Various ‎– Blech II: Blechsdöttir

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1a Autechre Lost
Written-By – Brown*, Booth*
2:25
1b Disjecta Kracht
Written-By – Mark Clifford
2a Autechre Rotar
Written-By – Brown*, Booth*
2:00
2b Autechre Flutter
Written-By – Brown*, Booth*
3 LFO Them
Written-By – Mark Bell
1:53
4 Plaid Abla Eedio (Unreleased Exclusive Mix)
Written-By – Turner*, Handley*
3:45
5 Aphex Twin Ventolin (Plain-An-Gwaary Mix)
Written-By – Richard D James*
3:30
6 Autechre Rsdio
Written-By – Brown*, Booth*
3:05
7 Jake Slazenger Nautilus
Written-By – Mike Paradinas
3:08
8a Nightmares On Wax Dredd Overboard (DJ Food Lifesaver Mix)
Remix – DJ FoodWritten-By – Evelyn*, Harper*, Firth*
3:38
8b Aphex Twin Cow Cud Is A Twin
Written-By – Richard D James*
9 AFX* Laughable Butane Bob
Written-By – Richard D James*
2:53
10 Freeform Brieflei
Written-By – Simon Pyke
3:04
11 The Black Dog Chase The Manhattan
Written-By – Turner*, Handley*, Downie*
1:26
12 B12 Inifinite Lites (Primitives Mix)
Written-By – Golding*, Rutter*
4:01
13a Elecktroids Midnight Drive
Written-By – Elecktroids
2:49
13b DJ Mink Hey Hey Can U Relate
Written-By – Carruthers, Mink*, McDevitt (2)
13c Nightmares On Wax Dextrous
Written-By – Evelyn*, Harper*
14a Jimi Tenor Downtown
Written-By – Jimi Tenor
3:41
14b Aphex Twin SAW: II CD2.4
Written-By – Richard D James*
15 Nightmares On Wax What I’m Feelin (Rae + Christian Mix)
Remix – Rae + Christian*Written-By – James*, Evelyn*, Firth*
4:10
16a LFO Shove Piggy Shove
Written-By – Mark Bell
3:23
16b Mira Calix Humba
Written-By – Mira Calix
17 Red Snapper The Last One
Written-By – Red Snapper
3:24
18 Aphex Twin SAW: II CD2.6 (Sexy Bit Courtesy Of Ninjatune)
Written-By – Richard D James*
3:51
19 Nightmares On Wax Gambia Via Vagator Beach (Scruff Mix)
Mixed By [Uncredited] – Phil KirbyRemix – Scruff*Written-By – Lovell*, Evelyn*, Firth*
1:35
20 Squarepusher Problem Child
Written-By – Tom Jenkinson
3:26
21 Mike Ink Paroles
Written-By – Mike Ink
3:56
22 Aphex Twin Ventolin (Wheeze Mix)
Written-By – Richard D James*
2:45
23 Jake Slazenger Slowdance
Written-By – Mike Paradinas
3:01

Credits

Notes

Blech: The Nexus Phase

The Discjockeys PC & Strictly would like to thank Chantal for her Super-Co-ordination, Matt & Jon for the use of their hard disk space and Steve for being Les.

Note that Aphex Twin tracks titled "SAW: II CDx.x" refer to untitled songs from Selected Ambient Works Volume II. For example: "SAW: II CD2.4" is the fourth track on the second disc.

Additional speech samples:
'Rhythm is both...' (track 4) taken from Grace Jones' Slave To The Rhythm
'… between good and evil' (track 6) and '… of a straight razor' (track 18) from Francis Ford Coppola's 1979 film 'Apocalypse Now'
'May there be freedom, equality and brotherhood among all men …' (track 12) is the final paragraph of political scientist Ralph Bunche's Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech, 1950

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 5021603044128
  • Barcode (Text): 5 021603 044128 >
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): WARPCD44 @@
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): 95589 WARPCD44 1:1:2
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1): none
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI L042
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI RZ01
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): none

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SRCS 8155 Various Blech II: Blechsdöttir(CD, Comp, Mixed) Sony Records SRCS 8155 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
RTD 126.3175.2, WARP44 Various Blech II: Blechsdöttir(CD, Comp, Mixed) Rough Trade Germany, Warp Records RTD 126.3175.2, WARP44 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
678.0044.29, WARP CD 44, WARP CD44, WARPCD44, WARP Various Blech II: Blechsdöttir(CD, Comp, Mixed) PIAS France, PIAS Benelux, Warp Records, Warp Records, Warp Records, Warp Records, Warp Records 678.0044.29, WARP CD 44, WARP CD44, WARPCD44, WARP Europe 1996 Sell This Version

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laughing-gor

laughing-gor

April 15, 2016
edited 11 months ago

Not only is this one my bargain of the year (£1.50 including postage!!) but it's also the surprise of the year - why has it taken me 20 years to find out about this one?

Then again, if I hadn't been looking for some old magazine cover CDs from the mid-1990s, I probably would never have found out about it at all.

I'm hardly a Warp fanboy, though - although I bought most of their early 12"s (from WAP 1 up to about WAP15) pretty much on sight, once the label moved away from rave bleeps I pretty much gave up on them. Hardly surprising though, as I was mostly only buying rave tunes at the time.

But I've always been open-minded; with a music collection ranging from opera/classical to hardcore punk/power violence, I ought to be :)

Which brings me to this.

I'm no expert on this type of sound, but another reviewer mentions Coldcut's "Journeys By DJ" mix, and I'm in complete agreement: it's just as good, with some similarities, but still very different. While I don't have many mixed CDs as unique as these, they are in my opinion equal in quality.

Gloriously trippy, and would definitely have been a perfect accompaniment to dr*g-fuelled mornings-after when I was younger and much more capable of surviving such substances. I can almost smell the high-grade wafting around the room :D

My only criticism is that it's just not long enough!

Love the cover art, too - It reminds me of some of the T-shirts I used to wear back in the mid-1990s.

I must now try and track down the original "Blech" tape - though, judging by the prices on here, I don't think I'll be quite as lucky as I was to find this CD so cheaply!
olatronic

olatronic

September 25, 2015
This mix has been part of my life for almost 20 years now. It's been the soundtrack to everything from drugged up nights and blissful sunsets, to car crashes and cold turkeys. Somehow it seems to suit all of those things.

Blaine78

Blaine78

December 4, 2014
edited 12 months ago

2014 and Still my favourite various artists/mixed album. huge nostalgia rush just seeing the cover art alone. a real classic, timeless gem. thanks for the good memories, Warp! x
Dubvulture

Dubvulture

August 13, 2014
The voice sample at the end of track 2 ("We live like angels here, in a paradise of music") sounds very much like Vincent Price.
kerguenec

kerguenec

December 7, 2013

Does anyone know the origin of the record title "Blechsdöttir" ? Something to do with Björk surname (Guðmundsdóttir) ?
turban330

turban330

June 19, 2010

Music released by Warp treated by the guys from Ninja Tune. One of the best electronic music mixes ever recorded and the quintessential guide to Warp in the 1990s.

January 17, 2005
edited over 12 years ago
A timeless set...eventhough it's predominetly what most would label simply as a set filled with "experimental" music...if u listen carefully, u can hear all the elements/genres of music placed together so carefully, and in a subtle manner, so it doesn't come off choppy...elements of jazz, hip-hop, house, techno, ambient, and electro all fuse here behind the music...a wise choice of records put in just the right places all coming from Warp's greatest artists.
alucas

alucas

June 18, 2003

Seriously one of the best electronic mixes out there. But then again, when you have such a fine body of work to start with, and two more than able DJs at the helm, what do you expect?

Right up there with Coldcut's JDJ.
colin

colin

March 21, 2002

This album is breath taking from start to finish. The mixing is seamless,and the music is culled from warps finest moments. A real contender for the "Best Electronic Album of All Time " category.