Celebrating the 25th anniversary of his F.U.S.E. persona, Richie Hawtin releases a limited-edition vinyl box set in collaboration with Hawtin’s label Plus 8 Records and The Vinyl Factory. The release includes his first full-length album ‘Dimension Intrusion’ and the remix EP ‘Train-Tracs’, both re-mastered and complemented with unreleased tracks. As a companion to these 1993 classic albums, Hawtin presents the unreleased album ‘Computer Space’ which was recorded in the same year.
The album covers are based upon original artworks by visual artist Matthew Hawtin, Richie’s brother, and are included in the box set in form of exclusive artist grade prints. For the booklet Matthew contributes a written essay about the formative period of the early 1990s and the creative works of the two brothers, accompanied with unpublished imagery. In addition Matthew Hawtin also designed the ‘Dimensions’ box set, quoting the original artwork that was inspiration to the early F.U.S.E. albums’ titles and visual representation.
“Computer Space was recorded in the fall of 1993 as an experiment based upon sampling the Roland TB-303 with Akai S950 sampler. By looping and stretching different TB-303 samples I was able to create strings, pads and different TB-303 related textures that became the basis of the Computer Space sessions.”
This limited-edition anniversary box set will be available from April 15, followed by a full digital release on all streaming and digital platforms shortly after. The launch will be celebrated with an exclusive opening event at The Store X, 180 The Strand, London, UK, with an exhibition of the original paintings and a world premier listening session of the album ‘Computer Space’ played on the The Vinyl Factory Soundsystem.