Deedrah ‎– Self Oscillation

Distance ‎– Sub 4853.2, Question Mark ?ecords ‎– none
CD, Album, Partially Mixed, Green

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1 Self Oscillation 7:24
2 Blissfull Blonde 6:29
3 Essential 1:39
4 Japonicus Delphinus 8:30
5 The Wizard Demo 7:18
6 Christiana High Life 7:51
7 Funkybootik 7:26
8 Alien Dick 5:58
9 Warheads 9:39
10 Lion Blue?
Written-By – Constance Journée*

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This release comes in two variants with different coloured discs.
This version: green CD with purple text.

Total running time ▶ 70'05

UK : Distributed by 3MV/Sony Music
F : Distributed by BMG, a unit of BMG Entertainment
Rest of Europe : Distributed by the local Sony Music

℗ 1997 Questionmark / Distance
© 1997 Distance

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (String): 3512842485329
  • Barcode (Text): 3 512842 485329 >
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): SUB 4853.2 MADE IN THE U.K. BY CD-SYSTEMS 10221
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): SUB4853.2 SELF ▩ CD Systems UK ▩ 11067
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 5003
  • Other (Distribution Code UK): SUB 4853 2
  • Other (Distribution Code France): BM 640
  • Rights Society: Sacem / Sdrm

Other Versions (2 of 2) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CD 1001 Deedrah Self Oscillation(CD, Album, P/Mixed) Jaffa Records CD 1001 Israel 1997 Sell This Version
SUB 4853.2, none Deedrah Self Oscillation(CD, Album, P/Mixed, Blu) Distance, Question Mark ?ecords SUB 4853.2, none France 1997 Sell This Version



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February 13, 2016
edited about 1 year ago

Hadn't played this album in a while and gave it a good listen recently...

Forgot how strong this material is!

Filled to the brim with lysergic neuro grooves, the mood is twisted and confusing. Darkness and funkiness in equal proportions. They overlap, meld, cohabitate or compete for the foremost position. One second the sinister tones have the upper hand. The second after it's "keep on truckin' baby!!"... The name of the album - "Self Oscillation" - summarizes this bipolar identity perfectly. A challenging psychedelic product...

Among the darker tracks I'm really enjoying "Warheads" - Brewed together: Hoffman's potion and Mankind's ability to commit nuclear suicide. Well that's the flavor I get anyway...

"Alien Dick" is relentless and reminds me a bit of the "Quadrature" track on Quadra's first album. The opposite of easy listening!

I can understand this album not being everyone's cup of tea, but ever since its release it's been dismissed by many reviewers and online commentaries - unjustly in my opinion.

For those who dig this type of heavy mental, vascillating dark / groovy trance I'd recommend the "Abstract Phaze" compilation on Matsuri (1996).