Black Dog Productions ‎– Bytes

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Warp Records ‎– WARP LP8, Warp Records ‎– WARPlp8
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A1 Plaid Object Orient
Written-By – Plaid
5:44
A2 Close Up Over Caz
Written-By – Close Up Over
6:15
A3 Xeper Carceres Ex Novum
Written-By – Xeper
6:42
B1 Echo Mike Phil(1)
B2 Atypic Focus Mel
Written-By – Atypic
7:12
B3 Echo Mike Phil(2)
B4 Close Up Over Olivine
Written-By – Close Up Over
4:45
B5 Echo Mike Phil(3)
B6 I.A.O* Clan (Mongol Hordes)
Written-By – I.A.O*
6:24
C1 Echo Mike Phil(4)
C2 Plaid Yamemm
Written-By – Plaid
6:14
C3 Echo Mike Phil(5)
C4 Discordian Popes Fight The Hits
Written-By – Discordian Popes
6:20
C5 Echo Mike Phil(6)
C6 Balil Merck
Written-By – Balil
4:33
D1 Echo Mike Phil(7)
D2 Close Up Over Jauqq
Written-By – Close Up Over
5:46
D3 Balil 3/4 Heart
Written-By – Balil
7:34

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Black vinyl. There was also a limited numbered edition on gold vinyl.
Comes in a gatefold cover.
The third in Warp's Artificial Intelligence series of albums.

Published by Copyright Control.
Mastered at The Townhouse.
This compilation ℗ + © 1993 Warp Records
Made in England.

Phil(1) through to Phil(7) are not mentioned on the rear cover, but are mentioned on the disc labels.
Tracks listed sequentially, from 1.1 to 4.18.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 021603 080119
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched): WAPLP-8-A-1 XEPER! TOWNHOUSE BC2399
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, etched): WAPLP-8-B¹ OOPS! TOWNHOUSE BC2399
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side C, etched): WAPLP-8-C-1 TOWNHOUSE BC2400
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side D, etched): WAPLP-8-D1 TOWNHOUSE BC2400

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Hazell

Hazell

December 27, 2020
Are the interlude tracks not on the CD version of Bytes?
nein17

nein17

November 22, 2020
sooooo much soul in this record. "Merck" is one of my all time favorite songs now :) They made some pretty incredible synths and gear back in the 90's huh? Glad these guys made this album.
bacteriy

bacteriy

September 1, 2020
Absolute masterpiece. An incredibly stimulating and rich listening experience from beginning to end, I'm continuously amazed by the sheer amount of ideas contained within this collection of tracks and interludes. The whole thing is perfectly paced and I can't help but laugh every time I get to 'Fight The Hits'. The artwork is also brilliant, especially the front cover which gives you the opportunity to look through the window and see a vista of another world, leaving the rest up to your imagination. Listening to this album evokes the same happy feelings as playing some of my favourite games did when growing up (the Wind Waker especially) and I'm really grateful for that.
aphexacid

aphexacid

July 30, 2020
edited 6 months ago
This needs a good remaster and a quality repress. They need to clean it up a bit, especially the distortion present in the piano on 3/4 heart (both vinyl and cd). It deserves it!
Tombou

Tombou

March 9, 2020
A repress of Bytes is long overdue. Hope it happens in the near future. Damn shame that Autechre ‎– Incunabula has got 2 represses and this one none.
iljin1

iljin1

October 19, 2017
It's all about Plaid-Object Orient. I have just no words. Amazing. Like a painting.
Disco_Russ

Disco_Russ

October 16, 2017

Bought this when it first came out in Reading, has always been one of my favourite electronic albums along with B12 Electro-Soma, the first three Plaid albums. The artificial intelligence series changed UK music.
_ade

_ade

August 18, 2017
Last two tracks are Ed Handley masterpieces. I'd have to say he's my all time favourite artist (Balil, Close Up Over, and obviously half of Plaid).
ubername

ubername

February 10, 2017
I agree with chap below, one of the best electronic albums ever. When I first heard this it blew my mind, and always has done. Specially effective when one chooses to expand ones mind ;)
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July 12, 2015
The best electronic album ever imo. Certainly one of the most evocative.