ASC ‎– The Sci-Files

12 × File, FLAC, Compilation


1 The Rain 6:07
2 Auxiliary 5:44
3 Earthtones 5:21
4 Datura 4:36
5 Offworld Tides Pt.II 7:41
6 Firesign 4:36
7 First Snow 4:37
8 Holosphere 5:25
9 The Elements 7:03
10 Blueprint 6:56
11 Epiphany 5:31
12 Defiant To The End 6:04


  • Written-By, Producer, EngineerASC


A compilation of the Sci-Files series, originally released on the now defunct Covert Operations Recordings.

Liner notes:
"Originally released in 2008, The Sci-Files was a series of drum & bass tracks, many of which could be considered the link between ASC's older drum & bass tracks and his newer sound that came from his involvement with Autonomic. We felt it would be nice for Auxiliary fans to be able hear what came before, if they weren't already aware.

Funny to think back then, no distributor wanted to know about this stuff and the only option was to put it out digitally. Also, the descriptions in the 'about' section on each track were the original liner notes for what was going to be a limited CD release of all six volumes. This got shelved when Covert Operations became defunct."


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June 21, 2016

This was how I discovered ASC. In 2008, i randomly stumbled upon a series of EPs by a relatively unknown artist and hooked up ever since. A gateway drug, I'd say. I never really liked conventional drum & bass sound with boring mc's and dub sirens, but also I never knew music of this quality and content existed. Ambient soundscapes and finest broken beats together, brilliant! The thing is that ASC was far from first to do this kind of style, but I don't think anybody ever did it this good. Old Good Looking releases are legendary and truly pioneering this kind of music, but sometime after the turn of millennium it stopped going forward, but luckily for us ASC took the whole idea and evolved it to exciting new forms. After this "The Astral Traveller" was released in 2009 and it was the pinnacle of his "true" drum & bass sound. One of my favorite albums to this very day. With "Nothing Is Certain" and Autonomic movement the story goes in different direction and all in a good way, so at this moment, in 2016, ASC is an artist whose evolution is extremely interesting to follow, through ambient, techno, "idm" and whatnot in between, in my opinion there's not artist whose output is so rewarding as his. As for "Sci-Files", the music is here is ultimately fantastic and terribly underrated. There's no bad track here, each and every one sits perfectly like in a puzzle, and sound quality is amazing. I have it as 6 separate EPs released on Covert Ops, but this seems like a convenient way of listening to the whole thing. Can't recommend this enough!