Various ‎– Air-Born

Flying Rhino Records ‎– AFR CD 3
CD, Compilation, Misprint

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1 The Manipulators (2) Biological Manipulation
Written-By, Producer – James Monro, Sean Williams
2 Process (2) & Tristan Dealing With Demons
Written-By, Producer – Sean Williams, Tristan Cooke
3 Blue Planet Corporation Cyclothymic
Written-By, Producer – Christophe Le Bras*, Gabriel Masurel
4 Slinky Wizard The Wizard (KoxBox Remix)
Remix – KoxboxWritten-By, Producer – D. Lamb*, G. Barker*, R. Biggs*, S. Posford*
5 Stripper Not Now I've A Plane To Catch
Producer – Gus TillWritten-By – Chris Conklin
6 Psychaos Dense Dawn
Written-By, Producer – Joti Sidhu
7 Syb Unity Nettwerk Morphogenesis
Written-By, Producer – Kris Kylven
8 Darshan Tranceformation
Written-By, Producer – Grant Collins, Mark Robinson (8)
9 Process (2) Beyond The Internal Horizon
Written-By, Producer – Sean Williams
10 Slinky Wizard The James Bond Theme: License To Slink
Producer – Slinky WizardWritten-By – Monty Norman

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Back cover and booklet have the following (incorrect) tracklist:
Track 6: Syb Unity Nettwerk - Morphogenesis
Track 7: Darshan - Tranceformation
Track 8: Psychaos - Dense Dawn

All tracks published c/o MCPS, except:
3, 8 published by Copyright Control
& 10 published by EMI United Partnership Ltd

Distributed by S.R.D. in the UK.
Distributed by Flying Rhino for the rest of the world.
Sleeve -

This Compilation ℗ & © 1997 Flying Rhino Records Ltd.

Track 4 mix name is listed as KoxBox Remix both on back and inside but liner notes say remixed by Kox Box.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (String): 5032198000086
  • Barcode (Text): 5 032198 000086 >
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): AFRCD 3 MPO 01 @ 01
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): AFRCD 3 MPO 01 @ 02
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 5D11
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 5D13

Other Versions (4 of 4) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
AFR CD 3 Various Air-Born(CD, Comp) Flying Rhino Records AFR CD 3 UK 1997 Sell This Version
AFR 3 LP, AFR LP 3 Various Air-Born(3x12", Comp) Flying Rhino Records, Flying Rhino Records AFR 3 LP, AFR LP 3 UK 1997 Sell This Version
AFRLP 003 Various Air Born(6xFile, MP3, 128 + File, MP3, 64 + Comp) Flying Rhino Records AFRLP 003 UK 2009 Sell This Version
AFR LP 3 Various Air Born(3x12", Comp, W/Lbl) Flying Rhino Records AFR LP 3 UK 1997 Sell This Version


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November 20, 2012
edited over 5 years ago
Best tracks are Dense Dawn by Psychaos which is his best ever and Darshan - Tranceformations also his best ever !!


May 26, 2008

Back in their hey day, Flying Rhino Records had pretty much a constant output of top notch various artists compilations, and "Air born" is right up there with the rest of 'em!
First of all, you get a trippy cover art, which has a bunch of pretty cool and pouring contours of colors luring your eyes to get lost into a dazzling collage of indiscernible visual treats.

Now to the music, which is, few missteps aside, some of the finest ever released on this label. The two openers are prime examples of the darker aspect of goa trance, more focused on texture and intricacy than outbursts of melodic passages. The latter is especially impressive with a great break-beatish pause and a TNT packed grand finale!
We're back to old school basics with Cyclothymic, which is arguably the greatest contribution Blue Planet Corporation made to music. Back to basics, fantastic and energetic goa trance. The entire second part of the track, consisting of a long beatless break followed by a breath taking melody, is one of the genre defining moments! A stellar tune.
Speaking of which, next up is a Slinky Wizard classic getting remixed by none other than Koxobx. 'Nuff said. Take a seat, crank it up and take notes. It's a dream come true collab which doesn't fail.
Stripper doesn't live up to the previous tunes, actually I find it to be a weak link here. It focuses more on staying somewhat psychedelic and sinister, but when compared to the openers, it fails.
Psychaos, aka Joti Sidhu, delivers his tightest number ever, and no doubt about it, Dense Dawn is one of the most straight up opaque and agressive tracks from back in the day. It also marked a huge leap forward when compared to his previous work.
Syb Unity Nettwerk Experience, which is yet another alias of the great Kris Kylven, stays true to his always present dark style and delivers another tune in the same vein as for example Space Puppy or Lost World. But Morphogenesis doesn't impress me as much as his other work, and the misfortune of being placed between two absolute bobmbs, by Psychaos and Darshan, doesn't help either. It isn't bad, but regularly takes a back seat here.
With Tranceformation, the aforementioned Darshan dropped their finest tune ever, period. The whole technoish attitude, occasional intrusions of acidic synths, breaks, eery background melodies - all is brought to perfection here. If for once they did it, it's here no doubt.
Process is Sean Williams, and this is the third track he works on. Great piece of music sure, more on the thought provoking and deep side than dance floor mayhem, but very well done. Force me to it, and I'll say it's my least favorite of the tracks he works on here, lacking the punch and the intrigue of his other work.
And best for last: the track which made history! The wicked minds of Slinky Wizard remixing Monty Normans' James Bond theme, and it might sound like a cheesy attempt to connect to the Top Of The Pops crowd, but the execution is flawless. Dipped in psychedelia, with long, building and apparently never ending segments of seemlessly blended modern electronic audio insannity with the original Bond melody! If you have the vinyl release of V/A "Air born" as well, then you're in for even a bigger surprise, as there is a longer version of the this track, clocking in at a little over twelve minutes! Anyways, what a strong way to end a compilation of such magnitude.
Not everything here made history, but there are enough top drawer tracks here to validate the purhcase no matter how you look at it. Certain numbers here will have you orbiting Milky Way halfway through them. Flying Rhino Records had a reputation of releasing only the best psychedelic music around, and by buying this one, it should be pretty much clear why. Recommended for those seeking out intelligent and profound electronic music as well as those who are in search of competent vintage party crackers.