Larry Heard ‎– Alien

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  • Executive Producer – René Gelston
  • Producer, Written-By, Engineer, Mixed ByLarry Heard


Vocals of The Beauty Of Celeste engineered by Perkin Barnes at 6/8 Studio, New York.
℗©1996 Blackmarket Label. Original sound recordings owned by Blackmarket Label.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 6 0243-80038-2 2
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L132
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 0459
  • Matrix / Runout: BMI031CD 10398351 01 %
  • Matrix / Runout: MADE IN U.K. BY PDO

Other Versions (5 of 7) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MCD-80038, MVCM-590 Larry Heard Alien(CD, Album) MCA Records, MCA Records MCD-80038, MVCM-590 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
MCD 80038 Larry Heard Alien(CD, Album) MCA Records MCD 80038 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
ML-9009 Larry Heard Alien(2x12", Album, RE, RM, Cle) Alleviated Records ML-9009 Netherlands 2014 Sell This Version
BMI 031 LP Larry Heard Alien(LP, Album) Black Market International BMI 031 LP UK 1996 Sell This Version
XQAW-1011 Larry Heard Alien(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Car) Spiral Records (3) XQAW-1011 Japan 2007 Sell This Version



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February 4, 2012
edited over 6 years ago

Larry heard goes even deeper than his first 2 solo releases. Faint Object Detection is almost an ode to Tangerine Dream. I think this cd is the most ambient and other worldly of his solo albums. Which isn't a surprise seeing as the title is Aliens. The keyboards are about as drawn out and futuristic lushness that Larry has done. The beats take a backseat to these melodies. The Dance of Planet X is epic and and very enjoyable. Alien plays with themes more than other albums. I'm sure it being his most sci-fi that makes perfect sense. Tracks 5 into 6 really drift you off into a spacey haze. Unfortunately like most Heard solo albums there is always a track or two that is significantly sounding louder volume wise than the others hurting the genius label the music he does has. Thats just a sidenote. It would be interesting to hear what music Larry was inspired with to emulate with his special touch to turn out his 1993-1996 music. I would have to assume trips to Europe and British Detroit inspired music. This almost seems like a return the favor to Europe after those who were originally moved first by Larry. Whatever the case this is a beauty.