The Album Formerly Known As....
by Carl Craig
Released: Jan 2007
Released in 1995, Landcruising was a watershed moment for Detroit techno, taking Kraftwerk's cruise-control grooves for a Motor City night drive. This 2005 re-issue benefits from a power wash and a shot of fuel, boasting remastered, extended versions and an expanded tracklisting. The updates only serve to highlight the radiant gleam of Craig's vision of soulful synthesizer music and sublimated funk; the master DJ manages to squeeze major horsepower into shockingly compact, streamlined forms, getting equal traction at home, in the club or on the open road.