Astrobotnia ‎– Part 03



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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
cat 125 cd Astrobotnia Part 03(CD, Album) Rephlex cat 125 cd UK 2002 Sell This Version
cat 125 lp Astrobotnia Part 03(LP, Album) Rephlex cat 125 lp UK 2002 Sell This Version
none Astrobotnia Part 03(11xFile, FLAC, Album, RM) Not On Label (Astrobotnia Self-released) none 2014


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January 19, 2018
referencing Part 03, LP, Album, cat 125 lp
This groundbreaking series that evolves beyond the Rephlex amateur aesthetic and moves into audiophile sound quality and composition. The beginning of the higher resolution and tone concept techniques that became the Colundi sound.


July 5, 2012
referencing Part 03, CD, Album, cat 125 cd
amazing album. very creative and emotional. if you like fast abstract beats with an amazing atmosphere and melodies you will love this album and the other parts too.


May 20, 2011
edited over 6 years ago
referencing Part 03, LP, Album, cat 125 lp

There was a time when Astrobotnia was taken as another parallel project of Richard D. James. I guess this aura of mystery was inevitable for a young and unknown artist who presented such an original work to an electronic scene avid for some sort of identification with the masters. But the truth is another. When this LP appeared, Aleksi Perala had already reached the vertex of the electronic scene socalled 'braindance' (kind of spatial and ethereal drill'n'bass). His albums are memorable (esp. 'Part 1' and 'Wasted Sunday', this one under the pseudonym 'Ovuca'). His music, usually playful but always creating a tensive depth in the listeners' experience, changes tonalities in this album, becoming darker and I would say almost solemn. The rhythmic part is simply devasting with its hyper-rapid accellarations, which are always under Perala's expressive control. This record is a true gem, whose sound goes far beyond the limitative labels which have been imposed on it (e.g., 'IDM').

This is an album NOT just for Warp/Rephlex/Planet-mu fans, but for anyone who can have an interest in enlarging the musical frontiers of their imagination.