Basic ChannelRadiance

Label:Basic Channel – BC 08
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM
Style:Dub Techno, Ambient, Minimal Techno


ARadiance I13:28
B1Radiance II3:58
B2Radiance III13:27

Companies, etc.


Copies in dark brown translucent vinyl exist.
Catnumber taken from run-out.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Etched runout side A): BC 08 NSC
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched runout side B): BC 0̷8 NSC

Other Versions (5 of 7)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Radiance (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Repress, Clear Marbled)Basic ChannelBC-08Germany2003
Radiance (3×File, MP3, 320 kbps)Basic ChannelBC-08Germany2008
Radiance (3×File, FLAC, Reissue)Basic ChannelBC-082008
New Submission
Radiance (3×File, AIFF)Basic ChannelBC-08Germany2012
Recently Edited
Radiance (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Remastered, Repress)Basic ChannelBC-08Germany2016



  • bsdj's avatar
    This is such beautiful and gentle music, capable of making you cry.
    • Troeger's avatar
      BC is to my opinion i real juwel due to minimal. They work on with the time shifting experiments that Steven Reich was doing in late 70is with real musicians ( for example ). I mention this release for example because i own it in my collection and unfortunatly I played both records together in a set. Just have a try on your own.
      • Djheaven's avatar
        my favorite basic channel, this is a holy grail of spiritual electronic music,
        • stevesiret's avatar
          just checked my copy & it's the Brown translucent version - all the BC releases are essential imho
          • HawaiiBlue's avatar
            Radiance II is such a beautiful piece of Music, defnitely my favourite from Basic Channel.
            • TIM's avatar
              By far the trippiest and most broken BC track IMO. Parts have you seeing shadows and others parts make you second guess what you are comprehending. The most experimental of the beat structured BC tracks. Hard to not focus on this track like others. It demands your attention to try and understand it. It's so mysterious it's almost scary to listen to. Certainly daunting and challenging. Heavy listen here. Becomes more structured with more listens. One of their deepest tracks.
              • blim's avatar
                Edited 18 years ago
                This was the first Basic Channel thing I bought, in 2002. I'd been aware of the name back in '94 or so but somehow didn't think it was up my street so I never gave it a go. How wrong I was! I now regret missing 8 years of quality listening pleasure. Three pieces of absolute sublimity on here. And the thing, as Simon Reynolds noted in his book "Energy Flash", is that its impossible to recall, hum, or sing a BC track afterwards - it just doesn't stick in the mind, there's nothing to hook inside your brain. And that makes every listen a new pleasure.
                • velocity_kendall's avatar
                  Edited 6 years ago
                  Radiance II. One of those rare tracks that's at once incredibly visual & deeply moving. My friend & i used to listen to this during the summer of 94, gazing out his bedroom window at sunset, watching the birds fly past the water tower on the horizon. One of the rare times when both of us would shut up for a few minutes and get lost for a bit. I'm often reduced to a nostalgic mess when i listen to this. Which is probably why i don't listen to it that much. And therein lies the rub. It's made such an impact on me that i can't even bare to put it on the turntable these day's. . . . . .


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