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Tag Archives: 1994

Orbital – Philosophy By Numbers

Haunted House riffs propulsed by skittery Electro riddims’? Yes, it’s ‘Philosophy By Numbers’ from Orbital’s 1994 album ‘Snivilisation’.


Plastikman – Plastique

Brittle Electro with so much space in the mix; from Hawtin’s 1994 album ‘Musik’.

Global Communication – 14:31

A beautiful track that stretches time; and time is on one’s mind when they listen to this as the whole thing is slowly propelled by the ticking of a clock, while synths swoop and expand, and a simple piano motif pulls at the heart strings. this track is, of course, from the duo’s classic 1994 album ’76:14′. Portions of the album haven’t dated well, but some parts, such as this piece, have retained all of their beauty.

YO3 – Deep Sleep

Crisp, finely-crafted melodic Techno from way back in 1994. YO3 was one of Beaumont Hannant’s monikers, and this was released on (GPR), who also brought us material from the likes of The Black Dog, Nev, and Luke Slater.

Tortoise – Ry Cooder

It’s a warm, summer evening over here in London, and this track from the Chicago Post-Rock outfit’s self titled, debut album from 1994 fits it very nicely. Wonder what Ry Cooder thinks about this one?

Autechre – Chatter

Some Acid Electro from Autechre in their early days; from the Warp compilation ‘Artificial Intelligence II’ (1994).

Nev – Strata Fission

RIP Tim Prezzano 1969-2018. News has recently come in about this underrated producer passing away. It was always sad to think about how little material of Tim’s was available, and that is something that is very final now. Rest in space Tim.

The Hair & Skin Trading Company – Take Control

Simmering, slow burn Psych Rock from the UK acts 1994 album ‘Over valance’.

Nev – Green Sound

Thoughtful, restrained Detroit-inspired Techno from 1994’s ‘My Plasma Block’ EP. Something that would be called ‘IDM’ or ‘Electronica’ in retrospect, but is really Techno; a genre that comes in many shapes and sizes.

God – Lazarus

Horns like buzzing wasps make way for a wailing that gets picked up by a brutal rhythm section; before the song gets into its tough, nasty groove. Suffer eternal!

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