808 State ‎– ex:el

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ZTT ‎– ZTT6D, ZTT ‎– 9031-73913-1
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2 × Vinyl, 12", Album, Limited Edition
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A1 San Francisco
A2 Spanish Heart
Vocals [Featuring], Lyrics By – Bernard Sumner
A3 Leo Leo
Vocals [Featuring] – Raagman
B1 Qmart
Vocals [Featuring], Lyrics By – Björk Gudmundsdottir*
B2 Nephatiti
C1 Lift
Engineer [Additional] – Darren Tidsey*
C2 Ooops
Vocals [Featuring], Lyrics By – Björk Gudmundsdottir*
C3 Empire
D1 In Yer Face
Engineer – Graham Massey
D2 Cübik
Engineer – Graham Massey
D3 Lambrusco Cowboy
D4 Techno Bell

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Released in the U.K. on 04-03-91.

Photographs from Optical 90 the video.
Bjork of The Sugarcubes appears courtesy of One Little Indian Records.

Engineered at Square One.
Recorded at Revolution Studios, Sep - Dec 1990.
Made in Germany by WEA MUSIK GMBH.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 090317391311
  • Barcode (Text): 0 9031-73913-1 1
  • Matrix / Runout: R / S Alsdorf 903 173913-1-A
  • Matrix / Runout: R / S Alsdorf 903 173913-1-B
  • Matrix / Runout: R / S Alsdorf 903 173913-1-C
  • Matrix / Runout: R / S Alsdorf 903 173913-1-D
  • Label Code: 4281
  • Rights Society: Gema / Biem

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
9031-73775-2 808 State ex:el(CD, Album) ZTT 9031-73775-2 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
ZTT 103CDX, ZTT103CDX 808 State ex:el(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Comp + Dlx, M/Print, Car) ZTT, ZTT ZTT 103CDX, ZTT103CDX UK 2008 Sell This Version
TBCD 1042 808 State ex:el(CD, Album, RE) Tommy Boy, ZTT TBCD 1042 US Unknown Sell This Version
XECZ-1003-1004 808 State ex:el(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Comp + Dlx, Gat) ZTT XECZ-1003-1004 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
ZTT 103CDX, ZTT103CDX 808 State ex:el(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Comp + Dlx, Car) ZTT, ZTT ZTT 103CDX, ZTT103CDX UK 2008 Sell This Version

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steady-j

steady-j

April 11, 2014

This was the last release I bought from 808 State, apart from some odd bargain-bin and s/h 12"s. The reason it was practically the last is that I was rather disappointed in it. And listening to it again today I still fail to build up any substantial enthusiasm for most of it. I don't quite know what it is, but the rave/techno/acid elements of their earlier releases were gradually being diluted by shuffly breakbeats, extra synth layers, and a commercial, pop-aimed sensibility that was at odds with the pure rave scene stuff I was really getting a buzz off. I suppose these elements are exactly what made 808 (And others like them, such as Orbital) accessible to a larger audience enabling them to act as a catalyst for bringing more ears to hear the sounds of electronic and rave music, and for that at least they deserve recognition. Lush artwork and a decent pressing on this double-vinyl are other upsides.
Alain_Patrick

Alain_Patrick

August 30, 2004
edited over 14 years ago
Different from 'Ninety', this 'Ex:El' album's repertoire includes the participation of famous singers from Manchester: Bernard Summer in the pop driven 'Spanish Heart', and Björk on the lysergic-abstract 'QMart' (she also appears on 'Ooops'). The version of the rave hit 'Cubik' is a bit less aggressive and shorter than the original, but it's still a fine tune. 'San Francisco' brings lovely note sequences, broken beats and weird synths, from the bass lines to other noisy timbres. The drop out has the sample of "Here we go", the same of of Transformer 2's 'Pacific Symphony'. 'Leo Leo' unifies their breakbeat kind to some exotic melodies and funny samples.