Woob ‎– Woob 1194

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Tracklist

1 On Earth 32:13
2 Odonna 13:15
3 Amoeba 1:45
4 Wuub 9:29
5 Strange Air 10:32
6 Emperor 4:28

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Credits

Notes

Digipak.

All mixes performed live by Woob.

These recordings have been spatially expanded using the Roland® Sound Space 3-D sound imaging system.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 025989 119425
  • Barcode (Reader): 5025989119425
  • Matrix / Runout: EMIT 1194 : -MASTERED BY NIMBUS-

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ex.294.2, ex-294-2, ex294 Woob Woob 1194(CD, Album) Instinct Records, Instinct Records, Instinct Records ex.294.2, ex-294-2, ex294 US 1994 Sell This Version
BAS003 Woob Woob 1194(6xFile, FLAC, Album, RE) Bigamoebasounds BAS003 UK 2009
ex-294-2, ex.294.2 Woob Woob 1194(CD, Album) Instinct Records, Instinct Records ex-294-2, ex.294.2 US 1994 Sell This Version

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Moanerman

Moanerman

February 5, 2008

This must be the most overrated ambient album that I know, although it's not even ambient, it's downtempo.

OK, it's well produced and it's definitely a good chill out album for the background while doing something else. But this is certainly NOT an album that takes you on a 'huge trip to an unknown universe' or whatever. I just don't understand all the fuzz and myth about this album, and the whole label as well. I got this CD for free, and concerning the silly prices nowadays, I'm glad I didn't spend a penny on it.

This is just average downtempo that reminds me of Roedelius from time to time. There's much better downtempo out there (check the whole Apollo catalogue for example) and way much cheaper.

And believe me, this album doesn't have to grow on me as I have it since it's release, it just doesn't do anything magic in my head.

Ortofon_S_On_Acid

Ortofon_S_On_Acid

February 3, 2008

It is hard, if not impossible, to decide whether this or Gas0095 is my favorite em:t release.
While Gas0095 has more beat-driven technoid power, Woob1194 makes better use of the em:t-typicall 3D sound imaging system: Woob1194 truly is spatially expanded music!
It is a very original work which immediately draws the listener's attention to it and then carries the listener away into an unforgettable odyssee through its mellow and sinister beauty, its majestetic moments of silence, its deep beats and powerfull basslines, bird sounds and weird horror movie samples. A landmark in the history of ambient music.
This CD is listed in the music library on the Erowid-Web site as an album for those with interests in spirituality, philosophy, entheogens and drugs. And it is somewhat addictive.
Truly unique. Any Connaisseur of electronic music should at least know it, while buying it has become a quite costly matter these days.
wolfstirn

wolfstirn

October 1, 2006
edited over 10 years ago
Paul Frankland alias Woob is a music genius. Especially the opener "on earth" takes the listener on an unforgettable journey. The music has a very cinematographic feel, partly due to the use of exquisite samples (taken from the movie "Ashik Kerib", from "Quantum Leap" and from Star Trek's "The Mark Of Gideon"). Every time I listen to this album, I feel like transported again to some unknown realms and it never gets boring, even after years of listening. This release is my favourite among the em:t series and like all other em:t recordings, it has been processed through the Roland Sound Space 3-D system that gives the music more depth and colour. This is by far the most intrigating, thrilling, fascinating and inspiring ambient work I know.
swk24

swk24

January 11, 2005
edited over 11 years ago
Believe the hype. This album is over ten years old, and it still puts modern-day "chill-out" music to shame. Back in the day, I was a young teenager listening to New Age and World Music, and I feel like there's bits and pieces of everything I've heard from then until now on this one CD. From the moment the first track opens with a deft tabla line, Woob weaves a dense soundscape with far Eastern samples, muffled snippets of dialogue, and expertly crafted peaks and valleys of music. Pitched somewhere between New Age, early minimalism, and back-room rave, this is one of the most engrossing, most adept fusions I've ever heard. A worthwhile find at any cost!
bluebottle

bluebottle

July 26, 2002

This album has more atmosphere than Jupiter. Very chilled but with the slightest touch of menace. Phenomenal 3d sound imaging will have you pinching the air trying to pluck out the individual sounds. Might be a little too much along the lines of 'World musie' for some tastes but I love it.