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Jeff Mills, Robert Hood & Mike Banks: Rediscover Saturn

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After the success of "X-102 discovers The Rings Of Saturn", the motivation to record a second album in the same vein was high. As their indivisual waves carreid the musicians to different corners of the world and to their own, unique niches, however, it became increasingly harder to find the joint studio time required for a worthwhile successor. In the end, it was Jeff Mills’ fascination for the astronomical dimensions of the project and his stuborness for insisting on the inclusion of original Underground Resistance member Mike Bans which proved to be decisive in getting the record together.

As portions of the album were based on material from the 1992 sessions, it also indirectly includes Robert Hood – and by juxtaposing it with new pieces, the record has turned out a mixture between the old and the recent, between a classic from the past and a timeless work for the future. “X-102 re-discovers the Rings Of Saturn” blends relentless four to the floor action with atmospheric backwards loops and the sweetest spacehoney-synth-solos you’ve ever heard: Both the perfect DJ set for a disco on the innermost ring of Saturn and a soundtrack to a Japanese Anime movie.

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