Spectral Sound, Vol. 2 celebrates Ghostly International's dancefloor-oriented counterpart label, charting Spectral Sound's eight years of groundbreaking house and techno with standout tracks from each of the label's first 50 releases. The compilation is sequenced chronologically, opening with Spectral's first release – the razor-edged banger "Irreparably Dented" by a then-unknown DJ/producer named Matthew Dear – and progressing through James T. Cotton's acid-house experimentation, Osborne's smooth retro-disco, and Kate Simko's elegant minimalism.With its extensive tracklist, Spectral Sound, Vol. 2 paints a expansive picture of Spectral's output over the years. Tracks like Par Grindvik's "Continue in My Words" (from the Swedish producer's 2007 Continuate 12") reach for the ceiling with high-intensity swells and sunbursts of analogue synth; while lower-key numbers like Broker/Dealer's aptly titled "After Hours" (from their 2004 "Opening Night" single) display Spectral's contemplative side, reveling in moody atmospherics and furtive guitar arpeggios. The comp also includes "New J.," a devastatingly funky, never-before-digitally-released track from the vinyl edition of Audion's Suckfish LP.Spectral Sound, Vol. 2 depicts a label ever in search of the new, constantly evolving while maintaining a darkly playful sense of humor, an embrace of sounds both beautiful and terrifying, and a willingness to test the boundaries of technology, texture, and rhythm.

Spectral Sound Vol. 2

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Kenneth Graham - Carrier Wave $1.99 Buy WAV
Osborne - Bout Ready to Jak $1.99 Buy WAV
Osborne - Shift $1.99 Buy WAV
Matthew Dear - Hammers $1.99 Buy WAV
Matthew Dear - Pinch & Pillage $1.99 Buy WAV
Osborne - Hydragilm Exit $1.99 Buy WAV
James T. Cotton - Beat Ya! $1.99 Buy WAV
Matthew Dear - Dog Days (Pantytec Interpretation) $1.99 Buy WAV
Matthew Dear - It's Over Now $1.99 Buy WAV
Hieroglyphic Being - Machines for Lovers $1.99 Buy WAV
Matthew Dear - Future Never Again $1.99 Buy WAV
Osborne - Bout Ready To Jak (TNT's Acid Mix) $1.99 Buy WAV
Audion - Titty Fuck $1.99 Buy WAV
James T. Cotton - Blue Blood $1.99 Buy WAV
Peter Grummich - Jackmonster $1.99 Buy WAV
James T. Cotton - That's How I Like It (Illusions) $1.99 Buy WAV
Geoff White - Nintendisco $1.99 Buy WAV
Osborne - In Gear $1.99 Buy WAV
Matthew Dear - Good Girl $1.99 Buy WAV
The Vanisher - The Tic-Tac Tactic (Osborne's Simulacrum Mix) $1.99 Buy WAV
Jeff Samuel - HeB. Gbz $1.99 Buy WAV
Audion - The Dog $1.99 Buy WAV
Broker/Dealer - After Hours $1.99 Buy WAV
Matthew Dear - Juice $1.99 Buy WAV
Hieroglyphic Being - Liquid Sex (Portable Remix) $1.99 Buy WAV
The Mole - Date $1.99 Buy WAV
Geoff White - Scillecta $1.99 Buy WAV
Audion - Just Fucking $1.99 Buy WAV
Brian Aneurysm - Das Element Des Menschen $1.99 Buy WAV
Peter Grummich - The Roll Pts. 1 & 2 $1.99 Buy WAV
Audion - New J. $1.99 Buy WAV
2 AM/FM - CTB $1.99 Buy WAV
Rene Breitbarth - Tales from the Light Side $1.99 Buy WAV
James T. Cotton - T-Y-O-C Painkillers (2 AM/FM Remix) $1.99 Buy WAV
Ellen Allien - Just a Woman (Audion Version) $1.99 Buy WAV
Bodycode - Bounce Back $1.99 Buy WAV
2 AM/FM - Ace of Spades $1.99 Buy WAV
Audion - Hot Air $1.99 Buy WAV
Sami Koivikko - Pientare $1.99 Buy WAV
Bodycode - Exciting Ride $1.99 Buy WAV
Audion - Mouth to Mouth (Mantap Mix by Heartthrob) $1.99 Buy WAV
James T. Cotton - 2 Keys $1.99 Buy WAV
Audion - Noiser $1.99 Buy WAV
Osborne - Outta Sight $1.99 Buy WAV
Daso - Idee $1.99 Buy WAV
Par Grindvik - Continue In My Words $1.99 Buy WAV
Jonas Kopp - Androgeno $1.99 Buy WAV
Kate Simko - Clean Living $1.99 Buy WAV
Various Artists - Spectral Sound Vol. 2 Megamix (by Derek Plaslaiko) $5.99 Buy WAV
Matthew Dear - Irreparably Dented $1.99 Buy WAV
Matthew Dear - Stealing Moves (John Selway CSM version) $1.99 Buy WAV

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