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Nuovo Futuro
Nuovo Futuro (2xLP)
Cat: AX 099. Rel: 04 Jun 21
Jazz
  1. Parlesia
  2. Equilibrio Dinamico
  3. Indagini Sospette
  4. La Citta Gioca D'Azzardo
  5. Equilibrio Dinamico (Midnight's mix)
  6. Parlesia (alternate version)
  7. La Citta Gioca D'Azzardo (alternate version)
  8. Equilibrio Dinamico (alternate version)
Played by: Rolando
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The Crystal City Is Alive
Cat: AX 055CD. Rel: 04 Aug 20
Techno
  1. Metallic Stars
  2. People
  3. Star Children Of Orion
  4. When The Sun Loves You Back
  5. The X
  6. The Crystal City Is Alive
Review: The Beneficiaries is an all-new collaboration between three of Detroit's finest - techno pioneers Jeff Mills and Eddie "Flashin" Fowlkes, and poet artist Jessica Care Moore - and this debut album is nothing less than a touching, whole-hearted tribute to their home city and its rich cultural history. Musically, it's intoxicating, far-sighted and otherworldly, with Care Moore adding a variety of ear-catching spoken word vocals to backing tracks that veer from acid-fired alien techno (epic opener "Metallic Stars", "Star Children of Orion"), percussive, dubbed-out late night murkiness ("People"), sun-bright analogue ambient melodiousness (the sparkling "When The Sun Loves You Back"), dark and moody electronica ("The X"), and heady, bongo-powered hypnotism ("The Crystal City Is Alive"). In other words, it's as great as we expected, and then some.
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The Crystal City Is Alive
The Crystal City Is Alive (2xLP + insert)
Cat: AX 087. Rel: 27 Jul 20
Techno
  1. Metallic Stars (11:25)
  2. People (14:02)
  3. Star Children Of Orion (4:48)
  4. When The Sun Loves You Back (4:35)
  5. The X (10:13)
  6. The Crystal City Is Alive (8:48)
Review: In 2018, the idea was introduced by Jeff Mills to address the lack of artistic collaborations within and from the city of Detroit/USA. The city had always been an engine of new innovative ideas related to music, art, dance, poetry and all other arts. It was thought of as a way to demonstrate the commonality people possess from various art forms and that by mixing ideas visions and perspectives together are might produce unexpected and often provocative results.

The project started when Mills reached out to one of Detroit Techno's founder and legendary DJ/Producer Eddie Fowlkes. Though the two are known and connected to Detroit Techno and knew each other for decades, they never worked together so the first few meetings and conversations were marked with finding all the common links that have built both of their careers. During this time, Mills wanted to find a third person for the project, one that was from Detroit, but not a musician. His idea and theory was that by engaging two other creative thinkers would most likely produce something unique as emotions would become linked together to find that common, but higher level. While browsing the web, Mills discovered a post that featured the Detroit-born poet Jessica Care Moore. Struck by her words and the energy she mastered to say them, Mills knew immediately that she would be the perfect artist to approach for this creative venture. As with most artists that grew up in Detroit, they immediately opened up the links in their past, present and future outlook. He presented the case and explained to her how he thought it might work. She liked the idea and agree to join.

THE CRYSTAL CITY IS ALIVE. (A phrase extracted from Moore's words), puts the Detroit, America and the World on notice. The alarm has sounded and it is now time to mobilize all creative units to the frontline.
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Played by: Mark Forshaw, Mimi
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Kobe Session
Kobe Session (180 gram vinyl 12")
Cat: AX 070. Rel: 04 May 16
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
  1. Eventide (14:12)
  2. Introduction (4:42)
  3. Happy Gamma Ray (15:13)
Review: The first release from the Axis Audiophile Series. Jeff Mills has formed an electronic jazz fusion band and this 12? is a recording of their recent performance in Kobe during the TodaysArt.JP Festival. Mills manages the decks, drums and percussion and is joined Detroit legend and Underground Resistance stalwart Gerald Mitchell (Los Hermanos/Galaxy 2 Galaxy), keyboardist Yumiko Ohno and bassist Kenji Jino. "Eventide" has the same kind of urban, uplifting soul as anything Kaidi Thatham or Mark de Clive-Lowe have made and isn't bad at all! On the flip "Happy Gamma Ray" features uplifting keys and emotive chords backed by funk bass and one of Mills' unmistakeable 909 drum machine workouts. It really seems that there's no limit to this Motor City legend's creativity which has spanned nearly 30 years and we're excited about this new chapter in the Wizard's sonic universe.
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Planets
Planets (2xCD)
Cat: AXCD 051. Rel: 04 Apr 17
Experimental/Electronic
  1. Introduction
  2. Mercury
  3. Loop Transit 1
  4. Venus
  5. Loop Transit 2
  6. Earth
  7. Loop Transit 3
  8. Mars
  9. Loop Transit 4
  10. Jupiter
  11. Loop Transit 5
  12. Saturn
  13. Loop Transit 6
  14. Uranus
  15. Loop Transit 7
  16. Neptune
  17. Loop Transit 8
  18. Pluto
  19. Mercury
  20. Venus
  21. Earth
  22. Mars
  23. Jupiter
  24. Saturn
  25. Uranus
  26. Neptune
  27. Pluto
Review: Even by Jeff Mills' usually grandiose standards, there's something willfully epic about Planets; a hybrid electronic/orchestral score paying tribute to the wonders of the solar system, in a similar vein to Gustav Holst's celebrated Planets suite. It's a dizzyingly grandiose work in concept and execution, with the Detroit legend being joined by a Portuguese orchestra on a set that mixes sweeping movements with atmospheric ambient interludes. The resultant score is utterly beguiling, undeniably intergalactic, jaw-dropping in scale and capable of switching from dramatic intensity to becalmed bliss in the blink of an eye. The project's roots are explored further on disc two, which showcases Mills' original electronic compositions.
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Planets
Planets (limited 9x7" picture disc box set) (1 per customer)
Cat: AX 073. Rel: 13 Jun 17
Techno
  1. Mercury (Classical version) (1:53)
  2. Mercury (original Sketch)
  3. Venus (Classical version) (3:28)
  4. Venus (original Sketch)
  5. Earth (Classical version) (3:43)
  6. Earth (original Sketch)
  7. Mars (Classical version) (3:30)
  8. Mars (original Sketch)
  9. Jupiter (Classical version) (3:09)
  10. Jupiter (original Sketch)
  11. Saturn (Classical version) (4:32)
  12. Saturn (original Sketch)
  13. Uranus (Classical version) (2:59)
  14. Uranus (original Sketch)
  15. Neptune (Classical version) (2:52)
  16. Neptune (original Sketch)
  17. Pluto (Classical version) (2:55)
  18. Pluto (original Sketch)
Review: Jeff Mills, the legendary Detroit techno pioneer who has been praised and worshipped by everyone club kid over the age of 18 since the late 80s, has focussed his efforts more on the classical side of music in more recent years. His gigs at the Barbican over the last few years, for example, are the shows to which he's dedicated most of his attention to, and it somehow all makes perfect sense. Although legendary tunes like "The Bells" or "Amazon" are straight-up dance floor bombs, there has always been a feeling that Mills' tunes were composed of something more than mere kick drums and monophonic instruments. This new album, Planets, sees the artist showcase the role of science fiction and of an imagined order prominently, something he's always been fascinated with. The likes of "Mercury", "Venus", "Earth" and the rest of the cosmos make more sense here than they do in the academic books; much like the great Sun Ra, it's almost as if these artists have found a simpler, more instinctive way to transmit the power of the universe. And that's through sound. The price might seem hefty, but this will be regarded as a very important release in the future. A fantastic journey through space and time.
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A Trip To The Moon
A Trip To The Moon (limited CD)
Cat: AXCD 049. Rel: 25 Jan 17
Techno
  1. Theory & Plans (The Trip)
  2. The Believers
  3. Rocket Spaceship Destination
  4. Amongst The Stars
  5. Outer Space
  6. Fast Descent To The Surface (Eyeball Landing)
  7. Winds Across The Vast Landscape
  8. Strange Plants & Other Botanica
  9. Sleepy Time
  10. The Feeling Of Being Watched
  11. Underground & The Moon People
  12. Captured & Under Their Control
  13. Bewilded, But Not Confused
  14. The Escape
  15. Hero's Welcome
Review: Since many of Jeff Mills's strongest albums have been new scores to classic sci-fi films, hopes are naturally high for this audio interpretation of Georges Melies' 1902 silent movie, A Trip To The Moon. As you'd expect, it's an impressively cinematic musical journey, with the Detroit legend using synthesizers and drum machines to do the work of an orchestra. It touches on many of his usual musical tropes - think star-hazing ambient and futurist Detroit techno - while also offering nods towards Chicago acid, the kind of cyclical, phase-based compositions pioneered by Steve Reich, experimental noise, and neo-classical. It's emotive, immaculately produced, and hugely entertaining.
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The Director's Cut Chapter 6
The Director's Cut Chapter 6 (180 gram vinyl 12" repress)
Cat: AX 084DC. Rel: 21 Apr 21
Techno
  1. The Bells (4:48)
  2. The Bells (Blue Potential version) (5:02)
  3. The Homosapien Sapiens (2:46)
Review: For the latest volume in his ongoing retrospective series "The Director's Cut", Jeff Mills has decided to offer us another chance to own his most iconic and celebrated track, "The Bells". All techno heads should know the 1996 original version that kicks off the EP, but if you don't, it's a stomping, heavily percussive romp rich in looped synth stabs and chiming melodies. Here it comes accompanied by the stunning version found on the "Blue Potential" DVD, in which Mills performed live with Montpellier Philharmonic Orchestra), and bonus cut "The Homosapien Sapiens", which appears to be a previously unreleased cut. While of interest, it's the version of "The Bells" that make the EP an essential purchase.
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Sight Sound & Space
Sight Sound & Space (3xCD in hard-back book sleeve + 50 page booklet)
Cat: AXCD 054. Rel: 14 Oct 19
Techno
  1. Perfecture (CD1: Sight)
  2. Deckard
  3. Le Mer Et C Est Un Caractere
  4. Homing Device
  5. The Never Ending Study
  6. The Drive Home
  7. Parallelism In Fate
  8. Devices
  9. Transformation B (Rotwang S Revenge)
  10. Sleepy Time
  11. Multi-Dimensional
  12. Descending Eiffel Stairs
  13. The Hunter (CD2: Sound)
  14. The Bells
  15. 4Art
  16. The 25th Hour
  17. Growth
  18. Spiral Galaxy
  19. Microbe
  20. Jade
  21. Where The Shadows Have Motives
  22. Flying Machines
  23. Compression-Release
  24. Into The Body
  25. The Resolution
  26. Spiral Therapy
  27. Introduction (Phase 1-3 - CD3: Space)
  28. Mercury (Residue mix)
  29. Unreleased002
  30. Unreleased003
  31. The Industry Of Dreams
  32. Stabilizing The Spin
  33. G-Star
  34. Planet X
  35. The Worker's Party
  36. Daphnis (Keeler S Gap)
  37. Outer Space
  38. Unreleased005
  39. Self-Portrait
  40. Aitken Basin
  41. Deadly Rays (Of A Hot White Sun)
  42. Medians
Review: Given his length of service and the sheer volume of music he's put out, it would be fair to say that a Jeff Mills career retrospective is well overdue. Happily, as "best of" compilations go, "Sight, Sound & Space" is up there with the best. The three discs boast no less than 42 tracks plucked from Mills archives - and those of his Axis Records imprint - with the accompanying 50-page booklet containing detailed commentary on each by the man himself. It's a superb package for both fans and newcomers alike, with the decidedly intergalactic and alien-sounding tracks perfectly summarizing the breadth and depth of his far-sighted work (think Motor City techno anthems, heavy loop jams, sci-fi fuelled electronic soundscapes, neo-classical soundtrack comp, heady ambient works and early morning minimalist club jams).
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The Clairvoyant
Cat: AX 097. Rel: 02 Mar 21
Techno
  1. The Seance (5:06)
  2. Pseudoscience (7:00)
  3. Remote Viewing (5:31)
  4. Someone Who Feels Things (5:32)
  5. Calling All Loved Ones (5:15)
  6. Shadow With A Golden Aura (5:01)
  7. Wait, I Feel A Presence (4:43)
  8. Three Signs From The Other Side (First Sign) (4:51)
  9. Three Signs From The Other Side (Second Sign) (5:33)
  10. Three Signs From The Other Side (Third Sign) (5:06)
  11. Questions, Decisions & Consequences (7:03)
  12. The Feeling Anything Is Possible (4:55)
  13. Dancing Shadows (6:18)
  14. Ganzfeld Experiments (5:14)
  15. The Spirit World (4:32)
Review: Detroit techno legend Jeff Mills has suggested that his new conceptual opus should be experienced in isolation, free of noise and visual distractions and listened to in its entirety. Like its name may suggest, The Clairvoyant has an arcane, mystical and somewhat understated quality throughout. Opening cut the 'The Seance' has that chiming and hypnotic style of trance induction familiar from most of his other work on Axis, other times venturing into knackered, off-kilter territory as heard on 'Someone Who Feels Things' and at other opportunities exploring similarly unusual time signatures, textures and moods as heard on the mesmerising trilogy 'Three Signs From The Other Side'. More upbeat, groove based experiments you've come to know from Mills (and which will similarly appeal to DJs) can be heard on the majestic 'Questions, Decisions And Consequences' or the typically syncopated rhythms of 'Ganzfeld Experiments'. In a word, magnificent.
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Think Again
Cat: AX 101. Rel: 16 Apr 21
Techno
  1. Life On The Flipside (5:27)
  2. The Infinite Voyage (5:57)
  3. Breaker Breaker One Nine (4:04)
  4. The Upside Down (6:03)
  5. With (0:35)
Review: Jeff Mills for Axis Records. Are there any more exciting words for fans of Detroit techno? Here The Wizard assumes his MIllsart alias and once again sets off to explore extra terrestrial soundscapes. The tempo here is slower than under his own name, leaving more space for the sci-fi details and cosmic motifs to really sink in. The beats roll deep, too, with gentle percussive clatter dropped in from above. In the case of 'Breaker Breaker One Nine' the sound is almost Glenn Underground-esque. It is the EP highlight, though the glistening 'The Upside Down' is not far behind.
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Counter Active
Cat: AX 096. Rel: 01 Apr 21
Deep House
  1. Super Solid (7:53)
  2. The X Factor (6:39)
  3. Residence (5:58)
  4. Twilight (5:08)
  5. Ultraviolet (7:29)
  6. Residence (alternative mix) (8:04)
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Voodoo Magic
Voodoo Magic (gatefold 180 gram vinyl 2xLP)
Cat: AX 076. Rel: 05 Sep 18
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
  1. E=MC2 (12:32)
  2. Voodoo Magic (3:12)
  3. The Paris Roulette (3:59)
  4. Let It Go (feat Tanya Michelle) (7:48)
  5. Let It Go (Terrence Parker mix) (6:57)
Review: Motor City techno legend Jeff Mills founded the American-Japanese tech-jazz/jazz-funk group Spiral Deluxe as a live outfit four years ago, but they've only just got round to recording a debut album. It's rather special, all told, with each of the four original tracks being laid down in one take at Faber Studios in Paris. Consequently, there's a pleasingly fluid feel throughout, with epic opener "E-MC2" - all virtuoso piano solos, freaky jazz-funk electric bass and bumpin' beats - arguably offering the best representation of their sound. You'll find some fine techno/jazz-funk fusion on the slap-bass-propelled title track, while "Let It Go", featuring the mesmerizing vocals of Tanya Michelle, sounds like an end-of-night classic in waiting. Mills old pal Terrence Parker gives his interpretation of that track on side four, re-imagining the delicate and poignant original version as an organ-heavy slab of gospel house brilliance.
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