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Trance Pioneer Juno Reactor to Release 5 X CD Box Set & Limited Double Vinyl LP

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Trance Pioneer Juno Reactor to Release

5 X CD Box Set & Limited Double Vinyl LP


‘Imagination, Use It As a Weapon’ CD Box Set contains the first five Juno Reactor albums: ‘Transmissions’, ‘Luciana’, ‘Beyond the Infinite’, ‘Bible of Dreams’ and ‘Shango’

The seminal 1997 album ‘Bible of Dreams’ will also be released on a limited heavyweight double vinyl LP


Juno Reactor, Japan 1994, credit Ronne Randall.

Available March 15 through Edsel Records, ‘Imagination, Use It As A Weapon’ collects the influential soundscapes of trance music pioneer Juno Reactor.

Spanning releases from 1993 – 2000, five classic Juno Reactor albums have been newly mastered in one 5 x CD box set: ‘Transmissions’ (1993), ‘Luciana’ (1994), ‘Beyond the Infinite’ (1995), ‘Bible of Dreams’ (1997) and ‘Shango’ (2000) – including music featured in the films ‘The Matrix Reloaded’, ‘Once Upon a Time in Mexico’, ‘The Animatrix’ and ‘Mortal Kombat Annihilation’.

Each box set includes a print signed by Ben Watkins, the creative force behind Juno Reactor, and will retail at £35; pre-order here.

Brighton-based composer, producer, musician and performer Ben Watkins is an essential innovator of modern electronic music. He formed Juno Reactor as an art project in 1990 to collaborate with other artists, producing exciting projects that were not commercially driven, experimental music and non-musical soundtracks that would work with installations, art pieces, and film projects.

Also released on March 15 through Demon Records is a double vinyl LP reissue of ‘Bible Of Dreams’. First released in 1997, ‘Bible Of Dreams’ drew on tribal influences, including collaborating with the traditional South African percussion act Amampondo on the single ‘Conga Fury’. Juno Reactor and Amampondo opened for Moby on his 1998 US Tour and performed at that summer’s Glastonbury Festival.

Over the past 30 years, Watkins has created a unique driving fusion of electronica, orchestral and global music executed on an epic and symphonic scale. As well as releasing highly regarded albums such as Juno Reactor, Watkins’ tracks have been placed in numerous high-profile feature films, television programmes and computer games. Watkins composed large sections of the original score for the films ‘The Matrix Reloaded’ and ‘The Matrix Revolutions’ and the entire orchestral score for the Japanese anime feature film ‘Brave Story’.


Get your pre-order here.

Written by: Richard - DMT FM