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Black Dog ProductionsBytes

Label:Warp Records – WARP LP8, Warp Records – WARPlp8
Series:Artificial Intelligence – 03
Format:
2 x Vinyl, LP, Album
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Electronic
Style:Abstract, Techno, Downtempo

Tracklist

A1PlaidObject Orient
Written-ByPlaid
5:44
A2Close Up OverCaz
Written-ByClose Up Over
6:15
A3XeperCarceres Ex Novum
Written-ByXeper
6:42
B1Echo MikePhil(1)
B2AtypicFocus Mel
Written-ByAtypic
7:12
B3Echo MikePhil(2)
B4Close Up OverOlivine
Written-ByClose Up Over
4:45
B5Echo MikePhil(3)
B6I.A.O*Clan (Mongol Hordes)
Written-ByI.A.O*
6:24
C1Echo MikePhil(4)
C2PlaidYamemm
Written-ByPlaid
6:14
C3Echo MikePhil(5)
C4Discordian PopesFight The Hits
Written-ByDiscordian Popes
6:20
C5Echo MikePhil(6)
C6BalilMerck
Written-ByBalil
4:33
D1Echo MikePhil(7)
D2Close Up OverJauqq
Written-ByClose Up Over
5:46
D3Balil3/4 Heart
Written-ByBalil
7:34
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Notes

Black vinyl. There was also a limited numbered edition on gold vinyl.
Comes in a gatefold cover.
The third in Warp's Artificial Intelligence series of albums.

Published by Copyright Control.
Mastered at The Townhouse.
This compilation ℗ + © 1993 Warp Records
Made in England.

Phil(1) through to Phil(7) are not mentioned on the rear cover, but are mentioned on the disc labels.
Tracks listed sequentially, from 1.1 to 4.18.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 021603 080119
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched): WAPLP-8-A-1 XEPER! TOWNHOUSE BC2399
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, etched): WAPLP-8-B¹ OOPS! TOWNHOUSE BC2399
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side C, etched): WAPLP-8-C-1 TOWNHOUSE BC2400
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side D, etched): WAPLP-8-D1 TOWNHOUSE BC2400

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Bytes (CD, Album)Warp Records, Warp Records, Warp RecordsWARP CD8, Warp CD8, WARPcd8UK1993
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Bytes (Cassette, Album)Warp Records, Warp RecordsWARP MC8, WARP MC 8UK1993
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Bytes (CD, Album)Wax Trax! Records, TVT RecordsTVT 7205-2US1993
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Bytes (12", Promo, White Label)Warp RecordsWAPLP-8UK1993
Bytes (2×LP, Limited Edition, Numbered, Bronze, Gatefold)Warp RecordsWARP LP 8 LTDUK1993
  • Expansive09's avatar
    Expansive09
    Hands down still a fav in 2021. Thank the cosmos for labels like WARP early on taking on such quirky and odd electronica and offering it to us feeble listeners in America! This B12 and Autechres debut are STILL go to listens irregardless of the contorted looks I might get from friends the music is just as fresh as it was back in the day(ok a few drum loops are dated!).
    • Vingul's avatar
      Vingul
      Yup, this is still the best ever techno album EVAH!!
      • Mr_Fixx's avatar
        Mr_Fixx
        Are the interlude tracks not on the CD version of Bytes?
        • nein17's avatar
          nein17
          sooooo much soul in this record. "Merck" is one of my all time favorite songs now :) They made some pretty incredible synths and gear back in the 90's huh? Glad these guys made this album.
          • bacteriy's avatar
            bacteriy
            Absolute masterpiece. An incredibly stimulating and rich listening experience from beginning to end, I'm continuously amazed by the sheer amount of ideas contained within this collection of tracks and interludes. The whole thing is perfectly paced and I can't help but laugh every time I get to 'Fight The Hits'. The artwork is also brilliant, especially the front cover which gives you the opportunity to look through the window and see a vista of another world, leaving the rest up to your imagination. Listening to this album evokes the same happy feelings as playing some of my favourite games did when growing up (the Wind Waker especially) and I'm really grateful for that.
            • aphexacid's avatar
              aphexacid
              Edited 2 years ago
              This needs a good remaster and a quality repress. They need to clean it up a bit, especially the distortion present in the piano on 3/4 heart (both vinyl and cd). It deserves it!
              • Tombou's avatar
                Tombou
                A repress of Bytes is long overdue. Hope it happens in the near future. Damn shame that Autechre ‎– Incunabula has got 2 represses and this one none.
                • iljin1's avatar
                  iljin1
                  It's all about Plaid-Object Orient. I have just no words. Amazing. Like a painting.
                  • Disco_Russ's avatar
                    Disco_Russ
                    Bought this when it first came out in Reading, has always been one of my favourite electronic albums along with B12 Electro-Soma, the first three Plaid albums. The artificial intelligence series changed UK music.
                    • _ade's avatar
                      _ade
                      Last two tracks are Ed Handley masterpieces. I'd have to say he's my all time favourite artist (Balil, Close Up Over, and obviously half of Plaid).

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