The Black Dog ‎– Book Of Dogma

Soma Quality Recordings ‎– SOMACD057
2 × CD, Compilation, Remastered


1-1 Virtual 9:32
1-2 Ambience With Teeth 5:58
1-3 The Weight 5:40
1-4 The Weight (Liposuction Mix) 4:20
1-5 Age Of Slack 6:44
1-6 Tactile 5:15
1-7 Techno Playtime 4:06
1-8 Apt 4:26
1-9 Chiba 4:15
1-10 It Felt Like It 3:13
1-11 Seers And Sages 4:51
1-12 Dog Solitude 2:48
2-1 Parallel 5:02
2-2 Squelch 4:54
2-3 Erb 5:00
2-4 Glossolalia 4:54
2-5 Hub 4:10
2-6 Vanttool 6:42
2-7 Aural Wallpaper 3:48
2-8 Rainbow Bridge 4:08
2-9 Virtual HMMM.. 4:37
2-10 Vir²l 4:38

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Sticker on shrinkwrap: "A Double CD Collection of Digitally Remastered Classics And Rarities From The Electronic Pioneers"

The track listing on the back of the CD case for CD 1, though representing the correct track order of the original three Black Dog EPs as released as they play, is the incorrect track listing for what is on the CD itself. The correct track order is shown above.

Other mislabelings:
"The Age Of Slack" should be "Age Of Slack"
"Seer & Sages" should be "Seers And Sages"
"Glassolalia" should be "Glossolalia"
"Virtual Hmmm" should be "Virtual HMMM.."
"VIR2L" should be "Vir²l"

Both "Virtual" and "Tactile" have slight mix variations to the originals. In "Virtual" there is no fade up in the beginning and the end is edited short making it nearly 30 seconds shorter than the original. In "Tactile" the hi hats have been removed from a 6 second segment at around 3:09.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 96122 00572 5
  • Barcode (String): 796122005725
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 1): 2100000673476 SFH SOMA057
  • Mastering SID Code (CD 1): IFPI LK97
  • Mould SID Code (CD 1): IFPI 9R44
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 2): 2100000673483 SFH SOMA057
  • Mastering SID Code (CD 2): IFPI LK97
  • Mould SID Code (CD 2): IFPI 9R31
  • Label Code: LC12668

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SOMACD057 Promo The Black Dog Book Of Dogma(CD, Comp, Promo) Soma Quality Recordings SOMACD057 Promo Europe 2007 Sell This Version
SOMACD057 Promo The Black Dog Book Of Dogma(CD, Comp, Promo) Soma Quality Recordings SOMACD057 Promo Europe 2007 Sell This Version
SOMACD057 The Black Dog Book Of Dogma(22xFile, WAV, Comp, RM) Soma Quality Recordings SOMACD057 UK 2007


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August 5, 2017
Spent a fortune buying up The Black Dog discography early 00's, as I spent all my money on clubbing & drugs back in the 90's. Just when I'd completed the collection, they release this destroying the value, I suspect Ken saw the ebay prices and though right have some of this. Was like wtf no!. But rather have the originals all on vinyl, absolutely essential.



November 26, 2007

This is a must have collection for those who love sci-fi-like techno from the very dawn of the 90s. Book Of Dogma offers the first six Black Dog EP for the first time ever on cd and after almost 20 years it still sounds like an ultimate classic. This is why techno made for!

Too bad that the original formation split up in 1995. They could have been the leaders of the second generation techno producers.