Laurent GarnierShot In The Dark

Label:F Communications – 137 0014 20
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1Shapes Under Water7:19
2Astral Dreams (Speakers Mix)6:12
3Bouncing Metal7:30
4Rising Spirit5:37
5Harmonic Groove6:14
6The Force6:46
7Geometric World6:55
9Rex Attitude6:57
10Raw Cut7:42
11Track For Mike6:20

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Comes in a standard jewel case.

"This record is dedicated to: The two Eric's in my life (Morand & Napora) and to my loving Delia. "Geometric World" is especially for Manu Le Malin. And thanks to all the people who have supported me. You know who you are. Thanks & Respect."

All tracks written, produced & mixed at the Wake Up Lab/Paris. Published by Basic Groove.
(P)&(C) 1994 F Communications
Made in Austria.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 413356 968521
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5413356968521
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): A0000056309-0101 44 A0 SONY DADC
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): A0000056309-0101 34 A0 SONY DADC
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1, 2): IFPI L554
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 94E3
  • Label Code: LC 7800
  • Rights Society: Sabam / Biem
  • Other (PIAS Distribution Code): 381PS

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Shot In The Dark (Double LP) (2×LP, Album, Gatefold)F CommunicationsF 014 DLPFrance1994
Shot In The Dark (2×LP, Limited Edition, Album, Yellow Transparent, Gatefold)F CommunicationsF 014 DLPFrance1994
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Shot In The Dark (Cassette, Album)F Communications, F Communications137001450, 137 0014 50France1994
Shot In The Dark (CD, Album)Addiction RecordsADDCD 012Australia1994
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Shot In The Dark (CD, Album)F Communications, F Communications137001420, 137 0014 20Europe1994



  • Cardia1's avatar
    The first album By Laurent Garnier turn out to be one of his few decent releases. its not exactly an outstanding album but is surely enjoyable. "Rex attitude" is the only track i don´t like, very agressive and repetitive...while "Raw cut" turns out to be my favourite music, as the music progresses a shadowy melody gets stronger making the last minute of this music lovely.
    • TheBlueBoy's avatar
      Edited 11 years ago
      Laurent Garnier's first album on his own F Communications, Shot in the Dark, is chock full of straight-up techno. Too bad it doesn't start well. "Shapes Under Water" is pointlessly aggressive and doesn't leave any impression. "Astral Dreams" is even worse due to its repetitiveness and predictability, cheaply turning up the harsh synth slowly. Unfortunately, there are more of such tracks, like "Rex Attitude". Garnier succeeds nevertheless on the driving "Bouncing Metal" and "Raw Cut", twisting the tracks somewhat midway to keep them interesting. However, "The Force" combines a decent groove with some very deceptive and irritating vocal samples, while the rough "Geometric World" touches on the boundary of my definition of being music. Much better is the title-impliying "Harmonic Groove", which has a nice breakdown at the four minute mark. "Track for Mike" goes for dissonant electronics, not being that interesting. One of the best tracks is "Rising Spirit". An explicitly ambient track with a mellow beat, building up the synths on the background to show their grace and fading them out towards the end. "022" is very good too, an elegant deep house track that keeps its neat melody going, as if you are floating in the air. While Garnier delivers eleven tracks, only half of them are worthwhile.



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