Art Of Noise* ‎– The Seduction Of Claude Debussy

Universal Records ‎– UD-53235, Universal Records ‎– U5P-1553
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The Seduction Of Claude Debussy
1-1 Il Pleure (At The Turn Of The Century) 8:02
1-2 Born On A Sunday
Co-producer, Drum Programming, Bass – Henry Jackman
1-3 Dreaming In Colour
Co-producer – Way Out WestVocals – Donna Lewis
1-4 On Being Blue 4:58
1-5 Continued In Colour 1:19
1-6 Rapt: In The Evening Air 4:22
1-7 Metaforce
Co-producer, Arranged By [Rhythm Arrangement] – Sharktank*
1-8 The Holy Egoism Of Genius 7:56
1-9 La Flûte De Pan 2:45
1-10 Metaphor On The Floor
Co-producer, Drum Programming – Ollie J
1-11 Approximate Mood Swing No: 2 2:14
1-12 Pause 2:30
1-13 Out Of This World (Version 138) 5:25
2-1 Metaforce 4:55
2-2 Metaforce (The Sighs Of A Metaphor)
Remix – Roni Size
2-3 Metaforce (The Size Of A Metaphor)
Remix – Roni Size
2-4 Metaforce (The Beat Of A Metaphor)
Remix – Rhythm Masters

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Limited edition with bonus disc of 4 UK single remixes. Catalog number on CD2 is U5P-1553.

Mastered at Precision Mastering, Los Angeles, and Metropolis Mastering, London

Track 2-1 also known as "Metaforce (The Seduction Of A Metaphor: Intromix)".
Track 2-2 duration given as 6:54 on release.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 601215323528
  • Barcode (Text): 6 01215 32352 8
  • Other (inner ring, both discs): MADE IN USA BY PMDC
  • Mastering SID Code (both discs): IFPI L009
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 1, Variant 1 & 2): UD5 323 5 01$ E
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 1, Variant 1 & 2): IFPI 0389
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 2, Variant 1): U5P 155 3 01$ F
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 2, Variant 1): IFPI 0361
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 2, Variant 2): U5P 155 3 01$ H
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 2, Variant 2): IFPI 0363

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March 25, 2018
edited 8 months ago

I quite enjoy this album. It's not the sound you usually associate with Art of Noise, but it makes for a good Drum & Bass/Hip Hop album that's classy to listen to.

In my opinion, the two best songs from this are Il Pleure and Dreaming in Color.
Il Pleure is a great Drum & Bass track with Debussy sampled over it (Il Pleure dans mon Coeur I think).
Dreaming in Color is a jazzy techno sort of track that's hard to explain, but it's nice to listen to.

Overall the sound reminds me of Enigma despite being very different, but the mix between old and relatively new sounds gives me the same feel.

This specific release is better than the other ones because it includes the Metaforce single however, I recommend buying the Reduction compilation because it has more variety:

You could also buy the recent At the End of A Century compilation which includes this album and is surprisingly cheap:


February 18, 2007
edited over 12 years ago

This is just a very bad and boring release and has nothing of the vigour, joy, intelligence, playfullness or any other positive adjective that I normally connect with the Art Of Noise. The incarnation of nothing. Whoever participated here gets no respect for this total waste of time. Utter disgrace.