LTJ Bukem ‎– Earth Volume Two

Earth ‎– EARTHCD002, Earth ‎– EARTHCD001
CD, Compilation

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Rollercone Fictions
Organ – Pierre Audetat*Written-By, Producer – P. Duvoisin*
2 LTJ Bukem Cosmic Interlude
Written-By, Producer – D. Williamson*
3 Odyssey Artificial Life
Written-By, Producer – S. Donohue*
4 Blame J-Walkin'
Flute – Gavin TateWritten-By, Producer – C. Shafie*
5 Artemis Silver Dawn
Written-By, Producer – O. Lomax*
6 Intense Flashback
Written-By, Producer – B. Thomas*, D. Duncan*, S. Vispi*
7 Blu Mar Ten Adrift On Deep Water
Written-By, Producer – C. Marigold*, L. Wyndham*
8 DJ Addiction Senses
Written-By, Producer – J. Foreman*
9 DJ Crystl Mind Games
Written-By, Producer – D. Chapman*

Companies, etc.


  • Art Direction, DesignArber
  • Art Direction, Photography By [Artist And Macro]Fiona Freund
  • Other [Photoshoot Crowd Control] – Leonie
  • Other [Photoshoot Sounds] – Steve Dawson, X-Offender
  • Photography By [LTJ Bukem Box Portrait]Richard Weedon
  • Presenter, Compiled ByLTJ Bukem


Box spine: EARTHCD002
Box rear: EARTHCD001

Full title: LTJ Bukem Presents Earth Volume Two

Released in a Disc Pac cardboard box with tray and 12 page booklet.

Box rear erroneously lists the catalogue number as "EARTHCD001".

Distributed by Charged via Vital
Art direction, design: Arber @ Public Art.

Track 1 courtesy of Galaktic Sound Lab. © 1996 Good Looking Records ℗ 1997 Good Looking Records. D4 Editions.
Track 2 to 7 © 1997 Good Looking Records ℗ 1997 Good Looking Records. Good Looking Music Ltd/Warner Chappell Music Ltd.
Track 8 © 1996 Good Looking Records ℗ 1997 Good Looking Records. Copyright Control.
Track 9 © 1996 Good Looking Records ℗ 1997 Good Looking Records. EMI Music Publishing Ltd.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 032781 560027 >
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5032781560027
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): C6951 EARTHCD 002
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): C6951 EARTHCD 002 . 1 : 2 [Nimbus logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3): C6951 EARTHCD 002 . 1 : 1 [Nimbus logo]
  • Mastering SID Code (Mirrored, Variant 1, 2 & 3): IFPI L123
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): ifpi 2308
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): ifpi 2330
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): ifpi 2310

Other Versions (5 of 6) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
EARTHLP002 LTJ Bukem Earth Volume Two(5x12" + Box, Comp, Ltd, Num) Earth, Good Looking Records EARTHLP002 UK 1997 Sell This Version
EARTHLP002 Various Earth Volume Two(2x12", Comp, Promo) Earth EARTHLP002 UK 1997 Sell This Version
EARTHCD002 LTJ Bukem Earth Volume Two(CD, Comp, RP) Earth EARTHCD002 UK Unknown Sell This Version
EARTHMC002 LTJ Bukem Earth Volume Two(2xCass, Comp + Box) Earth EARTHMC002 UK 1997 Sell This Version
EARTHLP002 LTJ Bukem Earth Volume Two(5x12", Comp, Promo + Box, Ltd) Earth EARTHLP002 UK 1997 Sell This Version


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April 15, 2017

Probably the best or at least my favorite in the Earth series.


May 23, 2008
edited over 3 years ago
The second installation of Earth series borrows more downtempo themes from its predecessor while deviating further from the drum and bass narrative. The openers in "Fictions" and "Cosmic Interlude" set the tone with a myriad of deep bass, structured synth layers and arrangement that provide a fresh take on the series.

However, there are 3 traditional drum and bass tracks: Odyssey's "Artificial Life" representing the formula for the emerging 720 (at the time), to DJ Crystl's inspirational outing in "being capable of anything" as well as new comer in DJ Addiction's "Senses" breakbeat slab.

The middle section of the Earth 2 is where I feel the compilation takes off. To this date, Blame's "J-Walkin" is his magnum opus in my personal opinion. If future jazz was ever a concept, then I think we heard it in 1997. A 6/4 track smothered with an elegant flute, rhodes and bassline. Let's not forget Artemis and Intense on their first appearance to the series bringing some well-infused downtempo vibes, as well as Blu Mar Ten's infectious snare march towards the deep blue, including sonar radar sounds, whistles, and Miles Davis samples. Yes, it actually works out. :)

I feel Earth 2 really cemented where the series was going, and the production level is quite evolved: sounding crisp, tight, and carefully leveled. At the time, no other major DnB label were branching off like this to expose their artists and showcase their talent. From here on out, the Earth series didn't need to walk on egg shells to cater to the known core base. A risk worth the temptation.