Aril Brikha ‎– Deeparture In Time - Revisited

Art Of Vengeance ‎– AOVCD001
2 × CD, Album, Remastered


1-01 Embrace 7:02
1-02 Ottil 6:59
1-03 Sweet Lullaby 5:47
1-04 On & On 7:54
1-05 Setting Sun 7:16
1-06 Deeparture In Time 10:30
1-07 Bytes 7:28
1-08 Groove La Chord 7:58
1-09 Headhunter 5:40
1-10 Read Only Memory 7:21
2-01 Fuknit 6:33
2-02 Artoo 6:44
2-03 City Slicker 9:17
2-04 Way Back 8:31
2-05 Rising Sun 6:50
2-06 Electrocity 6:23
2-07 Tuff 4:24
2-08 Us (Part 1&2) 6:22
2-09 Aqua 9:31
2-10 Lone Rider 9:15

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All flights were programmed & deeparted in realtime by Aril Brikha for Art of Vengeance Aviation. No compressors or limiters were hurt during the making of this album.

© All rights reserved Art of Vengeance Music.
This compilation ℗ Art of Vengeance Music.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 8 27170 11102 8
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 1): AA16248-01
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 2): AA16249-01
  • Rights Society: n©b
  • Mastering SID Code (Disc 1, 2): ifpi L574
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 1, 2): ifpi 6706

Other Versions (5 of 10) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
TMT-CD-6 Aril Brikha Deeparture In Time(CD, Album) Transmat TMT-CD-6 US 1999 Sell This Version
MS-25 Aril Brikha Deeparture In Time(2x12", Album, TP) Transmat MS-25 US 2001 Sell This Version
MS25 Aril Brikha Deeparture In Time(2x12", Album, Pic) Transmat MS25 US 2001 Sell This Version
MS25 Aril Brikha Deeparture In Time(2x12", Album) Transmat MS25 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
MS25 Aril Brikha Deeparture In Time(CD, Album) Transmat MS25 US 2002 Sell This Version


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October 8, 2018

Aril Brikha's DEEPARTURE IN TIME is considered by many to be a classic, and it's hard to argue: the smooth, Detroitian vibe of "Embrace" opens the album on a mellow but compelling note. Originally released on Derrick May's Transmat label (a mark of quality in and of itself), this reissue re-orders the tracks, and while the jazzy vibe of "Ride" is sorely missed, the additional tracks on a bonus disc helps make up for its absence. "Otill" brings up the energy a touch, though the tension between the rhythm and the long sweeps in the background keep the track flowing, while "Sweet Lullaby" pushes it further with a throbbing grace. "On & On" goes for straight techno, quick and lush, before "Setting Sun" returns to the more contemplative side of things. The title track leads the listener on a longer journey, slowly bringing in elements to contribute to the groove, and "Bytes" follows that tack. The refracting stabs of "Groove La Chord" lend themselves to a solidifying beat, while "Headhunter" winds itself up around a simple loop, and it leads into the steady thump and dub touches of "Read Only Memory." On the bonus disc, "Fuknit" kicks off with a solid drum, as the the synths bounce atop it, grounded by a funky bassline. The bass once again takes center stage on "Artoo," though Brikha hasn't abandoned his warm synths in the least. "City Slicker" is brighter, though putting it back-to-back with "Way Back," especially since they seem to share the same pad patterns, might have been an error, even if the latter track is quicker and more crisp. The wiggly "Rising Sun" offers a taste of sweetness, while some breaks spark up "Electrocity." And although "Tuff" seems to promise something rough, it still dances along the melodic edge set out before by the tracks before it; "Us (Part 1 & 2)," however, does change things up by staying solidly in a minor key, helping "Aqua" after it to dive deep into darker tones. "Lone Rider" slows things down in a simple dub techno loop to close out the album. Still seminal after all these years.


January 29, 2013
edited over 3 years ago
Great album of sublime Detroit techno. But ! If you had to make a choice of the two different versions available !? I would go for the original Transmat album'Departures Of Time' version )personal preference). This is due to the better arrangement/selection/pacing of tracks compared to AoV re-issue album with its re-arranged tracks, and a few different tracks compared to the original. AoV re-issue doesn't quiet flow or pace as well as the original Transmat album release...If already got the original Transmant release. The re-issue of AoV release is still worth picking up for the extra disc containing extra EP tracks not previously released on CD.


October 28, 2011

I'm so very happy that this was reissued in (even better) remastered format. It's very chill house music sans vocals and will go with nearly any mood. The extra CD is a wonderful bonus to an otherwise classic album. A rare "5 stars" if there ever was one.