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Performer: Grid
Genre: Electronic
Title: Evolver
Country: Canada
Released: 1994
Style: Techno
FLAC version ZIP size: 1890 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1601 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1565 mb
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 471
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Evolver is the third album by English electronic dance group The Grid, released in 1994. Swamp Thing" is the best-known song from the album, becoming a dance club favourite and chart hit in the UK, Europe and Australia. Texas Cowboys" and "Rollercoaster" were also released as singles. Evolver reached number 14 on the UK Albums Chart. All tracks written by Grid members Richard Norris and Dave Ball.

The Grid use: Blue Room speakers, Mu-Tron effects and Corby trouser presses. Dejittering - Prism AD-1. Tracks 1 to 3, 5 & 8 recorded at Eastcote. A classic of its time, The Grid's third album, Evolver, is probably their best-known work, spawning a number of hit singles. There's still plenty to enjoy about it, years on, from the zippy "Wake Up" to the infamous banjo on "Swamp Thing" (also known as 'the banjo heard around the world'). The western riff on "Texas Cowboys" is just as good, if not as immediately catchy, just as the guitar on "Throb" gives it rock music's energy, but with a definite techno mindset.

Evolver is a 1994 album by the British musical project The Grid; it is the duo's third album overall. Texas Cowboys" and "Rollercoaster" were also released as singles Contents.

This album is their finest moment, its eletronic soul tempered with unforgettable melodies, superb improvisation and the stuff that makes electronic music so mind-tripping. Sure, you can dance to it. But you can also hear it over and over and hear nuance and shade, degrees and shifts. And, on "Swamp Thing", a cool banjo riff gets merged with unstoppable synth-beats to create something fresh. Grid are far better than 9/10ths of other so-called "techno" acts out there.

The huge success of "Swamp Thing" proved that the Grid had arrived, and Evolver is the result: a confident, focused album that encompasses the duo's influences but nevertheless stakes out new ground.

Evolver is the third album by English electronic dance group The Grid, released in 1994. Texas Cowboys" and "Rollercoaster" were also released as singles Evolver. Studio album by. The Grid.

The group's 1994 album Evolver reached No. 14 in the UK Albums Chart. The lead single from this album, "Swamp Thing", features elaborate banjo lines played by Roger Dinsdale  .

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Wake Up
Saxophone – Alex Gifford
7:53
2 Rollercoaster
Vocals – Susannah Melvoin*
6:34
3 Swamp Thing
Banjo – Roger Dinsdale
6:41
4 Throb
Guitar [Snakeskin] – (Th)Robert Fripp*Synthesizer [Squelches] – Alex Gifford
5:04
5 Rise
Percussion – Pablo CookVocals – Donna Gardier
6:07
6 Shapes Of Sleep
Guitar [Somnambulant] – Robert FrippSynthesizer [101] – Alex Gifford
6:44
7 Higher Peaks
Guitar, Electronics [Treatments] – Robert FrippVocals [Opera] – Martyn SharpVocals [Rhythmic] – Susannah Melvoin*
6:11
8 Texas Cowboys 5:51
9 Spin Cycle
Synthesizer [Cs5] – Alex Gifford
5:31
10 Golden Dawn
Piano – Alex GiffordVocals [Opera] – Martyn Sharp
8:35

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – BMG Records (UK) Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – BMG Records (UK) Ltd.
  • Distributed By – BMG Records
  • Marketed By – BMG Records
  • Published By – M62
  • Published By – BMG Music Publishing Ltd.
  • Recorded At – Eastcote Studios
  • Recorded At – Battery Studios, London
  • Mixed At – Sarm East Studios
  • Mixed At – Metropolis Studios
  • Edited At – Transfermation
  • Mastered At – Metropolis Mastering
  • Glass Mastered At – Disctronics S

Credits

  • Artwork [Videography] – Mu Media
  • Design – Andrew Sutton
  • Edited By – Richard Dowling
  • Engineer [Assisted By] – Jamie*, Lee*, Richard*, Tim*
  • Engineer [Mix] – Chris Potter* (tracks: 4, 6, 7, 9, 10), Ren Swan (tracks: 1 to 3, 5, 8)
  • Engineer [Recording] – Ingo Vauk, Phillip Bagenal* (tracks: 4, 6, 7, 9)
  • Management – Pete Evans
  • Mastered By – Tony Cousins
  • Photography By – Adrian Green
  • Producer – The Grid
  • Programmed By – Ingo Vauk
  • Written-By – Ball*, Norris*

Notes

The Grid use: Blue Room speakers, Mu-Tron effects and Corby trouser presses.
Dejittering - Prism AD-1

Tracks 1 to 3, 5 & 8 recorded at Eastcote. Tracks 4, 6, 7, 9 & 10 recorded at Eastcote and Battery.
Tracks 1 to 3, 5 & 8 mixed at Sarm East. Tracks 4, 6, 7, 9 & 10 mixed at Metropolis.
Assisted by Lee @ Eastcote, Richard @ Battery, Tim @ Sarm and Jamie @ Metropolis.

℗ 1994 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by BMG Records (UK) Limited. Distributed by BMG. A Bertelsmann Music Group Company. © BMG Records (UK) Ltd. 1994. Printed in the UK. Made in England.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 4321-22718-2 9
  • Barcode (String): 743212271829
  • Matrix / Runout (Mirrored - Variant 1): DISCTRONICS S 743212-27182 01 THE GRID
  • Matrix / Runout (Mirrored - Variant 2): DISCTRONICS S 74321227182 02
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI L501
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 8716
  • Rights Society: BIEM/GEMA
  • Label Code: LC 8280
  • Other (Distribution Code): F: BM650

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
74321 22718 2 Grid* Evolver ‎(CD, Album, Club) Deconstruction Canada 74321 22718 2 Canada 1994
S 743212-27182 01, CDRCA(WF)4087 Grid* Evolver ‎(CD, Album) Deconstruction, BMG S 743212-27182 01, CDRCA(WF)4087 South Africa 1994
BVCP-783 Grid* Evolver ‎(CD, Album) BMG Victor Inc. BVCP-783 Japan 1995
ES 2759 Grid* Evolver ‎(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Euro Star ES 2759 Poland 1994
7432122718 2 Grid* Evolver ‎(CD, Album) Deconstruction, BMG 7432122718 2 Singapore 1994

Gralmeena
Golden Dawn is among the finest downtempo dub pieces I have ever heard, a true classic. Shapes Of Sleep, Spin Cycle, Wake Up and of course Swamp Thing have something going for them, but as a whole this doesn't function as an album, there are too many superficial fillers on display.

Beardana
This is an awesome, inspiring album showcasing the wide repertoire of this pioneering group. When I was a kid I spent some nights travelling on the train and 'Higher Peaks' totally blew me away. It still catches my imagination to date. Yes, The Grid has Evolved trance by this album - it's the trance movement in the making, evolving before our very ears..

Alsanadar
Brilliant album for it's time, actually did a dj mix recently and had tracks like "Wake Up" and "Shapes of Sleep" sitting next to Coldplay and Adam K. The tunes still sound remarkably fresh. I remember buying this around Christmas '93 and enjoyed playing out "Swamp Thing" for many years. Class. 5/5

Juce
one question, i cant find the track ''wake up'' on youtube....but listen to Laurent Garnier track of the same name....was the Grid's trakc a cover? I haven't heard it for years, but it remember it sounding nearly identical in every way...anyone? I swear they are identical can someone post the Grid version to youtube? I am convinced it is either a rip off of Garnier or the other way round

saafari
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HDLlljuVTI

Virn
This is a perfect album. No flaws, nothing missing, and nothing needs to be taken away. I once had a girl who wasn't sure if she wanted to date me, it wasn't until she saw this in my collection that she made up her mind. I want to clearly state that this is NOT the reason I gave this a 5/5.

Fenius
A classic of its time, The Grid's third album, _Evolver_, is probably their best-known work, spawning a number of hit singles. There's still plenty to enjoy about it, years on, from the zippy "Wake Up" to the infamous banjo on "Swamp Thing" (also known as 'the banjo heard around the world'). The western riff on "Texas Cowboys" is just as good, if not as immediately catchy, just as the guitar on "Throb" gives it rock music's energy, but with a definite techno mindset. "Rise" and "Higher Peaks" seems a bit more typical, but "Shapes of Sleep" gets back to proper stomp tempo with some deep male chanting (for more chanting, go to "Golden Dawn"). You know what? It's still great after all these years.

Marirne
One of my most beloved techno albums ever!! This sucked me into the electronic music scene and came out back when I was only 12. It's a classic and contains some classic dance anthems from the 90's including,Texas Cowboys,Rollercoaster and of course Swamp Thing. The other trax are also excellent and was sort of ahead of it's time slightly and still doesn't sound all that dated. It's the most rounded of all the grid releases and was like the final piece in their musical Jigsaw. I'd love them to get back together to do another full studio album they were great.

Jothris
Although "swamp thing" and "texas cowboys" were interesting tracks at that time, this album sounds now excessively trancy and dated. However, in my opinion, the stand-out track and the reason for me to hold this cd is "golden dawn": this final track of the album comes like an hidden treasure, a surprising ambient track with opera vocals.

Cordantrius
One of the classic mainstream trance (or what I would call trance) albums available, this album bubbles with great samples, gripping bass lines and live instruments. Refreshing to listen to alone, as well as throwing tracks into a mix, it's a pleasure to own this!