Pleiadians ‎– I.F.O. [I.dentified F.lying O.bject]

Label:
DAT Records ‎– DATCD007, EtnicaNet ‎– DATCD007
Format:
CD, Album, Partially Mixed
CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered
CD, Compilation
Country:
Released:
Genre:
Style:

Tracklist Hide Credits

I.F.O. Live
1-1 Pleiadians Merope 12:36
1-2 Pleiadians Alcyone 8:42
1-3 Pleiadians Asterope 11:26
1-4 Pleiadians Maia 10:37
1-5 Pleiadians Electra 9:46
1-6 Pleiadians Taygeta 9:23
1-7 Etnica Vimana (Pleiadians Live Mix)
Remix [Mix] – Pleiadians
10:25
I.F.O.
2-1 Pleiadians Maia 11:14
2-2 Pleiadians Taygeta 8:38
2-3 Pleiadians Merope 9:15
2-4 Pleiadians Alcyone 8:23
2-5 Pleiadians Electra 9:09
2-6 Pleiadians Asterope 11:35
2-7 Pleiadians Celaeno 11:45
2-8 Pleiadians Time Dilation (Original Mix) 10:14
Vinyl Tracks
3-1 Pleiadians The Pleiadians 7:13
3-2 Pleiadians Boarding Pass To Balangan 7:37
3-3 Pleiadians Cyberland 7:31
3-4 Pleiadians Sonic System 7:56
3-5 Pleiadians Analogue Step 6:20
3-6 Pleiadians Jungle Trax 10:05
3-7 Pleiadians Zeta Reticuli 13:12
3-8 Pleiadians Deep Frequencies 14:51

Companies, etc.

Credits

Notes

Original Album recorded in August & September 1996. Live Album recorded in April 1997.
Vinyl Tracks recorded between 1995 and 1997. All tracks recorded at Pleiadians Studios, Milan.
Pleiadians Live Mix of Vimana recorded in 1997/8.

℗ & © DAT Records 2015

Tracks 1-1 to 1-6 are mixed and consist of the live set.
Track 1-7 mentioned as bonus track in the sleeve notes. It is not part of the live set.
Track 2-8 mentioned as bonus track in the sleeve notes. It has a slightly longer outro than the version released on The Truth Of Communication.
Track 3-1 previously released as "Pleiadians" on the Pleiadians / Boarding Pass To Balangan 12".
Track 3-3 previously released as "Ciberland" on the Accidental Occidentalism 12".
Tracks 3-3 and 3-5 have been issued here at the wrong speed. 3-3 is around 8:06 minutes on vinyl and is faster here, 3-5 is around 5:49 on vinyl and is slower here. Corrected versions of 3-3 and 3-5 are offered for free download on the label site along with a version of 3-4 with alternative mastering.
Track 3-6 title misprinted as "Jungle Track", corrected here as on the Pleiadians E.P. 12".
Track 3-8 was not previously released on vinyl and has been mentioned as bonus track by the label.

There are no notes about remastering nor is the release marketed as such but the I.F.O. album has been described as remastered by the label.

Released in an 8-panel Digipak with a 12-page booklet. Discs are black.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (String): 5060376221862
  • Barcode (Text): 5 060376 221862 >
  • Mould SID Code (Discs 1 to 3): IFPI 3052

Other Versions (5 of 12) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
bflcd24 Pleiadians I.F.O. (Identified Flying Object)(CD, Album) Dragonfly Records bflcd24 UK 1997 Sell This Version
DATDG007 Pleiadians I.F.O. [I.dentified F.lying O.bject](23xFile, FLAC, Album, RE, RM + 23xFile, MP3, Album) DAT Records DATDG007 Italy 2015
DATCD007 Pleiadians I.F.O. [I.dentified F.lying O.bject](23xFile, MP3, Album, RE, RM) DAT Records DATCD007 Italy 2015
DATLP007 Pleiadians I.F.O. [I.dentified F.lying O.bject](4xLP, Album, RE, RM) DAT Records DATLP007 Italy 2017 Sell This Version
DATLP007 Pleiadians I.F.O. [I.dentified F.lying O.bject](4xLP, Album, RE, RM, Tra) DAT Records DATLP007 Italy 2017 Sell This Version

Recommendations

Reviews Show All 6 Reviews

Add Review

_2trancentral_

_2trancentral_

March 29, 2016

CD trays had to be transparent, with some art behind of course, you can't put black trays on a triple digipak release like this, unless you seriously lack style and class.
cristianHa

cristianHa

March 27, 2016

Waited for so long for a proper re-release and this one fully met my expectations. The extra CD's make it perfect. A remarkable job by DAT records. EPIC!
SabKuchMilegator

SabKuchMilegator

December 31, 2015
edited over 5 years ago

It's somewhat a hard task to write something decent about a release that's pretty much the wet dream of every goa fan. This release spans three full cds, making it a perfect statement what Pleiadians sound was all about circa 1995-1997. Not only you get the excellent debut album, but once again (or should I say once more?) you'll get to hear a retro liveset by these Italian wizards that showcases a full new side to IFO. The original being very expensive to buy these days and the live set giving you grand display of true 90s live philosophy, it goes without saying that this release has made a lot of old school aficionados happy.

The third cd ain't something you could call "leftovers" either. Their early compilation and vinyl material is almost all here. During my years listening to goa trance, I've slowly started to appreciate the raw and "to the point" sound more and more. These days I simply adore what these guys were doing around 95; tracks like Pleiadians or Cyberland are aggressive and magnificent in their melody work, even if not technically as developed as you'd come to expect from Pleiadians brand. A slight error seems to have occured while compiling this third disc. What happened is both Cyberland and Analogue Step were recorded at wrong speed (compared to the original). Maybe this little error was meant to be? Hah, all I can say for myself I definitely like these new versions a whole lot more! Cyberland gains a great energy level and, well sorry to say this, but Analogue Step was always my least favourite Pleiadians track. The slower pace, however, gives the track a fantastic hypnotic feel.

Like the other reviewer said, an essential release if there ever was one.
Nousagi

Nousagi

December 6, 2015
edited over 5 years ago
Monumental release! There is not a single doubt in these two words when speaking about this repress of IFO with two more CDs as a present for us, the Goa trance lovers!

This was a chance for people (like me) to obtain the most-acclaimed classic of the Pleiadians, without spending ridiculous amounts of money for a scratched copy. This goes also for the vinyl only tracks, some of which are very hard to find thus expensive as well.

But most of all, of course, it was the Live set I was looking forward to as the rest I had the opportunity to listen both live and digital and we all know how magnificent it sounds! The live set is not full-on IFO material though the tracks bear the same names. There are obvious influences from their next output - Family of Light - in the music. Something that I immediately fell in love with as it sounds more coherent and mature, rather than total craziness. Of course, this is a matter of taste but the blend does it for me. Listen to Alcyone for example. Slower, with more acidic lines and bass, still preserving those wicked buildups and melodies. Mind-staggering!

To sum it up, this is an essential item for any Goa trance fan! Do yourself a favour and grab one of these before they run out. Every single detail on this release has been taken care beautifully and you will love every part of it - from the artwork, to the booklet, and each second of these masterpieces inside.