chadallen

Photek - Modus Operandi chadallen

July 7, 2018
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)".
Ajapanagamanas

Photek - Modus Operandi Ajapanagamanas

January 18, 2021
thats what you call 'an aesthetic choice'. words words words
rtype909

Photek - Modus Operandi rtype909

November 19, 2018
crossfade between tracks 3/4 is a nice touch too, again CD only.
cybotron_909

Photek - Modus Operandi cybotron_909

October 19, 2017
groundbreaking impact after the 1st wave - timeless gem - even 20 years later. thx rupert!
rogears

Photek - Modus Operandi as reviewed by rogears

June 1, 2017
edited over 4 years ago
Such a great album. Almost 20 years old. All time favorite!
DjuiceHimself

Photek - Modus Operandi DjuiceHimself

December 5, 2013
just hear the gun's click on "Hidden camera"…
12-Inch-Love

Photek - Modus Operandi as reviewed by 12-Inch-Love

March 15, 2013

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

Photek - Modus Operandi as reviewed by middleman

July 31, 2006
edited over 15 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

Photek - Modus Operandi as reviewed by Ridiculoid

June 24, 2006
edited over 15 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