JPLS ‎– Program

M_nus ‎– MINUS44
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM


A1 Program
A2 Program 3
B1 Program 2


  • Producer, Written-ByJPLS

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  • Barcode (Scanned): 881390584468

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MINUS 44 JPLS Program(CDr, Promo) M_nus MINUS 44 Canada 2006 Sell This Version
MINUS44 JPLS Program(12", Promo, W/Lbl) M_nus MINUS44 Canada 2006 Sell This Version


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April 17, 2008

"Program" is definitely on the experimental side of minimal, with little dance floor application (unless really high), but that does not make it less interesting. It is very deep, trippy and dark. After the first few seconds when you've had the time to get used to the unusually slow rhythm, you are immersed into it and the journey begins! JPLS has clearly used the same sounds in all 3 tracks, which are essentially variations of one another, with different melodies and drum patterns. Overall a very good release, and in my opinion a must-have for minimal/experimental/abstract fans.


April 25, 2007
edited over 14 years ago

*sigh*. I have to eat my words on this one. Program is not intended to, nor should it ever be played by itself. After reading other people's positive comments regarding this release, I bought the record just to see if I could do something interesting with it. To my surprise, I did. The best album I found to mix these layers with is Tractile's Silent Movie EP, which is also on the M_Nus label. When you have the JPLS tracks running as an added layer it really powers up every 2nd bass kick in your main track. Its surprisingly easy to maintain a tight beatmatch on this track for 5-6 minutes, which almost makes me wish I had a 3rd turntable...


January 23, 2007
edited over 14 years ago

Click, click, pop. Click, click, click. Beep. I normally don’t go out of my way to trash talk someone’s work, but this is not music. I can honestly say that this is perhaps the most disappointing record I have ever bought, and I would not have bought it if I weren’t a Plus 8/Minus collector. Less does not necessarily mean more. Removing the superfluous components of a track can effectively increase its potency, but not if what you are left with has absolutely no character. It’s really a shame that this was released on Minus. In my opinion, it has tarnished the nearly impeccable reputation of one of my favorite record labels.


November 28, 2006
edited over 14 years ago

Strange that this release gets a so low rating.
This is a solid release in my opinion, especially when you are mixing this as a sub layer into other minimal tracks.
Reminds me a bit of Concept.
All three tracks are playable to spice up your set and the deep dark wobbling chords give you a dark atmospheric sound excursion.
Think of yourself being in a dark cave and water is dripping of the ceiling.
It's not everybody's taste of course.
Nevertheless, solid release for me.