Dutch pioneer Sp@sms returns to U-TRAX with 'From A 20th Century Box' LP, backed with remixes from Bloody Mary and Cosmic Force
On 'From the 20th Century Box' Arno Peeters, aka Sp@sms, returns to U-TRAX with his debut full-length album. Showcasing years of sonic exploration stemming from his time in various groups including Random XS and Voltage Control amongst others, the LP also draws from his experience studying and teaching music at the Centre for Electronic Music as well as his work in project-based sound design.
Filled to the brim with pulsating arpeggios, crunchy drums and dark, moody atmospheres, the LP is marked by a retro yet timeless feel. Inbetween its snaking, squelchy synth lines and old school electro grooves Sp@sms masterfully incorporates playful textures and elements from found recordings and unused projects, resulting in a vastly versatile and experimental album fusing all things techno, acid and EBM.
An expert lesson in sound design and composition taught by one of the Netherlands' most trusted and experienced artists, the LP also contains remixes from Dame Music's Bloody Mary and Utrecht electro stalwart Cosmic Force and arrives via heavyweight, colored double vinyl, digital, CD and cassette mediums.
As is typical for a U-TRAX release, each physical version has its own set of tracks. The vinyl and CD versions also come with a in-depth interview with Arno Peeters, as well as extensive background notes for each track (on the album's inner sleeves and a 24 page booklet, respectively).
- 1 Pathos (Bloody Mary Remix) 1:00
- 2 Bossanova 1:00
- 3 CEM Traxx 1 1:00
- 4 Titanic (Underwater Dub) 1:00
- 5 Bossanova (Cut Short) 1:00
- 6 Coopertest (feat Leendert Douma) 1:00
- 7 Unidentified Urban (Cosmic Force Remix) 1:00
- 8 Understand dope for what it really is 1:00
- 9 LocomoTangoSinus 1:00
- 10 NeuroMatrix (V1) 1:00
- 11 Wow n Flutter (feat Bart Rovers) 1:00
- 12 Tribe 333 1:00
- 13 Words with the Shaman 1:00