PICTURE: Jeff Mills by Jacob Khrist
Jeff Mills has always been god for me. underground resistance led me to techno and final frontier is my favorite track for all times. “Bells” is an uncompromising, beefy machine that smokes everything away. there’s so much energy in this piece that it sweeps every EDM idiot off the stage….
Jeff Mills – The Director’s Cut Reissues
Chapter 6: ‘The Bells’ is out today
A1. The Bells (Original Version)
B1. The Bells (Blue Potential Version)
B2. The Homosapien Sapiens
The sixth segment in Jeff Mills´ retrospective series „The Directors Cut” is dedicated to his anthem The Bells. First released as part of the Kat Moda PM002 EP on the Purpose Maker label in 1997, the original track is remastered and available now again. Available on vinyl for the very first time is the orchestra version of The Bells, taken from The Blue Potential (Originally released on CD and DVD). The premiere of Jeff Mills performing his works with an orchestra was celebrated in 2005 in France. For his open-air concert with the Montpellier Philharmonic Orchestra, at the historic Pont Du Gard in Montpellier, Jeff Mills´works were transcribed in notes for the individual instruments of the orchestra for the first time. This version of The Bells captures an unforgettable live moment where electronic music met classical in an unprecedented way. History revisited, but Mills leads back to present & future as well; the previously unreleased The Homosapiens Sapiens is a Sci-Fi affair, created especially for this chapter of „Directors Cut.”
Chapters 1–6 are available on Axis Records via NEWS / Rough Trade.