2017 repress of the 2012 reissue - Reissuing this one must have been a no-brainer. Overcome is the crème de la crème of minimal house, made by two of the style's finest practitioners, Baby Ford and Thomas Melchior. It was ahead of the curve when it came out on Ford's label, Trelik, in 1999, just before the sound really picked up steam. Listening now, each of its tracks has aged differently: "Overcome," the dance floor bomb of the package, has a taut production style and unintelligible vocal hook that recall the best of Berlin's minimal heyday. "Lady Science (NYC Sunrise)" is more timeless, and ultimately more of a masterpiece, with its bittersweet organ melodies and that dramatic intro that begs to be played in full.
These are the choice cuts from the original EP, and they're the only ones included in the repress. Some will groan about "Lady Science (Tek Mix)" being left out, but it's hard to deny that this one sounds quite dated compared to the other two. "Overcome" and "Lady Science (NYC Sunrise)" are special, not least because they form part of that fraction of club music that still grabs you more than a decade down the line.
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