Omni Trio ‎– The Haunted Science

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Astral Phase
Nu Birth Of Cool (Rogue Unit Mix)
Rhythm Methods
Haunted Kind
Trippin' On Broken Beats (Carlito Mix)
Who Are You? (Aqua Sky Mix)
The Elemental
Serpent Navigators

Versions (8)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ASHADOW 6 LP Omni Trio The Haunted Science(2x12", Album) Moving Shadow ASHADOW 6 LP UK 1996 Sell This Version
SM-8024-2 Omni Trio Haunted Science(CD, Album) Sm:)e Communications SM-8024-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
AVCD-11468 Omni Trio Haunted Science(CD, Album + CD, Mini) Avex Trax AVCD-11468 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
ASHADOW 6 LE Omni Trio The Haunted Science(12", S/Sided, Ltd) Moving Shadow ASHADOW 6 LE UK 1996 Sell This Version
ASHADOW 6 LP Omni Trio The Haunted Science(2xLP, Album, W/Lbl) Moving Shadow ASHADOW 6 LP UK 1996 Sell This Version
UK ASHADOW 6 CD Omni Trio The Haunted Science(CD, Album) Moving Shadow UK ASHADOW 6 CD UK 1996 Sell This Version
ASHADOW 6 CD Omni Trio The Haunted Science(CD, Album) Moving Shadow ASHADOW 6 CD UK 1996 Sell This Version
UK ASHADOW 6 MC Omni Trio The Haunted Science(Cass, Album) Moving Shadow UK ASHADOW 6 MC UK 1996 Sell This Version

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sheeple

sheeple

December 21, 2020
referencing Haunted Science, CD, Album + CD, Mini, AVCD-11468
Disc 2 contains a version of 'Feel Good' you should not miss in your lifetime. It's prototypical for the later to come UK bass tracks' mixture of an expectational longing for something one is urged to name 'future' by convention, but this name is defined just by this sense of expectation alone and tainted from the sickness of a deeply unsettled self that cannot expect a cure. Maybe except to dance wildly. The sample pitch ('feel .. feel .. feel . .. . feel good') is just slightly higher than with the other versions, the pace a bit faster and relentless and the stricter drums deeply integrated by the persistent, almost agnostic bassline. What a great remix.
tony879

tony879

September 26, 2020
referencing The Haunted Science, 2x12", Album, ASHADOW 6 LP
A brilliant album of varying styles. Do yourself a favour and get this while it’s cheap. For me this is the point at which the scene and sounds were starting to change towards that liquid sound with the simpler drum patterns, for me it’s where some of the inventive stuff started to tail off and become a bit formulaic towards the start of the 00s.
DimitrisCj

DimitrisCj

February 14, 2019
referencing The Haunted Science, CD, Album, ASHADOW 6 CD

One of best albums of 1996. One of favorite Drum & Bass albums. Pure listening pleasure. Countless repeats...
veers

veers

September 12, 2013
referencing The Haunted Science, 2x12", Album, ASHADOW 6 LP

Yes, remixes are of high quality, especially those of TRIPPIN' ON BROKEN BEATS (that classic !) and WHO ARE YOU ? (much more confidential i think until recent years, it's a standout track though, haunting from start to finish).
scoundrel

scoundrel

January 12, 2010
referencing Haunted Science, CD, Album + CD, Mini, AVCD-11468

HAUNTED SCIENCE seems the Omni Trio moving into more melodic territory, although his rhythmic sensibilities haven't diminished any. "Astral Phase" and "Serpent Navigators" sees him drifting into atmospheric drum 'n' bass, and "Nu Birth of Cool" continues in this vein, replete with diva wailing (Rogue Unit's mix of the track takes a more electro tack with some more emphasis on the snares). "Rhythm Methods" jazzes things up some, while "The Elemental" rings in with some bright, clarion tones. "Who Are You?" is a spry little track in its original form, and Aquasky transforms it into something spacious and dreamy, just as Carlito has a jazz-funk time with "Trippin' on Broken Beats." But the stunner over all would be "Haunted Kind," a dark and downtempo piece that shows that Omni Trio has more than fierce beats at his disposal.
Darafayen

Darafayen

October 11, 2008
referencing The Haunted Science, 2x12", Album, ASHADOW 6 LP

Maybe the most musical drum n bass album out there, which raised the standard for intelligent drum and bass very high. This and the follow up album were real highlights and have not faded over more than a decade now.

Anyway, on one of those nights in 1996 I decided to mix the Aquasky remix of Who Are You followed by Aphex Twin's To Cure A Weakling Child from his RDJ album - we had such a good laugh! Give it a try yourself! But Haunted Kind got most rotation until today.

Buy on sight!
unsane

unsane

May 23, 2007
edited over 14 years ago
referencing The Haunted Science, 12", S/Sided, Ltd, ASHADOW 6 LE

A wonderful record. Running in at something over 20 minutes, it is a mix of the tracks on the album of the same name, along with original versions from the singles released in the same period. A fabulous sampler of some of Rob's best work, all mashed together. If you see it, grab it.
philfunkyness

philfunkyness

May 8, 2007
edited over 14 years ago
referencing The Haunted Science, CD, Album, ASHADOW 6 CD

I was loaned a copy of this by a friend of my sister just after its release, but was told I 'probably wouldn't like it, because it's not dancefloor devastation business'. Being only about 15 at the time I suppose I can forgive the guy in question for his assumption that I was like any other young teenager, i.e. devoid of any musical taste. He was wrong though. I'd long been a massive fan of LTJ Bukem's Good Looking label and its affiliates, so this more relaxed form of drum & bass was familiar to me. This album is a bit different though.

It isn't the same as the GLO stuff. There's something different about it. The whole album has a very ethereal, haunting presence that draws you right in and keeps you interested, such is the variety of the tracks on offer here. It all kicks off very sturdily with 'Astral Phase', snappy drums and jazzy notes, then retains this flavour for the next 2 tracks, then drops right down to maximum chill mode in 'Haunted Kind' (which is a truly beautiful piece of music), then back up to strength in the fifth and onwards and upwards to the final piece, the original mix of 'Who are you?', which rounds the whole experience off tightly.

Favourite track? Probably the Aquasky remix of 'Who are you?', which is a staggeringly breathtaking slice of drum & bass and just leaves the listener begging for more.

To put it simply, this is a must have album. Just give it a listen and tell me I'm wrong!
Theeboon

Theeboon

October 27, 2005
edited over 16 years ago
referencing The Haunted Science, CD, Album, ASHADOW 6 CD

Maybe my favorite Omni Trio album, but since the man has been so damn consistent throughout his career, statements like this mean shit. I got a lot of respect for this one though, maybe because it's such a step forward compared to 'The Deepest Cut'. The good things about it: very technoish, celestial melodies and shifting drum patterns, most notably on 'Astral Phase' and 'Rhythm Method'. The latter is also my favorite track on the album - haunted yet blissful synths over driving yet mellow breakbeats. Next up is 'Haunted Kind', a downtempo track with all the Omnitastic sounds you could ask for. I'm listening to it while I'm writing this so I could go on saying how good this track is, and then the next, but I won't. Just get it while it's still affordable. You won't regret it.