Carl Craig - Sessions - 3x LP Vinyl

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Carl Craig
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2018 repress - Carl Craig is so simply good at what he does that he can be hard to talk about. The effects of his best tracks, among the best in techno history, tend to be more incremental than incendiary. The arc of his career, so long and actually arcing, has never swerved through the kind of progressive flashpoints that make for grand narrative. Craig has always been about reform more than revolution-- even for his most stalwart fans, voicing support has been less a matter of redrawing electronic music borders than of waving flags for whatever Craig happens to be doing at any given time.

But not all of it: Another reason Craig is hard to talk about is that a fair amount of what he's done has been less than essential. It wasn't long ago that Craig seemed to be going the way of other aging Detroit techno artists whose reputations owe more to legacy than to potential. However interesting his forays into jazz fusion, however stirring the occasional track that reiterated his influence, Craig remained stuck somewhere foggy between the there-and-then and the here-and-now. And the problem was compounded by the fact that there was never a single manageable manifesto-- a lone album, mix, or compilation-- that you could hand a new initiate and just say "" Sessions is that manifesto, at long last. The most noteworthy aspect of this invaluable set is that there's so little disparity in terms of quality between tracks that span 15 years. They're all just simply, extremely, uncommonly, uniquely... well, good.
A1–Junior BoysLike A Child (Carl Craig Remix)
A2–69Psychobeat (Unreleased Mix)
B1–Innerzone OrchestraBug In The Bassbin (Carl Craig 'Sessions' Mix)
C1–Delia Gonzalez & Gavin RussomRelevee (Carl Craig 'Sessions' Remix)
C2–Rhythm & SoundPoor People Must Work (Carl Craig Remix)
D1–Paperclip PeopleThrow (Unreleased Version)
E1–Carl CraigFuturelovetheme (Carl Craig 'Sessions' Mix)
E2–Directions (3)Busted (Carl Craig 'Sessions' Remix)
F1–BeanfieldTides (Carl Craig 'Sessions' Remix)