Bodymapping (2015 Remaster)

by Cristian Vogel

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'Bodymapping' was my second album for Tresor, following on from 'Absolute Time'.

Mostly recorded in '95 on a tiny home setup, probably using only the Amiga, Pro One, EMU Morpheus and Novation Drumstation. It was released by Tresor a year later. The opening track became quite a reference for the emerging european minimal techno scene, perhaps because of its tight sound design. Generally the tracks celebrate the body and sexuality through rushy and sensual digital sounds, sometimes verging on celebratory proto-techhouse. Check out the use of a whistle sample on 'Forwards and Backwards'. You don't hear whistle samples that often these days. 'Bite and Scratch' became a big favourite for many German fans, mostly due to me spinning it off acetate during a tour I did for Tresor in 1995 with Joey Beltram and Blake Baxter. The infamous live radio broadcast from the date at Aufschwung Ost in Kassel opened so many young minds to the new techno sounds. People still write to me asking about tracks I played in that radio broadcast, 20 years later.

The 'Bodymapping' track titles speak for themselves of course. The artwork was also quite intimate. I remember having to lie on Consume's scanner because he wanted an image of the big scar I have across my stomach for the album cover.

This remaster is quite slowed down in places, and also retouched. I felt the frantic and hectic BPMs of the original were sounding much better these days with a deeper sound and tempo. If you still have the original, of course you can always compare and decide which versions *you* prefer.

Thanks to all the fans who funded the remastering project and allowed this music to be available again.

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released June 19, 2015

All tracks (c)1995 Cristian Vogel
Published by Edition Cristian Vogel
Remastered in 2015 by Mike Grinser and Cristian Vogel at Manmademastering Berlin.
Artwork by Mat Kauhanen

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Cristian Vogel Copenhagen, Denmark

Cristian Vogel is a long-term innovator in the composition, mixing and performance of electronic sounds.

Spanning over 20 years in the vanguard of European electronic music, his work has been acknowledged as an outstanding influence in the fields of composition for stage, club culture and studio.
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