Wildplanet™* ‎– Blueprint

Warp Records ‎– WARP CD11
CD, Album


1 Nürnberg 3:06
2 Hardware Software 5:04
3 Headcleaner 4:38
4 Electron 7:36
5 Input Output 4:04
6 Cabasa Cabasa 6:33
7 15 Love 7:42

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Writers: Hartley/Brook (Warp Music/EMI Music)
℗ & © 1993 Warp Records
Made in England
Stereo | 36 kHZ
WP Headcleaning Digital Music

Original 1993 pressing. Issued in a standard jewel case with a two-page insert (inside blank).
There is also a repress manufactured at PMDC.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 5021603011120
  • Barcode (Text): 5 021603 011120
  • Matrix / Runout: WARPCD11 10231611 02 & MADE IN U.K. BY PDO

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WARPCDD11 Wildplanet™* Blueprint(7xFile, MP3, Album, RE, 320) Warp Records WARPCDD11 UK Unknown
WARP LP11 Wildplanet™* Blueprint(LP) Warp Records WARP LP11 UK 1993 Sell This Version
WARP LP11 Wildplanet™* Blueprint(LP, W/Lbl) Warp Records WARP LP11 UK 1993 Sell This Version
WARP CD11 Wildplanet™* Blueprint(CD, Album, RP) Warp Records WARP CD11 UK Unknown Sell This Version
WARPCDD11 Wildplanet™* Blueprint(7xFile, WAV, Album) Warp Records WARPCDD11 UK Unknown


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November 1, 2010

My very first album. I bought it in the distant 1994. I had already found my musical identity, but i was still searching techno - electronic sounds. It was an era where i was buying my first Thunderdome records and these sounds were a bit soft for my ears. So, i didn't pay too much atention in this release. Now, after 16 years i'm listening to it again and it's still soft. But not necessarily in a bad way. Of course, you cannot expect from an electro album to be hard, but nevertheless is far better than a lot of recent releases in the electro scene. A little acid bass, a lot of pads and strings in the sequence melodies and in my opinion you have an album to relax and be lost in the music. Try to visualise the music. Do not think that it's outdated. For rave-hardcore lovers is definitely soft, but it brings back memories. Try it if you want to relax.


February 24, 2010
edited over 8 years ago

Great album, although heavily dated at places. Electron is the obvious standout, and still single handedly makes the album worth owning. However, if you like that one, you will most probably like the rest of the release as well. Very typical early Warp sound, although slightly more dance floor inclined, which is far from being bad.
The album doesn't suffer from its more club orientated sound, in fact, the Detroit soul and harmony, with faster beats and constant acid create a very pleasant atmosphere, and while Wildplanet's album never really deviates from the formula it establishes on the first track, it is a solid listen throughout. Plus it's only thirty eight minutes long, so you won't even bother hearing six tracks trying to reach the sheer brilliance encaptured with Electron.
If you liked LFO's first album, Polygon Window's "Surfing on sine waves" or the "Tequila slammers and the jump jump groove generation" compilation on Warp, then you will fancy "Blueprint" as well.
Overall, it is a highly melodic album, with constant acid which is moulded in a manner to fully complement the very detroit-ish flow and feel of the tracks. The slightly faster beats and deeper bass lines make sure the album never gets tagged as living room material, because Wildplanet packs just enough groove and juice to move crowds, and not just rocking chairs.
My verdict: if melody and subtler acid is your thing, then go for it. This album is not an obbligatory stop in my book, but if purchasing "Blueprint" is the only way for you to hear Electron, then please don't hesitate. I bought it on the strength of that one alone, but unfortunately found nothing else as impressive here.


July 31, 2003

Simon J. Hartley first long-player, on the renowed intelligent techno label from England. Includes the seminal "Electron", released late 1992 that taugh LFO and all others electronic music can be raw, powerfull, and full of soul at the same time.