Microglobe – Afreuropamericasiaustralica (The Director’s Cut) – environ-mental recordings 001
Environmental thinking is a big issue right now and most of us understand that we can‘t go on living how we are, wasting the many precious resources of our planet and leading irresponsible lifestyles.
Mijk van Dijk dealt with these issues 15 years ago on his groundbreaking debut album Afreuropamericasiaustralica, released under his Microglobe moniker in 1994 on the now discontinued label, MFS – Masterminded For Success, from Berlin.
2010 marks the re-release of this superb album, which will launch Environ-Mental Recordings head first into the electronic music world. Environ-Mental is dedicated to reducing waste and protecting natural resources, which is why the music, artwork and paperwork will all be digital.
During the making of the original album, Mijk chose to construct the tracks in a fashion that would make it easy to glue them together in the mastering studio. Remember, this was the MIDI age, when hard disk recording was still unbelievably rare and expensive. His studio was only a mere collection of old and cheap gear from the second-hand shop, MIDI-controlled by an Atari. As a result of this intensive production method, most of the original tracks on the CD album had no proper start or ending. Mijk has personally edited all tracks for this 2010 re-release to let each of them stand on their own feet.
Afreuropamericasiaustralica is released on the 27th of August.
Get it on WhatPeoplePlay, and other webstores.
Tracklisting: Microglobe – Afreuropamericasiaustralica
01. Berlin Entrance
02. What Is Space
05. Environ-Mentality (Act 3)
06. Change Within
07. The Gap
09. Fear Of The Unknown
10. Culture Clash
12. All Our Colours
14. The Good Earth
15. High On Hope (reprise)
The re-release of Mijk’s first album also marks the launch of his first label ‚Environ-Mental Recordings‘, which is dedicated to reduce all possible waste of natural resources. That‘s why we ‚change within‘ and go all digital for the first time with the music, artwork and paperwork, to show our ‚ambition‘ to preserve our planet „Afreuropamericasiaustralica“. Stay tuned for more to come!