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Ed Rush & Optical - Wormhole FLAC
Ed Rush & Optical
Drum n Bass
16 Nov 1998
Virus Recordings
VRS 001 LP
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2845 mb
MP3 size:
2416 mb
WMA size:
1752 mb


1Point Blank
Written-By, Producer – Ed Rush & Optical
Written-By, Producer – Ed Rush & Optical
Written-By, Producer – Optical
Written-By, Producer – Ed Rush & Optical
Written-By, Producer – Fortran
Written-By, Producer – Ed Rush & Optical
7Mystery Machine
Written-By, Producer – Ed Rush & Optical
8Slip Thru
Written-By, Producer – Optical
9Glass Eye
Written-By, Producer – Ed Rush & Optical
Written-By, Producer – Ed Rush & Optical


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
VRS 001 LPEd Rush & Optical Wormhole ‎(5x12", Album, TP)Virus RecordingsVRS 001 LPUK1998
VRS001LPEd Rush & Optical Wormhole ‎(5x12", Album, RE, Gre)Virus RecordingsVRS001LPUK2012
VRS 001 CDEd Rush & Optical Wormhole ‎(CD, Album + CD, Mixed)Virus RecordingsVRS 001 CDUK1998
VRS 001 CDEd Rush & Optical Wormhole ‎(CD, Album, RE + CD, Mixed)Virus RecordingsVRS 001 CDUK2012


  • Art Direction, DesignFergus Quinn, Stephen Tungay
  • Mastered ByStuart
  • Mixed By, EngineerM.Quinn
  • Photography ByAndreas Pantelides
  • Photography By [Press Photo's By]Kevin Martin
  • Presenter [Presents]Ed Rush & Optical
  • Promotion [Club Promotion By]Main Source
  • Promotion [Press By]Electric


℗ & © Virus Recordings 1998
Made in England

Optical published by Mute Song Ltd.
Ed Rush published by Copyright Control.
Fierce published by Copyright Control.
Matrix courtesy of Metro Recordings.

All tracks recorded @ Virus Studios, Soho, London.
Mastered @ Metropolis.

Stuart Hawkes credited as 'Stuart' on sleeve, but as 'Stu.' in the runout etching.

'Dozer' is shown on the back cover with an incorrect duration of 1:40 whereas the correct length is actually 6:15. The prior track time likely refers to the length of 'Lithosphere' exclusive to the CD version of Wormhole (VRS 001 CD).

Printed inner sleeves.


  • Barcode (Text): 5 036742 000461 >
  • Barcode (String): 5036742000461>
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, stamped): VRSLP 001 A-1-1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched): Stu.
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, stamped): VRSLP 001 B-1-1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side C, stamped): VRSLP 001 C-1-1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side D, stamped): VRSLP 001 D-1-1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side E, stamped): VRSLP 001 E-1-1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side F, stamped): VRSLP 001 F-1-1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side G, stamped): VRSLP 001 G-1-1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side H, stamped): VRSLP 001 H-1-1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side I, stamped): VRSLP 001 I-1-1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side J, stamped): VRSLP 001 J-1-1-1


  • Distributed By – Vinyl Distribution
  • Distributed By – Pinnacle
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Virus Recordings
  • Copyright (c) – Virus Recordings
  • Pressed By – EMI Records
  • Published By – Mute Song Ltd.
  • Published By – Copyright Control
  • Recorded At – Virus Studios
  • Mastered At – Metropolis Mastering
  • Designed At – The Plainclothesmen



Wormhole is the debut album by the English drum and bass act Ed Rush & Optical. Recorded between 1997 and 1998, the album was issued on 16 November 1998 through their self-run Virus Recordings label on vinyl and CD formats. Посмотреть сведения об участниках альбома, рецензии, композиции и приобрести альбом 1998 CD от Wormhole на Rush & Optical presents: Wormhole Virus Recordings VRS001 release: November 1998 mixed by me aka logos anno 2007 genre: Drum & Bass Neurofunk photo . Альбом 1998 Песен: 11. Wormhole 1998. Album by Ed Rush & Optical. Rush & Optical - Wormhole 6:49 11 Ed Rush & Optical - Lithosphere 1:42. Mixed By Ed Rush & Optical 01 Ed Rush & Optical - Point Blank 4:59 02 Optical - Millenium 4:35 03 Fortran - Splinter 4:46 04 Ed Rush & Optical - Fixation 5:19 05 Ed Rush & Optical - Void 4:24 06 Ed Rush & Optical - Dozer 4:17 07 Optical - Slip Thru 4:33 08 Ed Rush & Optical - Wormhole 4:11 09 Ed Rush & Optical - Medicine Matrix. Тип релиза - любой - Album Single Compilation Radioshow EP LP. Listen free to Ed Rush & Optical Wormhole Mystery Machine, splinter and more. 11 tracks 72:17. Virus recordings - vrs 001 lp - 1998. Price : Format : 12 inch x 4. Cover condition : NAMedia condition : NA. page 1, 1. ed rush optical 2. Record grading. Cover grading. Ed Rush & Optical 8 tracks Released in 2003 Electronic. Bullit Instrumental. Listen full album. View all Ed Rush & Optical albums. Ed Rush & Optical. 10 tracks. Released in 1998

  • Ceroelyu
This is an album that takes you back to the future of 1998.
  • Urtte
Classic Classic Classic!!!What an album by the legendary duo, smashed up the clubs and airways back in the day (and present) and on heavy rotation by legends like Andy C, Grooverider, Randall...list goes on.My personal fav is the stunning 'Compound' with it's apocalyptic intro, razor beats and pure vibes! Other favs are 'Point blank' with it's sci fi intro and addictive bassline and the dark 'Splinter'. 'Slip thru' completely smashes the floor and speakers everytime!A fantastic twisted album which is the equivalent to dance music as 'Alien' was to cinema. Unsuspecting, dark and atmospheric. 10/10
  • Atineda
Doesn't get any better than this! Otherworldly, organic analog funk. 10/10.
  • crazy mashine
Yes, this coherent album sounds like a DnB/BB masterpiece (1998 year wise).
  • Kirimath
Hardstep = gabba for you dnb hard style go hard you don't have to leave just go hard bra.
  • Hinewen
still sounds totally fresh
  • Arashigore
propably nearly as good as Panacea's twisted designz and dom & R. industry, which were released in the same year, but was a bit more mindblowing back than.
  • Rindyt
definately industry, twisted designz and makai's millenium were my favorite albums back than. Chameleon and Travel the galaxy was not a bad work at all, but as the prev. Rel. since Creeps, much to overcoded with ultra high definition sounds. I prefer the actual works of Audio, BSE, Evol Intent, Current Value or Dom & Roland (or hymen and ad noiseam) releases which are closer to the minimal Industrial intention of dnb/idm music. you can say there are parallels in the evolution of Lars von Trier and ed rush & optical.Have you checked Limewax - always and never? DNB at it's best in my opinion!
  • Velellan
Massive props for your recommendation, Dom & Roland's Industry is just so effing good, words cannot describe.
  • Vut
A fantastic Album , simple tracks with alot of attitude . Dark but quirky/funky tunes that mix so well together . in modern techstep there is so much in the music that all you need is to mix and fade out ... however with older techstep creating music with clever mixing of basic-ish tracks is where its at . Take me back to 1998 if you build a time machine !
  • Matty
There are 2 different covers to this amazing lp, which means that there are probaly 2 pressings...Food for thought.
  • Puchock
I think I have this "red" release. Does it say "Voted best album" in the corner?I can't find anything about it either :(
  • Swiang
i own both versions but can't find any info for the pressing with the red artwork on the net :( anyway, great release & covers some topnotch productionwork!! i'm glad to hear those warm, analog sounds comin' back in many new releases, seems like the old school sound is finding it's way back to the true d&b public after some years of weak releases & tons of clichés :)
  • Jediathain
point blank is the tune on this ep. got this signed.
  • Chankane
Absolutely-bleepin'-essential drum & bass.
  • Braned
A seminal work in Drum & Bass history - in my opinion Ed Rush & Optical's finest hour, and with a body of work such of their's that is saying something. The filthiest synth sounds a plenty, courtesy (i've been told) of a Nord Micro Modular among other things, made their sound unique and I would imagine the envy of many wannabe producers. An absolute classic, and for my money the finest D&B album of all time.
  • Ishnllador
Sequential Circuits Pro-One? I had one for a while. It was great.
The bass synth was not a Nord Micro, I'm not saying what it is cause I want to buy one or two...
  • The Sphinx of Driz
This an unbelievable, era-defining, technically stunning d&b album that spawned hundreds of poor imitations! Ed Rush & Optical were, at this point in time, at the top of their game as producers in the dnb scene.
  • Roru
stunning album, still sounds totally fresh 8 years on. techstep at its finest, wormhole defines itself by opposites i think, funky yet dark, an incredibly infectious sound (yes, virus recordings, i know). every single track on here is a killer. exceptional production. highly reccomended.
  • Togar
On the cover of the LP, the track Dozer is labeled as being 1:40 minutes, but in actuality it's almost 6:12. Must be an error when they made the covers for the CD/LP versions, since the CD is mixed.
  • Yndanol
Less is certainly more! Such simple drum beats and repetitive basslines get you humming for hours. Definitely for all the futuristic drum and bass fans only though - no cheesy vocals and melodies for all you Fabio fans. Check out key track "Glass Eye" and have nightmares for weeks after.