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Thirteen (Robert Miles album)

Thirteen (stylized as TH1RT3EN) is the fifth and final studio album by Robert Miles released on 7 February 2011, the third album he independently recorded and produced.[4] The album's style is a blend of alternative and progressive rock with ambient and electronic soundscapes. It contains 13 instrumental compositions, hence the name of the album.[5] The album was released as a CD and limited edition digipack. The digital version of the album includes an unlisted bonus track. Shortly after the release of the album, the songs "Miniature World", "Deep End", "Black Rubber", and "Antimony" were officially remixed and issued as a side release. The record also produced one single "Miniature World".

Thirteen
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Studio album by Robert Miles
Released 7 February 2011
Genre Progressive rock, ambient, chillout, downtempo, space rock[1]
Length 57:27
Label Salt Records SALTCD 012
Producer Robert Miles
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Th1Rt3En
(2011)
Singles from Thirteen
  1. "Miniature World"
    Released: 23 May 2011
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Guardian UK 2/5 stars[2]
MusicOMH 4/5 stars[3]

Contents

BackgroundEdit

I discovered Miles Davis at the age of nineteen, when a good friend of mine introduced me to his music. I thought it was futuristic on a first listen and didn’t really understand the essence of it. When moving to London and listening to it again, I managed to open my mind to those sounds and arrangements. Since then, my music has contained jazz elements. The first part of Th1rt3en is definitively exploring a more jazzy approach, while the second half gets a little more progressive.

—Robert Miles, interview on tokafi.com[6]


Track listingEdit

No. Title Length
1. "Orchid Miracle" 5:19
2. "Moving" 5:25
3. "Somnambulism" 6:37
4. "Everything or Nothing" 5:01
5. "Afterglow" 4:03
6. "Deep End" 3:37
7. "Black Rubber" 4:31
8. "Miniature World" 3:56
9. "Antimony" 5:03
10. "Archives" 3:48
11. "Voices from a Submerged Sea" 5:05
12. "Nonsense" 0:53
13. "The Wolf" 4:09
Total length: 57:27

PersonnelEdit

  • Roberto Concina – arrangements, bass guitar, composer, engineering, keyboards, mixing, production, programming, sound designing
  • Toni Economides – engineering, mixing
  • Paul Falloon – bass
  • Michael Fossenkenper – mastering
  • Robert Fripp – electric guitar, keyboards
  • Davide Giovannini – drums
  • Steve Hussey – string arrangements
  • Dave Okumu – electric guitar
  • Mike Patto – fender rhodes, keyboards
  • Jon Thorne – bass, double bass
  • Urban Soul Orchestra – string arrangements

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Jon O'Brien. "Th1Rt3En - Robert Miles : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards : AllMusic". Allmusic. Retrieved 28 April 2013. 
  2. ^ Tom Ewing (2011-02-03). "Robert Miles: Thirteen – review : Music : The Guardian". London: Guardian. Retrieved 28 April 2013. 
  3. ^ David Welsh. "Robert Miles - Thirteen : Album Reviews : musicOMH". MusicOMH. Retrieved 28 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Robert Miles – Th1rt3en". discogs.com. Retrieved 2014-01-22. 
  5. ^ "ROBERT MILES -- THIRTEEN". The Eurodance Encyclopaedia. eurokdj.com. Retrieved 9 August 2016. 
  6. ^ Fischer, Tobias. "Interview with Robert Miles". tokafi.com. Retrieved 2014-01-28. 

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