As One ‎– Celestial Soul

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New Electronica ‎– ELEC26CD
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Tracklist

1 Celestial Soul 7:25
2 Ikiru 6:32
3 Interstellar 6:31
4 Dhyana 9:23
5 Laetoli 4:58
6 Hybrid 5:06
7 We No Longer Understand 8:06
8 Renaissance 3:52
9 Ariois 5:25
10 Return To Taklimakan 8:09
11 What Might Have Been 3:59

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Notes

℗ 1995 Beechwood Music Ltd. © 1995 Beechwood Music Ltd. Copyright Control. New Electronica is a trademark of Beechwood Music Ltd.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 5 016553 702624
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5016553702624
  • Matrix / Runout: ABLEX 81298 ELEC 26CD
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L041
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 7301

Other Versions (2 of 2) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
elec 26lp As One Celestial Soul(2xLP, Album) New Electronica elec 26lp UK 1995 Sell This Version
XQAW-1009 As One Celestial Soul(CD, Album, RE, RM, Ltd, Car) Spiral Records (3) XQAW-1009 Japan 2007 Sell This Version

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MrZyc

MrZyc

September 24, 2014

special sound.
amh2177

amh2177

February 1, 2010
edited over 7 years ago
"Renaissance" is 90% Bobby Hutcherson's track "Now" from his monumental jazz album of the same name from 1969.

http://www.discogs.com/Bobby-Hutcherson-Now/release/1780898
kentandrew

kentandrew

December 4, 2006
edited over 10 years ago

Kirk Degiorgio names his songs based on geographical and anthropological knowledge on his underappreciated album. Interstellar was my immediate favorite although I have misplaced this disc somewhere. The sounds are galactic, futuristic; and as is always the case with techno music, the lack of vocals is somewhat cold and disappointing. It trudges on into We no longer understand, which is a pure "techno" song in that it is not rave, nor is it house, goa, or hardcore. There is a point where one must think that the song has ended, and yet has not. This suspense builds so magically that it somehow becomes the pinnacle of the album. Anyhow, Degiorgio possesses some talents that are not well advertised and so remain relatively unknown.
Theeboon

Theeboon

December 1, 2006
edited over 10 years ago

I'd like to reinforce that this album really is an improvement over his first album, which sounds more generic when compared to this. It's also his first outing on which all of the well-known (and loved) As One styles come bubbling to the surface; that is straight up detroit techno, ambient flourishes, jazzy tunes, experimental breakbeat tracks and a warm, loving production. I'd say get this immediately, even though it's pretty hard to come by these days.
middleman

middleman

November 27, 2005
edited over 12 years ago

To me, this is the worst As One album, as it simply retreads the ground covered on 'Reflections', and the tracks, though in the same style, simply aren't as interesting, melodically, texturally or rythmically. Start with '21st Century soul', 'In with their Arps', and Likemind 04 instead.
scoundrel

scoundrel

February 26, 2004

<i>Celestial Soul</i> is a marked improvement over As One's first album, <i>Reflections</i>. You can still hear the Detroit influence, but Kirk begins to develop his own signature sound, along with refining his production techniques. Plus, it's funkier -- and that's always a good thing. "Dhyana" is a sweet space journey, "We No Longer Understand" is a robotic stomper, and "Renaissance" mixes ambient textures with choral voices. The second full helping of a long and productive career.