I Was There 1995​-​2000

by Ian o'Brien

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madeye Been an Ian O'Brien listener since Desert Scores LP (thanks to Patrick Forge's Kiss fm programme back in the day). Love the complexity of combining jazz/techno- electronica. My favourite tracks like Desert Scores and Fusion Daddies stay on repeat even now! Used to have Tap Sketch on vinyl Favorite track: Tap Sketch.
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pangajaman Everything Mr. O'Brien has produced is bliss in some way, so grabbing a whole collection of his vinyl only tunes sounds like an amazing idea. Final unreleased track The Magician is the kind of sensual, dreamy tribal jazz-dance anthem any good music lover would be a sucker for.
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man mojack I discovered Gigantic Days (which is a brilliant album) by accident somehow and it ultimately led me to I Was There. I can't express how much I like this album. It takes me to some sonic landscape I can't describe, but I know that I am thrilled to be there. Favorite track: That Was Now (unreleased mix).
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PLEASE NOTE - All proceeds from this record are going directly to provide materials for elementary schools in the Touhoku North Eastern region of Japan that was devastated by the Earthquake/Tsunami March 11 2011 and remains in desperate need of help. Thank you!



released October 22, 2013

All titles composed, programmed/performed by Ian o'Brien except Track 6, composed by Ian o'Brien & Andre Bonsor.

Recorded In Leigh-On-Sea and Benfleet, Essex UK 1995-2000.

Special thanks to my Atari ST, Roland JD-800, TR-909, Yamaha VL7 (donated by Claude Young) Akai S3000 and a lot of cheap guitar stomp boxes!

I am proud to have been part of a truly exciting and creative techno/electronic music movement at the close of the 20th century.

This record is dedicated to all those Who Were There! x


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Ian o'Brien Tokyo, Japan

Ian o'Brien plays piano, guitar, bass, drums, uniquely blending his sound with electronic/computer based music to make something different.

His 1st album 'Desert Scores' was released in 1996. 2 more albums 'Giagntic Days' and 'A History Of Things To Come' followed on UK Peacefrog recs.

His latest albums are available now exclusively here on Bandcamp.

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