Ian O'Brien ‎– Desert Scores

Ferox Records ‎– FER-CD3
CD, Album


1 Mad Mike Disease 5:56
2 Homeless 7:11
3 Dayride 10:21
4 The Man From Del Monte (A Fantasy Theme) 7:11
5 Dark Eye Tango 9:55
6 Video Games & Data Movements 7:23
7 Granpa's Drawers 8:24
8 Evrydice 8:08
9 Desert Scores & Fusion Daddies 9:10

Companies, etc.



Recorded In The Nest, Leigh-On-Sea, June 1996.

Some copies feature EFA distribution stickers on the back.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 016556 750325 >
  • Barcode (String): 5016556750325
  • Matrix / Runout: MASTERED BY NIMBUS C3858 FERDC 003 :
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L122
  • Mould SID Code: ifpi 2307

Other Versions (5 of 8) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
FER-LP3 Ian O'Brien Productions* Desert Scores(2xLP, Album) Ferox Records FER-LP3 UK 1996 Sell This Version
KEEPCD/LP003 Ian O'Brien Desert Scores(CDr, Album, Promo, RE) Keep Diggin' Recordings KEEPCD/LP003 UK 2002 Sell This Version
OTLCD1244 Ian O'Brien Desert Scores + 1(CD, Album, RM) Octave Lab OTLCD1244 Japan 2009 Sell This Version
KEEPCD003 Ian O'Brien Desert Scores(CD, Album, RE) Keep Diggin' Recordings KEEPCD003 UK 2002 Sell This Version
NPCC-1121, OTLCD1244 Ian O'Brien Desert Scores + 1(CD, Album, RE, RM) Octave Lab, Octave Lab NPCC-1121, OTLCD1244 Japan 2015 Sell This Version


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June 2, 2017
Dark Eye Tango has the power to make me cry tears of joy, happiness, pain, heartache and loss all at once


April 20, 2014
fabulous techno album!!!


October 18, 2005
edited over 15 years ago

DESERT SCORES has classic written all over it, and with good reason. From the opening track, the Detroit-fueled "Mad Mike Disease," there's a melodic and rhythmic propulsion that's impossible to ignore. The electro-funk-jazz of "Homeless" shows a complex understanding of the interaction of melody and syncopation. But the undoubted highlight of the album is the epic and beautifully askew "Dayride," which works with dynamics the way others can only dream of. "Monkey Jazz" takes on a Spanish flair, replete with horns, but if you're in the mood for more straight-up techno, "Granpa's Drawers" will get you moving in no time. "Eurydice," rather than being a journey to hell, takes you straight to heaven. This album is nothing but excellence from start to finish.