T.Power ‎– The Self Evident Truth Of An Intuitive Mind

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Tracklist

Intellect
1 Circle 6:38
2 Square 3:29
3 Trapezium 2:19
4 Octogon 3:57
5 Triangle 4:54
Emotion
6 Indigo 5:06
7 Silver 2:55
8 Turquoise 6:37
9 Amber 8:17
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10.0a (silence) 8:00
10.0b Untitled 10:25
10.1 Bud / The Inti Raymi (Remix) 8:32

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Notes

Dedicated to Blue Laybourne born 1st June 1995.

Track 9 (Amber) is followed by a pregap of 18:25 before track 10 starts, the pregap consists of 8:00 minutes of silence followed by studio noodlings for 10:25. The pregap is listed here as 10.0a and 10.0b, as Audio CD players will display it as track 10, index 0, and the time counting down from -18:25 to zero.

Track 10.1 (track 10, index 1) is not listed on the sleeve. This unlisted track was later released as "Bud" on the album Further Self Evident Truths 3 and as "The Inti Raymi (Remix)" on the album Andes To The Amazon. The track contains a sample from The Hitch-hikers Guide To The Galaxy.

Track 1 samples dialogue from the film Dune.

Issued in a standard jewel case.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 024538 400328
  • Matrix / Runout: SOUR CD LP 003 08059506 SNA
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L900

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SOURLP003, SOUR LP 003 T.Power The Self Evident Truth Of An Intuitive Mind(2xLP, Album) SOUR, SOUR SOURLP003, SOUR LP 003 UK 1995 Sell This Version
none T.Power The Self Evident Truth Of An Intuitive Mind(9xFile, FLAC, Album, RE, RM) Adastra Recordings none Canada 2015
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Joseph_S

Joseph_S

July 1, 2018
edited 3 months ago

Except for the pointless 8 minutes silence and the studio noodlings stretching a further 10 minutes, this album is an absolute masterpiece.
ahmerality

ahmerality

January 29, 2011
edited over 7 years ago
Did DnB reach a pinnacle with this album?
Mos def!
As early as 1995 this album did just about everything that DnB can possibly do.
Neither head nor hips are spared and progess in technology in the last 15 years has not enabled the genre to reach any higher than this.
The schizophrenic illegitimate bastard half son half mutant begat by the winstons' amen brother.
As looney as anything by Squarepusher and co but still retaining some semblance of structure that todays beat freaks have forfeited...that thing called a tune.

Somewhat sad that nothing has surpassed it since but maybe inevitable that when you get this high the only way is down.
And by its relative lack of recognition both commercally and amongst its peers at the time it only serves to demonstrate that this industry does not reward talent on its own merit.
But what an ace in the pack for the hungry trainspotter!
So like Gerald Simpson and his seminal Black Secret Technology in the same year (what a f***ing year) maybe thats why Marc Royal moved onto other pastures.
Such is the fate of free and slightly insane thinkers.
So whatever you are doing with your life Mr Sofalumpkins keep growing your head in that plant pot you weirdo.
Utterly perfect.
www.monkeyswithtypewriters.com
Neat_au

Neat_au

July 7, 2010

An outstanding sonic achievement. One of those all too rare electronic works that bears repeated listening with each repeated experience revealing more of the emotional totality of the album. As a coherent and provocative musical expression, done in the style of Ambient Drum and Bass (where the Drum and Bass are given a wicked rinsing), it is an absolutely necessary listen for anyone who seriously considers themselves a true connisseur of Drum and Bass/Jungle, or of excellent electronic music generally.
elhornet

elhornet

November 18, 2009
This record alone made me want to start making music and buying records. It stands alone as a masterpiece.

El Hornet - Pendulum
Glitchwerks

Glitchwerks

May 12, 2006
edited over 3 years ago
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ThaDarkStranger

ThaDarkStranger

September 23, 2005
edited over 13 years ago

This is one of my favorite albums... ever! This came out at about the same time as Goldie's groundbreaking album, Timeless. And although The Self Evident Truth... was overshadowed by Goldie's effort, by no means is it a worse album, for me it's even better, but different mainly. The production is almost flawless with some really interesting stuff being done throughout the album. One can hear just how must thought and work went into this album, with even the slightest intricate details coming through to the listener with each listen. I must have listened to this masterpiece about 500 times since I bought it in 1995 and I still put it in my CD player regularly and hear new things. It's that good.

The album is split up into two parts, the "intellect" part (first 5 tracks) and the "emotion" part (remaining tracks). The song names of the "intellect" part are all taken from mathematical objects, like "Circle", "Square" and "Octogon" which call for intellect, while the other part has color names such as "Indigo", "Turquoise" and "Amber" which evoke certain emotions. And honestly, although the album is split up like this, one can hardly hear any obvious difference in the songs themselves. Or maybe I just haven't discovered it yet...

The opening to this album is unbelievable. With some melodic synth arpeggio and strings slowly evolving before a lucious bassline comes in which changes the whole atmosphere, it sets up the album perfectly. All the tracks are then mixed expertly together to make a complete listening experience. There is hidden stuff about 16 minutes into track 9. Some cut up male speech, made to sound very sinister using reverb and all sorts of effects and strange mindbending futuristic sounds. Listen to this stuff all the way through and you're well fecked up afterwards. This goes on for about 10 minutes. After that, track 10, which is uncredited on the album starts. It's a beautiful piece of work called "Bud", also known as "The Inti Raymi Remix". It's like a hidden piece of delicious chocolate, to be eaten after the main course. Really puts the icing on the cake as far as this album is concerned.

Marc Royal and his co-producers Cris Stevens and Paul Clarke sample stuff from various sources, like to play around a lot, have fun and are obviously inspired by some intelligent and important films. On "Triangle" Blade Runner (1982) is sampled; "A new life awaits you in the Off-World colony, the chance to begin again in a golden land of opportunities and adventure". From the movie The Abyss (1989) they sample "We all see what we wanna see... you have to look with better eyes". Only they just about timestretch it beyond recognition. This speech is used as a "calm before the storm" on the track "Amber", before some of the most intense Amen drum programming I´ve heard kicks in, it´s amazing. This should be listened to preferably in a residential area,... loudly! And speaking of drum programming, this was way ahead of it's time back in '95. With filters and effects being applied extensively and all sorts of cool techniques used, it really has stood the test of time well. Add to that some serious sub-bass action and futuristic sounds and you've got yourself an album which is timeless, really. Along this I find myself listening to T Power's legendary EP, Police State (which heavily samples George Lucas' film THX 1138) just about as much, because that EP is very much like this album; thought provoking, exhilarating and interesting all the way through. It´s also so cohesive and complete. Just the way an artist album should be.

If you haven't yet listened to The Self Evident Truth Of An Intuitive Mind, then for pete's sake, get on it! This is one of the great ones of the genre. Unmissable and forever enjoyable...