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The Grid - Floatation FLAC album

Performer: The Grid
Genre: Electronic
Title: Floatation
Country: UK & Europe
Released: 1990
Style: Downtempo, Ambient
Label: EastWest
Catalog Number: YZ475CD, 9031-71726-2
FLAC version ZIP size: 2743 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1452 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 2104 mb
Rating: 4.0
Votes: 590


1Floatation (Sonic Swing Mix)
Remix – Andrew Weatherall
2Floatation (7" Version)
Edited By – The GridRemix – Andrew Weatherall, Richard NorrisVocals – Sacha Souter
3Floatation (Subsonic Grid Mix)
Remix – Andrew Weatherall, Richard NorrisVocals – Sacha Souter


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
YZ475T, 9031-71564-0The Grid Floatation ‎(12")EastWest, EastWestYZ475T, 9031-71564-0UK1990
NEWBD 036The Grid Floatation ‎(4xFile, WAV)New State RecordingsNEWBD 036Europe2010
YZ475TXSAMThe Grid Floatation ‎(12", Promo)EastWestYZ475TXSAMUK1990
YZ 475, 9031-71725-7The Grid Floatation ‎(7", Single)EastWest, EastWestYZ 475, 9031-71725-7UK1990
NEWBD036PRThe Grid Floatation 2010 ‎(CDr, Single, Promo)New State RecordingsNEWBD036PREurope2010


  • Cover, IllustrationPaul Davis
  • ProducerThe Grid
  • Written-ByBall, Norris


℗ 1990 WEA Records Ltd
© 1990 WEA Records Ltd

Info on disc face:
Made in Germany

Some copies have a small round sticker on the back, reading "Promotional copy only" and "Not for resale".
Durations shown here are as mastered on the CD, including pauses. Durations printed on the disc face: 4.07, 7.07, 9.47.


  • Barcode (Scanned): 090317172620
  • Barcode (Text): 0 9031-71726-2 0
  • Rights Society: GEMA / BIEM
  • Label Code: LC 1557
  • Price Code (France): WE 739
  • Matrix / Runout: 903171726-2.2 RS
  • Other (Hub): 33


  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – WEA Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – WEA Records Ltd.


_Floatation_ might be one of the great chill-out songs -- it's certainly one of the earliest. Here, Andrew Weatherall gets his hands on it. The "7 Inch Version" doesn't stray too much from the original, and the "Subsonic Grid Mix" adds a few spoken-word samples that extend. But the "Sonic Swing Mix" takes out the beats for the first third, and the track becomes a flute-driven journey with a funky lounge interlude halfway through and a guitar riff near the end. Blissful.