Modus Operandi is the debut studio album by British drum and bass artist Photek. It was released on 9 September 1997 on the Virgin Records sublabel Science in Europe and on Astralwerks in the US. In 2012, Fact placed it at number 81 on its list of the "100 Best Albums of the 1990s". In 2013, Spin named it one of the 20 best Astralwerks albums. Modus Operandi at MusicBrainz.
Modus Operandi (CD, Album).
Modus Operandi (album). Studio album by Photek. Modus Operandi is the debut album by British drum and bass artist Photek.
Modus Operandi is the debut studio album by British drum and bass artist Photek.
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This album, the highly anticipated Modus Operandi, is testament to a musical genius, and very well may be the premier Drum N’ Bass album of the original wave. Insanely complex beats bash, scatter and shake alongside deep, rumbling bass and minimalistic keyboards. You struggle to keep track of the constantly shifting beat, waves and waves of percussion, bass drums and snares echoing around and around in your skull. Halcyonic synths merge with dirty basslines, creating the ultimate sonic painting. A concrete jungle in aural form. My friends, you’ve arrived at Modus Operandi
So it is not fat-fetched to say Rupert Parkes (Photek) bridges both time and space on his full-length debut. He crafts drum & bass patterns of different tonal qualities and layers them with breaks of such rhythmic complexity that it subtly entrances the listener. Realizing that music's backbone is the beat, Parkes works everything off it, varying the tones of his percussion and using sampled sounds to create rhythm, all of it accented with ambient washes or spacey synth fills.