From Within ‎– From Within 3

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Silent Intelligence
Part I 1:22
Part II 2:06
Part III 6:57
Part IV 3:08
Part V 5:22
Part VI 2:27
Part VII 2:13
Part VIII 5:51
Part IX 3:55
Part X 9:48
Part XI 3:08
Part XII 8:06
Hidden Tracks
Untitled (Silence)
Untitled 0:17

Versions (3)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
PW 36 From Within From Within 3(CD, Album, Ltd) Fax +49-69/450464 PW 36 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
FW3/4, FW3 From Within From Within III(CD, Album, RE) M_nus, M_nus FW3/4, FW3 Canada 2000 Sell This Version
AW 039 Pete Namlook (+) Richie Hawtin Pete Namlook (+) Richie Hawtin - From Within 3(CD, Album, RE) Ambient World AW 039 Germany 2006 Sell This Version

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lixenixen

lixenixen

October 28, 2014
edited over 3 years ago
referencing From Within 3, CD, Album, Ltd, PW 36

Parts I to XI of "From Within 3" are really good: you have the pulsating cosmic synthscapes punctuated by chilled-down beats that you'd come to expect from this pair... It'd be fair to say these 11 lovely ambient/techno tracks are as good as anything on the previous two albums. But do yourself a favour and stop the album after part XI, you'll be much better off then. Because Part XII is nothing but 8 minutes of various irregular thuds with loads of reverb, it sounds like movers loading crates into an empty industrial hall. After that you have something like 20 minutes of silence, neatly divided into 78 different tracks. And the reward you get for reaching track number 91 is... 10 seconds of some stupid kid voices, apparently sampled from Star Trek. I dunno whether Namlook and Hawtin were smoking too much reefer in the studio or what, because ending an otherwise cool album with these two "tunes" feels like they're just fucking with the listener.

I also have to say that, even though FAX are generally known for their beautiful art design, at this point in the label's history they had some ugly-ass album covers. Unless you specifically want to own the original FAX release, get the M_nus or the Ambient World reissue instead, they have much prettier cover art.