Photek ‎– Modus Operandi

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Astralwerks ‎– ASW 6207, Science ‎– ASW 6207
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Tracklist

1 The Hidden Camera 6:47
2 Smoke Rings 6:27
3 Minotaur 5:19
4 Aleph 1 8:42
5 124 6:59
6 Axiom 6:01
7 Trans 7 7:48
8 Modus Operandi 7:00
9 KJZ 7:47
10 The Fifth Column 7:07

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Credits

Notes

℗ 1997 Astralwerks/Caroline Records
© 1997 Virgin Records Ltd.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 17046 62072 7
  • Barcode (Scanned): 017046620727
  • Matrix / Runout: ASW06207AV
  • Matrix / Runout (Mirrored): 1-1-2
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L043
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): ifpi 1659
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): ifpi 1636
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): ifpi 1635
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 4): ifpi I67A

Other Versions (5 of 16) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
QEDLP1, 7243 8 44614 1 6 Photek Modus Operandi(3x12", Album) Science, Virgin QEDLP1, 7243 8 44614 1 6 UK 1997 Sell This Version
none Photek Modus Operandi(Cass, Album, Promo) Science none UK 1997 Sell This Version
CDXQED1 Photek Modus Operandi(CD, Promo, Smplr, Car) Science, Virgin CDXQED1 UK 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

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scoundrel

scoundrel

March 13, 2013

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.
xavier

xavier

December 11, 2003
Dark, twisted, freezing, atmospheric drum & bass experiments. Groundbreaking at its time, still a masterpiece.