B12

Time Tourist (gold vinyl reissue)

B12 - Time Tourist (gold vinyl reissue)

As special deal of this week we offer B12's classic (and criminally underrated) techno album Time Tourist, originally released as part of Warp's Artificial Intelligence series for 15.99 instead of the regular 23.99 euro. Warp travel back to the lost futures of 1996 with this first-ever reissue. Housed in an evocative Designer’s Republic sleeve based on a classic Trevor Webb airbrush painting, the sleeve notes of Time Tourist elude to the project as soundtracking a dystopian future society that’s looking back at the primitive past, evident from its strong references to Blade Runner, Philip K. Dick and Star Wars. Each track on Time Tourist continues the outer edge excavations that made B12’s debut album, the Detroit inspired science fiction of Electro-Soma (album 4 in Warp's Artificial Intelligence series) such a mind-warping experience, yet the concepts here are arguably stronger with the album originally made as an educational soundtrack designed by the 22nd-century company “B12 Systems”. Upon its original release, Time Tourist looked further out than most of B12’s AI peers to the outer space narratives that played such important role within the origins of techno that were built within the late 80's and early 90's landscape of Detroit. As such, they reached levels of science fiction escapism that few others have. As a cultural document, Time Tourist is an evocative reminder of a time when electronic music really did hold the keys to the future. Yet with this newly reissued edition, we'd say there has never been a better time to take a tour of B12’s truly, timeless techno. This package contains a booklet and a sheet of stickers.

2LP + Download Week Deal: WARPLP37RGoldDeal € 15,99
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