Emmanuel Top ‎– Asteroid

NovaMute ‎– NoMu51CD
CD, Album


1 Asteroid 16:03
2 Industriel 10:29
3 Replay 13:38
4 Generation 11:50
5 Reflex 11:20
6 Introduction 2:45
7 Developement 7:36
8 Conclusion 0:49

Companies, etc.



Recorded at "Le Studio des Ondes".

℗ 1996 Mute Records Limited
© 1996 Mute Records Limited
Made in Britain

Original CD tray is white.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 016025 681754 >
  • Barcode: 5016025681754
  • Matrix / Runout: C3299 NOMU 51 CD : 1:0
  • Mastering SID Code (written twice): IFPI L122
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): ifpi 2307
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): ifpi 2310
  • Label Code: LC 5834

Other Versions (5 of 11) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ET003 Emmanuel Top Asteroid(8xFile, MP3, Album) Attack Records ET003 France 2011
MUSDJ 5-2 Emmanuel Top Asteroid(CD, Album, Promo) NovaMute MUSDJ 5-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
ET003 Emmanuel Top Asteroid(8xFile, AAC, Album) Attack Records ET003 France 2011
392.0051.20 Emmanuel Top Asteroid(CD, Album) Play It Again Sam [PIAS] 392.0051.20 Belgium 1996 Sell This Version
NoMu51LP Emmanuel Top Asteroid(3xLP, Album) NovaMute NoMu51LP UK 1996 Sell This Version


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January 16, 2013

WHAT an album.
Very experimental and noisy.
This album is not good for clubbing, because mostly tracks are very "heavy" to consum by a normal party crowd.
Play loud and use the +Band of the MID-EQ. ;)


June 18, 2008

I´m listening this right now! All I can say is that Emmanuel Top belongs amongst the greatest electronic music producers of all time!

Whole album is full of extreme noises and experimental soundscapes. Just listen the second track and compare it to the modern dubstep sound. Very experimental and same time very very minimal. I think Richie Hawtin and pals must have taken a lot of influence for the minimal sound they are presenting today. Most of the track contain well produced acid lines (the same way mister Top´s other classic releases, such as So Cold and Turkish Bazar). The tracks also last very long... they might have moments when you think that something is ending but suddenly the track re-emerges and the hypnothic vibe turns the final gear on! All in all, this should be considered as a firm classic!


December 28, 2007

This album is marked as minimal and acid. After many listening, i found also quite experimental. Long tracks with very slow evolve. Very specific samples like lightbolts, electric charges, industrial noises, clashes. Very emotional in way of listener's actual settings and environment. Every listening is quite different as well the feel from it. Whole album has running story, check the namings of tracks, so try to not shuffle on very first listening. You can find various beats, but in fact all the focus of Emmanuel seems to be in layers, an efects and rythm sections. The drums are more on the backkground or as the point of connection between the tracks, but don't wory, you will enjoy some repetetive beats as well.