2LP released: Jul 29, 2022
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Disc 1 : Higher Than The Sun (Higher Than The Orb)
1. Higher Than The Sun (Higher Than The Orb)
2. (extended Mix) - Primal Scream
3. It Could Not Happen (Essential Trance Hall Mix) - Critical Rhythm Feat Jango Thriller & Vandal
4. Cascades (Hypnotone Mix) - Sheer Taft
5. Afrika (Love And Laughter Remix) - History Feat Q-tee
6. Floatation (Original Version) - The Grid
7. Speedwell - Saint Etienne
8. Fallen (Album Version) - One Dove
Disc 2 : Temple Head (Pacific Mix - Airwaves) Û Transglobal Underground
1. Temple Head (Pacific Mix - Airwaves) Û Transglobal Underground
2. Just A Little Bit More (Electro Instrumental Mix) - Massonix
3. U Make Me Feel (Running Water Aka Workhouse Mix) - Elsi Curry
4. I Donæt Even Know If I Should Call You Baby (Marshall Jefferson Symphony Mix) Û Soul Family Sensation
5. Snappiness (7ö Edit) - Bbg
6. Never Get Out The Boat (The Flying Mix) - The Aloof
7. Spiritual High (The Moodfood Megamix) Û Moodswings
Cat No: XXQLP2089
Barcode: 29667014311
Packaging: 2LP

1989 had been a long hot summer, but 1990 felt longer and hotter. Since the house music explosion of 1987, Britain had had a whistle in its mouth, and it needed a lie down. February 1990 brought two records that were made to accompany the sunrise and would shape the immediate future: The KLF s Chill Out was a continuous journey, a woozy, reverb-laden mix; and Andrew Weatherall s drastic remix of a Primal Scream album track Loaded slowed down the pace on the dancefloor itself, right down to 98 beats per minute. Within weeks of Loaded and Chill Out emerging, a whole wave of similarly chilled, floaty, mid-tempo records appeared. The charts were full of chugging Soul II Soul knock-offs, but further out were amazingly atmospheric records such as the Grid s Floatation , which married the new-age relaxation method du jour with Jane Birkin-like breathy sighs; BBG s Snappiness , which was all sad synth pads and Eric Satie piano; and the Aloof s Never Get Out Of The Boat , which re-imagined Apocalypse Now as if it had been shot in Uxbridge. This was a modernist sound, grabbing bits of the past, the feel of the immediate now, and creating something entirely new. There was a notable 90s-does-60s vibe, a neo-psychedelia that didn t involve guitars. For a moment, or at least for a summer, it felt like the perfect future had already arrived. Fell From The Sun encapsulates that moment.