01. Coco Steel & Lovebomb - Clear Skies (Ibizarre Remix) [Other - 1999]
02. Steps-Dis-Charge - Track 2 (Part 1) [Instinct Ambient - 1997]
03. Facil - 700 x 7 (Sky Mix) [Instinct Ambient - 1995]
04. Stellar Sofa And H - Aetherius [Outersanctum - 1993]
05. Centuras - Tokyo [Kinetix - 1994]
06. 3MB Feat. Magic Juan Atkins - Die Kosmischen Kuriere [Tresor - 1992]
07. Optic Eye - Acid Ph5 [Planet Dog - 1994]
08. Jeff Greinke - In A Thicket [Multimood Records - 1990]
09. Kenny Larkin - Maritime [Warp Records - 1994]
10. Fred Giannelli - Clearvoyance [Superstition - 1994]
11. Hab - Ocra [Dot - 1997]
12. Spiral Tribe - Darkside [Butterfly Records - 1993]
13. 4 Hero - Parallel Universe [Reinforced Records - 1994]
14. Unit Moebius - Biosoft [Bunker Records - 1993]
15. The Orb - Asylum (Andrea Parker's Bezirkskrankenhams Mix) [Island Records - 1997]
16. Autechre - Doctrine [Warp Records - 1993]
17. Redcell - Interim [B12 - 1993]
18. Nighttripper - Bytes From Klonk [Sun Music - 1996]
19. The Octagon Man - Klunk [Electron Industries - 1995]
Some incoherent ramblings about these selections:
I usually stay away from compilations where the name "Ibiza" is included in the title. What it usually means is the same 12 balearic
tracks compiled in a different order than that other Ibiza compilation you just skipped by. The compilations called Real Ibiza are a
little different, and actually contains tracks worthy of some playtime. Clear Skies (Ibizzare Remix) was found on the Real Ibiza 2
compilation, but can originally be found on the vinyl called Sunset EP from 1999, released on Other.
Little information is provided on the Steps-Dis-Charge project. This particular track was taken from Ambient Systems 3, released on
Instinct Ambient in 1997. Part 2 of this track seems to be released on Ambient Systems II which means that my wantlist just grew a
Abe Duque and Dietrich Schoenemann got together and recorded a self-titled Facil album in 1995 as well as a number of compilation-
excklusive tracks. The Sky Mix of 700 x 7 was found on Ambient Intermix, released on Instinct Ambient in 1995.
Frequencies From The Edge Of The Tektonic Plate was found when digging in Gothenburg around 2008. It's a compilation released on
Outersanctum, a Canadian label which seems to have released two vinyl releases in the early nineties as well as this compilation.
It features a number of great bubbling acid, ambient and techno, many which I will play during this series. The vinyl releases are
not in my possession, but I'm hoping this will change.
Tokyo can originally be found on the Ascension EP released on Kinetix in 1994. When I was digging in the kringloop stores in the
outskirts of Eindhoven about a year ago, I stumbled upon the 4CD compilation called Amberdelic Space. Luckily it wasn't one of
those awful new-age tantra compilations with panflutes. Instead it contained many full-length tracks which are very welcome in
When Juan Atkins flew to Berlin in the early 90s, he got together with Moritz Van Oswald and Thomas Fehlmann to record some music.
I picked one of the tracks called Die Kosmischen Kuriere (not sure if it's track 4 or 5, but whatever).
My favourite online store started offering free shipping around 2006, so when I placed my first order from this place, I pretty
much picked everything that looked interesting. The Quadruped V.1 compilation was one of these. I listened to quite a bit of Eat
Static, Banco De Gaia and other similar projects at this time, all which had releases on this label.
I'd place Jeff Greinke in the same category as Steve Roach and other important Ambient figures. The category on "where the hell to
start"? The only Greinke album I own is Changing Skies, so that was easy for me. These old-timers may have 80 full-length ambient
albums available for listening, so it's so easy for me to skip out on. I need to take it in smaller portions, I guess.
For some reason, I don't own the Warp compilation called Artificial Intelligence yet. This track, however, was taken from the second
installment in the series. I have no idea what he's playing or making nowadays, but in the 90s he provided a lot of great tracks from
a bunch of different aliases other than his own name. Lark, Pod and Dark Comedy comes to mind.
Before going too trancey, Superstition was home to some very nice techno. Fred Giannelli – Telepathic Wisdom Volume 1 really looks
like a CD that I would pass on when out digging, but it's definitely worth to bring home.
Swedish label Dot gave us releases from projects such as Quant, Friend, Tupilaq (Krister Linder) as well as this album from Hab.
I picked the track called Ocra from their 1997 album called MaPod.
Spiral Tribe is another project which I need to dig deep into. The stuff I've heard so far is a bit too fast, so the -25% pitching
on the CDJ comes in handy. Darkside was taken from the 1993 album Tecno Terra released on Butterfly Records. I bought my copy
somewhere around 2004/2005, and the backside of the cover has a necessary hand-written note saying Good! 8 Tracks. Thank you,
My all-time favourite dnb/jungle/hardcore project 4 Hero released Parallel Universe in 1994. I took their atomspheric track with
the same title as the album for this mix. Sorry, Mac, for pitcing it down!
The UR of Europe. Unit Moebius has en extensive catalogue of different-sounding releases. Biosoft was taken from the 1996 album
Status, released on KK Records. Apart from two albums, I own very few of their tracks. Most of them seem to be available on
reissued vinyl as well as digital, so this will change in the near future.
I've been trying to collect all of Andrea Parker's releases since I heard her track called The Unknown. When I bought The Unknown,
I knew nothing about her, but instead picked it up because it was released on the Mo Wax label. Her Bezirkskrankenhams Mix was
taken from The Orb's Asylum CDM, released in 1997 on Island Records. Speaking of her, she's made a great remix of Depeche Mode's
No Good, but I'm unable to play it because of the original vocals. It's such a heavy track ruined by this ill-fitting singing.
I've got nothing against the original track, but the vocals must depart from this mix.
One of my favourite albums on Warp Records is Incunabula by Autechre. Doctrine was taken from this 1993 album, a time where
Autechre made this bleepy, melodic type of music. I'm still intrigued by their output but these early albums will always remain
on top. I saw them live in Stockholm a couple of years ago, but I can't remember much of the music. The whole concert was played
in pitch black darkness. People kept moving around, so instead of focusing on the music, I had to telepathically watch out for
elbows and shoulders.
When B12 reissued their catalogues in a number of CD boxes, I made sure to grab them all. These ones are an absolute necessity.
Outerim can originally be found on Redcell/Stasis compilation from 1993.
The Bytes From Klonk track seems to be a compilation-exclusive track made by Orlando Voorn in 1995.
Finishing the set is Octagon Man with his Klunk track taken from the 1995 album The Exciting World Of, released on Electron
Industries. The track is also available on vinyl on the EP called Biting The Dragon's Tail.