Jeff Mills ‎– The Jungle Planet

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Axis ‎– AX062.5
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Sleeper Wakes – Chapter VII
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Memory Stick, WAV, Album, Limited Edition, Numbered
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The Jungle Planet (story) with music as part of the continuing saga in the Sleeper Wakes Series.

Contents stored in USB flash memory stick & housed inside a black cube. 400 copies made.

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
AX-062 Jeff Mills The Jungle Planet(2x12", Album, Ltd) Axis AX-062 US 2013 Sell This Version

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AuggyBee

AuggyBee

March 28, 2018
A subtle reference to Brian Eno on Descending - Micro Terra ? (Unfamiliar wind (leeks hills) from On Land)
Maybe Jeff Mill's best release ever.
luca.borsato

luca.borsato

February 23, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
More beautiful covers like this one ! Most of mills album covers are very deceiving and it adds a lot to the narrative of the album I think.
ruminas

ruminas

December 15, 2013

Album of the year 2013! Collectors item.
mirage2012

mirage2012

November 28, 2013
Im a huge fan of jeff mills, and I love the conceptual sleeper awakes series. . The incredible opening track on this album (descending) terra) has been released previously as "X-102 Admiri"as a beatport exclusive.

PeterPanther

PeterPanther

November 2, 2013
kind of funny: the file with the music got the name "The Jugle Planet Album"

BUT: wonderful music!
Gott

Gott

October 30, 2013

one of his best records! WOW!!!
Cardia1

Cardia1

October 7, 2013
edited over 4 years ago

This is a high quality Album, very classic and fine to listen while watching a mute black & white movie. Its a pity that it wasn´t released in CD format, it would be very good to have this Album released in CD format.
techsoul

techsoul

October 1, 2013
edited over 4 years ago

Sheer audio-cinematic beauty and a mature body of work.

Hands down the most ambitiuos and amazing part of the "Sleeper Wakes" series so far.
A perfectly grounded, astonishingly lush counterpart to the rather cold, sparse and tension-ridden "Sleeper Wakes" album - another highlight in the series.

Musically, "The Jungle Planet" - as the beautiful artwork by Julien Pacaud suggests - is very diverse in style and structure,. It shows a world which changes quickly and often in unexpected ways. This corresponds to a jungle as a biological habitat, pushing natural selection towards rapid growth, massive competition and great diversity.

Arpeggios are very prominent throughout the albums beatless tracks ("Descending Micro-Terra", "Rainbow Clusters", "Dream Mechanics"), and there is a stronger focus on melody and harmonical changes than on any of the other albums in the series.

"The World Of Worlds" perfectly pictures the view at a new world which so far was beyond the viewers imagination. "Human Dream Collectors" sounds a tad like Mills' classic "Gamma Player" being re-invented, displaying the same calm, meditative mood over nice beats. "Translucent Plants" and "Four Hour Days" take Mills' well know "straight beats, weird bleeps" route, using extreme frequencies to create an otherworldly feel. "Approaching Magnesium Towers" goes even further back - classic Axis sound circa 2000.

The black USB cube, housed inside another black box, is a nice object since it is connected to the story. The outer box is numbered in handwriting, and the USB stick itself has the album title embossed in red. The PDF artwork and booklet on the USB stick are not provided in high resolution and suffer from pixelated aliasing, which is kind of disappointing.

I certainly hope this album will find an unlimited release in CD format.
Being the highlight of the series so far, I feel it should be available to a broader digital audience - like the other parts of the series.
And that gorgeous cover artwork surely deserves to be printed.