Arpanet ‎– Quantum Transposition

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Tracklist

Innershell Shielding 1:48
Planck Factor 1:36
Entangled Photons 1:25
Heisenberg Compensation 1:50
Ionic Crystals 3:23
Entrophic Decay 2:47
Probability Densities 4:54
Orbital Wavelengths 2:59
Information Quanta 3:30
EPR Effect 3:44
Quantum State Recombination 3:25
Wave Function 3:18
Isotopic Balance 3:03
Uncertainty Principle 4:23
Variables 3:51

Versions (4)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CAT 161 LP Arpanet Quantum Transposition(2xLP, Album) Rephlex CAT 161 LP UK 2005 Sell This Version
CAT 161 CD Arpanet Quantum Transposition(CD, Album) Rephlex CAT 161 CD UK 2005 Sell This Version
CAT 161 Arpanet Quantum Transposition(15xFile, WAV, Album, RE) Rephlex CAT 161 UK 2009
none Arpanet Quantum Transposition(15xFile, ALAC, Album, RE) Not On Label (Arpanet Self-released) none 2019

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Cardia1

Cardia1

December 9, 2019
referencing Quantum Transposition, CD, Album, CAT 161 CD

Mostly this sounds very ambient and cold, other than that this is a nice soundtrack for a video game or movie. My top track here is " Ionic Crystals" it's relaxing, melodic and somehow hypnotizing. I also like alot the tracks "Probability Densities" and "Variables", they are very melodic.
aquagak

aquagak

June 16, 2015
edited over 6 years ago
referencing Quantum Transposition, 2xLP, Album, CAT 161 LP
opened my teenage brain when this came out
billcorey

billcorey

July 29, 2014
referencing Quantum Transposition, 2xLP, Album, CAT 161 LP
Probability Densities - Arpanet

probably one of the best tracks ever made, really.
scoundrel

scoundrel

September 4, 2007
edited over 13 years ago
referencing Quantum Transposition, CD, Album, CAT 161 CD

Well, if the original Arpanet was a predecessor to the Internet, what should we make of QUANTUM TRANSPOSITION, Arpanet's release on Rephlex? Certainly, early on, there's a cool sterility here, as the brevity of the tracks veer towards sonic experimentalism, rather than following a traditional song structure. But "Ionic Crystals" and "Probability Densities" seem more like proper songs and help to break through the ice. "Orbital Wavelengths," "Quantum Space Recombination," and "Uncertainty Principle" keep steady with the only 4-to-the-floor beats on the album, even if the former decays into nothingness towards the end ("Information Quanta" comes close, but also has some rhythmus interruptus, while the staticky breaks of "EPA Effect" continually come and go). These songs seem to represent miniature pulses from the Arpanet itself. The disrupted beat on "Entrophic Decay" and the resonating chimes on "Isotopic Balance" feel fragmentary, as if they were cut off before their time. So if the Arpanet served as the prototype for the large, vast Internet, maybe that's how we should look at the tracks of this album: prototypes for larger, vaster songs.
cleee

cleee

March 18, 2006
edited over 15 years ago
referencing Quantum Transposition, CD, Album, CAT 161 CD
I just love this G. Donald's concept of music about science, technology etc. But I have to admit I wasn't petrified by this record. It could have been such an amazing piece if more tracks sounded like "Ionic Crystals" - that's a really beautiful track. However some tunes have this similar sound of "Biometry". And those beats of "EPR Effect" - what are these for ? But anyway it's still a Masterpiece !
Moer

Moer

February 5, 2006
edited over 15 years ago
referencing Quantum Transposition, 2xLP, Album, CAT 161 LP

The sound throughout the whole record is dark, cold and industrial. Most of the tracks are very unpredictable and, at sometimes, scary. This makes the record very interesting to listen to, the tracks don't get boring in any shape or form. Every time you listen to the record you hear new things.

With this release Gerald Donald (Arpanet) made a big step forward developing the sound of his last release as Der Zyklus (Biometry). This record doesn't sound like the first Arpanet album at all.
Since the passing of his Drexciya companion (James Stinson R.I.P.) he seems to make rather cold electronic music with an experimental edge to it. I love it!

Anyway, this must be the greatest release I have heard from the year 2005.
nowhere.sound

nowhere.sound

September 20, 2005
edited over 15 years ago
referencing Quantum Transposition, CD, Album, CAT 161 CD
It's quite clear there's been a shift in the production techniques used on this LP compared with 'Wireless Internet' and work as Japanese Telecom/Drexciya/et al. This release comes off to these ears much colder and sterile with Arpanet further refining it's technological visions.
Those interested in Autechran machinations will find appeal in this release. For those yearning for the warm analog emissions of his heyday they're long gone. :(