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TRANS-4M

Distributed as an anonymous 'top secret' release and available in-store only, not online. Stamped centre labels influenced by original 'Buzz' logo artwork. Includes A4 insert containing the following cryptic clues to what the release is:

'The following audio artifact, uncovered during a research trip to Antwerp, Belgium, was subject to rigorous testing in the Safe Trip laboratory. The summary of our findings is as follows :
- Using carbon testing, waveform analysis, sample deconstructing and electro-acoustic offset subdivision, we were able to date the artifact to 1992.
- In a unique audio examination pioneered by our researchers, the artefact - a white-label vinyl record - was placed on a metal platter capable of rotating 360 degrees. When the item was upon it, the platter rotated towards the exact co-ordinates of ‘Sublunar Point’, the exact point on Earth where the Moon is at its zenith.
- Each of the eight musical works etched onto the record’s surface were extracted and examined note by note. Every note was logged to create a definitive sequence, which will be henceforth as the ‘Oracle Genome’. Cross-referencing suggests Deoxyribonucleic Acid matches with two related individuals and at least one other life form yet to be classified. Research into this vital area is ongoing.
- A group of 23 human volunteers was asked to listen to each of the works in sequence while we monitored their heart-rate, binaural responses and the width in millimetres of their pupils. While four of the volunteers for agitated and began sweating profusely, 19 showed signs of increased production of serotonin, dopamine and noradrenaline.
- Volunteers were asked to spontaneously shout out words and phrases while being subjected to the musical works. Curiously, a number of words, or combinations of words, were shouted by over 50% of respondents. These included the following: ‘Mount Void’, ‘Depth Probe’, ‘Dencity’ and, most bafflingly, ‘Amma’. We invite colleagues the world over to analyze and test this audio artifact further in order to increase our understanding of this mysterious and thought-provoking item.'



STAFF COMMENTS

Matt says: Mega this. Completely unbeknownst to me till now too. Celestial space music moving thru downbeat to techno but always looking to the stars. I need.

Kraftwerk

Trans Europe Express - 2009 Digital Remaster

Kraftwerk celebrate Europe's romantic past and shimmering future with a glistening panorama of elegance and decadence, travel and technology. The infinite vistas of "Europe Endless" and "Endless Endless" bookend the album, which includes the unsettling Kafka-esque fable "The Hall Of Mirrors" and the hilarious "Showroom Dummies" - Kraftwerk's elegantly ironic reply to critiques of their deadpan manner. But it is the streamlined rhythmic locomotive of "Trans Europe Express" which dominates with its doppler-effect melodic swerves and hypnotic, pneumatic, piston-pumping rhythm. Along with its sister track, "Metal On Metal" which New York DJ Afrika Bambaataa would re-construct five years later for his own seminal "Planet Rock", this milestone in avant-pop modernism later becomes a crucial influence on the early pioneers of hip-hop & sampling, electro and industrial music. Poetry in motion.


FORMAT INFORMATION

LP Info: Heavyweight vinyl LP.

Boards Of Canada

Trans Canada Highway

Using the sun-kissed "Dayvan Cowboy" as its starting point, Boards of Canada's "Trans Canada Highway" mini album / EP follows on from last year's "Campfire Headphase" album. At just under 30 minutes, it's a six track hallucinogenic road trip of isolation and exploration. Neatly, the EP ends up almost where it started, with a moody, twilight distillation of "Dayvan Cowboy" courtesy of cLOUDDEAD's Odd Nosdam.

FORMAT INFORMATION

LP Info: Includes download code and exclusive sticker.


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