Artist
Label
Insides
Euphoria
Beacon Sound
/
2019
LP
29.29
BNSD033
RSD 2019: Ltd. edition of 2000, gold-foil numbering, incl. insert
Incl. VAT plus shipping / Orders from outside the EU are exempt from VAT
Tracklist
1Walking In Straight Lines
2Bent Double
3Darling Effect
4Distractions
5Relentless
6Skin Divers
7Carly Simon
8Yes
9Skykicking

Beacon Sound present a reissue of the 1993 album Euphoria by UK duo Insides (previously Earwig). Euphoria sits at the crossroads of a very exciting time in the early 1990s when artists like Seefeel, Moonshake, and Aphex Twin were mining emerging technologies and pushing British music in new directions. A leftfield electronic pop album without peer, Euphoria incorporates programmed beats, elements of neoclassical minimalism, and the soothing voice and acerbic lyrics of singer Kirsty Yates into a memorable and masterful collection of songs that sound Like nothing else, either then or now. Reviews at the time reference composers like Steve Reich and Brian Eno as well as groups like My Bloody Valentine and AR Kane and describe it as being both "danceable" and "ambient".

Originally released on 4AD offshoot label Guernica (Unrest, Bettie Serveert, Spoonfed Hybrid), it made many year-end lists in 1993 and demands rediscovery and reappraisal in 2019 given our current era of genre-splicing experimentation. Licensed from 4AD and remastered by Julian Tardo from HD audio files transferred from the original tapes, the LP will feature the original packaging as well as a new insert with press clippings from the era and liner notes by Simon Reynolds, who coined the term "post-rock" while writing about the group in 1993.

From Simon Reynolds liner notes: "Those who heard the record back in '93 may not be able to escape their own wistful hankerings for the early Nineties and its lost promise, it's true. But if you're listening to Euphoria for the first time, I think you will be surprised how modern it still sounds in 2019, an astonishing twenty-six years after it came out."