Vex'd ‎– Cloud Seed

Planet Mu ‎– ZIQ260
2 × Vinyl, 12", Album

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A1 Vex'd Take Time Out
Featuring, Vocals – Warrior QueenWritten-By – Vex'd
A2 Vex'd Remains Of The Day
Written-By – Roly Vex'd*
B1 Vex'd Heart Space
Featuring, Vocals – AnnekaWritten-By – Vex'd
B2 Vex'd Out Of The Hills
Producer [Additional Production] – Jamie Vex'dWritten-By – Roly Vex'd*
C1 Plaid Bar Kimura (Jamie Vex'd Remix)
Composed By – PlaidRemix – Jamie Vex'd
C2 Vex'd Disposition
Featuring – Jest*Written-By – DakimhWritten-By [Vocals] – Jestoneart
D1 Vex'd Oceans
Written-By – Vex'd
D2 Vex'd Nails
Written-By – Vex'd

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Liner notes:
"We wrote most of these tracks between late 2006 and early 2007, as part of our second album. Before we could finish the album however, we had moved away from each other, to different cities, in different countries. We wanted to keep writing together, but geography and work made it too hard.

Eventually the moment for further work on the album passed and we moved on to other projects, in music and elsewhere and left this album to sleep.

In the middle of 2009, the label contacted us to say that they wanted to release this music, unfinished or not. By this point so much had changed we could not go back to the space we were in when writing these tracks. So we didn't try, we let them be what they are. To change them would be to try to rewrite the moment we were in at that time.

A lot of people have asked where we went after the first album. Many of them hadn't heard our singles & remixes that followed it.

So this is for everyone who wanted to know."

Track C2: Vocals written for ParadoxialState Music

P & C 2010 Planet Mu Records Ltd.
Made in the EU.

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  • Barcode (EAN): 0600116826015
  • Barcode (UPC): 600116826015
  • Barcode (Text): 6 00116 82601 5
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Other Versions (5 of 5) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ZIQ260CD Vex'd Cloud Seed(CD, Album, Comp) Planet Mu ZIQ260CD UK 2010 Sell This Version
ZIQ260CD Vex'd Cloud Seed(CDr, Comp, Album, Promo) Planet Mu ZIQ260CD UK 2010 Sell This Version
ZIQ260 Vex'd Cloud Seed(2x12", Album, W/Lbl, Promo) Planet Mu ZIQ260 UK 2010 Sell This Version
ZIQ260CD Vex'd Cloud Seed(14xFile, MP3, Comp, Album, 320) Planet Mu ZIQ260CD UK 2010
ZIQ260CD Vex'd Cloud Seed(14xFile, WAV, Comp, Album) Planet Mu ZIQ260CD UK 2010



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October 14, 2013

With the hindsight of Jamie's and Roly's respective solo output, it's clear that Vex'd was a project with a pretty limited lifespan. This album seemingly represents the duo's final collaborations, and as such it is a slightly odd collection, reflecting in many ways the diverging tendencies now manifest in Jamie's releases as Kuedo and Roly's under his own name. Cloud Seed compiles their trademark gritty dubstep ventures (here featuring the likes of Warrior Queen and Jest One) with their (previously released) excellent remixes of Plaid and Distance, as well as a wonderful set of neo-classical ambient/experimental joints. These are perhaps the highlight, but regrettably, the only one to make it onto the vinyl version is 'Remains of the Day'. Fortunately, in my view, this is arguably the best track on here, a hauntingly beautiful soundscape to match the album's wonderful post-apocalyptic cover, but it is a shame Planet Mu couldn't have stretched to include a third LP with at least some of the six tracks omitted from the CD version, among which 'Shinju Bridge' and the re-workings of 'Suite For Piano & Electronics' and 'String Quartet no. 2' are stand-outs. These tracks are well worth seeking out, but what you do get on the vinyl is nevertheless stunning. I still have yet to find anything resembling 'Nails', another highlight, a devastating (Meshuggah-sampling?) finale which just destroys everything. Cloud Seed is a fine send-off which will leave you wanting more from this seminal project.