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Artist
Jega
ReleaseProduct
1995
Label
Skam Records
Catalogue Number
Skald032
Release Date
February 26, 2016

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Said to have been recorded in 1995, these highly valuable archival recordings of Manchester's Jega show a producer who has always operated on the fringes of electronica while maintaining a truly individual sound. Recorded straight to tape as you would in those days, these tracks pre-date his now classic 1998 album Spectrum and still sound as futuristic as his music did back in the late 90's. There is a certain eeriness to this music, it sounds almost out of time with itself and while the touchstones of ambient works 85-92 Aphex and the more sedate BOC shadows the music, the overall sound is one of uniqueness. Drifting between electro sketches and gabba workouts to more drill 'n' bass (remember that!) excursions the overall feel of an LP of sketches more than a full flowing structured album is apparent, but this does not matter when the sounds are so well formulated. A vital piece of history from Manchester's long running tradition of bedroom electronic scientists from Martin Hannett to Muslimgauze and a testament to a bygone era of electronica that sounds like a future we have yet to fully realize or arrive in.

Digital Track List

  1. 1 FZ Requiem 1:38 Buy
  2. 2 Knight Lore 3:35 Buy
  3. 3 Lake Windermere 3:58 Buy
  4. 4 Vermilion 5:12 Buy
  5. 5 Saint Bees 3:12 Buy
  6. 6 Mancunian Way 3:51 Buy
  7. 7 Momentum (SH101DR55MIX) 3:05 Buy

    Momentum (SH101DR55MIX)

  8. 8 Nima 2:59 Buy
  9. 9 British Rail 2:19 Buy
  10. 10 Lunar Jetman 4:34 Buy
  11. 11 ZX82 4:21 Buy
  12. 12 Shockwave Rider 4:43 Buy
  13. 13 Starglider 1:38 Buy
  14. 14 Sabre Wulf 4:37 Buy
  15. 15 UNIVAC 6:33 Buy

Jega

Skam Records

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