Johan Timman ‎– Trip Into The Body

Fleet ‎– 203.911, Fleet ‎– 203 911
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Electronic Music / A Digital Audiophile Record

Recorded and Mixed at Johan Timman JAT Private Studio
Digital Mastered (Sony PCM) at Sound Push Studio
Digital Master Cutting at Strawberry Mastering (UK) Ltd.
Using the Sony PCM 100 (and a lot of Lacquers)!!!
Sleeve printing: Mohndruck Graphische Betriebe GmbH, Gütersloh, W. Germany
Pressed at Sonopress Gütersloh, W. Germany
Innersleeve Photo Screen printed on a T.I. 820 Printer
utilising a Computer Automation 192 K Alpha LSI-2 SyFa Computer-System
Publishing: Fleet Benelux S.A. Brussels
Marketed by: Ariola Benelux B.V.
Licensed by: Fleet Benelux B.V.
Designed in Baarn
Made in Germany
℗ + ©: 1981 Fleet Benelux B.V. Hilversum, Holland

Technical Information

Quantity - MOOG modular system type 55
1 Voltage Controlled Oscillator 921
2 Oscillator Driver 921A
6 Voltage Controlled Oscillator 921B
5 Voltage Controlled Amplifier 902
1 Random Noise Generator 903A
1 Voltage Controlled Lowpass Filter 904A VIII
1 Voltage Controlled Highpass Filter 904B VII
5 Envelope Generator 911
1 Dual Trigger Delay 911A
1 Fixed Filter Bank 914 VI
2 Sequential Controller 960 II
2 Interface 961 III
2 Sequential Switch 962 IV

MOOG modular system IIIp
1 Voltage Controlled Oscillator 921
3 Oscillator Driver 921A
9 Voltage Controlled Oscillator 921B
3 Voltage Controlled Amplifier 902
1 Random Noise Generator 903A
1 Voltage Controlled Lowpass Filter 904A VIII
1 Voltage Controlled Highpass Filter 904B VII
1 Filter Coupler 904C
1 Reverberation Unit 905
3 Envelope Generator 911
1 Dual Trigger Delay 911A
1 Envelope Follower 912
1 Fixed Filter Bank 914 VI
2 Keyboard Controller 951
1 Four Channel Mixer 984
3 Sample & Hold 1125
1 Ribbon Controller 1150
1 Percussion Controller 1130
1 Foot Pedal Controller 1120

1 Polymoog Synthesizer
1 Minimoog
1 Micromoog
1 Taurus Pedal Synthesizer
1 Multimoog
1 Moog Liberation
1 Moog Satterlite
2 Oberheim Mini Sequencer CPS-2
1 Solina String Ensemble
1 Roland Compu Rhythm CR-78
1 EMS Pitch to Voltage Converter
1 Synton 20 Channel Vocoder Syntovox 221 I
1 Synton Envelope Generator (Custom Build) V

Mixing Console
1 D&R ST 1600 24 in/out channels

Tape Recorders
1 LYREC TR532-16 Multitrack
1 LYREC TR55 Stereo
1 TEAC A3300SX 2 tracks

1 Moog Parametric Equalizer
2 Moog Graphic Equalizer
1 Marshall Time Modulator 5002
1 Mutron BI-PHASE stereo phaser
1 Echoplex
1 Dynacord DRS 78 Digital Delay
1 Compact Phasing "A"
1 Stage Accompany Stereo reverbaration plate
18 Stage Accompany Noise Reduction System (DBX System)
1 UREI Dual Peak Limiter Model 1178
2 UREI Peak Limiter Model 1176 LN
2 UREI Compressor/Limiter LA-4
6 D&R Noise Gate
2 D&R Compressor/Limiter
2 D&R Sweep Equalizer
1 URSA MAJOR Space Station

4 Tannoy Golden Monitor
4 Auratone
2 JBL 4313 Studio Monitor
4 Quad 50E
1 Quad 405
2 Moog Synamp
1 Stage Accompany SA 900

Gatefold sleeve with 12” square insert ”203 911/7”
Catalog number "203.911" on labels and inside sleeve, "203 911" on spine

Johan's name on the spine is misspelled as Johan Timmann (double n)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: STEMRA
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side A): S 203.911 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side B): S 203.911 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched, stamped variant 1): THANK YOU RIA 020 203911 A-2/81S CLICK YOURSELF!! Made in Germany · STRAWBERRY ·
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, etched, stamped variant 1): 020 203911 B-1/81S Made in Germany DAT BEDOEL i K. · STRAWBERRY ·
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A variant 2): THANK YOU RIA. 020 CLICK YOURSELF !! [etched] 203911 A-1/81S Made in Germany · STRAWBERRY · [stamped]
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B variant 2): DAT BEDOEL i K. 020 [etched] 203911 B-1/81S Made in Germany · STRAWBERRY · [stamped]
  • Other (On insert): 203 911/7
  • Pressing Plant ID (Label side B, embossed): [Bass clef]

Other Versions (5 of 6) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
203 911, 203 911-320 Johan Timman Trip Into The Body(LP, Album, Gat) Hansa International, Hansa International 203 911, 203 911-320 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
203 911, 203 911-320 Johan Timman Trip Into The Body(LP, Album, Gat) Hansa International, Hansa International 203 911, 203 911-320 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
403.911 Johan Timman Trip Into The Body(Cass, Album) Fleet 403.911 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
GR-132 Johan Timman Trip Into The Body(CD, Album, RE, RM) Groove Unlimited GR-132 Netherlands 2006 Sell This Version
6399 359 Johan Timman Trip Into The Body (LP, Album, Gat) Ariola 6399 359 Brazil 1982 Sell This Version


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January 2, 2019

What an amazing album this is. Crazy effects, nice tunes. Just awesome to listen to! Pressing is great to!


June 3, 2016
edited 3 months ago
I agree with audioman. The Audio Works CD sounds great and authentic.
More people should be aware of this record, but it's also is nice to own a special record that isn't well known.
And I think it’s pretty cool that he only made one record.


October 4, 2015
The 2006 release of the album is "remastered" very poorly, with harsh mid and high frequencies. I was very disappointed when I received that far from cheap CD. It's yet another one of the many albums that originally sounded perfect as they were and should never have been touched by someone who got the strange idea of "enhancing" what's already perfect. Since then, I've found the original 1993 CD release which sounds absolutely perfect, unlike some very dubious claims that it sounds bad. I have the original LP release, the terribly "remastered" CD release, and the original CD release. The original CD sounds very much like the LP (similar frequency balance), but significantly better, without the lack clarity and artifacts.

As already mentioned, this is an important synth music masterpiece. It's just a shame that it's not available for purchase in any decent form nowadays.


June 11, 2015
Mates! Rumour said is the resissue is remastered. Please justify if the reissue is REMASTERED??


July 30, 2010
edited over 8 years ago
Very great, one of the most important album in the progressive-electronics genre, beside Kraftwerk, Vangelis, Logic System, and so on... The 1993' CD release I have is very bad soundqualitywise. My old digitalising of the LP (old, cheap soundcard, old, cheap Pioneer player) made a much better result compared to that you find on this CD. I don't understand the digitalising, mastering engineers, why should a CD be soo bad, dull, info-less, noisy, cloudy, flat if I one can achive better, more precise results with very average devices??? The one have pre-mastered, digitalised the album, were made a very bad job. It was very disappointing then, and since I've became a pro-engineer, I have to repeat my opinion with double accent empowered with my 18 years audio experiences.... I have serious doubts in every later re-re-remasterings but it would worth giving a try (unlike with Kraftwerk remasters which are terrible shit). I don't understand J.T! In every possibile forum there was a buzz about his forthcoming new album after 25 years and it was 6 years ago. Please don't fool us but make music and forget those researches, and bloody scorings and production shits! Those might bring you money but not immortality. This album is it, your present lacks such. You're about to die. You know the "remedy".....


April 10, 2009
edited over 9 years ago

In 1981, the world of electronic music (and further) was enriched with an album by the “big synthman from Holland”, Johan Timman. This experienced musician, composer and sound engineer created an album that took the listener on a “Trip Into The Body”. Timman did that with all the goodies that synth manufacturer Moog could provide him with. Some were even custom engineered for Johan by Moog. The album shows a fresh new look on synthesizer music: accessible, melodically, symphonic and very well played and crafted. It was this album that received many positive reviews when it came out.


April 5, 2006
edited over 13 years ago
i Music and Synthesizer Lovers,
I'm alive and still going strong. The past 25 years I've done a lot with my MOOG's, especially research in the field of sound. This story will be too long to explain here, probably I shall tell more about it on my URL Beside this scientifically research I also made and composed music for films, commercials and other productions. Last year, inspired by my research how our brain and consciousness reacts by listening (aware or unaware) to sound and music, I decided to make a new album "The Cerebral Symphony". So if you are still interested in Johan Timman, please visit my site to stay informed about my doings. I am planning to complete my new album during august 2006, realizing myself that after 25 years "Trip Into The Body" is still getting your attention, even worldwide. You are welcome to react in my Guestbook, I shall be obliged to read it. Take Care, Johan Timman.