"1997 - 2003 is, as the album title suggests, a collection of tracks created between 1997 and 2003. Some of them were featured on the first version of traxinspace.com or other music sites in the late nineties, while others haven’t seen the light of day until now. Apart from Retrocede, Metalucid and Winter Tickle, the tracks were produced using an eclectic combination of Impulse Tracker, Rebirth, Dreamstation and Acid. The earliest tracks were recovered from mp3s and remastered." [from the album page on last.fm site]
"Some of the tracks have been floating around the internet on various music sites for years now, but I've included a few tracks that have never been released before. Unfortunately I lost the sourcefiles to many of these tracks a long time ago, and all I had left were compressed mp3 versions of the tracks. I did do some remastering of the tracks, but it's far from optimal using mp3s encoded at 128 or 160kbps as the source. For instance, the track Lunar Core was resting comfortably on a backup disc I made in 1998, until I dug it out and decided to include it on the album. The only version I had of that track was a noisy, low-volume 128kbps mp3 file. I've attempted to clean it up a bit, boost the volume and make the mix appear a tad more transparent. I didn't quite succeed, but included it anyway, as I find it to be a nice piece of acidtrance. But alas, the soundquality of a lot of these tracks, well, flat out suck. Hopefully it's still marginally enjoyable." [from the artist's journal on last.fm site]
File tags reveal dates for tracks as follows:
3, 4: 1999
5, 9, 10: 2000
6, 7: 2001
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