Replicant

by Andy Pickford

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torfik
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torfik One of the best EM album ever. The RM sound quality is great. The 22 min bonus track is outstanding. Favorite track: Blonde in a Suitcase.
Garents DroSongs
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Garents DroSongs I bought the original release of this album back in 1996 or so. Absolutely great album. I'm pretty excited to find this remastered and extended version! It's great to this after watching the classic "Blade Runner" movie!

It's pretty hard for me to pick a favorite track. Really I like every track on the album, and every one fits in well with some part of "Blade Runner". Favorite track: Blonde in a Suitcase.
Jan van Althuis
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Jan van Althuis This album was released in a time when i was a little too much focussed on collecting Tangerine dream stuff. Replicant did me realize there was much more great music! An eyeopener for me. Bought the download version for the new tracks. :) Favorite track: Zweifarbig Bomber Part 2.
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The debut album released in 1993 originally on the Centaur Discs label. The music was inspired by the movie Blade Runner and became known to the composer of that movie’s soundtrack, Vangelis, whilst getting quotes from the movie copyright cleared through Warner Bros. Vangelis had still not released his original music from the movie at the time. A few months after Replicant was released, he did. That of course, didn’t do Replicant any harm at all!
The album was also seen as important for helping to start this electronic Progressive sub-genre thing I keep reading about. Heck, I don't know, It was an 8-track workstation in a spare bedroom, running through a mid-range hi-fi system. I used a portastudio to add vocals. It was mastered to DAT. Centaur took it to be professionally mastered by Dave Bernez at the Townhouse in London. I have had to use a DAT of this master, as source material to remaster. If you're into recording, you don't need to tell me, retro-fitting is often really hard. I'd worked on a previous remaster, using a CD. This only worked to an extent.
The DAT was at least clean of further alterations made to it in the pressing process. I have been able to dynamically de-compress the audio to a good extent. Well, before retreating it to enhance the EQ, field-width and my own clipping/compression, then remastering at 24t/96. I think in total it took me a good couple of years to reach this stage.

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released December 16, 2013

© 2013 (this edition) Andy Pickford. Original recordings made between 1992-93 at The Citadel, Woodville, UK.
All tracks written, performed and produced by AP. Remastered by AP 2012-13. The additional tracks, Heartfire & The Gate and the Way,
were recorded in 1991 as demos while learning my Korg T Series workstation, the latter being the first music I produced on it.
Started in the afternoon after getting it, finished after 3 days. Really annoyed my girlfriend. Artwork on this edition by AP.

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