For the celebration of their 35th anniversary year of existence in 2016, Belgian electronic music pioneers Front 242 decided to re-release several of their albums together with Alfa Matrix, their partner in crime over the last 15 years now. Today Alfa Matrix has announced the remastered version of “Pulse” + “Still & Raw” in various formats.
This is the first of 3 albums from the band’s repertoire which is being be re-released by Alfa-Matrix. Following in the next weeks will be “Geography” (the band’s cult debut album) and “No Comment” + “Politics Of Pressure” (the band’s iconic second album).
Here are the formats:
1/ FRONT 242 – “Pulse + Still & Raw” anniversary collector box
The deluxe collector box edition of “<Filtered> Pulse” (a judicious track-list selected by Daniel B. as a kind of DJ set) comes in a vinyl-sized carton box and features a military camouflage design with a spotted varnish printed FRONT 242 logo and a die-cut “2” across the upper cover (once assembled with the two other limited collector box sets released for the anniversary series, you get the “2-4-2” cut across the 3 box sets).
The “<Filtered> Pulse” anniversary collector box is strictly limited to 1242 copies (you can order it here) and includes the following items:
- 1 x FRONT 242 “<Filtered> Pulse” – Gatefold LP (black vinyl – 180 gr)
- 1 x FRONT 242 “<Filtered> Pulse” – Carton Sleeve CD (same track list as the vinyl LP)
- 1 x FRONT 242 « live 2 » (carton sleeve CD) Ancienne Belgique 89 . Front By Front : a professionally mixed exclusive15-track live recording from the band’s concert at the legendary Ancienne Belgique in Brussels – Belgium in 1989
- 1 x FRONT 242 lanyard (white & red printed on black)
- 1 x laminated « Pulse » live pass
- 2 x FRONT 242 posters (315mm x 220mm)
- 1 x V/A – “Sounds From The Matrix 017” (carton sleeve CD): an exclusive Alfa Matrix label compilation featuring 20 label mates of FRONT 242
2/ FRONT 242 – Pulse + Still & Raw 2CD (Remastered)
This double-CD has the “Still & Raw” Mini-Album as second disc and can be ordered right here.
3/ FRONT 242 – (Filtered) Pulse (LP available in 4 colours + CD)
A selection of the songs is also available on vinyl format under the title “<Filtered> Pulse” which is a judicious track-list order chosen by Daniel B. as a kind of DJ set.
This Gatefold vinyl LP is released in 4 different colours (Solid Gold / Solid Purple / Clear & Solid Purple / Solid Yellow & Black), each colour format strictly limited to only 242 copies. (A carton sleeve CD version of the “<Filtered> Pulse” album is also inserted in each vinyl release).
A carton sleeve CD version of this album is also included in each Vinyl with exactly the same track-list as featured on the Vinyl.
Available for ordering:
Since you’re here …
… we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading Side-Line Magazine than ever but advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. Unlike many news organisations, we haven’t put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as open as we can - and we refuse to add annoying advertising. So you can see why we need to ask for your help.
Side-Line’s independent journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. But we do it because we want to push the artists we like and who are equally fighting to survive.
If everyone who reads our reporting, who likes it, helps fund it, our future would be much more secure. For as little as 5 US$, you can support Side-Line Magazine – and it only takes a minute. Thank you.
The donations are safely powered by Paypal.