The Philosophy of Sound and Machine

Date 1992
Appears with
Q-Chastic - CAT002 [3:59]
Soit-P.P - 'n.IASP.' [5:04]
Blue Calx - 'Blue Calx' [7:15]

Additional info
  • The above version of the song, "CAT 002" by Q-CHASTIC, is exclusive to the UK cd for "The Philosophy Of Sound And Machine", and regardless of its misleading song title does not appear on the test-pressing only double-12" ep. for "Q-Chastic" by Q-CHASTIC (CAT 002). The song, "n.IASP" by SOIT-P.P, is also exclusive to this compilation. The song, "Blue Calx" by BLUE CALX, is not exclusive and thus can be found on several other releases such as the "Selected Ambient Works Volume 2" album by THE APHEX TWIN, and the "Music For The Nineties Vol. 6" and "Chillout Phase Two" compilations (albeit, identified/credited as being by THE APHEX TWIN).

  • The concept for the LP was by Kirk Degiogio of A.R.T. Records UK, who through his contact with Grant Wilson-Claridge of RePHLeX collected tracks from both artists known to him and Grant. The result was the first ALL British "Techno" compilation which still stands out as some of the best material released by many of the contributing artists. Richard James, Black Dog, B12, Matt Cogger and Kirk Degiogio all contributed tracks that many still consider their best work. The LP was only released on CD, it was a huge success and their have been plans for some time to re-issue it (fingers crossed). There have also been plans for some time for a second edition (PoSaM 2) but due to many of the original artists being involved with musical projects elsewhere this is proving to be a difficult organisational task.

    The Artwork was supplied by Abdul Hagg from Detroit who had been doing work for Transmat and BUZZ Records in Belgium. He had (at the time) recently drawn the "Relics" LP sleeve and he has since been working with R&S Records in Belgium. The B12 Tracks were subsequently Licenced to WARP Records to appear on the LP Electro Soma. (


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