Matrix (7)Various Films

Label:Chain Reaction – CRD-10
CD, Compilation
Style:Dub Techno, Minimal, Ambient


0.2Blue Film #A3:18
0.3Equator Music4:27
1Blue Film #102:41
2Blue Film #25:08
4Red Film #24:52
5Red Film #11:35
6Isolated Dot3:31
8Blue Film #2+3:31
9Blue Film #4+3:28
10Blue Film #52:10
12See Off7:11
14Isthmus #Fast10:09

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Compiles the tracks from the three EPs and more:
Tracks 0.3., 1, 6, 9 and 10 were previously released on Matrix (7) - Isolated Dot.
Tracks 4, 7, 8 and 14 were previously released on Matrix (7) - Isthmus #Fast.
Tracks 2, 3, 11 and 12 were previously released on Matrix (7) - See Off.
Tracks 0.1, 0.2, 5 and 13 were unpublished before.

The first three tracks (listed in white on the back of the case) can be accessed by rewinding the CD back from the first track. Total duration of this hidden pre-gap track: 12:25.
Durations not listed on the release.

Released in a NaturePac.

℗ 2000 BCP BMG/UFA.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 18755 03102 5
  • Barcode (String): 718755031025
  • Label Code: LC 01044
  • Matrix / Runout: A0100318609-0101 35 A1
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L555
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 94Z7


  • nein17's avatar
    Seriously good stuff. Wonder what the artist is doing now...
    • scoundrel's avatar
      As "Blue Film #10" thuds into being, you know you're in Matrix's steady hands. His only album, VARIOUS FILMS, came on the much-vaunted Chain Reaction label, and you can hear the warmth crackling through. "Blue Film #2" moves at a brisker pace, and "Milieux" gets clickier, while "Red Film #2" gets jittery and more hesitant, as if the track itself were taking a breath. "Isolated Dot" sounds as if it were beamed straight out of Detroit, and "ZKJ" shifts between the urgent and the plaintive. "Blue Film #4" offers a spaciousness above the pounding rhythm, while "Blue Film #5" sounds almost easy-listening in contrast. The layers of hiss on "See Off" help drive it forward, and once the album gets to the soothing "Isthmus #Fast," you know you've reached the end of a fantastic journey.
      • quick_tunes's avatar
        There is also a hidden track zero that is duration 12.25
        • Dj_AXS's avatar
          This is one of my all-time favorite albums. With this 14-tracks CD, Tetsuo Tsuri manages to blow up my mind into tiny pieces each time I listen to this. The album has a grainy sound with lots of clicks, almost like an old vinyl record. But here, that's what makes the whole beauty of it. "Milieux" is an ambiant, Vladislav Delay style track, with a click & buzz rhythmic specific of Chain Reaction releases, which resembles "Oshikicho #controlled", another great Matrix track. The "Red Films" and "Blue Films" are overall quite short tracks (except Blue Films #5 and #2) but they always manage to catch your mind to bring it to foreign landscapes. "Zkj", "Flora" and "See Off" are superb beat-driven grainy tracks with lots of space and delays. "Nimbus" makes you listen to the heartbeat of a giant machine. "Isolated Dot" is a moody 4/4 beat track with tons of harmonics. And at the end is "Isthmus #fast", a long and beautiful track, very close to Shinichi Atobe's "The Red Line" (on the same label) which has the same kind of atmosphere : melancholic and timeless. Groundbreaking...
          • giacomo's avatar
            Intense abstraction that drags you into unexplored dimensions of aural perception.


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