Influx ‎– Unique

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Sapho ‎– SAPH CD1, Sapho ‎– saph cd1
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Tracklist

1 Love Song 5:02
2 Monday 5:52
3 Emotions 5:55
4 Still 5:20
5 2 A.M. 5:32
6 VS128 6:13
7 Braineater (Cylindrical Mix) 8:21
8 Dreamscape (Ambient Mix) 6:23
9 Dreamscape (Dawn Mix) 5:47
10 Poly-Mod 3:58
11 Unique 5:43
12 The Future 5:20
13 Floating 6:44

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Spine & label cat@ = SAPH CD1
Rear sleeve cat# = saph cd1

© Sapho Records Ltd 1994
℗ Sapho Records Ltd 1994
Published by Dark Music Ltd.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 024900 001221
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5024900001221
  • Matrix / Runout: SAPHCD1 10269241 02 & MADE IN U.K. BY PDO

Other Versions (2 of 2) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
JBM006 Influx Unique(CDr, Album, RM) James Bernard Music JBM006 US 2006 Sell This Version
SAPH LP 1 Influx Unique(2xLP, Album) Sapho SAPH LP 1 UK 1994 Sell This Version

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Sneaky-Peanut

Sneaky-Peanut

August 1, 2010

They say you should never judge a book by its cover, but shamefully I bought this album on the basis that it had psychedelic artwork and that sort of font you usually find on Goa/Psytrance albums.

I was almost right. Not really psychedelic at all, but nicely ambient and trance-like. This was one of my first ventures into trance artist albums when I bought 'Unique' years ago, and I have to admit I was slightly disappointed at first. The tracks seemed poignant, even depressing. One (I can't remember which) ended with a incredibly harrowing electric guitar solo, which nearly drove me to contemplating suicide.

Unsurprisingly I rushed back to my Todd Terry and Rhythm Masters singles and left 'Unique' on a shelf next to the redundant 'listening copy' of Reactivate 11 and my childish Dance Zone compilations.

Recently however, I stumbled across it again and listened to it all again with fresh ears, now more accustomed to Flying Rhino rather than 2 Unlimited. It really is good! 'VS128', a beautiful electro-flavoured track, was my absolute favourite, but the epic 'Braineater' was like listening to a heavenly waterfall of acid riffs and trance melodies. The guitar solo on that other track was still painful, though.

So, why did I waste your time in telling you all this? Obviously as a Discogs user you've moved on from (or perhaps never had) that period of developing a taste for music outside of the mainstream chart, but I was pleasantly surprised to see how beautiful this album has become, simply by my tastes maturing and my patience extending past a three minute radio edit. If you like trance, ambient or whatever, buy it when you see it. If you still like 'Ebeneeser Goode', buy it and open your mind and ears!