Luke Slater's 7th Plain* ‎– The 4 Cornered Room

CD, Album


1 Time Melts 7:54
2 Reality Of Space 7:37
3 Surface Bound 8:31
4 Lost 5:52
5 The Needs Of The Many 6:27
6 7th Plain 7:05
7 Astra Naut-E 7:11
8 Trite 5:46
9 Seeing Sense 8:08
10 Real Life Ceremony 8:38
11 Grace 3:24

Companies, etc.



On tray card:
Recorded at The Closet Studios for GPR, 1994.

℗ 1994 General Production Recordings Ltd.
© 1994 General Production Recordings Ltd.
Distributed in the UK by Pinnacle.

As Summer comes and winter goes a path to follow, a tale behold.
I will return with grace.

Numeral System - © B.C. 3400 Egypt

Catalog number:
On spine and back cover: gpr lp3
On disc: gpr cd3

Released in standard jewel case with 4 pp. booklet.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 022281 215725 ›
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5022281215725
  • Matrix / Runout: GPR CD 3 · MASTERED BY MAYKING


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February 16, 2018
Have to just say that Surface Bound is absolutely amazing!!!!


June 10, 2017
edited 10 months ago
Seeing Sense 808 minutes of...... Stardust!

Repress this LP Luke Slater!

I remember working in an extremely difficult and non rewarding job where I had lots of responsibility on my shoulders (or young mind) and very crap pay!...
I went to work that day and just didn't feel right so just before lunch I told my supervisor that I didn't feel well and was going home for the day..
But before I did that I went to my local record shop (Track Records, Chesham) to pay for the latest bag of records that were saved for me behind the counter..
Among others this LP was in the bag!
I rode home 3 miles on my mountain bike, knackered!
Got home , went straight to my bedroom and put this LP on the turntable...
I Really loved the sounds I was hearing laid there on my bed until Seeing Sense suddenly filtered up through my mind!
Wow what a journey!
A profound one too...
It was at that point I realized I was suffering from Depression (well that's what I found out later)..
And why?
Due to that crap job!
From then on in I took time out..
I saw sense!

Repress this LP Luke Slater!
Repress this LP Luke Slater!
Repress this LP Luke Slater!

P.s. also in the bag was The Wailing Song..
And drexciya- Davey Jones' Locker...


November 21, 2015
Still sounds amazing, this is usually the soundtrack when I'm driving.


April 6, 2014
Not much else to add to what has been written here...Quite simply stunning. I only wish that Astra-Naute-E (In The Shadow) had been included. The most haunting and beautiful track Luke ever produced IMO.


April 18, 2008
edited over 8 years ago
Inspireational, interesting, haunting, strange and beautiful album. Real Life Ceremony is the standout track for me.


August 9, 2007
edited over 10 years ago

The 4 Cornered Room is a fantastic listening cd. What I mean by that is that it's not overly serious, it can be backround music, it can be the focal point. This is a years worth of music wrapped up in one cd. You could start at any song and easily listen to that song 20 times in a row. Truly a fine piece of work here. One of the best pieces of ambient techno of all time.


June 14, 2006
edited over 11 years ago
Luke Slater's frankly astonishing debut on GPR is a consistently brilliant tour de force for IDM fans...

Completely embodying GPR IDM, it sounds as fresh today as when released in 1994. Many classic tracks including a mesmerising closing tune 'Grace', 'Lost' and 'Real Life Ceremony'.... But it's hard to pick and choose, it's a masterpiece of Intelligent Techno thru and thru.

There's a recent re-release from the sorely mourned GPR out now, buy it today and enjoy the golden age of IDM all over again...and wonder why it's not still here!