Ian Pooley ‎– The Times

Force Inc. Music Works ‎– FIM-1-019
CD, Album


1 The Times 5:41
2 Chord Memory 7:14
3 Cirrus 7:12
4 Plunk 'n Clong 5:30
5 2.15 2:20
6 Roots 6:32
7 Phoenix 4:32
8 Plunk 'n Bang 5:13
9 Further 4:58
10 De La Trip 7:31
11 Distance 7:19
12 Pure Phase 5:14
13 The End (Eternal Feedback) 5:27

Companies, etc.



Recorded at home.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 4 014235 208137
  • Barcode (Scanned): 4014235208137
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L357
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 5202
  • Matrix / Runout: BOD FORC FIM-1-019

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
FIM-1-019 LP Ian Pooley The Times(2xLP, Album) Force Inc. Music Works FIM-1-019 LP Germany 1996 Sell This Version
FIM-1-019 LP Ian Pooley The Times(2xLP, Promo, W/Lbl) Force Inc. Music Works FIM-1-019 LP Germany 1996 Sell This Version
GNR 014 Ian Pooley The Times(Cass, Album) Groove'n'Roller GNR 014 Poland Unknown Sell This Version



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February 28, 2006
edited over 13 years ago

When tech-house was still just embryo, Ian Pooley had already matured it. With his first album, THE TIMES, Pooley delivered on all the promise in his 12"s. The title track is a deep techno dub, with influences from the Chain Reaction camp. But "Chord Memory" is the stand-out here -- hard-thumping and still musical enough to rock the discotheque. "Plunk 'n Clong" is exactly what you'd expect, and "Plunk 'n Bang" follows along the same lines, though more aggressively. "2.15," despite its short length, delivers a peppy little tune, and "Roots" keeps the vibe while going more of a beatless route. If there's a complaint, I'd say that much of the source synth sounds are too similar which homogenizes the album a bit too much, but it's carefully spaced as to not grow overly tiresome. "Further" creates a more spacious feel with its reverb, and both "De La Trip" and "Pure Phase" are sparkling excursions into outer space, vibes that will be reprised on his next album. "Distance" gets things kicking again, and puts Pooley definitely at the front of the pack.