Meshuggah ‎– Rare Trax

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Nuclear Blast ‎– NB 605-2, Nuclear Blast ‎– 27361 66052
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Audio Trax:
1 War
Drum Programming – Thordendal*, Skog*Guitar – Jens Kidman, Jocke SkogMixed By – Thordendal*Vocals – Kidman*
2:48
2 Cadaverous Mastication
Bass – Peter NordinDrums – Niclas LundgrenGuitar – Thordendal*Recorded By, Mixed By – P.H. Rics*Vocals – Kidman*
7:51
3 Sovereign Morbidity
Bass – Peter NordinDrums – Niclas LundgrenGuitar – Thordendal*Recorded By, Mixed By – P.H. Rics*Vocals – Kidman*
4:31
4 Debt Of Nature
Bass – Peter NordinDrums – Niclas LundgrenGuitar – Thordendal*Recorded By, Mixed By – P.H. Rics*Vocals – Thordendal*
7:19
5 By Emptyness Abducted
Bass – Gustaf HielmDrums – Haake*Guitar – Thordendal*, Kidman*, Hagström*Recorded By, Mixed By – Kidman*
4:51
6 Don't Speak
Bass – Gustaf HielmDrums – Haake*Guitar – Thordendal*, Kidman*, Hagström*Recorded By, Mixed By – Kidman*
3:28
7 Abnegating Cecity (Demoversion -90)
Bass – Nordin*Drums – Haake*Guitar, Vocals – Thordendal*Recorded By, Mixed By – PH Rics*
6:24
8 Internal Evidence (Demoversion -90)
Bass – Nordin*Drums – Haake*Guitar, Vocals – Thordendal*Recorded By, Mixed By – PH Rics*Vocals – Kidman*
7:01
9 Concatenation (Slomo Remix)
Drum Programming, Bass, Guitar – Thordendal*Recorded By, Mixed By – Thordendal*Vocals – Kidman*
6:17
10 Ayahuasca Experience
Other [Instruments By] – FewOther [Vocals By] – ManyRecorded By, Mixed By – Stephan Lövstrand
4:30
MPEG Video Trax:
1 Video New Millenium Cyanide Christ 6:10
2 Video Elastic 4:56
3 Video Tour And Studio Clips 12:02

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[Booklet]
This album contains old recordings, demos, mpeg videoclips and other stuff!
Also including the first mini-LP "Psykisk testbild" from -89

War
This song was originally recorded from Thordendals' 30th birthday. (Yepp, he's old)
It then had different drums on it and vocals were done by both Haake and Kidman.
The lyrics were also completely different with childish badmouthing and degrading comments on Thordendals' behavior and age.

Cadaverous Mastication
Sovereign Morbidity
Debt Of Nature
These three songs are from the first Meshuggah release, usually referred to as "Psykisk Testbild", even though it has no title. Released in -89 on vinyl only. This album is very sought after by dedicated fans. The fact that the little sucker was printed in only 1 000 copies, makes this rare trax shit stir up some pretty ugly feelings in the few lucky bastards owning an original vinyl copy, since it's now been rendered completely worthless (well, maybe not completely, but its value has certainly suffered some deflation)

Don't Speak
By Emptyness Abducted
These two are taken from a demo that Haake, Kidman and Hagstrom recorded at Dunker, Umeå in -96. We got 2 studio days for free and thought we might as well record something, even though we didn't quite know what. Do we really wanna release this? Not really! (Stupid Swedes did anyway)

Abnegating Cecity (Demoversion -90)
Internal Evidence (Demoversion -90)
These demoversions were recorded in late -90. This was the first recording with Tomas Haake on drums. The songs were later re-recorded for Contradictions Collapse. In our opinion, the demoversions turned out better, with a bit more speed and "playfulness", than the later ones.

Concatenation (Slomo Remix)
The first song on the -98-99 release Chaosphere, here taken down in tempo and having a "straight", heavy drumbeat instead of the more "frantic" drumming found on the original recording.

The Ayahuasca Experience
Recorded at Garageland Studio. This one was probably recorded under "some kind of influence". We can't quite seem to remember how, when or even if this "thing" was actually recorded! We think / guess it was sometime in -93, but then again, who are we to say?

New Millennium Cyanide Christ (MPEG Video)
This one has won critics acclaim all over the world and is considered to be the best music video ever made! Just throw it into your pc cd-rom and see for yourself! We know you'll be stunned!

Elastic (MPEG Video, Live in Umeå, Sweden -00)
In't vet jag 'e

Random clips that are completely redundant to this cd, to you and to us!
Shot on tour and in the studio -98, -99 and -00, in the U.S and in Europe

This cd is a mix of previously unreleased demo recordings from as far back as -93, as well as the first Meshuggah 3-track mini-Lp from -89. It also contains a live video recording and some silly videoclips.
Therefore, this is not to be viewed upon as "a new Meshuggah album", but more of a release for those interested in hearing (and seeing) some different sides of Meshuggah!
The quality of the recordings vary, since some of the songs were recorded under some more or less shitty studio conditions.
Editor's note*
"The relevance of this recording may be questioned much the same way as a really shitty b-movie, but that's ok with us!
After all, the suicide rate in northern Sweden (where we're from) is only like 30 times higher than anywhere else in the world"

[Rear]
Audio Trax
1. War
Recorded and mixed at Area 51 and Medical Records Studio 2.
2. Cadaverous Mastication
3. Sovereigns Morbidity
From the first Meshuggah album "Psykisk Testbild" -89, recorded and mixed at Tonteknik
4. Debt Of Nature
Also from "Psykisk Testbild"
5. By Emptyness Abducted
6. Don't Speak
Recorded and mixed at Dunker
7. Abnegating Cecity (Demoversion -90)
8. Internal Evidence (Demoversion -90)
Recorded & mixed at Tonteknik Recordings Dec. -90
9. Concatenation (Remix)
Recorded & mixed at Area 51 May -01
10. Ayahuasca Experience
Recorded and mixed at Garageland Studio

MPEG Video Trax:
New Millennium Cyanide Christ
Recorded in a recreation vehicle -99 somewhere in Ohio U.S

Elastic
Live in Umeå, Sweden -00

Tour And Studio Clips
Completely irrelevant material, shot in -98, -99 and -00

© + ℗ 2001 Nuclear Blast GmbH · Manufactured in Germany

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 7 27361 66052 9
  • Label Code: LC 07027
  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • Matrix / Runout: LU019300 NB 0605-2 03 Technicolor
  • Matrix / Runout (Mould Ring): 1:0
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L123
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 7Q07

Other Versions (5 of 6) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
NB 605-2, 27361 66052 Meshuggah Rare Trax(CD, Comp, Enh) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast NB 605-2, 27361 66052 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
MICP-10259 Meshuggah = メシュガー* Meshuggah = メシュガー* - Rare Trax = レア・トラックス(CD, Album, Comp, Enh) Avalon MICP-10259 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
NIGHT 203 Meshuggah Rare Trax(LP, Album, Comp, TP) Night Of The Vinyl Dead Records NIGHT 203 Italy 2015 Sell This Version
NB 605-2 Meshuggah Rare Trax(CD, Album, Comp, Enh, Promo) Nuclear Blast NB 605-2 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
NIGHT 203 Meshuggah Rare Trax(LP, Album, Comp, Ltd, Num, Cle) Night Of The Vinyl Dead Records NIGHT 203 Italy 2015 Sell This Version

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