Barry Adamson + Pan SonicMotorlab #3

Label:Kitchen Motors – km 4, ÓMI – km 4
Series:Motorlab – #3
Genre:Electronic, Classical
Style:Modern, Experimental, Contemporary


1The Hymn Of The 7th Illusion
PerformerBarry Adamson, Pan Sonic
3The Illusion Of The 7th Hymn (Hafler Trio Remix)
Producer [Remix Produced], Recorded By [Remix]The Hafler Trio
RemixHafler Trio*

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Cover art is of Icelandic electronic composer Magnús Blöndal Jóhannsson having a brainscan performed while listening to this disc. His brainwaves are printed on the inside of the Digipak.

Contains three insert cards.

Choir recorded at Digraneskirkja/ April 6th 2001.
Remix produced and recorded at the god facility/ June 2001.

òmi/a division of edda media and publishing.

The front cover and the CD face feature "Motorlab 3" only. The spine credits "Motorlab #3"

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 6 001167 774234
  • Barcode (String): 6001167774234
  • Matrix / Runout: [Sony DADC Logo] A0100382654-0101 14 A1
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L554
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 94V5
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 94Z6

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The Hymn Of The 7th Illusion (LP, Deluxe Edition, Reissue, Remastered, 180g)Cold Springcsr241lpUK2017


  • Butterman's avatar
    Edited 16 years ago
    The oddest thing about this release isn't the sounds featured on the disc itself, nor the rather "creepy" cover and artwork design (as said by many female friends), but rather the emotional reaction the listener (you and I) gets every time the recording is being heard. A very short CD (just around the 30 minute mark), made even more short by the fact that about 1/2 of the audio recording actually belongs to The Halfler Trio. I also feel I have to say the the second piece (stuck between the main track and that Halfler Trio mix) barely deserves the title of "piece" being but a few seconds long of human snoring. Still, if you can get passed the short duration of the disc (and the full price tag I had to cough up) it remains a very strange, dark, unsettling, and mostly disturbing audio sculpture, crafted with impressive precision from all parties involved, and performed even more spectacularly. Still, potential listeners must be warned that there is very little of that "typical" Panasonic sound present in this recording. If anything, that Halfler Trio mix sounds more like Panasonic than the original piece. An enignmatic release, open to interpretation, and not for everyone.



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