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Throughout his ponderous career, Richard M. Hall (a.k.a. Moby) has mutated from skinny techno antistar to vegan Christian crusader to guitar-wielding punk and back again, picking up new fans (and new detractors) along the ... more »
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Throughout his ponderous career, Richard M. Hall (a.k.a. Moby) has mutated from skinny techno antistar to vegan Christian crusader to guitar-wielding punk and back again, picking up new fans (and new detractors) along the way. Although his brand of pop music has fallen out of favor with the techno cognoscenti, you can't ignore Moby's role in bringing the European variation on techno to American shores, transforming it from the mainstay of hip clubbers into the soundtrack of suburban teenagers. And for what it was, the music wasn't bad either. This eponymous album, released way back in 1992, collects the better musical moments from his early days on the Instinct label, including memorable tracks such as the frenetic "Drop a Beat" and the serene, Twin Peaks-sampling "Go." For neophyte techno listeners seeking some historical perspective or aging ravers looking to relive their salad days, this album is a must-have. --Matthew Corwine
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Sonoko F. from MONTCLAIR, NJ
Reviewed on 1/31/2007...
Collection from Moby's Instinct label releases. Includes high energy "Drop a Beat" and the serene, Twin Peaks-sampling "Go." Must have for techno listeners interested in historical perspective or for those curious about Moby's work before his songs were licensed to everything.
Where it all began...
Geopainter | New York | 08/01/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"For those who only discovered Moby in the past few years, due to the phenomenal success of "Play" and the media expuse he's gotten since, it might come as a surprise that Moby used to make honest-to-goodness dancefloor-ready techno! This record chronicles his early 90's sound and is worth obtaining simply for his first hit, the classic "Go", still heard at clubs today! The album is a mesmerizing blend of beats and hooks, and is guaranteed to get you moving or driving fast! "Next is the E" was a modest club hit, and has an insanely fast beat and wild vocal screams. "Have you seen my baby?" features a scary-serious male asking the question while Moby's blippy keyboards build and swell. And as a precursor to the experimentation with disparate genres that would characterize his later career, Moby includes blues guitar on "Everything" and cuts of downtempo ambience on "Slight Return" and "Stream". This LP was truly ahead of its time and is a great summary of both the state of early 90's US dance and Moby's role in shaping the scene."
Josephll | CET | 04/02/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This was Moby's FIRST Cd and it's very diffrent from the radio friendly "play" and "18" but still very pleasant. This album is more of a rave/house album then the elecro-pop he later made. "Go" and "Drop a beat" became big Euro hits and Moby became a big name on the charts already in 91-92. It's a great album, most are obviosly instrumental with fast beats and catchy addictive melodies, Dancable like few other Moby albums. Songs like "Yeah" and "Next is the E" are also great, simular to the other two but so are the rest also, we can clearly see that this was a album from 1992 when the rave music was huge and Moby wanted to create his sound, later on he got a more solid and personal sound though. A CLASSIC album anyway. Worth the money."