Crop Circles ‎– Tetrahedron

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Total time: 78:55

Originally Produced & Recorded in 1998. Remastered in 2008.

Track 1: Remixed somewhere in outer space.
Track 2: Remixed somewhere in a black hole.
Track 7: Remixed somewhere in the jungle.

Released as a golden colour-disc in a light green jewel case.

(p) & (c) 2008 DAT Records
Made in England.

Release erroneously states "Remastered by Tim Schuldt in 2008"; in fact the recordings were taken from unmastered DAT tapes and mastered for the first time in 2008.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 060147 123265 >
  • Barcode (String): 5060147123265
  • Matrix / Runout: Sony DADC dischromatics.co.uk DISCHRO-CD1337 14 A00
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L554
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 94K5
  • Rights Society: MCPS

Other Versions (5 of 7) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
DATCD001 Crop Circles Tetrahedron(CDr, Album, Promo) DAT Records DATCD001 Italy 2008 Sell This Version
none Crop Circles Tetrahedron(Cass, Album, Promo) Auracle Recordings none UK 1998 Sell This Version
DATCD001 Crop Circles Tetrahedron(CD, Album, Ltd, Promo) DAT Records DATCD001 Italy 2008 Sell This Version
DATCD001 Crop Circles Tetrahedron(8xFile, WAV, Album, RE) DAT Records DATCD001 Italy 2010
DATCD001 Crop Circles Tetrahedron(8xFile, MP3, Album, RE) DAT Records DATCD001 Italy 2010

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DR_PSYCHEDELIC

DR_PSYCHEDELIC

January 29, 2019
edited about 1 month ago

Great release ! My only reproach is the Sound is not Clear enough !
That would be Nice a Clearer Remastered Version someday with nowaday's Mastering ! ;)
alienjones

alienjones

September 21, 2012
edited over 3 years ago

You know what, I almost wrote a similar (much longer) review before to the one below. I feel when you're dealing with music that has so much layering and complexity, it's difficult to process it until you've heard it repeatedly over a course of time. I didn't dig this album (or the Pleiadians' IFO) until I'd listened to it multiple times and delved into its nuances. However, unlike IFO where I think the complexity adds to its overall 'greatness' as an album, this album doesn't quite reach that level.

I'd say the best tracks here are right in the middle - the block from 'Daffy Duck' to 'Classic Process'. These are real down and dirty: big kicks and even bigger basslines (eg. 'Cerealogy' which reminds me a lot of Koxbox/Psychopod); they're groovy (eg. the bounce of 'Pentagon') but harder-edged. Can I say how much I like good bass in goa trance? The only guys that did it as good were the Green Nuns, Joti Sidhu or X-Dream. Anyway, these certain tracks feel like a less 'floaty'/psychedelic Pleiadians (although it occasionally gets to that point). It sounds like a slightly more complex Etnica, in fact, filtered through Lotus' sound. Genuine collaborations, you might say. It's funny that the collaborations tend to be the most stripped down and focused tracks on this album; it could have easily been a case of "too many cooks", but not with these. And the hardest, most suncompromising one of these? The last track, 'No More Singles', another collab. You can hear Lotus all over this - seriously groovy.

The remixes on this album are weaker than the co-produced tracks, for sure. And if you're talking about complexity weakening a track, look no further than the first one - it's a bit of a mess of clashing melodies and layers (I suppose in order to be 'psychedelic'). It still works but it's definitely too 'full on' for its own good. The Lotus remix of Antonomasia is pretty decent, but the original's better. The Etnica remix of FMJP is excellent, but the original mix is far superior (the Pleiadians remix on the EP is better too).

That said, it's still absolutely fantastic that any of this music saw an official release, and I applaud that fully. This is, despite my comments, a release that shows there truly is unreleased music out there that doesn't deserve to be locked away.
MyMine

MyMine

August 29, 2012
edited over 6 years ago
Sorry to disappoint yall but the album is average minus, I rated 3 when I actually think it is 2. the extra point I gave not for the music... I loved the idea to release officially unreleased material.

The problem is, when you try to be way way way over creative, you at some point start to repeat yourself and adding unnecessary instruments, just for showing how much work and thinking you put on it when they are totally not in place, at least in my opinion. (I was living that 21 years, I know a thing or two..)

Moreover I can clearly hear from who they were trying to grab the inspiration without a success, but no need to say names.....

Conclusion: don't try to impress too much and certainly DO NOT TRY to be someone/something you are simply NOT!