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Tracklist

Cascade (Part 1)7:22
Cascade (Part 2)9:38
Cascade (Part 3)4:24
Cascade (Part 4)4:39
Cascade (Part 5)6:12

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Notes

Part 3 of Cascade was also released in an edited form on the album "Lifeforms" under the name "Elaborate Burn".

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    Cover of Cascade, 1993-10-25, VinylCascade
    12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Single, Stereo, Coloured Labels
    Virgin – VST1478, Virgin – 7243 8 92172 6 1UK & Europe1993UK & Europe1993
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    Cover of Cascade, 1993-10-25, CDCascade
    CD, Single
    Virgin – VSCDT 1478, Virgin – VSCDT1478, Virgin – 7243 8 92172 23, Virgin – 7243 8 92172 2 3Europe1993Europe1993
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Cascade, 1993, CDCascade
    CD, Single, Promo
    Virgin – VSCDJ 1478UK1993UK1993
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Cascade, 1993, VinylCascade
    12", 33 ⅓ RPM
    Astralwerks – ASW 6175-6US1993US1993
    Cover of Cascade, 1993-10-25, CassetteCascade
    Cassette, Single
    Virgin – VSC 1478UK1993UK1993
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Cascade, 1993-10-25, VinylCascade
    12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Single, Plain Sleeve
    Virgin – VST1478, Virgin – 7243 8 92172 6 1UK1993UK1993
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    Cover of Cascade, 1993-10-25, VinylCascade
    12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Single, Black And White Labels
    Virgin – VST1478, Virgin – 7243 8 92172 6 1UK1993UK1993
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Cascade, 1996-02-26, CDCascade
    CD, Single, Reissue
    Astralwerks – ASW 6175-2, EBV – ASW 6175-2US1996US1996
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Cascade, 2007-02-26, FileCascade
    6×File, MP3, 320 kbps
    Virgin – none, EMI Music – noneGermany2007Germany2007
    Cover of Cascade, , CDCascade
    CD, Maxi-Single, Unofficial Release
    Astralwerks – noneRussiaRussia
    New Submission
    Cover of Cascade, , CDCascade
    CD, Single, Reissue
    Astralwerks – ASW 6175-2USUS
    New Submission
    Cover of Cascade, , CDCascade
    CD, Single, Partially Mixed, Repress
    Virgin – VSCDT 1478, Virgin – VSCDT1478, Virgin – 7243 8 92172 23, Virgin – 7243 8 92172 2 3EuropeEurope
    New Submission

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    • Fingz's avatar
      Fingz
      Just dug this out , is it normal for the vinyl label to be black and white..... ?
      • DJWerkz's avatar
        DJWerkz
        Does anyone have a spare picture sleeve for this release?
        • purist303's avatar
          purist303
          Although I didn't appreciate this at the time (I was 14 years old when it was released, although already loved my electronic stuff) it is now one of my favourite musical pieces of all time. I use this, as well as the "My Kingdom" and "Lifeforms" CD singles, to check out new pieces of HiFi equipment I buy. I just bought some new speakers that I'm breaking in and I'm hearing bits of this that I've never heard before. I didn't think it possible that there were more levels to this piece of musical genius, but I was euphorically surprised. 11/10.
          • DimitrisCj's avatar
            DimitrisCj
            One of the tracks that wrote the history of electronic music.
            • r3ason's avatar
              r3ason
              One of the best electronic songs ever written IMO.. A classic for sure..
              • 8bitBarry's avatar
                8bitBarry
                At the time there was nothing to touch this or the album it spawned - its an interplanetary landing party's surface-exploration soundtrack. This record is dripping excitement, deep bass, stereo fidelity and imagination - it pushes the very limits of immersive electronic music for its time and remains engaging after all these years.
                • Marekoff's avatar
                  Marekoff
                  This is one of my favorite tracks, but only now (after 23 years) I found that the main sample is taken from Space Time Continuum - Transient Generator. Never too late.
                  • BluesirTheFox's avatar
                    BluesirTheFox
                    A timeless classic.
                    • MrZyc
                      sit and listen.
                      production very beautiful.
                      jealously guarded.
                      • The_Unrest_Cure's avatar
                        15 years on these tracks still astound. Lush yet angular, synthetic yet so organic; the very premise of FSOL seems at odds. FSOL's affinity for wavering chords, sampled voices, and sudden changes in tempo shimmers here: Part 1 slowly develops its groove amidst water droplets and morse code patters, with what sounds like a plucked instrument centering the theme, tablas circling in the background and sampled flute increasing the tension. Part 2 attempts to slow down the tempo while repeating the theme, while Part 3 emerges as totally distinct. The loose sounds floating about in it echo bits of Parts 1-2, but are arranged as brief snatches of their originals. It sounds alien and ambient, as if one is walking on the surface of another planet. Part 4 is the stunning highlight. A much harsher and provocative beat emerges out of soaring synthesizer lines, accompanied by bluesy guitar licks (processed, undoubtedly, to their breaking point). Part 5, like 3, drops much all of the established theme in an attempt to make what seems to be a trance track, with beats that sound like much of their previous efforts. The short-form edit is pretty much a rehash of the previous 4 parts mixed into one over-quickly developing track.

                        With Cascade, FSOL announced a brand-new way of making their music. While there are dance rhythms embedded in this (and future) album(s), they are secondary to the mindblowing density and attention to detail they develop. The end result of this: further listening reveals new subtleties and joys each time.

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