Photek ‎– T-Raenon

Label:
Op-ART ‎– OP 1
Format:
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM
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Tracklist

A T-Raenon 7:17
B1 T-Raenon (Version) 8:55
B2 Kanei 7:27

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Credits

  • Mastered By [Cut]JA*
  • Written-By [All Things Created By]Rupert Parkes

Notes

© 1996 ART Records

On the promo version, B1 is entitled 'Techno Mix'.

EFA distribution code to be found on sticker.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 021904 039267
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): OP 1 SIDE ONE - 1 PR-m JA
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): OP 1 SIDE TWO - 1 PR-m

Other Versions (4 of 4) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ART-OA1 Photek T'Raenon(3xFile, MP3, RM, 320) Applied Rhythmic Technology (ART) ART-OA1 UK 2017
ART-OA1 Photek T'Raenon(3xFile, FLAC, RE, RM) Applied Rhythmic Technology (ART) ART-OA1 UK 2017
OP 1 Photek T-Raenon(12", W/Lbl) Op-ART OP 1 UK 1996 Sell This Version
ART-OA1 Photek T'Raenon(12", RE, RM) Applied Rhythmic Technology (ART) ART-OA1 UK 2017 Sell This Version

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WALTHAMSTOW007

WALTHAMSTOW007

November 23, 2017
For me it was always about "Kanei". Easily sits alongside the top quality "Likemind" catalogue of releases. A beautiful piece of work. If you know Likemind you'll know what I'm talking about =)
eyeballpaul1

eyeballpaul1

April 25, 2017
Just heard that incoming May 22nd 2017 repress!!!!! Remastered too
droid9

droid9

August 24, 2016

T.Raenon (version) was and still is a masterclass in experimental sound production from the genius that is Rupert Parkes.I bought this back in the day and played the A side and thought this is sublime drum and bass track,flip to the other side and was blown away by the sheer beauty of the soundscape.If I had to describe in a few words then I'll sum up with intelligent, emotive, and futuristic.
daddyedo

daddyedo

July 7, 2016
I own the original of this gem. Beautiful tune indeed.
sunshine-recorder

sunshine-recorder

June 13, 2016
edited 7 months ago

Kirk Degiorgio has announced in a Facebook post that this record will receive a remastered reissue.
'Coming Soon' is all he said. Sit tight.

Edit 5 March 2017: currently in production - https://twitter.com/KirkDegiorgio/status/834947123070263297

edit 26 april 2017 - now available for pre-order, distribution via rubadub i think - ask your local store!
Collector_Cave_Guy

Collector_Cave_Guy

May 22, 2016

Wow - this track is so beautiful. Because of its wonderful arrangement and structure its sounds really well spaced with each element able to really shine. The pads are gorgeous, the the hi hats and cymbals are held back whilst being really delicate and precise; the drum break is chopped so nicely, into beautiful little pieces and then expertly arranged into something intricate and hypnotic. The bass is also deep and booming, whilst also restrained and thoughtful.

A true masterpiece from Rupert Parks, however its criminally overlooked when people talk about his body of work under his many aliases.

Classic mid nineties atmospheric bliss, with house/downtempo beauties on side 2 making this a true gem of a piece to collect.
LukeTopolski

LukeTopolski

February 7, 2016

Such a fantastic banger. T-Raenon especially, perfect for an easy comedown.
jungle1993

jungle1993

January 9, 2016

Absolutely stunning quality of sound, really ahead of its time!
devin306

devin306

November 20, 2015

Photek puts on a masterful exhibition of style and substance in a single 12", this one has something for everyone.
Babaluma1

Babaluma1

February 23, 2013
edited over 4 years ago
Pretty much the tune that got me into dnb and pretty much my favourite jungle track of all time.

Jazzy and "intelligent" with out resorting to cheesy vocals or whale noise it builds on the ambient fender Rhodes chimes of Rings Around Saturn (whose rather clumsy use of Pharaoh Sanders', by way of Lonnie Liston Smith's, Astral Traveling riff set the template for this tune) but perfects it with a better integration of the sample and a gorgeous aquatic vibe. Like the more mature laid back big brother of the work started as Aquarius.

Photek's stuff always has a slightly alien metallic quality that sets his ambient tunes apart from LTJ Bukem and has made them a good deal less dated. The tune doesn't really develop, it sets a mood and then hangs in the air like a cloud from space. Even then it feels too short as it has created such a mesmerizing atmosphere.

He hasn't forgotten the bottom end either. When the huge dubby bass notes first hit your hair stands on end!

The flip side dub is strikingly prescient of the post dubstep dnb of acts like Consequence and Instra:mental with it's throbbing kick drum and clicking percussion. It could fit perfectly into his recent DJ Kicks cd so this mellow side of Photek's work was always there under the surface. Last track Kanei is pleasant but is more obviously "ambient" with spacey synths, brooding bass riff (which pretty much makes it) and experiments with Techno textures. Influence on the later Bleeps Tune and the recent DJG track Here Come The Dark Lights.

Awesome record.

Frank @ London School of Sound