Originally recorded and released in 1996, Concept 1’s monthly releases documented a year of sonic experimentation. Each month I would record as much music as possible with a strict and limited selection of technology. Gone were the typical “Hawtin” combination of TR808, TR909 and TB303’s which had driven the techno tracks I had become known for under my F.U.S.E. and Plastikman aliases, replaced by a striped down selection centered around three Doepfer MAQ 16/3 sequencers and 5 panels of Serge modular racks. This year-long experiment ended up being the beginning of a new minimalistic phase and set the foundation for the Plastikman Consumed album.
This unreleased exploratory groove, "96:11 00:00”, was written on November 19, 1996 and was a testing ground for the shuffled 909 programming that appears on the released Concept 1 "96:11 21:00" track, as well as featuring the feedback textures that appeared on the final Concept 1 release "96:12 24:00”.
As the original Concept 1 release was limited to a specific number of physical releases, I thought that it would be an appropriate continuation of its concept to release this track as an edition of 1 NFT, using it as another exploratory move in this developing eco-system.
Video about Concept 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Xn1-AyYcrk
Original Concept 1 release on Audius https://audius.co/rhawtin/album/concept-1-9612-29141