This is a pretty interesting EP I also picked up in London recently… I’m not sure if it even counts as hardcore, more breakbeat techno stuff. The “Thoughts of Mind” track should sound familiar, i.e. it has the same bell sample as LTJ Bukem “Music”. Originally I saw some threads where people claimed this was the source of the sample. This would make sense given that Discogs and RDB say this single came out in 1991, and “Music” didn’t come out until 1993. However, it seems maybe that sample came from a 3rd source and this track in fact sampled it from “Music” or the original source. The pitched down hihats “burned” into the Bell loop make this seem possible. Also, despite RDB and Discogs claiming the record came out in 1991, I can’t find any “proof” that this single came out then (nothing on the record, other releases by the artist, etc) – it could have just as easily been a slightly later obscurity.
Abstract Minds – Thoughts of Mind