Reload ‎– A Collection Of Short Stories

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Infonet ‎– inf 4 lp
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2 × Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Album, Limited Edition
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A1 Teq 6:19
A2 Peschi 7:00
A3 Ahn 6:19
B4 Rota Link 3:27
B5 1642 Try 621 12:22
B6 Ev-i-loy 4:26
C7 Akzinor 0:58
C8 Mosh
Engineer – Head
5:40
C9 Ehn 9:12
C10 Psychophylaxis 0:30
D11 Le Soleil Et La Mer 8:05
D12 The Enlightenment 5:22
D13 Event Horizon 5:58

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℗ & © 1993 Creation Records Limited
Made In England
Mosh engineered at the Icehouse.

Includes a booklet with introduction and short stories written by Dominic Fripp.

Track postitions are listed sequentially (1-13) on the rear cover.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 025006 360045
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout Etching): INFLP-4 A2 DAMONT
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout Etching): INFLP-4 B2 DAMONT
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C Runout Etching): INFLP-04 C2 DAMONT
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D Runout Etching): INFLP-04 D2 DAMONT
  • Label Code: lc 6306

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INF4LP Reload A Collection Of Short Stories(2x12", Album, TP) Infonet INF4LP UK 1993 Sell This Version
INF4CD, SCR 474914 2, 474914 2 Reload A Collection Of Short Stories(CD, Album) Infonet, Creation Records, Creation Records INF4CD, SCR 474914 2, 474914 2 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
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NR 2008, nr 2008, nr2008 Reload A Collection Of Short Stories(CD, Album) Never Records, Never Records, Never Records, Infonet NR 2008, nr 2008, nr2008 US 1997 Sell This Version
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kdcndw

kdcndw

April 22, 2018
Absolutely dumbfounded that this record has not been reissued since a late 1990s cd reissue. Please, please reissue on vinyl.
Disco_Russ

Disco_Russ

November 30, 2017
REPRESS PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!!!
timcdisc

timcdisc

December 20, 2016
As others have noted, excellent electronic album. The one thing I'd like to clarify is that several mention the stories in the booklet - swk24 claims "the booklet of stories is not that necessary" while spa5tik0lonz notes "the short stories fit perfectly with each track" though it's unclear just how this is meant. Regardless, the latter is the correct statement. Here is why:

The booklet starts by stating this is a work of "duo-sensory fiction." What this means (I figured this out when I started to wonder..."What if you try to read the booklet exactly along with the music?") is that there are cues in the text that line up with samples/events in the songs. At first it seems like it's working, then not, but as you adjust your reading pace you will realize the entire booklet matches the entire CD. It's incredible. Really one of the most amazing works I'm aware of once this is taken into consideration (and it's already one of the best electronic albums ever made!).
codeplus618

codeplus618

April 28, 2016

I cannot for a single moment fathom why I sold my copy of this many many years ago.
I still have it on CD but it's not the same as vinyl + the booklet
Why?... :(
MrZyc

MrZyc

September 25, 2014

One of the best albums ever made.
jealously guarded.
A2 Peschi (masterpiece).
Lapidge

Lapidge

June 10, 2014
Absolutely extraordinary. Peschi, La Soleil et La Mer and Event Horizon the pick of the lot here
bertorgan

bertorgan

March 15, 2014
Indeed...as stated below, this album really is an incredible piece of music. Like md said before me, i also first heard this on one of Colin Dales outer limit shows in 93, though i believe it was the track ahn he played that night, it was nothing short of beautiful, and i couldn't wait for its release and hear more. It didn't disappoint in any way then and it still doesn't now, some 20 odd years later, the perfect soundtrack for the best sci-fi movie yet to be made. For me its up there with the best of them.
Riot_Nrrrd

Riot_Nrrrd

December 10, 2012
edited over 2 years ago
I'm pretty sure that after having listened to music for over 40+ years that this record is tied with Joy Division's 1st 2 albums for my Greatest Album Ever Made. It is just completely perfect in every way, I wouldn't change a single note of it. Every so often a record comes along that leaves you astonished at the power and creativity of the human mind - this one is it.
player

player

February 13, 2011
edited about 1 year ago

Early 90's electronic music released ahead of it's time remaining a marvel listen even today, 17+ yrs later. A truly classic release that has not dated one bit. Reload, aka the famous ambient group Global Communications, create a modern technology driven listen into futuristic, experimental, science-fiction ambient-Idm-techno with some added intelligent breakbeat. A truly impressive lisenn that's produced with the highest of quality aimed to stimulate all areas of the mind!

This certainly is no dance album but more a thought provoking listen that manages to provoke many emotions and feelings taking you on a unexpected, original, & compelling journey through moody, dark, thoughtful, spooky, intense, and calming moods & atmospheres. A Si-Fi story booklet is also included with the CD, complimenting the music, and a very good read itself. Each track plays its own Si-Fi chapter telling parts of a mini story through music that will keep you wondering in what the next track (chapter) will bring next - just don't expect a main predictable theme on this album!

Tracks have a variation in pace, approach, mood, atmosphere, & style - yet hold the album together incredibly well while complimenting & working as part of the albums Si-Fi concept bringing ideas, variety, and originality together embracing the listener into its unique listening experience across its sweeping melodies, industrial noise, breakbeats, light & dark tones, spacey ambient, alien soundscapes and everything else that sonically can be thrown at you - inc the kitchen sink! This truly is a album of electronic sophistication musically designed with thought, originality, and creativity that seems to have come from a now desolate but once a technological Si-Fi future...NOT TO BE MISSED!

Highly Recommended.



swk24

swk24

September 19, 2007

After so many long listens and late-night ruminations, this album still holds sounds to be uncovered and speaks of trips not yet taken. The full dynamic range is covered, from earthquakes and cityscapes to verdant dancefloor jams and humming drones, and the utmost musical care is audible at every turn. With every track so different and great, the whole thing adds up to an intelligent, gorgeous outer space rave-up, so strange and wonderful that it may as well have been dropped into our laps direct from a faraway planet. The booklet of stories is not that necessary... tracks like "Ehn" and "Le Soleil Et La Mer" put vivid, bursting pictures into the mind of the hopeful listener.

And to think that people heap praise on techno albums which hammer away at two or three ideas for sixty minutes... After getting our fill of those guys, we can go back and grab onto this compendium of outer-space delights, rewinding time and time again.