Matrix (7) ‎– Various Films

Chain Reaction ‎– CRD-10
CD, Compilation


0.1 Isolation 4:40
0.2 Blue Film #A 3:18
0.3 Equator Music 4:27
1 Blue Film #10 2:41
2 Blue Film #2 5:08
3 Milieux 5:17
4 Red Film #2 4:52
5 Red Film #1 1:35
6 Isolated Dot 3:31
7 Zkj 4:49
8 Blue Film #2+ 3:31
9 Blue Film #4+ 3:28
10 Blue Film #5 2:10
11 Flora 6:31
12 See Off 7:11
13 Nimbus 3:40
14 Isthmus #Fast 10:09

Companies, etc.


Compiles the tracks from the three EPs and more:
Tracks 0.3., 1, 6, 9 and 10 were previously released on Matrix (7) - Isolated Dot.
Tracks 4, 7, 8 and 14 were previously released on Matrix (7) - Isthmus #Fast.
Tracks 2, 3, 11 and 12 were previously released on Matrix (7) - See Off.
Tracks 0.1, 0.2, 5 and 13 were unpublished before.

The first three tracks (listed in white on the back of the case) can be accessed by rewinding the CD back from the first track. Total duration of this hidden pre-gap track: 12:25.
Durations not listed on the release.

Released in a NaturePac.

℗ 2000 BCP BMG/UFA.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 18755 03102 5
  • Barcode (String): 718755031025
  • Label Code: LC 01044
  • Matrix / Runout: A0100318609-0101 35 A1
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L555
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 94Z7


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October 29, 2013

As "Blue Film #10" thuds into being, you know you're in Matrix's steady hands. His only album, VARIOUS FILMS, came on the much-vaunted Chain Reaction label, and you can hear the warmth crackling through. "Blue Film #2" moves at a brisker pace, and "Milieux" gets clickier, while "Red Film #2" gets jittery and more hesitant, as if the track itself were taking a breath. "Isolated Dot" sounds as if it were beamed straight out of Detroit, and "ZKJ" shifts between the urgent and the plaintive. "Blue Film #4" offers a spaciousness above the pounding rhythm, while "Blue Film #5" sounds almost easy-listening in contrast. The layers of hiss on "See Off" help drive it forward, and once the album gets to the soothing "Isthmus #Fast," you know you've reached the end of a fantastic journey.


February 23, 2011
edited over 7 years ago
A sharply surprising and utter techno master piece from the Chain reaction stable. Matrix on "various films" creates one of the densest sonic experience i have ever heard in techno. No need to review every track here, the album needs to be listened to as a whole. The combined effects of "fuzzy side chaining", low bitrate grooves and rich harmonics flow excellently between tracks, though not all being equal, each track brings its own manic "albeit chaotic" pace at times all in tradition of the berlin techno flavor. This is certainly not a beatless "ambient" album most would think Chain reaction are about, most tracks are pounding relentless techno with heavy sub bass, but clouded in a thick melancholic haze with a very unconventional attention to detail that just needs to be experienced. Magical to say the least Tetsuo changed my life with this one and forever the way I see techno.


February 9, 2010
There is also a hidden track zero that is duration 12.25


March 17, 2008

This is one of my all-time favorite albums. With this 14-tracks CD, Tetsuo Tsuri manages to blow up my mind into tiny pieces each time I listen to this. The album has a grainy sound with lots of clicks, almost like an old vinyl record. But here, that's what makes the whole beauty of it. "Milieux" is an ambiant, Vladislav Delay style track, with a click & buzz rhythmic specific of Chain Reaction releases, which resembles "Oshikicho #controlled", another great Matrix track. The "Red Films" and "Blue Films" are overall quite short tracks (except Blue Films #5 and #2) but they always manage to catch your mind to bring it to foreign landscapes. "Zkj", "Flora" and "See Off" are superb beat-driven grainy tracks with lots of space and delays. "Nimbus" makes you listen to the heartbeat of a giant machine. "Isolated Dot" is a moody 4/4 beat track with tons of harmonics. And at the end is "Isthmus #fast", a long and beautiful track, very close to Shinichi Atobe's "The Red Line" (on the same label) which has the same kind of atmosphere : melancholic and timeless. Groundbreaking...


January 19, 2003

Intense abstraction that drags you into unexplored dimensions of aural perception.