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Boxcutter - Arecibo Message album

Boxcutter - Arecibo Message album
Performer: Boxcutter
Genre: Electro
Title: Arecibo Message
FLAC album size: 1316
Style: IDM, Dubstep, Acid
Country: UK
Released: 2009

From the third Boxcutter album Arecibo Message. Cargo Records UK, Redeye Distribution (от лица компании "Planet Mu Records Lt. )" и другие авторские общества (3).

Album · 2009 · 13 Songs.

Arecibo Message is the third album by electronic musician Boxcutter. Boxcutter – "Sidetrak" 4:03. Boxcutter – "Mya Rave v2" 4:10. Boxcutter – "Arecibo Message" 4:25. Boxcutter – "S P A C E B A S S" 3:53. Boxcutter – "Arcadia 202" 3:13. Boxcutter – "Old School Astronomy" 4:32. Boxcutter – "A Familiar Sound" 4:34. Boxcutter – "Free House Acid" 4:14. Boxcutter – "Sidereal Day" 3:29. Led Piperz – "Otherside Remix" (Earth Is My Spaceship) 4:10. Boxcutter – "Lamp Post Funk" 2:47.

This signal was transmitted only once. And I'm not sure what Lynn is referring to with this reference, but the same titled track has been already played over and over on these speakers. If you like your dubstep with a zing, then Boxcutter is for you! Besides the above mentioned albums there are more goodies from Lynn. Last year, he delivered a collection of previously unreleased material produced in his earlier years, Balancing Lakes (Planet Mu, 2008). So make sure to grab that if you can.

Tracklist: 1. Sidetrak, 2. Mya Rave v2, 3. Arecibo Message, 4. S P A C E B A S S, 5. Arcadia 202, 6. Old School Astronomy, 7. A Familiar Sound, 8. Free House Acid, 9. Sidereal Day, 10. Otherside Remix (Earth Is My Spaceship), 11. Lamp Post Funk, 12. Kab 28, 13. A Cosmic Parent. 2. Mya Rave v2. 3. Arecibo Message. 4. s p a C e b a s s. 5. Arcadia 202.

ARECIBO MESSAGE finds Boxcutter, the recording moniker for dubstep/electro artist Barry Lynn, moving away from digital programming toward older school approaches that incorporate analog synths, guitar pedals, and analog delays. There are elements of classic rave and disco sprinkled throughout the mix, while Lynn mines the fertile dubstep territory staked out by Burial and others with a dark electro twist. ARICEBO MESSAGE manages to be heady and atmospheric without losing its deep, soulful grounding in groove.

Arecibo Message’ is a collection of shorter, more condensed tracks for Boxcutter. A Familiar Sound’ (also released on extended 12″mix through the new Kinnego records) features electronic soul duo Kinnego Flux with Brian Greene on vocals. This album sees Boxcutter ditching the computer sequencing and using lots of analogue synths, delays and guitar pedals to give an organic texture to the record ’ features more guitars and bass than previous records and influences such as Hendrix as well as 2 step Garage influences such as Wideboys are clear. A real trip of an album

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1 Boxcutter Sidetrak 4:03
2 Boxcutter Mya Rave v2 4:10
3 Boxcutter Arecibo Message 4:25
4 Boxcutter S P A C E B A S S 3:53
5 Boxcutter Arcadia 202 3:13
6 Boxcutter Old School Astronomy
Producer [Additional Production] – David Baxter
7 Boxcutter A Familiar Sound
Written-By – Barry Lynn, Brian Greene , David Baxter
8 Boxcutter Free House Acid 4:14
9 Boxcutter Sidereal Day 3:29
10 Led Piperz* Otherside Remix (Earth Is My Spaceship)
Producer [Additional Production] – Nico ThiryRemix [Remix Written By] – Barry Lynn
11 Boxcutter Lamp Post Funk 2:47
12 Boxcutter Kab 28 2:50
13 Boxcutter A Cosmic Parent 2:47

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Planet Mu Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Planet Mu Records Ltd.
  • Published By – Copyright Control
  • Manufactured By – Optimal Media Production – A963398


  • Design – Ben Curzon
  • Electric Guitar [Fender Stratocaster, Gibson SG], Bass [Fender Jazz], Synthesizer [SCI Pro One, SCI Six Trak, Korg Polysix, Roland SH-101, Roland MC-202], Drum Machine [Roland TR-808, Roland TR-707], Sequencer [Akai MPC2000XL], Effects [Shin-Ei Univibe, Colorsound Wah-Fuzz, (Planet) Mu-tron III, Roland Space Echo RE-201, Wem Copicat, Boss DD-5 And DD-6 Digital Delays, Boss CE-2 Chorus], Programmed By [Steinberg Cubase 4], Tape [No Brand Dictaphones], Sounds [Lurgan Lamp Posts] – Barry Lynn
  • Illustration – Amandine Dupont
  • Written-By, Producer, Performer – Barry Lynn


Copyright control.
P&C 2009 Planet MU Records Ltd. Made in the EU.

Tracks 7 'A Familiar Sound', 11 'Otherside Remix (Earth is my Spaceship)' are bonus tracks, not available on the LP format.
'A Familiar Sound' is an edited version for this album, full version available on 12" vinyl on Kinnego Records.
'Otherside Remix (Earth is my Spaceship)' available on vinyl from Airflex Labs.

Thanks to: Mike P for the ongoing support and advice, James, Rab & Dave, Eugene, David Filaria and Brian Kinnego Flux, Nick Led Piperz and Pierre Opti, Steve Milanese, Sam Wagawaga, 'BTW' Shiels, Nez & Murray, Paul Acroplane, Paul Rose, La Boca, Jef & all Yardcore Crew, Chris @ St Holdings, Mary Anne Hobbs, all my mates not already mentioned, Ciara and Eloi, my parents, all Planet Mu folk, everyone who's booked me to play a gig.
Special thanks to Julia and Maya.
Big Up: Sleep, weird dreams, travel, acid, sequential circuits, my bike, the balancing lakes, Silverwood Golf Course, Oxford Island, skunk, the phases of the Moon, old skool astronomy, Jimi Hendrix & Bootsy Collins, vinyl, tape echoes, UBU / KG, Detroit Depth Charge, Garage, The blue dots in 'Journey to Avebury', Scot Bartlett.

Released in a standard jewel case with four page booklet.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 600116822529
  • Matrix / Runout: manufactured by optimal media production A963398-01
  • Mastering SID Code: ifpi L572
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 9723

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
ZIQ225 Boxcutter Arecibo Message ‎(2x12", Album) Planet Mu ZIQ225 UK 2009
ZIQ225 Boxcutter Arecibo Message ‎(13xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Planet Mu ZIQ225 UK 2009
ZIQ225 Boxcutter Arecibo Message ‎(2x12", Album, TP, W/Lbl) Planet Mu ZIQ225 UK 2009

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I guess the opening track, "Sidetrak," could be considered dubstep, but it's perhaps a bit too clattery for purists. So much their loss, then, because Boxcutter's ARECIBO MESSAGE takes the genre in new directions. "Mya Rave v2" goes for a squelchier sound with, yes, that good ol' rave feeling. Elsewhere, "Arcadia 202" drifts into more abstract territory, like a spaceship careening out of control, while "Old School Astronomy" takes a mellow approach at first before rocketing into the stars. And is that a bit of soul vocals coming through on "A Familiar Sound"? Why, yes, it is. The "Otherside Remix (Earth is My Spaceship)" introduces actual dub to the dubstep, and some ghostly jazz trumpets toot their way onto "A Cosmic Parent." A strange and fascinating album, one that goes in some bold directions.
I found this album to be a huge change in direction and sound for Boxcutter. Glyphic was more or less a more polished version of Oneiric but this 3rd album, Arecibo Message is an entirely different beast from Barry Lynn. The core of the music remains dubstep but there is a lot of other influences going on here: acid, house and even drum & bass. The end result is pretty pleasing and there are some real monsters on here (the title track is godly). In my opinion, Boxcutter has really proven himself of this album and I have no problem pitting him as a equal to the other king of dubstep, Burial.
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