Various ‎– Artificial Intelligence

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The Dice Man Polygon Window 5:10
Musicology Telefone 529 4:09
Autechre Crystel 4:36
I.A.O. The Clan 5:07
Speedy J De-Orbit 6:11
Musicology Preminition 4:03
UP !* Spiritual High 7:41
Autechre The Egg 7:32
Speedy J Fill 3 3:53
Dr Alex Paterson* Loving You Live 4:00

Versions (16)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WARP CD6 Various Artificial Intelligence(CD, Comp) Warp Records WARP CD6 UK 1992 Sell This Version
592082 Various Artificial Intelligence(CD, Comp) Fnac Music Dance Division 592082 France 1992 Sell This Version
RTD 126.1414.2 Various Artificial Intelligence(CD, Comp) Rough Trade, Warp Records RTD 126.1414.2 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
594082 Various Artificial Intelligence(Cass, Comp) Fnac Music Dance Division 594082 France 1992 Sell This Version
WARP MC6, WARP MC 6 Various Artificial Intelligence(Cass, Comp) Warp Records, Warp Records WARP MC6, WARP MC 6 UK 1992 Sell This Version
WARP LP6 Various Artificial Intelligence(LP, Comp) Warp Records WARP LP6 UK 1992 Sell This Version
WARP LP6 Various Artificial Intelligence(LP, Comp, TP) Warp Records WARP LP6 UK 1992 Sell This Version
TVT 7203-2 Various Artificial Intelligence(CD, Comp) Wax Trax! Records, TVT Records TVT 7203-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
TVT 7203-4 Various Artificial Intelligence(Cass, Comp) Wax Trax! Records, TVT Records TVT 7203-4 US 1993 Sell This Version
SRCS 7554 Various Artificial Intelligence(CD, Comp) Sony Records SRCS 7554 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
WARP CD6 Various Artificial Intelligence(CD, Comp, RE) Warp Records WARP CD6 UK 1999 Sell This Version
WARP CD6 Various Artificial Intelligence(CD, Comp, RE) Warp Records WARP CD6 UK 2002 Sell This Version
WARPCDD6 Various Artificial Intelligence(10xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) Warp Records WARPCDD6 UK Unknown
WARP CD6 Various Artificial Intelligence(CD, Comp, RE) Warp Records WARP CD6 UK Unknown Sell This Version
WARP CD6 Various Artificial Intelligence(CD, Comp, RE) Warp Records WARP CD6 UK Unknown Sell This Version
WARP CD6 Various Artificial Intelligence(CD, Comp, RE) Warp Records WARP CD6 UK Unknown Sell This Version

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timcdisc

timcdisc

July 28, 2016
referencing Artificial Intelligence, LP, Comp, WARP LP6
Anyone know what the third album (other than Kraftwerk and DSOTM) pictured is, if anything?
Bottin1995

Bottin1995

February 24, 2016
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Artificial Intelligence, CD, Comp, WARP CD6
The Dice Man is Aphex Twin.....just in case you were wondering.
meli94s

meli94s

January 7, 2016
referencing Artificial Intelligence, LP, Comp, WARP LP6
This album is part of the dance music history. You definitely need to check this out.
Ambient-forest-owls

Ambient-forest-owls

October 24, 2014
referencing Artificial Intelligence, LP, Comp, WARP LP6
One of the most innervative compilation of IDM & Ambient music you will ever come across, when this was first released in 1992.. even then it was well beyond the most innervative compilation of the genre, I invite you to experience the most Artificial intelligence!!
MrZyc

MrZyc

September 26, 2014
referencing Artificial Intelligence, CD, Comp, WARP CD6

I love this album!
very recommended.
boozejunky

boozejunky

March 1, 2013
referencing Artificial Intelligence, CD, Comp, WARP CD6
This is how it all began. I had a hell of a time categorizing this album in my iTunes. Compilations will do that. Crystel did definitely stick out, but the whole thing delivers. For the record I do not approve of the term "IDM" but we're all slaves to it. To good thinking, and to good music. Peace!
thacidisaster

thacidisaster

July 9, 2007
edited over 9 years ago
referencing Artificial Intelligence, LP, Comp, WARP LP6
Most collectors of IDM (the term which is actually born from this particular release) will know of the Artificial Intelligence series of LPs, as it houses the likes of Bytes by Black Dog (a classic of epic proportions), Dimension Intrusion by Richie Hawtin, Polygon Window and Autechre.

This was the starting point that almost arrogantly stated its arrival. Such a perfect partnership of the finest graphic designers (DR) and the finest electronic music. WARP had attempted to break through with a couple of other compilations - Pioneers of the Hypnotic Groove and Evolution of the Groove but in my opinion, didn't quite make people sit up. This after all was a time when tracks had to be big to get any kind of recognition.

'Artificial Intelligence' brought together the cream of the new school - Aphex, B12, Black Dog and Autechre who beautifully crafted dance tracks into something to actually LISTEN to. Something with more soul and something which would shape the future of techno music forever.

Most of the tracks on this LP are on the subsequent albums of each of the individual artists who released a series of Artificial Intelligence LP's. But WARP have a nack of holding back a gem or two and with this release it's Autechre's 'The Egg' which is not not to my knowledge, available anywhere else. Its the more chilled and stripped down version of 'Eggshell' which appears on their 'Incunabula' LP and superior for its minimality. This is the track that makes the LP worth buying. Even if you have all the other releases on the LP (like me!). This track has so much soul to me and has had me walking down the street a thousand times humming it to myself. And the rest of the album - well thats superb too. Admittedly, It has a couple of dogs but Im not complaining because for me, its the LP that got me into B12, Black Dog and Autechre and for that, hat off. Lets face it, hat off to WARP - You are THE most influential label in the history of dance music - EVER!
zeroplate

zeroplate

December 5, 2002
referencing Artificial Intelligence, CD, Comp, WARP CD6

What can I say? You can easily point to this as the birth of IDM, can't you? Early tracks from Autechre, Speedy J, Aphex Twin under an alias, and a track from Alex Patterson of the Orb. Not all of this stands the test of time, but the Autechre tracks sound amazingly ahead of their time, and are still nearly unmatched today by the second and third generation of IDM imitators. This is a piece of history.
rev.robert

rev.robert

November 26, 2002
referencing Artificial Intelligence, LP, Comp, WARP LP6
i bought this for the dice man and dr. alex from the orb, not really knowing what to expect. after a couple of listens, i was hooked. this is one of the comps that started the term "idm".

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