Concept 1

"Originally released in 1996, Concept 1 was a vinyl-only limited edition series of monthly sonic experiments. The series was a departure from my normal acid sound and challenged me to push into new sonic areas. It was during this year long journey that I stripped my sound down further, into its basic core components, a balance of sound & space. Sparse filtered drum samples created the frame work of each piece along with a bubbling Serge Modular synth, all glued together by reverbs, delays and feedback loops. This year long series paved the way to the next chapters of my career, Plastikman “Consumed” and the minimal direction my DJ career would take with the launch of MINUS. 

Now twenty-six years later, a collection of some of my favorite moments of the series are back on vinyl in this beautifully created 3 record set. This edition also includes the bonus track “96:12 0:00” which has never been on vinyl before.

Continuing my commitment to finding ways in all areas of my career to be my sensitive to the environment of our planet, this release uses recycled vinyl, re-cycled paper stocks & packaging, as well as being printed with plant based inks. In addition, this release was manufactured with our partners at Deep Grooves who are also committed to sustainability in all their normal day-to-day operations." 

Concept 1 | 96:12 | Vinyl Edition

A1: 96:01 01:00

B1: 96:02 03:00
B2: 96:10 20:00

C1: 96:06 11:00

D1: 96:04 08:00
D2: 96:07 13:00

E1: 96:11 21:00

F1: 96:05 09:00
F2: 96:12 00:00

All tracks written, mixed, edited and produced by Richie Hawtin between January - December 1996. Recorded at The Building, Windsor, Canada. Concept 1 original artwork & design by Richie Hawtin. Re-release layout by Ben Slater. Mastered by Bo at Calyx

Originally released via +8 Records - Re-released by From Our Minds