John Beltran ‎– Earth & Nightfall

R & S Records ‎– rs 95072 cd
CD, Album

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1 Blue World 5:00
2 Pluvial Interlude 1:35
3 Synaptic Transmission 5:24
4 Sub-surface
Producer – Dennis Bach
5 Earth And Nightfall
Producer – Mark Wilson (2)
6 Mutualism 5:02
7 The Dawn
Producer – Mark Wilson (2)
8 Anticipation 4:18
9 Nitric 4:47
10 Fragile Interlude
Producer – Mark Wilson (2)
11 Aquatic
Producer – Mark Wilson (2)
12 Vienna 2:14

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Recorded and mixed at Tracks Recording Studio, Lansing, Michigan, U.S.A.

Made in Austria

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 411659 160727
  • Matrix / Runout: RS95072CD 15 A0
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L555
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 942A
  • Rights Society: SABAM

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


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December 23, 2013

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.


March 13, 2013
edited over 5 years ago

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.


August 25, 2008

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.



March 18, 2004

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.