In the early '90s, B12 were the best example of Detroit's influence on IDM, and the reissue of Electro-Soma alongside a new compilation is a fearsomely beautiful work of electronic head music.
But whatever the case, do let B12 permeate your blood stream. Take Electro-Soma alone, then, for a direct hit of melodic IDM grandeur or pair it with Electro-Soma II for a more sustained, if diluted, approach. What the new compilation really demonstrates, perhaps despite itself, is how well Rob Mitchell did when compiling the first Electro-Soma album, paring away B12’s more rambling tendencies to find the 10 essential songs within, on what remains the classic B12 release.
Electro-Soma may not have sounded as shockingly new as other Artificial Inligence releases but it more than makes up for this thanks to B12’s brilliant melodic instincts and inclination for clarity.
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Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Electro-Soma I+II - B12 on AllMusic - 2017 - B12 Records was founded in 1991 by Mike Golding….
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dance music scene at the time was focused on rave culture, B12 were more interested in the electronic music coming out of Chicago, Detroit, and Windsor, and designed the releases on their label to look and sound as if they were North American imports. Compared to other debut albums by artists who were also included on Artificial Inligence, Electro-Soma didn't quite alter the musical landscape on the same level as Selected Ambient Works 85-92 or Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld, but it has remained a sterling example of creative home-listening techno, and has endured as a cornerstone of the early Warp catalog.
Electro-Soma I and 2 anthology 2CD set with all the tracks from the 2 vinyl volumes in 1 double-disc set. Electro-Soma 2 - a companion volume compiled by B12 of other early B12 Records track of same vintage, deep cuts, rarities- on vinyl for the first time. One of Warp's original signees B12 reissue their.
Originally inspired by punk, pirate radio, East London soca parties and above all Detroit techno, the B12 sound has inspired generations of electronic artists and the tracks are still played out at underground clubs around the world. All tracks on the reissues have been remastered from original sources and the packages include track-by-track annotation, a new essay about the early years of B12 by Ben Murphy, plus archival photos, flyers and other memorabilia from the period. Electro-Soma I and 2 anthology 2CD set with all the tracks from the 2 vinyl volumes in 1 double-disc set. B12 went from anonymous figures on the fringe of the dance scene to emblems of techno and IDM. Electro-Soma was a compilation hand picked by Warp founder Rob Mitchell from the tracks he loved on early B12 Records 12"s, with a few pieces made specifically for the album including ambient opening theme Soundtrack of Space. Electro-Soma 2 - a companion volume compiled by B12 of other early B12 Records track of same vintage, deep cuts, rarities- on vinyl for the first time. B12 B12 Boards Of Canada Squarepusher. Originally released in the early 90’s, a key era for hugely influential electronic music. With its gleaming surfaces, supple rhythms and utopian strings, B12’s Electro-Soma is among the most distinctive albums of this time. The duo were also involved in the Artificial Inligence series from which this was the fourth edition, other releases included Aphex Twin (under the Polygon Window guise), The Black Dog and Autechre. One of Warp’s original signees B12 reissue their cult classic Electro-Soma.
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Reaching even further out into the deepest recesses of the Artifical Inligence universe, Electro-Soma II collects some of B12's most cherished tracks from the Electro-Soma period and arranges them into an album of archival material that sounds as otherworldly and compellingly timeless as when we first heard Electro-Soma back in 1993.
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B12 and Warp unearth the previously unknown missing piece to their soundtrack of space Electro-Soma.
London / UK B12 fans - to celebrate Warp Records' reissuing of one the most influential techno records of the early 90s, Electro-Soma, B12 will be performing the album in full on September 15th, 2017 - tickets here.
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Electro-Soma II perfectly bridges the gap between the groups earliest AI material through to 1996's Time Tourist, while providing a fascinating viewpoint into the music of one of the most elusive and incredible artists to ever grace Warp.