Ian O'Brien Productions* ‎– Desert Scores

Ferox Records ‎– FER-LP3
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album

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(P) 1996 Ferox Records. (C) 1996 Ferox Records.

Track durations and BPM are not present on the record.
A1: 129 | A2: 99
B3: 75 | B4: 115
C5: 123 | C6: 110
D7: 130 | D8: 108

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 016556 750318
  • Other (Runout Groove - Side A): DESERT PLUNDER
  • Other (Runout Groove - Side B): JUST DESERT'S...
  • Other (Runout Groove - Side C): TRUST ME - I'M A STOMACH
  • Other (Runout Groove - Side D): IAN O'BRIEN - 4TH OUT OF 3.

Other Versions (5 of 7) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
FER-CD3 Ian O'Brien Desert Scores(CD, Album) Ferox Records FER-CD3 UK 1996 Sell This Version
FER-LP3 Ian O'Brien Productions* Desert Scores(2xLP, Album, Promo) Ferox Records FER-LP3 UK 1996 Sell This Version
PCD-93918 Ian O'Brien Desert Scores(CD, Album, RE) P-Vine Records PCD-93918 Japan 2015 Sell This Version
KEEPCD/LP003 Ian O'Brien Desert Scores(CDr, Album, Promo, RE) Keep Diggin' Recordings KEEPCD/LP003 UK 2002 Sell This Version
KEEPLP003 Ian O'Brien Desert Scores(2xLP, Album) Keep Diggin' Recordings KEEPLP003 UK 2002 Sell This Version


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November 23, 2015

Up there with my favourite albums ever across all genres, unique sound with beautiful mixture of electronics, jazz, breakbeats.


July 18, 2007
edited over 11 years ago

A diverse recording spanning Detroit techno, ambient house, and touches of fusion, rooted in a strong dance ethos. The highlight must be "Mad Mike Disease" in all its warped and twisty funk, although "Homeless", with lush strings and some fantastic counterpoint (echoes of Jan Hammer/Miami Vice!) challenges. Unanticipated flourishes abound - Latin brass even pops up. Easily on par with the best that UR and Carl Craig made, and an album that demands repeated listening.


November 9, 2003

Mad Mikes Disease is a suitable homage to the founding father of UR. Jazzy but not noodling, uplifting but not cheesy. This album is a must have for any collector of techno worth their salt.