Twenty years ago, Earthman, in the spirit of the time cut an enigmatic figure - the true face of techno is to be faceless
What info is available points to an individual who'd come up through the m25/Orbital rave scene, selling his musical creations on compact cassette format from a battered ‘Rush Release’ bag circa 1989-1990.
Cassette (and t-shirt sales) were solid, and the tape became widely bootlegged, anecdotally, copies could be found at the time attributed to completely spurious acts. By 1994 Emotions had been picked up by distributor Intuitive and featured at quality outlets such as Camdens Zoom.
However, time has seen the tapes (like the t-shirts) fade in quality and playable copies rarely surface. But the memory of Earthmans music has survived not least because of the marriage of underground techno innovations with an twee English eccentricity but now also due to the rediscovery of the mastertapes lodged in storage at Intuitive’s lock-up.
Enjoy Emotions - now remastered and released as Emotions, Part 1 of a two part set... from Maeg Music. www.maeg.co.uk