Enter (Cybotron album)

Enter is the debut studio album by American techno group Cybotron, released in 1983.[5] In 1990, it was reissued under the new title Clear.[5] In 2013, it was reissued under the original title, Enter, with additional bonus tracks.[5]

Enter
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Studio album by
Released1983 (1983)
GenreElectro, techno
Length39:23
LabelFantasy Records
ProducerJuan Atkins, Richard Davis
Cybotron chronology
Enter
(1983)
Empathy
(1993)
Singles from Enter
  1. "Alleys of Your Mind / Cosmic Raindance"
    Released: 1981
  2. "Cosmic Cars / The Line"
    Released: 1982
  3. "Clear / Industrial Lies"
    Released: 1983
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic5/5 stars[1]
Metro Timesfavorable[2]
Pitchfork8.7/10[3]
Tom Hull – on the WebB+ ((1-star Honorable Mention))[4]

Critical receptionEdit

John Bush of AllMusic gave the album 5 stars out of 5, saying: "The collision of [Juan] Atkins' vision for cosmic funk and the arena rock instincts of Rick Davis results in a surprisingly cohesive album, dated for all the right reasons and quite pop-minded."[1] Lee DeVito of Metro Times said, "Enter aims to do a lot of things here, but, thanks to driving drum machine beats, dancing and escapism almost always top the agenda."[2] According to Miles Raymer of Pitchfork, who gave the album an 8.7 out of 10, the album is "widely considered to be where Detroit techno began".[3]

Track listingEdit

Enter (1983 original edition)
No.TitleLength
1."Enter"5:37
2."Alleys of Your Mind"3:34
3."Industrial Lies"6:14
4."The Line"5:01
5."Cosmic Cars"4:21
6."Cosmic Raindance"4:00
7."El Salvador"5:49
8."Clear"4:47
Clear (1990 reissue edition)
No.TitleLength
1."Clear"4:52
2."R-9"5:14
3."Cosmic Cars"4:25
4."Enter"5:37
5."Alleys of Your Mind"3:31
6."Industrial Lies"6:14
7."The Line"5:01
8."Cosmic Raindance"4:00
9."El Salvador"4:47
Enter (2013 reissue edition) bonus tracks
No.TitleLength
9."Clear (Jose Animal Diaz Remix)"4:51
10."Cosmic Cars (Detroit Style Mix)"4:27
11."Techno City (Vocal)"4:21
12."Techno City (Instrumental)"6:39
13."R-9 (Instrumental)"4:44
14."Eden (Vocal)"5:52

PersonnelEdit

Credits adapted from liner notes.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Bush, John. "Enter - Cybotron". AllMusic. Retrieved March 8, 2017.
  2. ^ a b DeVito, Lee (January 29, 2014). "Reviews of New Releases By Cybotron, Twin Forks, The Feeling And More". Metro Times. Retrieved March 8, 2017.
  3. ^ a b Raymer, Mailes (January 14, 2014). "Cybotron: Enter". Pitchfork. Retrieved March 8, 2017.
  4. ^ Hull, Tom (April 19, 2021). "Music Week". Tom Hull – on the Web. Retrieved April 20, 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ a b c Tompkins, Dave (October 30, 2013). "The Things They Buried: On Cybotron's Embattled Techno Sci-Fi Masterpiece, 'Enter'". Spin. Retrieved March 8, 2017.

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