Various - Dark Hearts 2

Dark Hearts 2
Label: Harthouse ‎– HH ? 009 LP, Harthouse ‎– HH ? 009
Type: 2 x Vinyl, LP, Compilation
Country: Germany
Date of released: 06 Nov 1995
Category: Electronic
Style: Trance, Techno, Ambient, Electro

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Claude Young Chamber Of Dreams 5:25
A2 Braincell Robot Jazz Brainbag Band 8:02
A3 Morganistic Time To Track 5:36
B1 Hardfloor Pepper Penalty 6:10
B2 Alter Ego Cyax 5:59
B3 Neil Landstrumm Black Whispers 6:47
C1 Frank De Wulf Drums In A Grip 6:56
C2 BCJ Boulderdash (CJ Bolland Remix)
Remix – CJ Bolland
C3 Jiri.ceiver Cochlea Implan 3:26
D1 Rabbit In The Moon Subconscious (Dark Mix) 9:30
D2 Thor Inc. Here Comes The Sun 10:19


  • Liner Notes – Veena Virdi


Artwork contains a typo for track C1, "Drums In A Grips", correct title is in tracklist here.

Track D1 is a bonus track for the vinyl format.


What is future going to sound like? Techno? Even though there may be prognostications that this sub genre has exhausted its own sonic panorama into a barren synthscape, musicologists continue to underth new deriatives from the underground. The 4/4 metronomic stomp has been superseded by intricate, sound aesthestics which are now galvanised in jazz incrementals, classical sweeps and dub bassbooms. Also there has been a return to the subterranean grooves that were first culled in the Motor City where Detroit technicans synergised a type of music which could both be celebral mindfodder as well as simulated disco music for the millenium. All this indicates that techno has no subgenres. It's influence on mainstream culture is far too pervasive - who would have predicated 3 years ago that Levi's would run a Biosphere backing track to one of it's adverts. This is why Harthouse has continued to chronicle, in it's "Dark Hearts" compilation instalments, the shift in variances from the devoted apostles. Reaping in exclusively recorded tracks from programming magicians like Morganistic (aka Luke Slater) Rabbit in the Moon and BCJ, techno's spectrum has been stretched beyond it's usual aural sphere.
Sublime frequencies are showcased in Peacefrog's Neil Landstrumm's automated. Coltranesque serenade, Frank De Wulf's psychedelic percussive textures. Alter Age's dubtronic digitalia, Hardfloor's intergalactic blip-zapping. Cari Lekebusch's (aka Braincell) analogue, loop reiterations and Detroit product, Claude Young's new wavesynth-warping.
So what is the future going to sound like according to Harthouse?

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 4005902641616
  • Label Code: LC 5305

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
HH ? 009 CD Various Dark Hearts 2 (A Harthouse Compilation) ‎(CD, Comp) Harthouse HH ? 009 CD Germany 1995
HH1016-2 Various Dark Hearts 2 ‎(CD, Comp) Harthouse America HH1016-2 US 1995
HH?009LP Various Dark Hearts 2 ‎(2xLP, Comp, Promo) Harthouse HH?009LP Germany 1995