Spectrum presents some UK/Belgium techno for your delectation. From nigh on 20 years ago.

Spectrum was David Morley and Renaat Vandepapeliere (or Renaat VDP as it says on the releases) and their work was released on the legendary R&S Records. Hardly surprising as Renaat was the R in R&S. David Morley was born in the UK but moved to Belgium when he was 8 years old. He played in various Bands from 14 until 18 in Belgium and England. At the age of 19 he started working in a Brussels studio, learning engineering and studying guitar. And in the late 1980s, met Renaat. He would go on to work with others including Andrea Parker.

They only only had three releases under the Spectrum name. The following are taken from their last release, “Brazil”, issued in 1990, of whch Phooey at discogs says: These prime techno / rave tracks, from early 1991, have the very rare attribute of having an equally good, and maybe better?, remix 12″ offering from Lenny Dee, Eric Kupper – no mean feat considering the quality of this release (note: the remixed version of Brazill uses the same screechy sample as the more acid techno sounding Digital Boy – Rotation). All the tracks on these releases are able to create that special spacey atmosphere, moving in and out of basslines, break beats, break downs and riffs with effort-less ease. Great production value too. Big Bad Belgian Business

Spectrum – Amplification

Spectrum – Brazil

Spectrum – Spectral

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~ by acidted on November 26, 2009.

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