This was probably the first compilation I bought of “rave” tracks that I can remember, it was around the same time that Deep Heat compilations were polluting car stereos, so this release on Rumour particularly stuck out as something that sounded different but in a nice way. Another compilation I had was something called subsonic bleeps, which was a lot deeper, but some thieving junky decided they would take ownership of that with out my permission. Anyway back to the Breaks, Bass and Bleeps, listening back to this, most tracks obviously sounded terribly dated, but this release had some quite sublime tunes on the release that were not that easy to find back then. LFO – Brainstorm (not the same LFO who done errr LFO on Warp) was one of my favourite tracks on the release, it was bass heavy, quite minimal and somehow drew my attention inwards inducing me into an hypnotic state, deep music. The other winner was Mental Cube – Q, one of the many monikers of Future Sound of London, with that massive synth sweep intro and emotional synthetic bleeps. The follow up releases were never as good as the first compilation in my opinion, maybe because the music was getting harder, faster etc, but they did not capture that soul of the first release, at least not for me anyway. My vinyl copy of the LP is in bad shape after being hammered for many years, plus the pressing was quite poor with low audio signals, so I managed to find some tinterweb links of what looks like a CD rip of Vol 1 & 2, so hopefully the quality will be quite good.
Breaks Bass Bleeps Vol 1&2 Part 1.rar Breaks Bass Bleeps Vol 1&2 Part 2.rar Breaks Bass Bleeps Vol 1&2 Part 3.rar CD1 01.The Exorcist 02.Q 03.Dance Tones (Stoned Mix) 04.The Jokers 05.Brainstorm Part 1 06.Evolution 07.A Few Dollars More 08.T.T.O. (O.T.T. Mad Bastard Mix) 09.Deja Vu 10.The Scheme 11.Ital's Anthem 12.Themes 13.Teknologi (R.J. Flip Mix) CD2 Tracklist: 01.Anasthasia (Out Of History Mix) 02.High On Hope (Out Of The Blue Remix) 03.One Step Ahead (B.I.D. Mix) 04.The Sanity Clause (Stoopid) 05.Slam (The Mental Coma Dub) 06.Nightmare 07.House Fly (Radical Rockers Remix) 08.Spiral Symphony (The Magic Synthony In C Minor) 09.Original Style 10.Catching Spyders (In This Place Remix) 11.Rainbows In The Sky 12.The Rush 13.Future (Original Version)