Sun Electric ‎– 30.7.94 Live

Apollo ‎– amb 5938 cd, Apollo ‎– AMB 5938 CD
CD, Album


1 Castor & Pollux 18:13
2 An Atom Of All Suns 21:36
3 Northern Lights #5 19:39

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Recorded live at Tripping on Sunshine, 30.7.94, Ørstedsparken, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Published by Edition Bingen/R & S Records.
Sun Electric under exclusive worldwide licence to R & S Records.
℗ 1995 R & S Records © 1995 R & S Records.

Incidental info:
Track 1 contains samples from "A Hard Day's Night" by The Beatles.
This is the original Apollo edition. The German Rough Trade Records version also bears the Apollo AMB 5938 CD cat nr., but with an additional RTD 119.3013.2 cat nr. and Rough Trade distribution information.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 411659 169386 >
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5411659169386
  • Mastering SID Code: none
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 94A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Mirrored): [DADC Austria logo] AMB5938CD 21 A1
  • Rights Society: sabam tm

Other Versions (4 of 4) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
AMB 5938 LP Sun Electric 30.7.94 Live(LP, Album) Apollo AMB 5938 LP Belgium 1995 Sell This Version
AMB5938CD Sun Electric 30.7.94 Live(3xFile, MP3, Album, 320) R & S Records AMB5938CD Belgium Unknown
amb 5938 cd, AMB 5938 CD Sun Electric 30.7.94 Live(CD, Album) Apollo, Apollo amb 5938 cd, AMB 5938 CD Germany 1995 Sell This Version
SRCS 7839 Sun Electric 30.7.94 Live(CD, Album) Sony Records SRCS 7839 Japan 1995 Sell This Version


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December 2, 2015
edited over 3 years ago
can anybody else hear Aphex Twins "Lichen" sampled on the first track?


July 15, 2012

30.7.94 LIVE is a stunning ambient album. Right from the start, "Castor & Pollux" twinkles like a night sky full of stars, and "An Atom of All Suns" sets one adrift, as if blown about by solar winds. Short bursts of electric guitar punctuate the tracks, and those bursts keep the music from drifting off into nothingness. Understated rhythms, too, come and go, driving the tracks forward. "Northern Lights #5" percolates nicely, though, really, the track titles are just a convenience, as they segue into each other seamlessly. Sit back, relax, and let your mind wander.


July 9, 2010

I played this during the solar eclipse years ago and it was the perfect soundtrack for the event.
If you ever witness one: this is your music!
Playing it now on the hottest day of the year and it still stands like it did all those years ago.
An album never to be forgotten...


December 31, 2007
edited over 8 years ago

As I write this, Sun Electric's "30.7.94" is over 13 years old and it endures as one of the majestic achievements of ambient electronica. In this listener's opinion, it's up there near the best, along with Global Communication "76:14", Deep Space Network "Earth To Infinity", Atom Heart & Tetsu Inoue "Datacide 2", Dr. Atmo & Deep Space Network "I F" and Biosphere "Patashnik". Throughout this live recording, the music shimmers - nothing I have ever heard has had this peculiar quality. There are complex loops, subtle drum programming, and seemless samples that lead to several breathtaking climaxes that induce goosebumps. As many times as I have heard this record it is always a thrill. This is absolutely essential for any serious electronica fan.


February 11, 2007
edited over 12 years ago

The two previous reviewers got everything exactly correct. It's possible that this sprawling, meandering, orchestral electronic symphony is the finest of it's kind, never to be replicated again. The delicate gossamer melodies, the ebb and flow, which at times builds to a soaring and majestic ambient anthems. Plus, I just had one of those ecstatic experiences of listening to "30.7.94 Live" while reading Jonathan Carroll's next book, "The Ghost In Love". It's the perfect soundtrack to a magical book. That does not happen often as I usually cannot read and listen at the same time. The last time the stars aligned like that was when I read JRR Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings" books while playing Gustav Holst's "The Planets" over and over. And that was 37 years ago.


September 8, 2004
edited over 15 years ago

Sun Electric have other great albums in their usual spacey, melodic style... but here they turned purely ambient, just for one album. I just cannot find the words to adequately describe how much I love this album. SE have produced - if you ask me - the finest ambient release EVER here. Wonderfully melodic trips that are nothing like as twisted as their newest works (e.g. Badorb EP), they take time to slowly develop and fall away. Um... ah... IT'S INCREDIBLE! Just do whatever you can to get a copy of 30-7-94.


October 29, 2002

This is a live recording containing three sprawling, gentle ambient tracks. At one point, "A Hard Day's Night" by the Beatles echoes through. Sounds like lying on your back at midnight watching the stars and clouds.