Various ‎– Out There - A Thread Through Time

Pi Recordings ‎– t&b lp/cd 001/pi002
4 × Vinyl, 12", Compilation

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A1 :Zoviet * France:* Synaesthetica
Written-By – :Zoviet * France:*
A2 Horizon 222 Walking On The Air
Written-By – Horizon 222
B1 Coil vs. The Eskaton Nasa Arab
Written-By – Hyde*, Balance*, Christopherson*
B2 Free Space Comm. Inter
Written-By – A.C. (3), M.A. (2)
B3 Ø Atomit
Written-By – Mika Vainio
C1 Lords Of Afford Circular Sore
Written-By, Producer, Mixed By – Andrew Weatherall, David Hedger
C2 Chris & Cosey / CTI Dancing Ghosts
Written-By, Recorded By – Chris Carter (2), Cosey Fanni Tutti
D1 The Black Dog Bumfluff
Written-By – BDP*
D2 Secret Agent No.1 Festivities
Written-By – Secret Agent No.1
D3 Karen X She Is
Lyrics By, Vocals – Karen XMusic By – The Free Radicals
E1 Lords Of Afford Circular Soar
Written-By, Producer, Mixed By – Andrew Weatherall, David Hedger
E2 Ø Eetteri
Written-By – Mika Vainio
E3 Free Space Comm. Epic
Written-By – A.C. (3), M.A. (2)
F1 Kookie A Memorable Fancy
Vocals – RosalindWritten-By – Kookie
F2 Re:Search How To Avoid The Self Destruct Mechanism
Written-By – Re:Search
F3 T&B* 101 Beats In Sodom
Written-By – Twitch & Brainstorm
G1 Unit Moebius Panta Rhei
Written-By – Unit Moebius
G2 Psychick Warriors Ov Gaia (Original) Dust
Written-By – Psychick Warriors Ov Gaia, Tim Freeman
H1 Abraxas (2) Hannibal Kantori : Swine Asphixiator
Written-By, Performer – Abraxas (2)
H2 Greater Than One / GTO Take It Easy
Producer, Mixed By – GTOWritten-By – Lee Newman



A1 recorded 1993
A2 recorded 1993
B1 recorded at Threshold House, Freibank, 1993
B2 recorded 10/2/94 at Mighty Reel Studios, Edinburgh.
B3 and E2 written by Mika Vanio, 1993/94
C2 written and recorded 1983, remastered for Pi 1994
D1 written 1994, recorded live at the Towers
D2 recorded 7/2/94 at Mighty Reel Studios, Edinburgh.
D3 recorded 11/2/94 at Mighty reel Studios, Edinburgh.
F1 recorded 9/2/94 at Mighty Reel Studios, Edinburgh.
F2 recorded 8/2/94 at Mighty Reel Studios, Edinburgh.
F3 recorded at Finiflex, Edinburgh.
H1 recorded in The Infernal Garden, October 1993. Mixed at Hajaj, February 1994

Bullshitted by Twitch.
Slight hinderance from Mingo
Special thanks to Catherine McKeown


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July 7, 2016
This is quite a different compilation from the rather unpredictably unconventional early-mid-90s in electronic music. Although it does contain some previously released material (such as Coil's "Nasa Arab" for example), this double CD compilation does offer quite a variety of strangeness to keep you on your toes for the better part of its approx. 75 minutes length.

Zoviet France and Horizon 222 open up the whole sensorium with very low-keyed ambience, which follows into Coil's "Nasa Arab", a good slow-mid tempo-ed piece to get up going on the right track. Those looking for any form of so-called "classical" techno (and sub-labels) of the era might find this compilation difficult to digest as not much is offered in terms of standard fare. Most pieces which do attempt the "techno" recipe do sound as though they were produced by post-aggro/dust industrialists, giving these pieces an edge missing from club techno of the era, as well as feeling as though something is missing from the tracks.

Personnal highlights of mine include ex-Panasonic Mika Vainion project Ø offering two pieces "Atomit" and "Eetteri" (each sounding like a mirror image of the other), Unit Moebius' elongated and hypnotic "Panta Rhei" which almost sounds like a club verion of Vromb's "Ontogenese" from his "Le Facteur Humain" album - "Panta Rhei" of course being quite a landmark piece from this compilation and reason enough to purchase on this track alone. Very rare and hard to find project Abraxas give us the somewhat abrassive and noisy "Hannibal Kantori : Swine Asphixiator" which will deffinately be a hit or miss sticks out like a sore thumb piece for most listeners. We conclude with GTO's "Take It Easy", an interesting adaptable on the "downtempo" side of the electronic spectrum, perfectly closing off this unconventional double-disc compilation.


June 19, 2014

Amazing compilation! Collection essential!