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Photek - Form & Function album mp3
Performer: Photek
Genre: Electronic
Title: Form & Function
MP3 album size: 2981 mb
FLAC album size: 2962 mb
Style: Drum n Bass
Country: Europe
Released: 1998
Catalog number: CDQED2, 7243 8 46328 2 3
Label: Science, Virgin


1The Margin '98 (Doc Scott Remix)
Remix – Doc Scott
2Resolution (Photek Remix)
Remix – Photek
4UFO (J Majik Remix)
Remix – J Majik
5The Seven Samurai6:51
6Rings Around Saturn (Peshay & Decoder Remix)
Remix – Decoder, Peshay
7The Lightening (Digital Remix)
Remix – Digital
9The Water Margin5:29
10Rings Around Saturn7:24
11The Seven Samurai (Photek Remix)
Remix – Photek


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
QEDLP 2, 7243 8 46328 1 6Photek Form & Function ‎(3x12", Album)Science, VirginQEDLP 2, 7243 8 46328 1 6UK1998
CDQED2, 7243 8 46328 2 3Photek Form & Function ‎(CD, Album)Science, VirginCDQED2, 7243 8 46328 2 3Europe1998
QEDMC2, 7243 8 463284 7, nonePhotek Form & Function ‎(Cass, Album)Science, Virgin, Gala Records QEDMC2, 7243 8 463284 7, noneRussia1998
ASW 6241-2, 017046624121Photek Form & Function ‎(CD, Album)Astralwerks, Astralwerks, Science, ScienceASW 6241-2, 017046624121US1998
QEDMC2, 7243 8 463284 7Photek Form & Function ‎(Cass, Album)Science, VirginQEDMC2, 7243 8 463284 7Poland1998


  • Producer, Written-ByPhotek
  • Written-By [Original Track Used As A Sample]Lonnie Liston Smith (tracks: 3, 10)


Tracks 3 and 10 contain a sample from the recording 'Astral Traveling' by Pharoah Sanders, written by Lonnie Liston Smith. Licensed courtesy of Universal Music Special Markets.

℗ 1998 Virgin Records Ltd.
© 1998 Virgin Records Ltd.
Published by M.C.A. Music Ltd.

Made in the EU
Printed in the EU

Issued in a standard jewel case with fold-out insert.


  • Barcode: 7 24384 63282 3
  • Label Code: LC 3098
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): 846328 2 .4 EMI SWINDON
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI L041
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 1443
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): 846328 2 .4 EMI SWINDON
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI L041
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 1450
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3): 846328 2 .4 :1:4 EMI SWINDON
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI L041
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 1440
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4): 846328 2 . 3 EMI SWINDON
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 4): IFPI L042
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 4): none
  • Price Code (F:): PM 502
  • Rights Society: bel/BIEM


  • Licensed From – Universal Music Special Markets
  • Manufactured By – EMI Swindon
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Virgin Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Virgin Records Ltd.
  • Published By – MCA Music Ltd.


This is, for me at least, one of the absolute greats as far as drum and bass/jungle goes, no doubt. I could best describe the feel of this album as sitting on a bullet train traveling through space, looking out the window and watching planets and star systems fly by. Form & Function keeps things very "spaced out" and minimal in nature almost entirely throughout, and this works to a great benefit - some of Rupert's greatest strengths are shown throughout the album (particularly how he is able to create such enveloping and detailed music with little more than a drum break, an 808 bass, and atmospherics in the majority of these tracks). This album is truly a testament to just how great drum and bass was, is, and can be. Still sounds futuristic nineteen years after it was released (and some of these songs even date back to 1995)! For more tracks in this nature, try his songs Smoke Rings, Fifth Column, Ni-Ten-Ichi-Ryu, and his Inta Warriors - Inta remix as Special Forces.
true masterpiece,im still listening and admire how smart this music is..fckng supertune!!!
great album so chuffed to have a bought a copy on cd via discogs
Seriously if you cant appreciate this amazing album on its technical brilliance alone then you shouldn't be listening to drum n bass. Form and function is a timeless album which is well up there with the likes of no u turns Torque,Platinum breaks,Speed of sound, Also those people who call this album minimal what are you listening to? Because it isn't this Seven samurai alone is enough to testament Photeks deducation to making spacious(not empty) vibe filled and thought provoking drum n bass. For the casual dnb crowd this is not, It is a time when depth in the music was very much an integral part of this music
Slowly writer
If you're at all curious about this scene and what it represented and was capable of between 1995 and 1998, this here record is probably the best of the bunch. By way of taste and level of production, there is no comparison. It's no Aphex and nor is it Goldie. It's the Burial of it's day - stark, clean, intelligent, emotive, and very much about roots and being strident about them. Highly recommended!
I agree some of the basslines on this album are simply awesome
Oooooft. Burial of it's day? Awful comparison. Photek's early works are indeed intelligent, but are of such a highly refined precision, with complex over-edited drums, that comparing to Burial's dustbin clatter loops seems very foolish. Burial only ever has one 2 -step loop on repeat for ten minutes in a song, whereas Photek cuts up the drums in ways like no one else. Burial is but 0.05 % of Photek, and is totally overrated.F+F is a highly enjoyable collection of diverse Photek tracks and remixes, and I look forward to his next album, which is supposed to be bringing back the MO style that fans have been waiting for over ten years for !And as for the other reviewers. They forgot to plug in their subs, or attempted to listen to this on their white ipod earphones. This is BASS music, you need to have a decent set of cans or a down-firing sub to really appreciate the bouncing bass of tracks like Resolution, or the stealthy sub bass in Seven Samurai.If you do not like DnB or Bass music, you probably wont like this, but if you do, your ears will be highly rewarded with a production that has had hours of perfection invested. This won't transport you to a shitty night bus like a Burial track, but will indeed transport you to another fucking dimension, or the other side of Saturn.
I heavily disagree with these previous reviews. Perhaps this album might require a few visits before an unaccustomed listener becomes fully appreciative of it, but there are plenty of entirely worthwhile tracks present here. Personally, the album feels like it should be regarded in two halves, the first being the assortment of remixes, which may unsurprisingly inherit a different persona than that of Parkes himself, and the second being the selection of originals from his days of producing under the old Photek label as well as a couple previously unreleased tracks. This second, and in my opinion, stronger half contains what were, if anything, essential precursors to the sounds of Ni-Ten-Ichi-Ryu and the rest of his Science output. I would also argue that though this album might not be as conceptual or as "whole" as the Modus Operandi album, it is, for the most part, less minimal with more driving patterns to speak of and no looped-sample based segues. Furthermore, it is the only official release to feature highly distinguished tracks such as Rings Around Saturn and The Water Margin on a non-vinyl media format, which is convenient for those who find that medium less accessible. Quite frankly, the only sensible reason for this album to be placed in a dollar-bin is if the copy is in hideous condition.
I bought this album years ago thinking I was gonna hear some more tracks like 'Ni-Ten-Ichi-Ryu'. Wrong. This album is very minimal compared to other photek releases. It's not engaging at all IMO. No wonder it was in the dollar bin.
Hawk Flying
I wish I could pick this up for 1$ :P
Are you saying Ni Ten Ichi Ryu isn't a pretty stripped down track?
funny album. this music is literally from another planet in the solar system - I just couldnt get into it. luckily, I borrowed it and returned it.
get a life !
Deadmau5 is the biggest disappointment in electronic music history. Total hack IMO
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