Ed Rush & Optical ‎– Wormhole

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Virus Recordings ‎– VRS 001 LP
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5 × Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Album
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A Mystery Machine
Written-By, Producer – Ed Rush & Optical
7:25
B Splinter
Written-By, Producer – Fortran
7:11
C Slip Thru
Written-By, Producer – Optical
6:47
D Millenium
Written-By, Producer – Optical
6:13
E Glass Eye
Written-By, Producer – Ed Rush & Optical
8:01
F Point Blank
Written-By, Producer – Ed Rush & Optical
7:07
G Compound
Written-By, Producer – Ed Rush & Optical
8:07
H Fixation
Written-By, Producer – Ed Rush & Optical
7:56
I Wormhole
Written-By, Producer – Ed Rush & Optical
6:49
J Dozer
Written-By, Producer – Ed Rush & Optical
6:15

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Notes

℗ & © Virus Recordings 1998
Made in England
All rights reserved

Published by Mute Song Ltd./Copyright Control.
All tracks recorded @ Virus Studios, Soho, London.
Mastered @ Metropolis.

Stuart Hawkes credited as 'Stuart' on sleeve, but as 'Stu.' in the runout etching.

'Dozer' is shown on the back cover with an incorrect duration of 1:40 whereas the correct length is actually 6:15. The prior track time likely refers to the length of 'Lithosphere' exclusive to the CD version of Wormhole (VRS 001 CD).

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 036742 000461 >
  • Barcode (String): 5036742000461>
  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side Runout Etching): Stu. VRSLP 001 A-1-1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side Runout Etching): VRSLP 001 B-1-1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (C-Side Runout Etching): VRSLP 001 C-1-1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (D-Side Runout Etching): VRSLP 001 D-1-1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (E-Side Runout Etching): VRSLP 001 E-1-1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (F-Side Runout Etching): VRSLP 001 F-1-1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (G-Side Runout Etching): VRSLP 001 G-1-1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (H-Side Runout Etching): VRSLP 001 H-1-1-1

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
VRS 001 LP Ed Rush & Optical Wormhole(5x12", Album, TP) Virus Recordings VRS 001 LP UK 1998 Sell This Version
VRS001LP Ed Rush & Optical Wormhole(5x12", Album, RE, Gre) Virus Recordings VRS001LP UK 2012 Sell This Version
VRS 001 CD Ed Rush & Optical Wormhole(CD, Album + CD, Mixed) Virus Recordings VRS 001 CD UK 1998 Sell This Version
VRS 001 CD Ed Rush & Optical Wormhole(CD, Album, RE + CD, Mixed) Virus Recordings VRS 001 CD UK 2012 Sell This Version

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alphakiller

alphakiller

November 13, 2016
Hardstep = gabba for you dnb hard style go hard you don't have to leave just go hard bra.
recordmania4

recordmania4

October 28, 2014
still sounds totally fresh
noizstepper

noizstepper

May 29, 2014
propably nearly as good as Panacea's twisted designz and dom & R. industry, which were released in the same year, but was a bit more mindblowing back than.
renegadescot

renegadescot

May 29, 2011
edited over 5 years ago
A fantastic Album , simple tracks with alot of attitude . Dark but quirky/funky tunes that mix so well together . in modern techstep there is so much in the music that all you need is to mix and fade out ... however with older techstep creating music with clever mixing of basic-ish tracks is where its at . Take me back to 1998 if you build a time machine !
nuggett

nuggett

March 16, 2011

There are 2 different covers to this amazing lp, which means that there are probaly 2 pressings...Food for thought.
djmowgli

djmowgli

May 21, 2010

point blank is the tune on this ep.

got this signed.
LostTurntable

LostTurntable

May 15, 2010

Absolutely-bleepin'-essential drum & bass.
Brooker

Brooker

November 2, 2006
edited over 10 years ago
A seminal work in Drum & Bass history - in my opinion Ed Rush & Optical's finest hour, and with a body of work such of their's that is saying something.
The filthiest synth sounds a plenty, courtesy (i've been told) of a Nord Micro Modular among other things, made their sound unique and I would imagine the envy of many wannabe producers. An absolute classic, and for my money the finest D&B album of all time.
chadallen

chadallen

January 25, 2006
edited over 11 years ago

This an unbelievable, era-defining, technically stunning d&b album that spawned hundreds of poor imitations! Ed Rush & Optical were, at this point in time, at the top of their game as producers in the dnb scene.
polleh

polleh

December 3, 2005
edited over 11 years ago

stunning album, still sounds totally fresh 8 years on.
techstep at its finest, wormhole defines itself by opposites i think, funky yet dark, an incredibly infectious sound (yes, virus recordings, i know).
every single track on here is a killer.
exceptional production.
highly reccomended.