Jeff Mills represses “Cycle 30” vinyl as a part of Axis 30th anniversary.

As a part of Axis 30th anniversary, Jeff Mills represses the AX008 “Cycle 30” vinyl that was originally released in 1994. Two things were achieved by the design of this release. First, by reducing the track down to an infinite running loop reinforced a vision in terms of how Music and its format could become more simplified, and the second thing is to show how the format of vinyl could physically display the concept… This record undoubtedly shows us once again the constant avant-garde and firm concepts that have always characterized Axis Records. 

Jeff Mills’ “Cycle 30 / 2022 Repress – Limited” due out November 11th, 2022 via Axis Records. Stay tuned, Full details below.

Pre order Vinyl: Bigwax (Jeff Mills – Cycle 30 / 2022 Repress – Limited)

The concept behind this release:

The concept refers to a psychological cycle of trend and preference that occurs roughly every thirty years, when humans tend to repeat their experiences, giving a formula that one can strategically calculate. The symbol of the tree refers to the cycles that are shown when the trunk of the tree is horizontally cut and exposed.

Cycle 30 is signified by a unique mastering technique crafted by the late consummate mastering engineer Ron Murphy, where 8 single locked grooves were cut into a A-side of the vinyl symbolizing the tree’s interloops.

Representing the growth rings, each ring-link loop represents 30 years. Two things were achieved by the design of this release. By reducing the track down to an infinite running loop reinforced a vision in terms how Music and its format could become more simplified, allowing even more room for listeners to interpret its purpose, helping paved the way for the style of Minimal Techno as we know today. The second objective was to show how the format of vinyl could physically display the concept. Not just used as a carrier of sound, but also as a symbol of how Techno Music has the ability to display something tangible.

Originally released in 1994, repressed in 2022.

Tracklist.

A side:

Loop 1 – 8

B side:

1. Man From Tomorrow
2. Vertical
3. Utopiage VII

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