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Black Dog Productions - Bytes mp3 album

Black Dog Productions - Bytes mp3 album
Performer: Black Dog Productions
Title: Bytes
Released: 1993
Country: UK
Style: Techno
Genre: Electronic
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 611
MP3 size: 1465 mb
FLAC size: 1576 mb

Performer – Black Dog Pro. Producer – Black Dog Productions Ltd. Black Dog Productions. Bytes ‎(11xFile, MP3, Album, 320). WARP CD8, Warp CD8, WARPcd8. Bytes ‎(CD, Album, RP). Warp Records, Warp Records, Warp Records.

In 1989, The Black Dog was unable to find a label to back its releases and started its own, Black Dog Productions, which released four vinyl records. After a few vinyl EPs on General Production Recordings, The Black Dog released its first full-length album Bytes on Warp Records on 15 March 1993. The albums Temple of Transparent Balls (GPR) and Spanners (Warp) followed. The music was often produced under a number of different names, such as Close Up Over, Xeper, Atypic, . Balil and the Discordian Popes

Complete your Black Dog Productions collection. Bytes ‎(2xLP, Album). Warp Records, Warp Records.

Is Bytes the best album by Black Dog Productions? BestEverAlbums. com brings together thousands of 'greatest ever album' charts and calculates an overall ranking. This album At A Glance. Bytes by Black Dog Productions (1993) Overall rank: 5,287th. Accolades: Top albums of 1993 ( 103rd ). Top albums of the 1990s ( 1,027th ). Best albums of all time ( 5,287th ).

Black Dog Productions - Bytes (full album) The Black Dog - Spanners Global Communication ~ Pentamerous Metamorphosis (Full Album) Plaid - Mbuki Mvuki (1991) Four Tet - Ringer (full EP) The Black Dog - Virtual (Original Version) Plaid - The Digging Remedy (Full Album) The Other People Place - Lifestyles Of The Laptop Cafe John Beltran - Ten Days Of Blue Feed Me Weird Things - Squarepusher (plus bonus. Japanese tracks) Dopplereffekt - Gesamtkunstwerk (1999) Bowery Electric - Beat (1996) Full Album Plaid - Double Figure (2001) FULL ALBUM


1 Plaid Object Orient 5:44
2 Close Up Over Caz 6:15
3 Xeper Carceres Ex Novum 6:42
4 Atypic Focus Mel 7:12
5 Close Up Over Olivine 4:45
6 I.A.O. Clan (Mongol Hordes) 6:24
7 Plaid Yamemm 6:14
8 Discordian Popes Fight The Hits 6:20
9 Balil Merck 4:33
10 Close Up Over Jauqq 5:46
11 Balil 3/4 Heart 7:34

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Warp Records Limited
  • Copyright (c) – Warp Records Limited
  • Published By – Copyright Control
  • Made By – PDO, UK – 10220691


  • Art Direction – Black Dog Productions, Richard Burridge
  • Artwork [Artwarped] – The Designers Republic
  • Artwork [Virtual 'scapes] – Black Dog Towers Network
  • Producer – Black Dog Productions Ltd*


All music Copyright Control
This compilation ℗ © 1993 Warp Records

Made in England.

The disc is black with silver text.

Various tracks are intercut with "Phils", credited to "Echo Mike", of approx 30 seconds.

The track listing, as printed on the CD, gives the following:
#4: Phil; Focus Mel; Phil
#5: Olivine; Phil
#6: Clan
#7: Phil; Yamemm
#8: Phil; Fight The Hits; Phil
#9: Merck
#10: Phil; Jauqq
Note, that the actual numbering runs separately for an 'A'- and 'B' side (probably after the cassette version?) and assigns Phils and regular tracks an individual number each.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 5021603080126
  • Barcode (Text): 5 021603 080126 >
  • Matrix / Runout: WARPCD8 10220691 01 % MADE IN U.K. BY PDO

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
WARP LP8, WARPlp8 Black Dog Productions Bytes ‎(2xLP, Album) Warp Records, Warp Records WARP LP8, WARPlp8 UK 1993
WARPCDD8 Black Dog Productions Bytes ‎(11xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Warp Records WARPCDD8 Unknown
WARP CD8, Warp CD8, WARPcd8 Black Dog Productions Bytes ‎(CD, Album, RP) Warp Records, Warp Records, Warp Records WARP CD8, Warp CD8, WARPcd8 UK Unknown
WARP CD8, WARPcd8, Warp CD8 Black Dog Productions Bytes ‎(CD, Album, RP) Warp Records, Warp Records, Warp Records WARP CD8, WARPcd8, Warp CD8 UK Unknown
TVT 7205-2 Black Dog Productions Bytes ‎(CD, Album) Wax Trax! Records, TVT Records TVT 7205-2 US 1993

Probably one of the highlights of the first 30 years of house, techno, electro, whatever you want to call it. It is the life enhancing simplicity and joy of music-making itself. Still magical after all these years.
First electronic - ambient- dance album I ever heard and I was hooked. To me maybe the best so called compilation ever. Bytes is on another level production wise. It never grows old, if your new to electronic - ambient music this is the bible and you must own it.
I love this production.
After all these years since its original release, 'Bytes' still manages to evoke thoughts, feelings, and memories across its varied atmospheric, emotional, si-fi, deep, retro/futiristic, melodic and quirky style of Idm and Techno. A truly wonderful attention holding album that impresses even today almost 10yrs on(2012). Classic.
Longitude Temporary
actually, that would be almost 20 years on!! but i completely agree. this is one of my all time favorites.
This release, from one of the few truly influential electronic music pioneers in the early 1990's, Black Dog, has been hailed as being one of the most innovative and influential recordings from the early Warp Catalogue, as part of the label's "Artificial Intelligence" series. The focus on "Bytes" is lively, complex, intricate and emotive sounds that send the listener into states of hypnotic bliss, with their established tones flowing seamlesslessly throughout the album and yet managing to incorporate a diverse array of styles in each track. The trio behind Black Dog, two-thirds of whom make up another big name on Warp, "Plaid", are renowned for their quirky, at times even kitsch-y melodies and beats, and this shows through in fully unrivalled glory on "Bytes". Playful tracks, such as "Caz" flow perfectly into the more subtle, grooving and sombre pieces like "Carceres Ex Novum", and to be honest, the effect they have is astounding. The music here, while at first not immediately appealing (probably due to the similar textures used in the tracks - may cause you to hear it as being "all the same"), slowly reveals its unparalleled and timeless beauty only with repeated listens. Often with releases such as this, there is a reason for their "highly acclaimed" status - they have earned it, and quite deservingly, too. "Bytes" is no exception. Rather than complaining that electronic music today is losing its touch, we should instead pick classic releases such as "Bytes" out from our collections, wipe off any dust that may have settled on it, and enjoy. Hopefully it won't be too long before we can experience such another innovative, inspiring and influential album such as "Bytes" to enjoy for 2005 and beyond.
When you look on the cover of the cd, you see the words ''This Compilation'' This was because in time of releasing Bytes, they already had a contract with GPR! (It's still a problem to release under the same name on different labels) It looks like a compilation of different artists, but it is still made by Downie, Handley and Turner. The track Xeper was made by Downie in a very short time. One day he woke up with the idea to make this track and made it.. I have read in interviews that Bytes is still their most favourite work. A must have for all electronic freaks.
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