Monday, September 26, 2022

Jega - Spectrum (1998)

Expansive, genre-omnivorous electronic music from UK producer Jega. Breakbeat, IDM, drum n bass, instrumental hip-hop, and downtempo all pop up throughout, but warm, crystalline synths secure a certain level of sonic cohesion through the chaos.

Track listing:
1. Phalanx
2. Kid Sista
3. Muzical Chairz
4. Red Mullet
5. NIA
6. DMC
7. Brad's Garden Maintenance
8. German
9. Intron.ix
10. Mai
11. Pitbull
12. Gemini
13. Ephem
14. Bikini Ski Boat
15. Manic Minor

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  1. GuessImStuckHereTHXlifeSeptember 26, 2022 at 3:35 PM

    Hell yes!!! Love Jega, he's far too under the radar compared to some "idm......etc" artists, such as Mike Paradinas aka u-ziq who has released Jega many times on his own Planet Mu imprint including Spectrum (amazing label, although lately a bit disappointing....lately meaning the past year or two compared to it's otherwise rich & important discography ala U-ziq, Venetian Snares, Datach'i, Richard Devine, shit you don't need me to list these people sorry sure you know as many as I do - some of the best is the point). My favorite full-length Jega is Geometry but everything is fckin great.

  2. GuessImStuckHereTHXlifeSeptember 26, 2022 at 3:45 PM

    Postscript - if you don;t have his other stuff I'd be happy to send some to you (currently listening to his release on Skam, indeed motivated by your post). In fact under a less cynical alias I did send you links to uploads I made for ya a few years ago, all lesser-known idm that's incredible; whether you got them is still debatable, I do recall you saying you couldn/t remember if you did, understandable considering how much music you also own :) Anyhow - should you want any Jega or a pile of rare idm/etc. or anything else let me know friend.

    1. Oh man, I definitely remember that, and I'm pretty sure I didn't download it. That sucks. I'm sorry about that. I would absolutely love to get a pile of lesser known IDM from you, and I promise I'll actually listen to it this time. Electronic/IDM is maybe the one style of music that I don't really have any real-world connections to, meaning that none of my friends listen to or make electronic music, and all of my knowledge thereof comes from being a nerd on the internet. So I bet you know a bunch of stuff that I don't, and I'd love to hear it.

  3. Superb. Repetition with depth rules. Headphones recommended. Hearty thanks.