Return to the Center features tracks from all of the label's usual suspects.
The collection marks the Belgian label's three-year anniversary. Founded in Brussels by DJ and producer Peter Van Hoesen, Time To Express originally grew out of the avant-garde label Foton Records. Over the years it forged a dark and atmospheric sound that made it a favorite among DJs and techno purists. Much like the label's catalog in general, Return to the Center focuses mostly on Van Hoesen's own productions, under his own name and as Object (his old experimental alias) and in collaboration with Donato Dozzy or Yves De Mey (as Sendai). Some new names appear as well: Tr_nch, IORI and SP-X. Lucy of Stroboscopic Artefacts delivers a remix of "Defense Against the Self," the closing track from Van Hoesen's debut album, Entropic City.
Return to the Center will be released as a digital compilation. Seven of the tracks are already available on 61 Center Returning, a three-part series of vinyl EPs, while the other six are previously unreleased.
01. Object - 113
02. Sendai - System Policy Variant
03. Tr nch & IORI - Barreleye
04. Sendai - Below K-pun One (Peter Van Hoesen Remix)
05. Peter Van Hoesen & Donato Dozzy - Dock
06. Object - Folk Five
07. Peter Van Hoesen - Hope in Honesterror
08. SP-X - Extract
09. Peter Van Hoesen - Defense Against the Self (Lucy Remix)
10. Peter Van Hoesen & Donato Dozzy - Elektra
11. Temporary - Blue Box
12. Sendai - Northeast
13. Object - Nocpy
Time To Express will release Return to the Center on May 16, 2011.