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Selected Ambient Works 85-92 (As it was created?)


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#1 Guest_Garkken_*

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 12:18 AM

How was created this great album? Under the influence of what? (I mean music). What synths were used?

In general, any information about this album that could be interesting!

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 12:45 AM

I came here to ask this. it just seems inconceivable that this album was made. it's too perfect, almost like a stroke of luck. everything in the right place.

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 04:36 AM

I've already forgotten about this thread)

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 04:59 AM

Maybe influenced by Detroit Techno





Some sounds used are kinda similar to sounds from the Roland MT-32 module

Amazing album!

Edited by Berk, 19 October 2011 - 04:59 AM.


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Posted 19 October 2011 - 05:49 AM

see also

[youtubehd]4cLbXDBRYPE[/youtubehd]

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 03:44 PM

damn why have i not heard more awesome detroit techno like this?

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 03:50 PM

Really, Carl Craig is the godfather of Techno. He's responsible for the Psyche/BFC alias. Some great songs.

If you want a really great Psyche/BFC release, check out Elements: 1989-1990 (where the From Beyond song comes from). This is another great Psyche/BFC track from that release:



Really superb track, one of my favourites.

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 03:54 PM

Also, back on the subject of SAW 85-92, there's a lot more to this release than meets the eye. I've been asked to dig through my archives for more info for an upcoming reissue of this classic album, so if I come across anything worth posting, I'll be sure to do so. Almost every track has a story behind it or some alternate meaning, and what's more interesting is the tracks that didn't make the cut - there were more that didn't then there were that did!

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 04:01 PM

Also, back on the subject of SAW 85-92, there's a lot more to this release than meets the eye. I've been asked to dig through my archives for more info for an upcoming reissue of this classic album, so if I come across anything worth posting, I'll be sure to do so. Almost every track has a story behind it or some alternate meaning, and what's more interesting is the tracks that didn't make the cut - there were more that didn't then there were that did!

why cant those tracks be released T_T

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 04:02 PM

Also, back on the subject of SAW 85-92, there's a lot more to this release than meets the eye. I've been asked to dig through my archives for more info for an upcoming reissue of this classic album, so if I come across anything worth posting, I'll be sure to do so. Almost every track has a story behind it or some alternate meaning, and what's more interesting is the tracks that didn't make the cut - there were more that didn't then there were that did!



Didn't R&S just re-issue this album? Is there another one coming out?

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 04:17 PM

Almost every track has a story behind it or some alternate meaning, and what's more interesting is the tracks that didn't make the cut - there were more that didn't then there were that did!


Um, more info please? :D You can't just tease everyone like that!

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 04:20 PM

from what i know, he usually does that

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 04:37 PM

Also, back on the subject of SAW 85-92, there's a lot more to this release than meets the eye. I've been asked to dig through my archives for more info for an upcoming reissue of this classic album, so if I come across anything worth posting, I'll be sure to do so. Almost every track has a story behind it or some alternate meaning, and what's more interesting is the tracks that didn't make the cut - there were more that didn't then there were that did!



Didn't R&S just re-issue this album? Is there another one coming out?



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Posted 21 October 2011 - 06:11 PM

This surely influenced him for saw85-92



And early house in general, you can feel it trough the album

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 06:36 PM

Really, Carl Craig is the godfather of Techno. He's responsible for the Psyche/BFC alias. Some great songs.

If you want a really great Psyche/BFC release, check out Elements: 1989-1990 (where the From Beyond song comes from). This is another great Psyche/BFC track from that release:

It's a fantastic album, but it's also the only music I like from him. Has he made more stuff similar to this?

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 08:46 PM

info? we are talking about aphex. homemade equipment, a dx7 with analog filter and a tank

Edited by marf, 21 October 2011 - 08:47 PM.


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Posted 21 October 2011 - 10:18 PM

info? we are talking about aphex. homemade equipment, a dx100 with analog


Fix't

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 04:51 AM

Yeah, if you just want an equipment list, read Benjamin Middleton's 1992 USENET post on the subject, but the point is he was using cheap gear but getting a great sound out of it because the music itself was interesting and not what everyone else was doing. So it would be a fallacy to rush out and buy a DX-100 or anything, the point is you can use pretty much anything to make great music. Just learn to innovate.

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 05:29 AM

You guys got it all wrong. Don't you know that he had never heard of Brian Eno or techno or anything when he wrote his albums? He birthed it out of the mines of Cornwall in complete isolation

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 05:50 AM

CS5, MS20, DX7, 808, Quadraverb + FX pedals, some shit sampler, a four track cassette recorder and some other analogues i reckey

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 07:53 AM

atari sequencer
yamaha dx7
tb-303
modified sh-101
modified tr-808
home made sampler
home made synth modules
home made effects
home made midi-cv converters
alesis reverbs
korg ms-20
yamaha cs-5
old hi-fi tape recorder

he was lucky to get some equipment when the analogues were cheap

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 08:06 AM

How was created this great album? Under the influence of what? (I mean music). What synths were used?

In general, any information about this album that could be interesting!


Somebody on this forum, don't remember who, came with this track as it resembles Pulsewidth alot, and came out in 1990, so this must have been an influence.



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Posted 22 October 2011 - 08:14 AM

Also, back on the subject of SAW 85-92, there's a lot more to this release than meets the eye. I've been asked to dig through my archives for more info for an upcoming reissue of this classic album, so if I come across anything worth posting, I'll be sure to do so. Almost every track has a story behind it or some alternate meaning, and what's more interesting is the tracks that didn't make the cut - there were more that didn't then there were that did!


:o

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 08:21 AM

So, like, I've never really got why people treat this album like it was something totally new & different that changed the face of techno. I mean, don't get me wrong - it's a really nice album with a distinct voice, but at the same time to me it's tonally very much in the same vein as some of the stuff that had come in the decade before it (see: examples in this thread). Was it the sort of microtonal sound? The use of noise samples? Did it bring this particular style to a wider audience than it had received previously?

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 10:40 AM

So, like, I've never really got why people treat this album like it was something totally new & different that changed the face of techno. I mean, don't get me wrong - it's a really nice album with a distinct voice, but at the same time to me it's tonally very much in the same vein as some of the stuff that had come in the decade before it (see: examples in this thread). Was it the sort of microtonal sound? The use of noise samples? Did it bring this particular style to a wider audience than it had received previously?

Because, there isn't an album quite like SAW 85-92. Its in a league of its own, just the melodies, the way everything was placed. the song structure...