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Octave One - The Living Key (To Images From Above) flac album
The Living Key (To Images From Above)
Techno, Tech House
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1140 mb
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Album · 1997 · 12 Songs. The Living Key (To Images from Above) Octave One. Techno. Listen on Apple Music.

Complete your Octave One collection. but what stands out is the fact all of them get worked into the mix. Rare to find a solid, bedroom album that is also a club album. just so tough and emotional. Modernism is that late night/after party tracky, mix the hell out of jam that gets the hands raised. Reply Notify me 1 Helpful.

The song 'The Living Key' by Octave One has a tempo of 125 beats per minute (BPM) on 'The Living Key (To Images From Above)'. This song is played at 125 Beats Per Minute (Allegro), or 31 Measures/Bars Per Minute. Time Signature: 4/4. Use the Metronome below to practice at this tempo. Video The Living Key. The Living Key (To Images From Above). 5. The Living Key. 5'34. Top Songs Octave One.

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05 The Living Key Original Mix. 06 Diversions Original Mix. 07 Night Illusions Original Mix. 09 Images From Above Original Mix. 10 Emissary Original Mix. 11 Recognize Original Mix. 430 West Records. 2. ModernisM (Original Mix). 129 bpm, 8A, A minor, 2008-12-09, Techno, 0 12. Octave One. 3. Mid-Heaven (Original Mix). 128 bpm, 8A, A minor, 2008-12-09, Tech House, 0 12. 4. Covenant (Original Mix). 128 bpm, 6B, Bb major, 2008-12-09, Techno, 0 12. The Living Key (Original Mix). 126 bpm, 8A, A minor, 2008-12-09, Minimal, 0 12. 6. Diversions (Original Mix). 133 bpm, 10A, B minor, 2008-12-09, Techno, 1 12.

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1 Black On Black 5:54
2 Modernism 5:29
3 Mid-Heaven 6:26
4 Covenant 7:02
5 The Living Key 5:34
6 Divisions 5:34
7 Night Illusions 7:16
8 Nationtime 6:10
9 Images From Above 4:21
10 Emissary 5:21
11 Recognize 4:58
12.1 Burujha 6:40
12.2 (silence) 0:30
12.3 Untitled 1:45

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – 430 West Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – 430 West Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Munchman Music
  • Recorded At – Westlab Multimedia
  • Manufactured By – Submerge
  • Pressed By – DADC – DIDX-054940


  • Artwork [Visuals], Art Direction – Lawrence Burden, Lenny Burden
  • Engineer [Engineered] – Lawrence Burden, Lenny Burden
  • Photography By [Photo Credit] – Joy Santiago
  • Producer, Mixed By – Octave One
  • Written-By – L. Burden*, L. Burden*


Track 12 contains "Burujha" (6:40), about 30 seconds of silence, then an unlisted ("hidden") track (1:45), for a total duration of just under 8:55.

Recorded Entirely at Westlab Multimedia, Detroit.
All songs © 1996/1997 Munchman Music BMI

Made in Detroit, USA.

Issued in a standard jewel case.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 87947 17072 9
  • Barcode (Scanned): 787947170729
  • Matrix / Runout: DIDX-054940 2
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L325
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 50CE
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
4W-290 Octave One The Living Key ‎(2x12", Album) 430 West 4W-290 US 1997
4W-290 Octave One The Living Key ‎(2x12", Album, Promo, W/Lbl) 430 West 4W-290 US 1997

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To me, this is the best of Octave One's CD albums focussing on Techno. While all of them may be well crafted works of Detroit Techno, this one simply is as good as it gets - with the word 'Detroit' etched into every single pattern on it. Compared to 'The Collective' which does enclose more 'classic' Octave One tracks, 'The Living Key' comes across far more fat and crisp - while many tracks on 'The Collective' sadly sound plain hollow and badly mastered (at least on the CD album). Compared to O1's latest album, 'The Living Key' wins over 'Off The Grid' because it's not as overcompressed as the the later. Let me take you on a quick tour through this gem. 'Black On Black' is a massive opener with squelching chords and rigid 909 beats, a real mover. 'Modernism' sounds more decent and minimal. 'Mid Heaven' is built on a deeep 808 bass drum, stellar strings and funky percussion, while 'Covenant' relies on hypnotic synth tom melodies - both tracks feature a certain touch of Jeff Mills more fragile pieces on Axis. 'The Living Key' is a very complex, beautifully calm tune with sparse jazz chords. 'Diversion' takes things back to the dancefloor by switching back to the 909, as does 'Night Illusion' (which is apparently a slightly different version of O1's track 'Dawn' released on the 'Images From Above' double vinyl). 'Nationtime' adds some nervous synth stabs over relentless grooves. 'Images From Above' is a heartwrenching, symphonic electro tune, while 'Emissary' builds on tribal percussion, returning to straight techno beats. 'Recognize' has a fresh sounding bassline to it, with sparse organ chords and short vocal snippets on top. The album is perfectly rounded off by 'Burujha', an emotional Tech House tune with melancholic synth pads. It is followed by a short hidden track which provides a nice outro and makes you want to do one thing: listen to the whole album again!