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Bytes [CASSETTE] [Import]

Black Dog Audio Cassette
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  • Audio Cassette (25 Jun 1993)
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Tvt
  • ASIN: B000003RG1
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A landmark album 23 Feb 2003
Format:Audio CD
Make no mistake this, the first Black Dog album is one of the most important electronic albums of all time.
Bearing in mind that it was released in 1993 when Rave was still in the ascendancy, the sheer musicality of this album is all the more incredible. This is music full of melody and depth, it also has a quirky edge that makes most other electronica sound cold and clinical.
This is the album that defined the 'intelligent' techno sound of the early nineties along with the early relases from Autechre, B12 and Aphex Twin, who's 'Selected Ambient Works Vol 1' is the only album that can compare with this work of genius. ANYONE, with an interest in electronic music should own this album. I also suggest getting hold of the other 2 Black Dog albums on Warp and the 3 Plaid albums too. Can't go wrong.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A landmark electronica/IDM album 18 Jan 2004
Format:Audio CD
Probably one of the best albums ever released in the genre of electronica/IDM. What Black Dog did with 'Bytes' was to revolutionise how we saw electronic music, they set new standards which have rarely been reached by other artists. In fact, Black Dog never matched what they did with 'Bytes', though they did come quite close with 'Spanners'.
This is electronic music at its best. Ambient at times, always progressive and innovative. Black Dog showed techno didn't need to be aimed at the dancefloor. The drum programming on this album was also innovative for its time, few other artists having ventured to do it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Timeless Beauty 19 Sep 2007
By Gavski
Format:Audio CD
As other reviewers have stated on here Bytes is a thing of utter beauty - a seminal, multi layered record essential for any electronic dance music fan and sounds as relevant today as it did then. I've been playing this album consistently since 1992 and have never grown tired of it, and I never will.

Like Artificial Intelligence also on Warp Records, this album made me change the way I thought about electronic music and shoved me out the door to buy a drum machine. Thank you Bytes and thank you Black Dog for the pleasure you have brought me!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
Little, in a sense, I can add to other's already well thought out comments.

Considerably far ahead of it's time ... was part of the initial golden crop of warp releases.

Anyone with an interest in electronic music, rhythms, melody, arrangement or jazz should really give this several plays. Peerless the year of release, everyone I played this to (just about) bought a copy shortly after. I had to ship one to a friend in the States.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars another gushing review 22 May 2009
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I'll keep this short - my old copy suddenly had a scratch on it and for a moment I was like oh my god what if I can't get another one?! But thankfully I did and you know it's true that you don't know what you've got til it's gone.

I've been listening to Bytes for many years - not as many as the veterans here but I know my electronica now and this is head and shoulders above a lot of the similarly-minded ambient techno out there. I'm not slating Plaid or Autechre or Speedy J, they all totally rock, but this and Spanners are masterclasses in what can be achieved through the medium of music. Electronica always opens up the mind to strange and exciting possibilities - for me anyway - and Bytes just proves there's so much you can inject into an audio message. Egyptology, Futurism and cyberspace, proto-blogs and physical cosmology, plus it's wicked danceable too. Think of all that comes on Prince's Sign o the Times and how packed an album that is with all the social commentry and sex and funk, then just switch topics and this becomes a statement on the future of how we listen to, understand and dance to music. They were on a different wavelength back then. Thank god I got a new copy the day after.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Your guide to the other universe.. 30 Jan 2004
Format:Audio CD
The above reviewers are correct. I fancy you've got the idea by now. This record is still light years ahead of now, and sounds fresher than tomorrow.
Mindblowing. I have studied and lived with this album since I found it in 1995 and I never ever ever tire of it. I have lost it, had it stolen, fallen off a bicycle drunk and broken it - onto copy four now. It is the reason I bought an atari and a synth, and largely the reason why I still use them.
If it hasn't dated by now (when so much other techno is simply painful in 2004) it won't ever.It's doesn't get better than this record - quite literally. Check out all the new garbage on warp, sell them then buy this and look forward to the rest of your life with your new guidebook to the other universe!
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