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B12Electro-Soma II

Label:Warp Records – WARP LP9X
Format:
2 x Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Limited Edition, Remastered
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Electronic
Style:Techno

Tracklist

A1Debris8:41
A2Ecliptic6:37
A3Ming2:10
B1Bubbles4:41
B2Kaxaia-805:25
B3Satori5:51
C1Paradroid4:46
C2Transient Pathways3:57
C3Fear Of Expression5:18
D1Go With The Hiss5:51
D2Eiyla6:32
D3Static Emotion2:26
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Notes

A1 Originally released in 1992 under the artist name Cmetric as part of the Philosophy Of Sound And Machine EP1 on Applied Rhythmic Technology (ART).
A2 Recorded in 1991. Originally issued in 2007 as part of the repress of the Practopia EP and included on B12 Records Archive Volume 3 compilation in 2009.
A3 Recorded in 1991. First released in 2008 on B12 Records Archive Volume 1.*
B1 Originally issued as part of the Outlook EP in 1992 by Musicology.
B2 Recorded in 1992. First released as part of B12 Records Archive Volume 2 compilation in 2008.*
B3 Originally issued as part of the Hall Of Mirrors EP in 1992 by Musicology.
C1 Originally issued as part of the Redcell EP in 1992.
C2 Recorded in 1991. First released on B12 Records Archive Volume 3 compilation in 2009.*
C3 Originally issued on the first B12 record by Musicology in 1991.
D1 Recorded in 1991. First released as part of B12 Records Archive Volume 3 compilation in 2009.*
D2 Recorded in 1991. First released as part of B12 Records Archive Volume 1 compilation in 2008.*
D3 Included on the Original Warp CD version of Electro-Soma in 1993.*

* Previously unreleased on vinyl.

Made in EU. Gatefold Sleeve with 4-page, 12" x 12" insert containing prints of historic flyers and hype stickers.

Sticker on the shrinkwrap reads:
"A specially compiled companion volume to the reissue of Electro-Soma, an album compiled predominantly from early 12"s on the seminal B12 Records label by mysterious pseudonyms such as Musicology, Redcell and Cmetric. This sequel delves further into the B12 vaults, containing deep cuts and sought after rarities, including some tracks making their first appearance on vinyl. Remastered from original sources.
Includes track-by-track annotation and DL card."

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 8 01061 70091 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched A side runout): WARP LP 9X - A SAM - Precise Mastering BH 76662 - 01 A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched B side runout): WARP LP 9X - B SAM - Precise Mastering BH 76662 - 01 B1
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched C side runout): WARP LP 9X - C SAM - Precise Mastering BH 76662 - 02 C1
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched D side runout): WARP LP 9X - D SAM - Precise Mastering BH 76662 - 02 D1

Other Versions (3)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Electro-Soma II (2×LP, Compilation, Limited Edition, Remastered, Clear)Warp RecordsWARP LP9XUK2017
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Electro-Soma II (12×File, MP3, Compilation, Remastered, VBR)Warp RecordsnoneUK2017
New Submission
Electro-Soma II (12×File, WAV, Compilation, Remastered)Warp RecordsWARP LP9XUK2017

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Reviews

  • muted81's avatar
    muted81
    Wow this is really good. Possibly better than soma 1... its a bit darker overall and has a very together feel to it. Vibes.
    • bell-end's avatar
      bell-end
      I have five of the early b12 vinyls under various names and I couldn't find a single track on any of them that feature on this album.
      • mkrzych's avatar
        mkrzych
        Edited 6 years ago
        Essential album for electronic music fans. Perfect pressing, flat and quite with amazing sound. Listening it over the cans for instance it's a pure bliss. Electronica at its best and timeless classic.
        • codeplus618's avatar
          codeplus618
          This is an essential compilation of the very best of B12 and will be a great way for those that missed out on various releases along the way (the prices of which are now stratospheric).
          Here's where it all gets a bit confusing. As many of these tracks were released under different aliases it hard to track when and where they were originally released and under what name.
          Here's a bit of a breakdown to assist...
          Debris - originally of ART 2.2 and also on the original Electro-Soma release but only the CD version (not on the LP)
          Ecliptic - On vinyl it's on the Practopia Ep which itself was a reissue of the untitled Redcell Ep from 1996 (however this track is not on the 1996 ep). It was later available on Archives Vol.3)
          Ming - previously unreleased but was on Archives Vol.1 This will be the first time on vinyl
          Bubbles - from the Musicology - Outlook Ep
          Kaxain-80 - previously unreleased but was on Archives Vol.2 This will be the first time on vinyl
          Satori - from the Musicology - Hall of Mirrors Ep
          Paradroid - from the Redcell - Redcell Ep
          Transient Pathways - previously unreleased but was on Archives Vol.3 This will be the first time on vinyl
          Fear of Expression - form the Musicology EP
          Go with Hiss - previously unreleased but was on Archives Vol.3 This will be the first time on vinyl
          Eiyla - previously unreleased but was on Archives Vol.1 This will be the first time on vinyl
          Static Emotion - on the original Electro-Soma EP
          .... So the cynics amongst us would say this is really a compilation and not an album per se, rather a re release of unreleased and previously (re)released.
          To me what it really shows is how amazing and timeless this music really is and on that note its essential!

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