Surgeon ‎– Force+Form

Tresor ‎– Tresor. 117, Dynamic Tension Records ‎– Tresor. 117
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Remnants Of What Once Was (9:51)
1a The Hollow Men
1b Ice
Black Jackal Throwbacks (11:46)
2a Part 1
2b Part 2
2c Part 3
Returning To The Purity Of Current (8:23)
3a Part 1
3b Part 2
At The Heart Of It All (10:43)
4a Part 1
4b Part 2

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Written and produced by Anthony Child of Dynamic Tension Records. Copyright Control.

Made in Germany.
℗+© Tresor Records 1999.

Released in standard jewel case with transparent media tray and 4-page insert.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 18755 61172 2
  • Barcode (Scanned): 718755611722
  • Matrix / Runout: [DADC logo] A0100277332-0101 14 A1
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI L551
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 94K5
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI L554
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 94V7
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI L554
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 94G1
  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • Label Code: LC 07572

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
Tresor 117 Surgeon Force + Form(2x12", Album, M/Print) Tresor Tresor 117 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
Tresor 117 Surgeon Force + Form(2x12", Album, M/Print) Tresor Tresor 117 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
Tresor. 117 Surgeon Force + Form(2x12", Album, RE, RM) Tresor Tresor. 117 Germany 2016 Sell This Version
Tresor.117 Surgeon Force + Form(Cass, Album) Outside Media Tresor.117 Poland 1999 Sell This Version
Tresor 117 Surgeon Force + Form(2x12", Album, W/Lbl) Tresor Tresor 117 Germany 1999 Sell This Version


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November 13, 2006
edited over 12 years ago

Delicious, intelligent and groovy. This is an album where relentless drum loops give architecture to mysterious sound effects. After the brief intro, "Ice" delivers echoes of picks hitting crystals through a cavernous, throbbing cave. "Black Jackal Throwbacks" goes through three phases of wicked pulsating basslines and beats, with a thematic sound effect recurring. "Returning To The Purity Of Content" is 4/4 techno with shuffling samples that sound like it is clawing backwards (IDM moment). 6:50 in, the ever-experimental Anthony Child emerges with disjointed efx, voice samples from old places, telephone conversations, feedback, and tapes stutteringly fast-forwarded. The point to the dissonance is that as it dissolves into "At The Heart Of It All", the most melodic and modern-sounding of the 4 pieces on this CD, the contrast emerges. Whilst the last 3 pieces appear to explore a space before time, the final piece concludes the arc with modern-day electronica (refer to the introductory coo of synths). Beats build up the track until the synths fade off, leaving stylish beats syncopated with a busy clatter of whats-it's, to be bolstered by an electrifying low-fi doop. I hate the label IDM, but if it were to exist, this would be it in the shining form of Techno.


October 27, 2003
While not similar to them musically, this album is a tribute of sorts to the seminal industrial/experimental group Coil:

- "Force + Form" is the name of the label on which Coil released much of their early material.

- The phrase "Remnants Of What Once Was" appears in the liner notes of Coil's GOLD IS THE METAL album.

- The phrase "Black Jackal Throwbacks" was etched into the run-out groove on Coil's ANAL STAIRCASE 12".

- "Returning to the Purity of Current" was the subtitle of a CD reissue of GOLD IS THE METAL.

- "At The Heart of it All" is the name of a track on Coil's SCATOLOGY album.