Modus Operandi: Triple Vinyl LP

Modus Operandi: Triple Vinyl LP

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Label: Proper Records
Release Date: 15th December

Over 25 years old and this dark-space-dub-jungle-cosmic-trip-hop Triple LP still sounds like what we think the future may sound like.

Originally issued on Science/Virgin in September 1997, Modus Operandi
established Rupert Parkes as an unmistakable force within the realm of
drum and bass and downtempo - Modus Operandi is presented here with
scrupulous attention to the detail of its original UK first pressing and is
available on three 140gm LPs.

Whether replacing a much-loved original, or adding to a collection afresh, this is a
superior way to enjoy such enduring and influential music.

Born in Suffolk, Parkes, learnt saxophone as a child, but by the early 90s, he like
many others, got into electronic music, and by the middle of the decade was
making inventive, skeletal, drum and bass. Photek was first heard on his own
label, with releases such as Seven Samurai and U.F.O, which brought him to the
attention of Goldie, who released his calling card Natural Born Killa EP on his
Metalheadz imprint. Photek's slower take on what was then known as 'jungle',
produced a half- step breakbeat, adding a glacial, mellowness to the relentless

By the time of his signing to Virgin, Photek was truly making waves, and Modus
Operandi was trailed by The Hidden Camera mini album, which reached the UK
Top 40, as did the single Ni Ten Ichi Ryu. Modus Operandi was a critical and
commercial success, reaching the Top 40 and establishing him as a go- to
producer and remixer. The space around his beats and his ample yet judicious
range of effects can be heard on tunes such as The Hidden Camera and the jazz
influenced title track.

Photek has not released a new album in over a decade. He now is an established
film and television composer in Hollywood. However, his work is fondly
remembered and still sounds as fresh as a drum and bass daisy.

Disc 1
1. The Hidden Camera
2. Smoke Rings
3. Minotaur
4. Aleph 1

Disc 2
1. 124
2. Axiom

Disc 3
1. Trans 7
2. Modus Operandi
3. KJZ
4. The Fifth Column

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