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Genetically Modified


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  • Audio CD (1 Jan. 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Ninja Tune
  • ASIN: B00002DF9R
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 55,427 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Departure
2. Rhythm And Blue Steak House
3. Hey Hey We're The Monks
4. Interstellar Love
5. Vended Food
6. Talk Show
7. Planet
8. Donkey Kong
9. As The World Rages
10. I:Cabbage
11. Bean To This World

Product Description

Product Description

CABBAGEBOY Genetically Modified (1999 UK 11-track CD album from the electro DJ and Producer Simon Begg AKA Si Begg. Includes the singles Planet Departure Interstellar Love and Talk Show. With picture sleeve NTONECD35)

Amazon.co.uk Review

Si Begg is one of those people who can't seem to take life seriously. His music is laced with all manner of silly samples, weird noises and twisted beats. To the uninitiated, it can sometimes seem that he's just taking the mickey. How can you take a man seriously who makes breakbeat records full of monkey noises, and pits Oprah Winfrey samples against acid electro beats? "Genetically Modified" is Begg's first full-length album under his Cabbageboy moniker. It features 11 tracks of funky, snare-heavy breakbeat, surreal hip-hop and abstract electronica, overdubbed with the usual stupid samples and crazy noises. It's all pretty surreal, though there's definitely method in Begg's madness. When he puts his mind to it, he can produce tracks of intense, conventional beauty. Most of the time, though, he prefers to take the comedy breakbeat route. Either way, this is music that is inspired lunacy--energetic, highly enjoyable and thankfully GM-free. --Matt Anniss

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 13 Mar. 2002
Format: Audio CD
Just yes.
The opening track is full of changing tempos and breaks, though is perhaps a little 'over busy' unless you've had two or three coffees, in which case it'll suit the mood.
Vended Food (tack five) is thoroughly well-produced, with attention to detail on the sculpted and filtered analogue noises, though with gritty foreground stuff making for a pure-but-not-sterile 'listening experience'.
As someone with a bigger album collection than all but one of my friends, I would rate Vended Food as being in my top five track list of all time.
Stylistically, there are shades of new-electronica, hip-hop, and many other genres, though it would be safe to say that Genetically Modified would be at least a little out of place in any music shop category - as is the case with so much good music now.
If you buy this and you don't like it. I'll buy it off you. Its that good.
-Rob(ert) becalm@thetruth.com
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Format: Audio CD
Si Begg under Cabbageboy guise, serves us up a GM dish of future hip hop beats. Think the moodiness of DJ Shadow, with a liberal dose of humour, put in a time machine and sent forward about 1000 years. Those who like electronica should appreciate this too.
I Departure literally fires you into the album with big scifi synths and frantic jazzy beats. Then comes the album proper, and my fave track off the entire album, Rhythm And Blues Angus Steakhouse. A bassy, beatsy track, the drums filter up and down and all around the place while what sounds like an OAP rambles on over the top about how the price of drinks is too much. It sets the mood for the album, gritty future beats set against choice samples all whisked up in a digital blender ... time stretched, pitched up and down and generally abused (but of course perfectly listenable!). Choice tracks are (as mentioned) Rhythm And Blues Angus Steakhouse, the silly kung fu drum and bass of Donkey Kong, the wonderfully chilled As The World Rages, and the soundtracky and moody !: Cabbage.
Its a very good album, Si Begg is a fantastic producer, just check the way the samples are strung together on Talk Show. Check this out, and perhaps seek out his other productions under the Si Futures or his own Si Begg guise. You never know what you're going to get, with each personality comes a different blend of music. A toppy offering from Ninja Tunes more electronic stable.
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By "mrsirrus" on 20 May 2003
Format: Audio CD
Fingathing managed to "put a smile of the face of serious hiphop" according to the media, and if Fingathing is the amusing side of hiphop, Cabbageboy is to electro. "Vended Food" has thumping bass and nasty breaks, but how does Si Begg top it off? He adds samples of a women uttering words like "Oreos, Doritos..". Many of the tracks sound like they're going to be heavy on the ears, but the samples thrown in are so random you can't stop yourself from having a quick snigger.
A great NTone release. If you like this you might also want to check out Journeyman, who is on the same label.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
fan-friggin-tastic 26 Sept. 2001
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Format: Audio CD
I bought this album on a buying spree of NTone albums after hearing Fink's Fresh Produce and Hexstatic's Rewind. I've always loved Ninja Tune's jazzy, mellodic breakbeats and, when opened up to the more electronic side of Matt Black and Jon Moore's label (NTone), I was happily surprised and intrigued. After purchasing a handful of other albums under the NTone label, including Neotropic, Animals on Wheels, and Journeyman, I have to say this album stands alone. It was clever, funny, and trippy as hell. If you like Si Begg as Cabbageboy, listen to him as Buckfunk 3000 and S.I. Futures as well.
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