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#46215 - 05/30/13 09:35 AM Twenty Systems...
Happy Birthday Rob Harris Offline
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Twenty Systems, the 2008 landmark album from Benge is about to be re-released on the 24th of June, 2013.

A brilliant contribution to the archaeology of electronic music - Brian Eno.

Twenty tracks made on twenty synthesisers spanning twenty years, accompanied by a sixty page colour book with a foreword by Robin 'Scanner' Rimbaud.

It's currently available to pre-order from Amazon.


#46426 - 06/29/13 12:15 PM Re: Twenty Systems... [Re: Rob Harris]
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Registered: 01/01/07
Loc: Brighton, Sussex, UK
I splashed out on this... on a first listen I was a little bit taken aback - some of the tracks were just so simplistic and basic (e.g. the first one, which is just a Moog modular playing the same note over and over again for 2 minutes lol)....
...but once I listened further I began to 'get it' a bit more and appreciate the minimalism. Don't go expected "Switched On Bach" for this one!

The booklet and sleevenotes are really nice, although Robin Rimbaud's faux-post-structuralist intro is farcical. I wonder has there ever been any other academic disciplines which seem to have derived solely from apeing really clunky translations from French? Obtuse wittering nonsense lol

#48733 - 09/05/16 04:33 PM Re: Twenty Systems... [Re: feline1]
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Registered: 01/08/07
Loc: Dislocated
You might also want to try "Analog" by Martin Carradus. Similar but not as minimal.

Edited by NerveJam (09/05/16 04:37 PM)
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