The Ram Trilogy* ‎– Chapter One

RAM Records ‎– RAMM 22
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM


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Track A1 samples:
The Tape-beatles - Desire

Track AA1 samples:
Dialogue from the film Event Horizon

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 024441 990220
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout): RAMM 22 A-1-1- THE EXCHANGE - SIMON
  • Matrix / Runout (Side AA Runout): SIMON - THE EXCHANGE RAMM 22 AA-3-1-

Other Versions (2 of 2) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
RAMM 22 Ram Trilogy Chapter One(12", Promo, W/Lbl, Sti) RAM Records RAMM 22 UK 1998 Sell This Version
none Ram Trilogy No Reality / Scanners(Acetate, 10") Music House (4) none UK 1998 Sell This Version


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November 27, 2018
This is one of the finest drum’n’bass tunes ever made, featuring unique futuristic sounds that fire like lasers over deep subs and hard beats. A ‘buy on sight’ record (at the time) which kicked off a run of many decent Ram Trilogy releases. It is truly unique and made everything before it sound instantly out of date. In terms of ‘futuristic science fiction’ type sound I don’t think many tunes outdo the originality of this. An epic sonic masterpiece which 20 years later still sounds amazing. Play it loud!


April 23, 2017
Hands down one of the best ram releases ever crafted. No Reality is a distorted anthem that will destroy any speaker that crosses it's path. It's twisted warping bassline and life could drums is the kind of stuff Frankenstein hears when being electrocuted. Scanners is more of a sci-fi sampling tune with its "Scanning for life forms" sample from Event Horizon. Still both tracks are killers.


February 17, 2017
Can rember this trilogy from when I 1st started to dj had to re buy this well all 3 90s dnb at its best


August 25, 2013
The beginning of the end. Everything that ended with Pendulum can be heard on this record. Well this and that Moving Fusion tune before it. Sounded great at the time and still does but it's sad when you know where it all ends up.


January 23, 2012
edited over 6 years ago

A key late-'90s Ram track, and actually one of the best-mixed D&B tracks of all time. If you listen to other tracks by comparison, from any era, you'll notice how very few get the balance as right as Ram Trilogy did here. The impact of the drop on "No Reality" is something every drum & bass producer tries to achieve, but very few manage. The intro, while short, is a true lesson in how to open up a D&B track in an engaging way. The short, obscure Sci-Fi sample is also very much of the D&B production blueprint, mastered and developed by Ram Trilogy. The synthesis experimentation in this track shows how Andy C, Ant Miles and/or Shimon would sit around for hours playing with hardware synthesisers to get the best sounds; the bridge of this track, for example, features some nice "live performance" on the knobs. This really is sex to the ears of a drum & bass fanatic, and a precursor to the untouchable anthem that is "Titan" by Ram Trilogy two years later.