Second Nature (2) ‎– Second Nature

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Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 17046-9802-2 7
  • Matrix / Runout (mirror band): SM 09802 MASTERED BY EMI MFG.
  • Mastering SID Code (mirror band): IFPI L043
  • Mould SID Code (mirror band etch): IFPI 1603
  • Other (mirror band reverse text): 1-1-1
  • ASIN: B000003S47

Other Versions (5 of 5) View All

Cat# Artist  Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
none Atom Heart, Tetsu Inoue and Bill Laswell Atom Heart, Tetsu Inoue and Bill Laswell - Second Nature(4xFile, MP3, Album, RE, 128) Fax +49-69/450464 none 1999
PS 08/78 Second Nature (2) Second Nature(CD, Album, Ltd) Fax +49-69/450464 PS 08/78 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
AAA 055 Second Nature (2) Second Nature(4xFile, FLAC, Album, RE, RM) AtomTM_Audio_Archive AAA 055 Europe 2018
none Second Nature (2) Second Nature(4xFile, ALAC, Album, RE) Not On Label (Bill Laswell Self-Released) none US 2016
BLA 719 Second Nature (2) Second Nature(CD, Unofficial) Not On Label (Second Nature (2)) BLA 719 Unknown Sell This Version


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October 28, 2017
edited 11 months ago

In my opinion this is one of the best ambient album. 15 min and longer tracks are listened so harmoniously that they don't let you bored.
Synthetic Forest - the most memorable track, maybe because it is the first on the album. Maybe because this is really the best on this album. Slightly distorted noises of nature, to which various synthetic sounds gradually interspersed and quiet distant voice as if a familiar song on the radio - all this fills the reality so much that only worth closing your eyes as you find yourself in another world. On this the first track does not end, but only begins. At the 10th minute there is a synthetic bass that foreshadows the rhythm. And after a couple of minutes drum synth set the pace, which is supplemented by Lasswell's bass (probably the only live instrument on the album). Music has acquired an almost dance rhythm, but not for dance floor of course, but could rather sound somewhere in the Chill Out room. All this is the main denouement in the middle of the composition. Then the track begins to fade, about the same as it began.
The next two tracks are not memorable, because the first was quite colorful and very long - 28 minutes. But certainly the album continues with good ambient and ends with the shortest track on this album "Landing Circle", which can be identified as Dark Ambient style. If all the previous time could be imagined, then you walk in the morning and afternoon in a very strange forest, now it seems like night has come. But it's short enough, so if someone does not like the dark side of things, then you can relax a little, because the night here is 10 times shorter than the rest of the day

PS. Sorry for not perfect english, so if you notice mistakes or confusing places, please let me know, i will fix it.


August 20, 2003

I love this album. Slow, winding, thumpy. Perhaps too slow for some, but Fine ambient listening music.