Soma ‎– Hollow Earth

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Extreme ‎– XCD 028
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CD, Album
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Tracklist

1 Soil Theme 4:27
2 Soma Romanz 7:59
3 Sleepwalker 6:04
4 Nightsoil 4:52
5 Corporate Anthem Part 1 4:37
6 God Sends The Meat And The Devil Cooks 4:10
7 Corporate Anthem Part 2 3:21
8 Dark Koma 6:06
9 The Subterranean 4:15
10 The Black Lodge 6:01
11 Soma Romanz (Clovus) 6:17
12 Nowhere Nothin' Fuck Up 3:40
13 Hollow Earth 12:29

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Credits

Notes

Formed and deformed In The Crypt & Area 51, 1993/94. Mastered at Apocalypse.
Some copies came with a second disc (XVA 001: Assemblage Vol.1).

Published by Polygram Music
© Extreme 1994
Manufactured in Austria by DADC

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 7 86908 90282 9
  • Matrix / Runout: DADR 0KN52<067>XCD028

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
XCD 028, XVA 001 Soma Hollow Earth(CD, Album + CD, Comp, Ltd) Extreme, Extreme XCD 028, XVA 001 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
XCD 028 Soma Hollow Earth(CD, Album) Extreme XCD 028 Europe 1994 Sell This Version

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Expansive09

Expansive09

January 20, 2016
Next to Zul'M by Muslimgauze Soma Hollow Earth is was a landmark release for this label. Yes it has the 90s techno influence but its darker, more intricate and very intelligently composed. The musicians on this release are of high caliber and this release should have received much more attention alas it was not commercial so there lies the lack of marketing. Even today the music breaths its sinewy like tentacles around the curious listeners ears with exotic percussion and sequenced electronica buzzing the audio spectrum. This is REAL intelligent techno if the phrase must be used and worth obtaining by anyone remotely interested in real classic 90s electronica. Their followup lacked the grit and dark edges of Hollow Earth but is still worth checking out its just that they really raised the bar with the first release!
moire

moire

August 17, 2013
This is a great overlooked 90's release. The style is a true hybrid of electronica, at times feeling like early sci-trance, but with a lot of unexpected breaks and transitions - engaging arrangements of lush and crisp sounds. A recurring bassline/mechanical drum theme pushes forward. Then there is also also a strong ambient element throughout, lots of twists and turns with a somewhat sacred vibe, but also great electronic bounce thanks to ample sequencing/synth techniques. I imagine the Soma studio was quite nice in 1994! And today it's nice to hear this combination of crafty arrangement, lush orchestration, and retro-futuristic drive. I myself overlooked this one on my first listen years ago, and have since discovered a hidden gem of Australian electronics.