PhotekModus Operandi

Label:Science – QEDLP1, Virgin – 7243 8 44614 1 6
3 x Vinyl, 12", Album
Style:Future Jazz, Drum n Bass, Experimental


A1The Hidden Camera6:47
A2Smoke Rings6:27
B2Aleph 18:42
E1Trans 77:48
E2Modus Operandi7:00
F2The Fifth Column7:07

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℗ 1997 Virgin Records Ltd.
© 1997 Virgin Records Ltd.

Printed in U.K.
Made in the UK
Published by M.C.A Music Ltd.

BPM is not provided on the record.
A1: 127 | A2: 172
B1: 172 | B2: 172
C1: 124
D1: 170
E1: 170 | E2: 98
F1: 162 | F2: 172

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 24384 46141 6
  • Label Code: LC 3098
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, stamped): QEDLP 1 A-1-1-|
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched): Stu.
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, stamped): QEDLP 1 B-1-1-|
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C, stamped): QEDLP 1 C-1-1-|
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D, stamped): QEDLP 1 D-1-1-X |
  • Matrix / Runout (Side E, stamped): QEDLP 1 E-1-1-|
  • Matrix / Runout (Side F, stamped): QEDLP 1 F-1-1-|
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A+B): 7243 8 44614 1 5
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C+D): 7243 8 44614 1 4
  • Matrix / Runout (Side E+F): 7243 8 44614 1 3
  • Price Code (F:): PM 264
  • Rights Society: bel BIEM

Other Versions (5 of 22)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Modus Operandi (CD, Album)Science, VirginCDQED1, 7243 8 44614 2 3Europe1997
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Modus Operandi (CD, Album)Astralwerks, ScienceASW 6207US1997
Modus Operandi (Minidisc, Album)Science, ScienceQEDMD 1, MDQED1UK1997
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Modus Operandi (Cassette, Album)Virgin7243 8 44614 4 7UK1997
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Modus Operandi (CD, Album)VirginVJCP-25337Japan1997


  • somethinginmymind's avatar
    Why not repress this masterpiece? Looks like so many people want it.
    • J.Knecht's avatar
      Would love to see some reissues of this classic Photek material.
      • 1984__the--djphunk's avatar
        Perfect release ....
        Perfect production ...
        Perfect Mastering ....

        Historical Release from 1997
        • chadallen's avatar
          An interesting feature of the CD versions of this, and the single Hidden Camera, is that both seem to feature a vinyl sound effect at the beginning. I don't think for a minute that either CD is a vinyl rip, but it just seems that the label decided they wanted the CD to sound a bit like it.

          On the Modus CD, the vinyl effect is present at the start of "Trans 7".

          On the Hidden Camera CD, the vinyl effect is present at the start of "Hidden Camera (Static Mix)".
          • cybotron_909's avatar
            groundbreaking impact after the 1st wave - timeless gem - even 20 years later. thx rupert!
            • rogears's avatar
              Edited 5 years ago
              Such a great album. Almost 20 years old. All time favorite!
              • DjuiceHimself's avatar
                just hear the gun's click on "Hidden camera"…
                • 12-Inch-Love's avatar
                  Amazing and mystical sound journey here! Not only for dnb/jungle fans. Each track is complete and perfect here, can't choose the best one. This is one of the most mysterious musical work for me. Listened it at first on CD in 1999 and it's still just as much enjoy after 14 years! Must-listen electronic album, i'm sure.
                  • middleman's avatar
                    Edited 16 years ago
                    What makes this my favourite Drum and Bass album is not only the genius drum programming, but the restraint shown in production. Unlike some other D&B LPs, it's not just a collection of dance tracks swamped by brutal bass. It changes pace and mood. Aleph 1 is a particular example;just a complex and compelling rhythm overlaid wioth twisting acidy bleeps. I read in an interview that KJZ is short for Kirk's Jazz, a tribute to Kirk De Giorgio and his record collection.
                    • Ridiculoid's avatar
                      Edited 16 years ago
                      in this ridiculoid's opinion, one of the best Drum & Bass albums of all time. extremely detailed and fluid drum programming (check KJZ) that builds a complex spiderweb upon which images of the spacetime continuum and its interstices are projected. the perfect soundtrack for travelling through a black hole into the azoic regions



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