RAC ‎– Diversions

Warp Records ‎– WARP CD22, Nucleus ‎– WARP CD22
CD, Album


1 Electro Fish 6:17
2 High Wire 6:08
3 Hula Loops 6:51
4 Raindancer 5:52
5 Mindfield 6:15
6 Wavelength 6:32
7 Neo Rio 6:14
8 Choobes 5:59
9 Detour 6:06

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A co-release with Warp's sub-label Nucleus. The CD bears the Nucleus logo on the back and the spines of the tray inlay, as well as on the CD itself. Several of the tracks are also sourced from the NUKE 05 and NUKE 07 12" singles.

This CDs is afflicted by "CD bronzing" and may become unplayable over time.

Publishing: Warp Music/EMI Music
Distribution: RTM/Pinnacle
℗ Warp 1994 / Nucleus 92/93 © Warp 1994

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 021603 022126
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5021603022126
  • Matrix / Runout: WARPCD22 10279881 01 & MADE IN U.K. BY PDO

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WARPLP22 RAC Diversions(12", W/Lbl) Warp Records WARPLP22 UK 1994 Sell This Version
WARP LP22 RAC Diversions(12") Warp Records WARP LP22 UK 1994 Sell This Version
WARP CD22, WARPCD22 RAC Diversions(CD, Album, RP) Warp Records, Nucleus WARP CD22, WARPCD22 UK Unknown Sell This Version


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January 1, 2019
Unfortunately both CD versions are afflicted by bronzing, got a copy of the repress the other week and it's the same. Shame.


July 24, 2012

Deep electro from RAC on their debut, DIVERSIONS. The Duckenworth/Benson duo know how to construct a good stomp, as on "High Wire" or "Mindfield." They aren't afraid either to expand their sonic range, with the more tropical tones of "Hula Loops" or the momentary voices on "Raindancer" or the tubular synths of "Wavelength." And although whale sounds may be terribly played out, they add an almost acid-like touch to "Electro Fish." Elsewhere, "Neo Rio" adds a perky touch, and "Detour" ends the album with some breaks. Still holds up great after all these years.


December 31, 2010
edited over 9 years ago

I wonder why this album is so averagely rated, and so rarely mentioned when it comes to list 90's techno classics. "Diversions" is one of the most exciting techno albums ever released. Each song flows and develops somewhere, rather than just being a drum machine loop and a couple of effects going around in circles. It has those roland drum machines pumping all the time, indeed, but there's way more than just that. It has star splash effects and synth tapestries blended with an old school rave "hardness" (which is so addictive to listen), unexpected melodic pads, spiral trancey bleeps and an IDM intelligence. This fine polished album is by far one of my personal favourites, and I think its more than fair to consider it one of the finest and most carefully produced techno albums of the 90's/Warp electronic catalogue.


July 27, 2003
A small number of mispresses have been released into the world: you may find if you purchase this CD from the WarpMart that it is actually a "Best of" album by the Troggs. I had this CD and returned it to Warp, and got a stash of goodies for my trouble.