ARPANET : " WIRELESS INTERNET " DOUBLE ALBUM (2002) 2LP FIRST PRESSING , ELECTRO CLASSIC
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This is one of my favourite electro albums of all-time. It's an incredible skill to craft an album that is in some ways so minimal yet mesmerising. For me personally, I find the tracks have a Synesthesia like quality and I start visualising images as I listen to them.
As a concept album, following Kraftwerk traditions reflecting on new technology, it straddles the moment in time when suddenly humanity began to access everything, everywhere. The focus is on NTT DoCoMo's i-mode service, which launched in Japan in 1999, with a view to how this model would soon extend to the rest of the world.
Others have covered the tracks in detail below, but I'm going to put in a good word for 'Software Version', which receives mixed feedback. Whilst comparatively aggressive, I find it completely mind-popping; it contrasts well with those melodic offerings in the context of the album. It has a funky live-jam groove to it, with less rigidity than some of the other tracks.
'Wireless Internet' is so emotional and beautiful. A perfect end to the album, reflecting both the optimism and uncertainties raised in the opening track, 'The Analyst'.
A1 The Analyst 4:00
A2 Illuminated Displays 6:03
B1 I-Mode 2:30
B2 Wireframe Images 5:32
C1 P2101V 4:00
C2 NTT DoCoMo 4:35
C3 Software Version 5:09
D1 Devoid Of Wires 4:33
D2 Wireless Internet 5:51
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