Jun 212016
 
This newsletter is dedicated completely to the FRONT 242 re-editions, of which part 2 (of 3) is now available for ordering in VERY limited quantities.
2016 – alfa matrix records Brussels (BE) – 20 June, 2016
Hi,
This newsletter is dedicated completely to the FRONT 242 re-editions, of which part 2 (of 3) is now available for ordering in VERY limited quantities ! It’s advised to place your order asap, because there will be no reprint.
FRONT 242 – “Geography” (deluxe anniversary limited BOX)

Vinyl sized ltd BOX (Vinyl LP + carton sleeve CD + exclusive bonus Vinyl LP + exclusive Vinyl 7” + bonus compilation CD + collector items)
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…
For the occasion  “Pulse + Still & Raw” and “No Comment + Politics Of Pressure” will be re=released on vinyl and in a deluxe vinyl box edition, FRONT 242 also decided to re-release the rerecorded & remastered 2004 edition of their debut album “Geography” as a deluxe collector box edition. The vinyl-sized carton box 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 “Geography” anniversary collector box is strictly limited to 1242 copies and includes the following items:
  • 1 x FRONT 242 “Geography” LP (black 180 gr vinyl)
  • 1 x FRONT 242 “Geography” CD carton sleeve (with 3 bonus tracks)
  • 1 x FRONT 242 “Geography limited” LP (black 180 gr vinyl) A collection of songs taken from the “Geography” sold-out limited 2CD box edition released by Alfa Matrix in 2004 including pre-FRONT 242 material under the PROTHESE and UNDERVIEWER monikers as well as special instrumental and aerial version of FRONT 242 early songs.
  • 1 x FRONT 242 “take one / see the future” (crystal transparent  7″ vinyl) An exclusive 7” single which could have been released back in the early days…!
  • 1 x V/A – Sounds From The Matrix 08 (carton sleeve CD) A bonus Alfa Matrix label compilation featuring 18 label mates of FRONT 242.
  • 1 x “front by front” lanyard (printed white on black)
  • 1 x « geography » laminated live pass
  • 2 x “Geography” posters on art paper (315 mm x 220 mm)
Originally released in 1982, FRONT 242’s debut album “Geography” was already re-released later in 2004 by Alfa Matrix in a fully remastered and remixed version using modern technology while staying faithful to the spirit of the original versions and augmented with the bonus track “He runs too fast for us” which did not appear on the original LP back in the early eighties.  It is this uplifted version of the album which today gets released on vinyl format. A true “classic” record in electronic music history which became such an influential album on the development of industrial / EBM music throughout the 80’s and far beyond and which constitutes the layers on which FRONT 242 was constructed.
Available:
FRONT 242 “Geography” Gatefold limited colour Vinyl LP (Blue + carton sleeve CD)
FRONT 242 “Geography” Gatefold limited colour Vinyl LP (Yellow + carton sleeve CD)
FRONT 242 “Geography” Gatefold limited colour Vinyl LP (Red + carton sleeve CD)
FRONT 242 “Geography” Gatefold limited colour Vinyl LP (Crystal Transparent + carton sleeve CD)
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…
For the occasion “Pulse + Still & Raw” and “No Comment + Politics Of Pressure” will be re-released on vinyl and in a deluxe vinyl box edition; FRONT 242 also decided to re-release the rerecorded & remastered 2004 edition of their debut album “Geography” also on vinyl.
Originally released in 1982, FRONT 242’s debut album “Geography” was already re-released in 2004 by Alfa Matrix in a fully remastered and remixed version using modern technology while staying faithful to the spirit of the original versions.
It was augmented with the bonus track “He runs too fast for us” which did not appear on the original LP back in the early eighties.
It didn’t prevent the track to become a cult track ever since.
It is this uplifted version of the album which today gets released on vinyl. A true “classic” record in electronic music history which became such an influential album on the development of industrial / EBM music throughout the 80’s and far beyond and which constitutes the layers on which FRONT 242 was constructed.
On the left you can see the 4 versions which exist next to the black version in the above boxset.
Note that this vinyl LP is released in 4 different colors (Blue / Yellow / Red / Crystal Transparent), each color format strictly limited to only 242 copies.
A carton sleeve CD version of the “Geography” album is also inserted in each vinyl release with 3 bonus tracks: “Ethics”, “Principles”, “Body To Body”.
Available:
FRONT 242 – “Pulse + Still & Raw” anniversary collector box
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… These remastered versions showcase FRONT 242’s innovative and unmatched sound in the best audio quality made possible by today’s audio technology.
For the occasion of the re-release of the “Pulse + Still & Raw” album, FRONT 242 also decided to release a deluxe collector box edition of “ Pulse”  (a judicious track-list selected by Daniel B. as a kind of DJ set…).
The vinyl-sized carton box 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 “ Pulse” anniversary collector box is strictly limited to 1242 copies and includes the following items:
  • 1 x FRONT 242 “ Pulse” – Gatefold LP (black vinyl – 180 gr)
  • 1 x FRONT 242 “ 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
“Pulse” was originally released in 2003 and is to date the last official studio album of FRONT 242. It gets marketed again this time as a double-CD with the “Still & Raw” Mini-Album as second disc.
Back in 2003, this album really took the FRONT 242 fanbase by surprise, breaking 10 long years of studio silence (besides some side-projects and other live recordings), revealing something new, different and once again absolutely ear-challenging, offering an inspiring look to the future of electronic music. Taking things further and pushing the limits of their machines, the legendary FRONT 242 showed that it was time to move on and that repeating their famous 80’s sound would have been unoriginal and in full contradiction with the band’s adventurous core spirit. “Pulse” being another work of pioneering electronic mastery on which creativity is genuinely abound. A sophisticated album on which the 242 team manipulates their instruments with unmatched dexterity, implementing synths and breakbeats in a quite unique and unpredictable way and bringing unmatched dark and passionate vocals in more subtle and melodic ranges never before demonstrated on FRONT 242 discs…
This is definitely an album that can only be appreciated fully after repeated listens. Simply lose yourself in the atmospheres and rhythms to really decipher and enjoy completely “Pulse” and its accompanying “Still & Raw” mini-Album.  So listen carefully…
Available for ordering:
FRONT 242 – Pulse + Still & Raw 2CD (Remastered)
 
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… These remastered versions showcase FRONT 242’s innovative and unmatched sound in the best audio quality made possible by today’s audio technology.
“Pulse” was originally released in 2003 and is to date the last official studio album of FRONT 242. It gets marketed again this time as a double-CD with the “Still & Raw” Mini-Album as second disc.
Back in 2003, this album really took the FRONT 242 fanbase by surprise, breaking 10 long years of studio silence (besides some side-projects and other live recordings), revealing something new, different and once again absolutely ear-challenging, offering an inspiring look to the future of electronic music. Taking things further and pushing the limits of their machines, the legendary FRONT 242 showed that it was time to move on and that repeating their famous 80’s sound would have been unoriginal and in full contradiction with the band’s adventurous core spirit. “Pulse” being another work of pioneering electronic mastery on which creativity is  genuinely abound. A sophisticated album on which the 242 team manipulates their instruments with unmatched dexterity, implementing synths and breakbeats in a quite unique and unpredictable way and bringing unmatched dark and passionate vocals in more subtle and melodic ranges never before demonstrated on FRONT 242 discs…
This is definitely an album that can only be appreciated fully after repeated listens. Simply lose yourself in the atmospheres and rhythms to really decipher and enjoy completely “Pulse” and its accompanying “Still & Raw” mini-Album.  So listen carefully…
Available for ordering:

FRONT 242 – (Filtered) Pulse (LP Solid Gold + CD)

FRONT 242 – (Filtered) Pulse (LP Solid Purple + CD)
FRONT 242 – (Filtered) Pulse (LP Clear & Solid Purple + CD)
FRONT 242 – (Filtered) Pulse (LP Solid Yellow & Black + CD)
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… These remastered versions showcase FRONT 242’s innovative and unmatched sound in the best audio quality made possible by today’s audio technology.
For the occasion of the re-release of the “Pulse + Still & Raw” album, FRONT 242 also decided to re-release a selection of these songs on vinyl format under the title “ Pulse” – 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 “ Pulse” album is also inserted in each vinyl release).
“Pulse” was originally released in 2003 and is to date the last official studio album of FRONT 242. It gets marketed again this time as a double-CD with the “Still & Raw” Mini-Album as second disc.
Back in 2003, this album really took the FRONT 242 fanbase by surprise, breaking 10 long years of studio silence (besides some side-projects and other live recordings), revealing something new, different and once again absolutely ear-challenging, offering an inspiring look to the future of electronic music.
Taking things further and pushing the limits of their machines, the legendary FRONT 242 showed that it was time to move on and that repeating their famous 80’s sound would have been unoriginal and in full contradiction with the band’s adventurous core spirit. “Pulse” being another work of pioneering electronic mastery on which creativity is  genuinely abound.
A sophisticated album on which the 242 team manipulates their instruments with unmatched dexterity, implementing synths and breakbeats in a quite unique and unpredictable way and bringing unmatched dark and passionate vocals in more subtle and melodic ranges never before demonstrated on FRONT 242 discs…
This is definitely an album that can only be appreciated fully after repeated listens. Simply lose yourself in the atmospheres and rhythms to really decipher and enjoy completely “Pulse” and its accompanying “Still & Raw” mini-Album.  So listen carefully…
* 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:
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