Ismistik ‎– Remain

Djax-Up-Beats ‎– DJAX-UP-CD9
CD, Album


1 Absence 10:59
2 Woodvibe 7:14
3 Orange Peel 5:24
4 Running Water 6:06
5 Cassis 6:40
6 Daybreak 6:59
7 Bulb 7:07
8 Tortoise Thoughts 6:33
9 Phidou 5:55
10 Flowcharts Remade 4:47
11 Cycling 5:46

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Recorded February - August 1994 in Bergen, Norway

P&C 1995 Djax Records

Flow Charts (original version) available on "Oasis" EP (DJAX-UP-140)
Tracks 4, 8 and 11 are only available on CD
Also available on LP (DJAX-UP-LP9)

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  • Rights Society: BIEM/STEMRA

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
DJAX-UP-LP9 Ismistik Remain(2xLP, Album) Djax-Up-Beats DJAX-UP-LP9 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version


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May 21, 2015
This album and also the optic crux also by djax records, at a time when cd,s were starting to take over vinyl or so we thought ..
awesome trippy ambient and technoish joy of joys ..simple deep and groovy...


October 4, 2014
edited over 4 years ago

Let me just add to the chorus of praise. I found this I don't know how, I think on an old office file sharing intranet about ten years ago. What a beautiful surprise. All the tracks are gorgeous.

Pinkychukkles mentions something that really bugs fans of this record who also happen to be vinyl fans. Absence and Tortoise thoughts, my two favorite tracks on this record, and Cycling, another gem, are not available on vinyl anywhere. I never understood why record companies did this: did they expect people to get both formats?


April 14, 2013

This is some essential nighttime home listetning. Ranging from melodic detroit techno to space ´90s ambient, it hasn´t dated a bit in the last 18 years. The production is crystal clear, and very spacious. A true gem!


February 19, 2013

This has had repeated plays recently and it's witness to the quality in that it doesn't suffer from several listens over a short period of time. Initially, as I had a vinyl copy, it was all about Woodvibe but having listened to the CD release, my two other favourite tracks (Absence and Tortoise Thoughts) only appear on this format making it worth acquiring for those two alone but the whole album has an sublime flow - highly recommended.


November 2, 2011

Timeless and still mindblowing, detroit ambient techno.....totaly underrated.


June 21, 2010

A very fine release. Sublime subtly with techno percussion but detroit-esque touches. Not really ambient techno but it sure is a soothing album although it is very upbeat mostly. i have both formats and unfortunately my favorite song Absence is only on the cd and not the vinyl which is my only concern. This cd could easily stack up with some of the best full albums from Carl Craig or a Kenny Larkin. Very good stuff found throughout these formats.


February 16, 2003

Bjørn Torske's overlooked masterpiece from 95. Sublime melodic "arctic meets Detroit" tech, with bonus tracks on both formats. Bjørn's best release ever!