Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence

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Artificial Intelligence is a series of albums by Warp Records released from 1992–1994 to exhibit the capabilities and sounds of electronic music. Warp described the new (post-rave electronic) music as "electronic listening music" to clarify that it was meant more for the mind than the body. The sleevenote on the 1992 compilation said "Are you sitting comfortably? Artificial Intelligence is for long journeys, quiet nights and club drowsy dawns. Listen with an open mind."

The series is remarkable for its inclusion of groups and individuals who would later become leaders in modern electronic music, techno, and ambient, such as Alex Paterson, Plaid, Richard D James, Richie Hawtin, and Autechre. Every album in the series, aside from Dimension Intrusion, has its name enclosed in parentheses on its cover. Each of the albums was released on vinyl, cassette and CD; each of the artist albums was also released on limited edition coloured or transparent vinyl. A video release, entitled (Motion), was also released for the series. Finally, each release except Ginger was distributed in the United States by TVT/Wax Trax! Records.
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
01 Artificial Intelligence  album cover Various Artificial Intelligence (Comp) 01 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
02 Surfing On Sine Waves  album cover Polygon Window Surfing On Sine Waves (Album) 02 UK 1993 Sell This Version
03 Bytes  album cover Black Dog Productions Bytes (Album) 03 UK 1993 Sell This Version
4 (Electro-Soma) + (Electro-Soma II)  album cover B12 (Electro-Soma) + (Electro-Soma II)(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Comp, RM + RP) Warp Records 4 UK 2018 Sell This Version
4 Electro-Soma  album cover B12 Electro-Soma (Album) 4 UK 1993 Sell This Version
05 Dimension Intrusion  album cover FUSE* Dimension Intrusion (Album) 05 UK 1993 Sell This Version
6 Ginger  album cover Speedy J Ginger (Album) 6 UK 1993 Sell This Version
07 Incunabula  album cover Autechre Incunabula (Album) 07 UK 1993 Sell This Version
08 Artificial Intelligence II  album cover Various Artificial Intelligence II (Comp) 08 UK 1994 Sell This Version
594082 Artificial Intelligence  album cover Various Artificial Intelligence(Cass, Comp) Fnac Music Dance Division 594082 France 1992 Sell This Version
Fifth Dimension Intrusion  album cover Fuse* Dimension Intrusion(2xLP, Album, Ltd, Num, Whi) Warp Records, Warp Records Fifth UK 1993 Sell This Version
II Artificial Intelligence II  album cover Various Artificial Intelligence II(CD, Comp) Warp Records, Warp Records, Warp Records II Europe 1994 Sell This Version
Motion (Motion)  album cover Various (Motion) (Comp) Motion UK 1994 Sell This Version
none Artificial Intelligence  album cover Various Artificial Intelligence(Cass, Promo, Smplr) Wax Trax! Records, TVT Records, Warp Records none US 1993 Sell This Version
SRCS 7554 Artificial Intelligence  album cover Various Artificial Intelligence(CD, Comp, RE) Sony Records SRCS 7554 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
TVT 7203-2 Artificial Intelligence  album cover Various Artificial Intelligence(CD, Comp) Wax Trax! Records, TVT Records TVT 7203-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
TVT 7210-2 Incunabula  album cover Autechre Incunabula(CD, Album, RP) TVT Records, Wax Trax! Records TVT 7210-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
WARP CD6 Artificial Intelligence  album cover Various Artificial Intelligence (Comp) WARP CD6 UK 1992 Sell This Version
WARPCD6C Warp20 (Classics²) Artificial Intelligence / Artificial Intelligence II  album cover Various Warp20 (Classics²) Artificial Intelligence / Artificial Intelligence II(2xCD, Comp) Warp Records WARPCD6C UK 2009 Sell This Version
WARP CD23 Artificial Intelligence II  album cover Various Artificial Intelligence II(CD, Comp) Warp Records WARP CD23 UK Unknown Sell This Version
WARPCDD6 Artificial Intelligence  album cover Various Artificial Intelligence(10xFile, MP3, Comp, RE, 320) Warp Records WARPCDD6 UK Unknown
WARP LP6 Artificial Intelligence  album cover Various Artificial Intelligence (Comp) WARP LP6 UK 1992 Sell This Version
WARP LP23Ltd Artificial Intelligence II  album cover Various Artificial Intelligence II(2xLP, Comp + 12", Comp, Ltd) Warp Records, Warp Records WARP LP23Ltd UK 1994 Sell This Version
WARP MC6 Artificial Intelligence  album cover Various Artificial Intelligence(Cass, Comp) Warp Records, Warp Records WARP MC6 UK 1992 Sell This Version

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rharris07

rharris07

February 2, 2020
Is there any chance of the Artificial Intelligence series being reissued one day, sooner than later?

Clearly with the success of the Boards of Canada reissue campaign a couple of years ago, people are interested in grabbing classic IDM records. What better place to start than here?!

I would think that Warp could make decent money by creating a reissue sublabel that revisits all their classic and influential albums. They were at the forefront of such a massive shift in electronic music...these documents are so important, please don’t let them be so obscure and rare that new generations only listen to them on Spotify or YouTube.