Various ‎– Ambient 4: Isolationism

Label:
Virgin ‎– AMBT 4, Virgin ‎– 7243 8 39810 2 1, Virgin ‎– 8 39810 2
Series:
Ambient Series – AMBT 4
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2 × CD, Compilation
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1-1 KK Null* / Jim Plotkin* Lost (Held Under)
Remix – Plotkin*Written-By, Producer – Plotkin*, Null*
7:44
1-2 Jim O'Rourke Flat Without A Back
Written-By, Producer – O'Rourke*
4:47
1-3 Ice The Dredger
Written-By, Producer – Ice
6:36
1-4 Raoul Björkenheim Strangers
Producer – Veli-Pekka HeinonenWritten-By – Björkenheim*
4:42
1-5 :Zoviet*France:* Daisy Gun
Written-By, Producer – :zoviet*france:*
7:38
1-6 Labradford Air Lubricated Free Axis Trainer
Written-By, Producer – Labradford
3:22
1-7 Techno Animal Self Strangulation
Written-By, Producer – Techno Animal
6:04
1-8 Paul Schütze Hallucinations (In Memory Of Reinaldo Arenas)
Written-By, Producer – Paul Schütze
8:17
1-9 Scorn Silver Rain Fell (Deep Water Mix)
Producer – ScornWritten-By – MJ Harris*, NJ Bullen*
5:25
1-10 Disco Inferno Lost In Fog
Producer – John CoxonWritten-By – Disco Inferno
5:02
1-11 Total (2) Six
Written-By, Producer – Matthew Bower
5:34
1-12 Nijiumu Once Again I Cast Myself Into The Flames Of Atonement
Written-By, Producer – Keiji Haino
9:10
2-1 Aphex Twin Aphex Airlines
Producer, Written-By – Richard D. James
6:18
2-2 AMM Vandoevre
Written-By – Prevost*, Tilbury*, Rowe*, De Saram*
7:28
2-3 Seefeel Lief
Written-By, Producer – Seefeel
6:07
2-4 'O'Rang* Little Sister
Written-By, Producer – Harris*, Webb*
6:59
2-5 E.A.R.* Hydroponic
Producer – Sonic Boom (2)Written-By – E.A.R.*
6:18
2-6 Sufi Desert Flower
Written-By, Producer – Rudy Tambala
6:23
2-7 David Toop / Max Eastley Burial Rites (Phosphorescent Mix)
Written-By, Producer – Toop*, Eastley*
5:59
2-8 Main Crater Scar (Adrenochrome)
Remix – Robert HampsonWritten-By, Producer – Main
6:09
2-9 Final Hide
Written-By, Producer – J.K. Broadrick*
7:27
2-10 Lull Thoughts
Written-By, Producer – MJ Harris*
8:02
2-11 Thomas Köner Kanon (Part One: Brohuk)
Written-By, Producer – Köner*
10:35

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Notes

This is the version without "EMI SWINDON" in the matrix and with BIEM/STEMRA as Rights Society printed on the CD's. For the other version see Ambient 4: Isolationism.

Issued in a standard 2xCD jewel case with 12-page booklet.

Tracks 1-1, 1-3, 1-5 to 1 -8, 2-5, 2-6, 2-10 Copyright Control 1994.
Track 1-2 Publisher: Field Code Music (BMI) 1994.
Track 1-4 Produced for Finnish Broadcasting Company. Copyright Control 1994.
Track 1-9 Publisher: Earache Songs 1994.
Track 1-10 Publisher: Redemption Songs 1994.
Tracks 1-11, 2-9 Publisher: Copyright Control.
Track 1-12 Publisher: PSF Ltd.
Tracks 2-1, 2-3 Publisher: Chrysalis Music 1994.
Track 2-2 Publisher: Matchless Recordings And Publishing 1994.
Track 2-4 Publisher: Warner Chappell Music Ltd.
Track 2-7 Publisher: Quartz Publications 1994.
Track 2-8 Publisher: Complete Music Ltd. 1994.
Track 2-11 Publisher: Barooni Publishing 1994.

℗ & © 1994 Virgin Records Ltd.
Made in Holland. Printed in Holland.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 24383 98102 1
  • Barcode (Scanned): 724383981021
  • Mastering SID Code (CD1): IFPI L041
  • Mastering SID Code (CD2): IFPI L042
  • Mastering SID Code (CD1 Variant 3): none
  • Mastering SID Code (CD2 Variant 3): none
  • Mould SID Code (CD1 Variant 1): IFPI 1427
  • Mould SID Code (CD2 Variant 1): IFPI 1450
  • Mould SID Code (CD1 Variant 3): ifpi 1513
  • Mould SID Code (CD2 Variant 3): ifpi 1516
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1 Variant 1): 839811 2 @ 1 1-1-3-NL
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2 Variant 1): 839812 2 @ 1 1-1-4-NL
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1 Variant 2): 839811 2 @ 1 1-1-7-NL
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2 Variant 2): 839812 2 @ 1 1-1-2-NL
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1 Variant 3): 839811 2 @ 1 1-1-3-NL
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2 Variant 3): 839812 2 @ 1 1-1-6-NL
  • Rights Society: BIEM/STEMRA
  • Label Code: LC 3098
  • Other (Distributor Code (France)): PM 527
  • Other (Cat# on CD1): AMBT 4 and 7243 8 39810 2 1 (7243 8 39811 2 0)
  • Other (Cat# on CD2): AMBT 4 and 7243 8 39810 2 1 (7243 8 39812 2 9)

Other Versions (1 of 1) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
AMBT 4, 7243 8 39810 2 1, 8 39810 2 Various Ambient 4: Isolationism(2xCD, Comp) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin AMBT 4, 7243 8 39810 2 1, 8 39810 2 UK & Europe 1994 Sell This Version

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incuswetrust

incuswetrust

September 26, 2014

Kevin Martin (Techno Animal/The Bug/Ice) compiles a zeitgeist-busting compilation of musics that actually didn't have a scene or a 'name' until Martin christened it Isolationism ( in retrospect all 'scenes' are the same- artists doing similar things without necessarily being aware of each others existence until a journalist dips his/her pen). Heavier in tone and style that the previous back catalogue-trawling compilations by Simon Hopkins etc, and drawing on mostly exclusive material, this set launched not only a new genre (which quickly became bogged down by gothic occult 'dark ambient' acts replete with dodgy right-wing imagery and references.... hello Cold Spring Records), but also pushed veteran improvisers like AMM and veteran drone industrialists like Zoviet:France onto a stage for a new and younger audience to appreciate.
1994 was the ground zero for nouveau-ambient, and this compilation (along with Virgin's subsequent AMBT series and David Toop's brilliant 'Ocean of Sound' book set the scene for the years to come. Or the children of the zeitgeist, if you will.
Essential .
Ashley_Pomeroy

Ashley_Pomeroy

October 23, 2005
edited over 11 years ago
This was the fourth and last in Virgin Records' zeitgeist-capturing ambient compilation album series. Whereas the previous three double-CD sets were drawn exclusively from Virgin's back catalogue - albeit that Virgin could draw on Brian Eno, Tangerine Dream, the Future Sound of London etc - this album was drawn from all over the place and even contained a number of original tracks, some of which are still quite rare ("Aphex Airlines", for example). It's a commendably out-there compilation, with Disco Inferno, Zoviet*France, Total, O'Rang and a number of other acts who had been lumped in with the ambient boom (this was just before the terms "illbient" and "post-rock" had been invented). It's my favourite of the four compilations and makes for excellent Doom background music.