Hydrology Plus 1 + 2

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Alan Wilder's first solo outing as Recoil is far from the techno-industrial releases that marked his later work. 1 + 2 was released in 1986 as a 12" EP, a collage of stop-start samples, including a vocal snippet of the Mode's David Gahan. This CD takes that EP, then adds three rather more interesting instrumentals, which vary from Philip Glass-esque piano scales and synth doodles that shimmer with light ("Grain") to more Glass-esque synthesizer scales that burst into pulsing, sequenced electronica ("Stone," "The Sermon"). Some listeners will find the tracks overlong, others will want to get lost in the sound.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 7:43
2 14:32
3 15:03
4 14:24
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