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Return To The Center

by Various Artists

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    2008-2011. Three years of Time To Express. Time for an overview. Time to return to the center. This compilation presents past, present and future of the label, in terms of sound as well as participating artists. 'Return To The Center' incorporates tracks previously only available on vinyl, alongside six unreleased ones. The label's highly specific techno sound is enriched with several experimental works - a clear hint at future developments.

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    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of A Swing Is Not A Throw, Echoes from Westbrook Bay, Uncovered 2008-2018 Vol. 3, Uncovered 2008-2018 Vol. 2, Uncovered 2008-2018 Vol. 1, Nine At The Beginning, Coast To Coast, Oscar's Blood, and 30 more. , and , .

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Various Artists: Return To The Center (T2X16) / A Time To Express label compilation.

"Return to the Center is, like so many other notable compilations this year, not just another hodgepodge collection. Basically an album-length expansion of the 61 Center Returning series of various artists EPs released by Peter Van Hoesen's Time 2 Express label, it has a coherency and a narrative sorely lacked by other label profiles. (...) This is real warehouse stuff, and it sounds like a warehouse: mottled grey concrete fractured at the stress points, dirty and scuffed, and impossibly, overwhelmingly expansive. " (Resident Advisor, 4/5 review)


released May 16, 2011

Mastered by Matt Colton at Air Studios, London. Design by Yko.


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Time To Express was founded in 2008. It represents qualitative, contemporary techno, often with a deep psychedelic and bass-heavy twist.

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