John Beltran ‎– Earth & Nightfall

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Tracklist

Blue World 5:00
Pluvial Interlude 1:55
Synaptic Transmission 5:40
Sub-Surface 4:08
Earth And Nightfall 5:20
Mutualism 5:03
The Dawn 4:33
Anticipation 4:30
Nitric 5:18
Fragile Interlude 2:48
Aquatic 6:41
Vienna 2:23

Versions (5)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
RS 95072 John Beltran Earth & Nightfall(2xLP, Album) R & S Records RS 95072 Belgium 1995 Sell This Version
rs 95072 cd John Beltran Earth & Nightfall(CD, Album) R & S Records rs 95072 cd Belgium 1995 Sell This Version
rs 95072 cd John Beltran Earth & Nightfall(CD, Album) R & S Records rs 95072 cd Germany 1995 Sell This Version
Di0132 John Beltran Earth & Nightfall(CD, Album) Distance Di0132 France 1995 Sell This Version
RS 95072 LP/CD John Beltran Earth & Nightfall(Cass, Album, Promo) R & S Records RS 95072 LP/CD Belgium 1995 Sell This Version

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bell-end

bell-end

November 6, 2016
referencing Earth & Nightfall, 2xLP, Album, RS 95072
Can't believe I bought this on a whim in the late 90's! For me,this as powerful as any of the classic Detroit albums from 90-95.a bold statement perhaps,but I urge anyone who disagrees to have a listen.
Grooves

Grooves

October 1, 2016
referencing Earth & Nightfall, 2xLP, Album, RS 95072
did anyone realize that Vienna is an edit of J.S.Bach - Suite No.2 In B Minor, Badinerie????
thizz

thizz

October 22, 2015
referencing Earth & Nightfall, 2xLP, Album, RS 95072
this album is so far ahead of its time...you can hear John developing his warm techno stylings that really set the stage for the Ten Days album - pure brilliance.
yarham

yarham

December 23, 2013
referencing Earth & Nightfall, CD, Album, rs 95072 cd

Wow I just had a listen to this album this afternoon after not hearing this for years. This is one of the deepest of the deepest techno/chill out albums of all time. It really is taking me to another place some where in space. A classic album that has not dated and I expect if I end up listening to this album in ten years time I will be saying the same thing. Just one of many brilliant releases by John Beltran that have the usual atmospheric sound quality that he is so well known for without sounding boring and repetitive.
croftots

croftots

March 13, 2013
edited over 4 years ago
referencing Earth & Nightfall, CD, Album, rs 95072 cd

Brilliant, timeless all rolled into one. Every time i listen to this, it brings me to a place in my mind that is ok. Nitric is especially brilliant.
JonnieDarko

JonnieDarko

August 25, 2008
referencing Earth & Nightfall, CD, Album, rs 95072 cd

To write a review of this superlative album is hard enough but it would always take me back to 1996 when i was going through a very stressful time personally & I would always be playing the tracks Mutualism, The Dawn & Anticipation in succession, over & over followed by Vienna at end, as if the music had a personal message to me & to my inner most anxieties.

Not to say the other tracks have no relevance as they are all part of a cohesive theme & portrait that Beltran that knows & paints so well & it's beautiful.

An extremely personal time for me & this album just captivated it all.

Beltran's Masterpiece - never beaten & never will be.

electricsoul2004

electricsoul2004

October 18, 2006
edited over 10 years ago
referencing Earth & Nightfall, 2xLP, Album, RS 95072

Where do I start? Dug this one out of the old pile about 2 weeks ago and it has been on near constant play since then. A forgotten classic maybe. Delicate music hinting on IDM, Detroit (Classic) Techno and even classical music. Short overall playing length (45mins or so) but what a journey, Aquatic is probably my favourite track on it, very Detroit sounding warm techno, but on the whole nothing on this package dissapoints. So glad I came back to it.
scoundrel

scoundrel

March 18, 2004
referencing Earth & Nightfall, CD, Album, rs 95072 cd

John Beltram, one of Detroit’s undersung heroes, offers his first album, <I>Earth and Nightfall</I>, which combines the more familiar Detroit techno strains with some lovely ambience. “Sub-Surface,” for example, mixes echoing synth washes with delicate acoustic guitar strumming for a dreamy effect. Though the entire album brims with sound and talent, it doesn’t quite have the quality that elevates it above the preponderance of electronic music in the world. But don’t get me wrong, the music itself is still very good, great for late night drives in a futuristic car –- maybe a gas/electric hybrid.