Basic Channel ‎– Radiance

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BC 08 Basic Channel Radiance(12") Basic Channel BC 08 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
BC-08 Basic Channel Radiance(12", RP, Cle) Basic Channel BC-08 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
BC-08 Basic Channel Radiance(3xFile, FLAC, RE) Basic Channel BC-08 2008
BC-08 Basic Channel Radiance(3xFile, MP3, 320) Basic Channel BC-08 Germany 2008
BC-08 Basic Channel Radiance(3xFile, AIFF) Basic Channel BC-08 Germany 2012
BC-08 Basic Channel Radiance(12", RM) Basic Channel BC-08 Germany Unknown Sell This Version

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TIM

TIM

November 5, 2011
referencing Radiance, 12", BC 08

By far the trippiest and most broken BC track IMO. Parts have you seeing shadows and others parts make you second guess what you are comprehending. The most experimental of the beat structured BC tracks. Hard to not focus on this track like others. It demands your attention to try and understand it. It's so mysterious it's almost scary to listen to. Certainly daunting and challenging. Heavy listen here. Becomes more structured with more listens. One of their deepest tracks.
ghramsummers

ghramsummers

July 20, 2008
referencing Radiance, 12", RP, Cle, BC-08

Radiance is the kind of song you can lose yourself in for days (years for some of us) perfect in every sense of the word. If you could put together everything you love about techno, dub & ambient this would be the music you would hear, a truly amazing record and a truly profound listening experience. My only real complaint with this issue of the release is the terrible sound quality. The B side has a lot of popping, clicking and audio degrading problems. I noticed after listening a few times the playback quality became worse and only after a few plays. It also appears as if the low end on the A side is much more dominate than that of the B side and makes for a much more pleasant listening experience. Despite those facts its still breath taking.
blim

blim

February 2, 2006
edited over 12 years ago
referencing Radiance, 12", BC 08

This was the first Basic Channel thing I bought, in 2002. I'd been aware of the name back in '94 or so but somehow didn't think it was up my street so I never gave it a go. How wrong I was! I now regret missing 8 years of quality listening pleasure. Three pieces of absolute sublimity on here. And the thing, as Simon Reynolds noted in his book "Energy Flash", is that its impossible to recall, hum, or sing a BC track afterwards - it just doesn't stick in the mind, there's nothing to hook inside your brain. And that makes every listen a new pleasure.
velocity_kendall

velocity_kendall

October 18, 2005
edited 11 months ago
referencing Radiance, 12", BC 08
Radiance II. One of those rare tracks that's at once incredibly visual & deeply moving. My friend & i used to listen to this during the summer of 94, gazing out his bedroom window at sunset, watching the birds fly past the water tower on the horizon. One of the rare times when both of us would shut up for a few minutes and get lost for a bit. I'm often reduced to a nostalgic mess when i listen to this. Which is probably why i don't listen to it that much. And therein lies the rub. It's made such an impact on me that i can't even bare to put it on the turntable these day's. . . . . .