Saturday, 13 September 2014


The item at the top is an ad that appeared in Japanese magazine, Bar-F-Out, back in winter 1993.
It's for the debut album by Audio Active - the LP shown in the ad being the available in Japan only version.
The Soundclash DJ's at The Gallery in Leeds, however, managed to get hold of this version of the album in early '94 as it crops up in their playlist which was published in Straight No Chaser magazine in Spring 1994.
Later in 1994 the UK version also came out, and that's the one I got, and so have featured my vinyl copy to accompany the mag items.
It has a different cover and as well as a fuller title - "We Are Audio Active, Tokyo Space Cowboys".
The UK version has almost the same track listing as its Japanese counterpart, with only a couple of changes.
The Japanese release came out on Alfa/On-U Sound, the recording made in both Alfa Studios in Tokyo and On-U Sound in London.
As with all On-U Sound records, it was produced by Adrian Sherwood (apart from track 6) and featured some On-U's guests on backing, such as Bim Sherman, Doug Wimbish, Skip McDonald etc, but in the main, Audio Active manage to stamp their own sound.

Saturday, 6 September 2014


The top 2 items are from the same issue of Generator magazine as the previous post, and so when they were looking back over 1995's best albums in January 1996, the LP above was one of their compilations of the year.
The Generator ad on top reveals that the release was also Muzik magazine's 'compilation of the year'.
The short Generator review is from their albums of the year overview.
To accompany the magazine material I have plucked out the LP from my own collection at home - a double vinyl compilation called "Penetrate Deeper" which was released on Tribal/ddr.