3 Phase

3 Phase

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Though 3 Phase never was able to follow up the massive success of their "Der Klang der Familie" track, it still stands as a powerful moment in techno, having aged well despite its status as an early anthem. Beginning with a scary voice whispering the German phrase, the trademark haunting synth riff appears, followed by the frantic percussion and the other riffs that drive the song. Eventually, the rhythm and the accompanying riffs come to a halt as the trademark riff appears for a short lulling moment before the song again takes off. The other up-tempo track on this three song EP, "The Camonist," recycles many of the same sounds from "Der Klang der Familie," yet cannot compare in terms of menacing emotive effects. A third track, "Spacegenerator," is little more than an eight minute ambient track with some lackluster bleeps, making "Der Klang der Famile" the primary reason to even bother with this now hard to find EP.

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