Photek ‎– Modus Operandi

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Tracklist

The Hidden Camera 6:47
Smoke Rings 6:27
Minotaur 5:19
Aleph 1 6:42
124 6:59
Axiom 6:01
Trans 7 7:48
Modus Operandi 7:00
KJZ 7:47
The Fifth Column 7:07

Versions (14)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
QEDLP 1 Photek Modus Operandi(3x12", Album) Science QEDLP 1 UK 1997 Sell This Version
QEDLPDJ1 Photek Modus Operandi(3x12", Album, Promo) Science QEDLPDJ1 UK 1997 Sell This Version
VJCP-25337 Photek Modus Operandi(CD, Album) Virgin VJCP-25337 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
ASW 6207 Photek Modus Operandi(CD, Album) Astralwerks ASW 6207 US 1997 Sell This Version
S01, 7243 8 44614 2 3 Photek Modus Operandi(CD, Album) Science, Virgin S01, 7243 8 44614 2 3 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
CDQED1, 7243 8 44614 2 3 Photek Modus Operandi(CD, Album) Science, Virgin CDQED1, 7243 8 44614 2 3 UK 1997 Sell This Version
CDQED1, 7243 8 44614 2 3 Photek Modus Operandi(CD, Album) Science, Virgin Music Canada CDQED1, 7243 8 44614 2 3 Canada 1997 Sell This Version
CDQED1, 7243 8 44614 2 3 Photek Modus Operandi(CD, Album) Science, Virgin CDQED1, 7243 8 44614 2 3 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
ASW 6207 Photek Modus Operandi(CD, Album, Promo) Astralwerks ASW 6207 US 1997 Sell This Version
CDJQED 1, none Photek Modus Operandi(CD, Album, Promo, Car) Science, Virgin CDJQED 1, none UK 1997 Sell This Version
7243 8 44614 4 7 Photek Modus Operandi(Cass, Album) Virgin 7243 8 44614 4 7 UK 1997 Sell This Version
QEDMD 1, MDQED1 Photek Modus Operandi(MD, Album) Science, Science QEDMD 1, MDQED1 UK 1997 Sell This Version
QEDLP 1 Photek Modus Operandi(3x12", Album, W/Lbl) Science QEDLP 1 UK Unknown Sell This Version
7243 8 44614 2 3 Photek Modus Operandi(CD, Album, RP) Science, Virgin 7243 8 44614 2 3 Europe Unknown Sell This Version

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tangee

tangee

June 28, 2017
referencing Modus Operandi, CD, Album, CDQED1, 7243 8 44614 2 3

Minotaur...The tune which i used to check how crisp Pre and Power amps for home use were when i was in the market for some fairly high end high Power Amps, Harman Kardon signature Series is what i settled on, Minotaur was and still is one of my favourite tunes and this album is another reason why Rupert Parkes has to be one of the finest minds in the music fraternity..
rogears

rogears

June 1, 2017
edited 4 months ago
referencing Modus Operandi, 3x12", Album, QEDLP 1
Such a great album. Almost 20 years old. All time favorite!
djuicedjuice

djuicedjuice

December 5, 2013
referencing Modus Operandi, 3x12", Album, QEDLP 1
just hear the gun's click on "Hidden camera"…
12-Inch-Love

12-Inch-Love

March 15, 2013
referencing Modus Operandi, 3x12", Album, QEDLP 1

Amazing and mystical sound journey here! Not only for dnb/jungle fans. Each track is complete and perfect here, can't choose the best one. This is one of the most mysterious musical work for me. Listened it at first on CD in 1999 and it's still just as much enjoy after 14 years! Must-listen electronic album, i'm sure.
scoundrel

scoundrel

March 13, 2013
referencing Modus Operandi, CD, Album, ASW 6207

Photek's debut album, MODUS OPERANDI, blew open the doors of drum & bass, with its crisp production and experimental nature. Kicking off with the jazzy "The Hidden Camera" (reprised from the EP of the same name), he shows off his skills at creating moods. "Smoke Rings" continues the darkness, upping the tempo, while "Minotaur" echoes with some reverberating metallic tones. "Aleph 1," on the other hand, goes in a more digital direction, bleeping itself into life as the strings cling to the background ("124" seems almost like a mellow reprise of "Aleph 1"). The chilly abstraction on display here gives almost an IDM spin to these tracks, like the Aphex-like texture that kick off "Axiom." And while he might have a little over-reliance on some sounds (such as the squelches on "The Hidden Camera" and "Trans 7"), when he brings his abstraction to bear on the jazz-and-R&B-tinged title track, it works wonders.
RanzaOne

RanzaOne

October 8, 2009
edited over 2 years ago
referencing Modus Operandi, CD, Album, CDQED1, 7243 8 44614 2 3

A timeless record, in the true sense of the word. 12 years later, it still is futuristic & focused, atmosphere, drum programming, the works. A powerful record that will inspire generations to come. Call it what you want to call it, drum & bass, jungle, experimental, this record is beyond any definition.
Trapped in a time of it's own, never aging.
Rupert Parkes, recorded under many monikers, but as photek he delivered his most stunning work.
middleman

middleman

July 31, 2006
edited over 11 years ago
referencing Modus Operandi, 3x12", Album, QEDLP 1

What makes this my favourite Drum and Bass album is not only the genius drum programming, but the restraint shown in production. Unlike some other D&B LPs, it's not just a collection of dance tracks swamped by brutal bass. It changes pace and mood. Aleph 1 is a particular example;just a complex and compelling rhythm overlaid wioth twisting acidy bleeps. I read in an interview that KJZ is short for Kirk's Jazz, a tribute to Kirk De Giorgio and his record collection.
Ridiculoid

Ridiculoid

June 24, 2006
edited over 11 years ago
referencing Modus Operandi, 3x12", Album, QEDLP 1
in this ridiculoid's opinion, one of the best Drum & Bass albums of all time. extremely detailed and fluid drum programming (check KJZ) that builds a complex spiderweb upon which images of the spacetime continuum and its interstices are projected. the perfect soundtrack for travelling through a black hole into the azoic regions
xavier

xavier

December 11, 2003
referencing Modus Operandi, CD, Album, ASW 6207
Dark, twisted, freezing, atmospheric drum & bass experiments. Groundbreaking at its time, still a masterpiece.
ReeferMan

ReeferMan

June 20, 2003
referencing Modus Operandi, CD, Album, CDQED1, 7243 8 44614 2 3

Jazzy, spacey beats which sound fresh by comparison to many drum'n'bass contemporaries. An intriguing, quite sexy album let down only by a couple of filler tracks. Not the most played album of its genre within my collection, but something of an occasional fave for a chillout session.