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. The deluxe collector box edition of Pulse (a judicious track-list selected by Daniel B. as a kind of DJ set) comes as a vinyl-sized carton box featuring a military camouflage design with a spotted varnish printed Front 242 logo and a die-cut 2 across the upper cover. The Pulse anniversary collector box is strictly limited to 1242 copies.
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!
• Front 242 Pulse gatefold 180g LP
• Front 242 Pulse carton sleeve CD (same track list as the vinyl LP)
• Front 242 live 2 carton sleeve CD. Ancienne Belgique 89 Front By Front: a professionally mixed exclusive 15-track live recording from the band's concert at the legendary Ancienne Belgique in Brussels, Belgium in 1989
• Front 242 lanyard (white & red printed on black)
• Laminated Pulse live pass
• 2 x Front 242 posters