Artificial Intelligence (compilation album)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Artificial Intelligence
Compilation album by various artists
Released 9 July 1992
Recorded Various
Genre Ambient techno, electronic, IDM
Length 52:22
Label Warp (UK)
Wax Trax (US)
Producer Various
Artificial Intelligence series chronology
Artificial Intelligence
Surfing on Sine Waves
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars [1]
Pitchfork Media 8.8/10 [2]

Artificial Intelligence was a compilation album released on Warp Records on 9 July 1992 (see 1992 in music), and subsequently for America in 1993 on the Wax Trax label. The album is the first release in Warp's Artificial Intelligence series.

According to Warp co-founder Steve Beckett, the album was primarily intended for sedentary listening rather than dancing, and this was reflected in the album art, which depicts an android asleep in an armchair with Kraftwerk and Pink Floyd albums at its side:


The tracks on Artificial Intelligence vary greatly in style. As an example, "Crystel" is a faster song that makes use of distorted synth basslines and breakbeats, while "Fill 3" is a slow, ambient track that gradually builds up to a climax near the end of the song.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Artist Length
1. "Polygon Window"   The Dice Man 5:12
2. "Telefone 529"   Musicology 4:11
3. "Crystel"   Autechre 4:38
4. "The Clan"   I.A.O 5:08
5. "De-Orbit"   Speedy J 6:13
6. "Preminition"   Musicology 4:04
7. "Spiritual High"   UP! 7:43
8. "The Egg"   Autechre 7:32
9. "Fill 3"   Speedy J 3:42
10. "Loving You Live"   Dr Alex Paterson 4:01


External links[edit]