exploration of dance floor construction. In addition, where the vinyl version introduced the album concept as a reliable DJ tool with each track’s structure blatantly designed to snap together with others, the initial CD version sold almost the same amount of copies and became simply invaluable – a first for Tresor!
This was a ground-breaking release not only in its emergence as a techno “listening” album on CD, but in that it also paved the way for future Tresor artist CD-albums and the overall acceptance of techno artists’ concept albums on CD format. This is definitely an all around techno classic!
All music written and recorded by Cristian Vogel, 1994-95.
Remastered by Cristian Vogel and Mike Grinser at ManMadeMastering in Berlin, 2015.
Original artwork by Mat Kauhanen.