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Necessary Measures [CD]

Pest Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (24 Mar 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Ninja Tune
  • ASIN: B00007A3J1
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 242,638 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Chicken Spit
2. Duke Kerb Crawler
3. Jefferson Shuffle
4. Heard Yer Bird Moved In
5. Slap on Tap
6. St. Pest
7. Dr Umz
8. Moody Ho
9. Murda
10. Relief

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A smorgasbord of organic funk, cut-up beats and bizarre instrumentation, Pest's Necessary Measures sounds like Bootsy Collins falling down stairs mid-solo while Mr Scruff plays on in the front room. Shaping mighty fine ambient cuts, the London quintet have a disparate combined history with a classical cello player having teamed up with a student of African drumming and a hip-hop DJ. Mixing upbeat feisty breakbeats with numerous weaving jazz solos Necessary Measures is a strange yet enthralling beast of an album. Hip-hop rhythms come laced with jittery electronica, while a throbbing warped bass pounds beneath samples on "Murda", buts it's "Jefferson Shuffle" with its soaring strings and distinctly cinematic sixties' lounge flavour that really stands out. Equally adventurous and ingenious, Pest have produced an album that's in a world of its own where shuffling hip-hop comes with killer grooves and a Sunday-afternoon jazz-fusion vibe. Pity the song titles ("Heard Your Bird Moved In", "Moody Hoe") are a tad less sophisticated. --Christopher Barrett

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Pest - Necessary Measures

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Twisted Funk Beats 12 Mar 2003
Format:Audio CD
From the opening salvo of "Chicken Spit", you know your in for one hell of a funky ride. I just love those funky strings and chords.
The pace is never dropped as we move onto the "Jefferson Shuffle" (a recent single)and its catchy as hell big-beatish stylings with an insane high pitched scat voice.
Elsewhere we have an insane hiphop MC,(Dr Umz), in a refreshingly British accent, Rhodes led leg wobblers,(Slap on tap), and jazz guitar licks to die for.
Thats not to say its all upbeat toe tapping stuff, there are some nice ambient numbers too in particular St Pest.
Overall its a great album that manages to sound fresh listen after listen.
Buy it now I guarantee its going to be big.
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5.0 out of 5 stars siiik 20 Jan 2004
Format:Audio CD
utter briliance!
starting off with a siiiik funky break beat...and stays bouncing like a fat man on a space hopper till the end! amazing the first time round, and growing evry listen...this is fast becomin one of my favourite albums...
with such a variety of styles mangled together, and enuff sounds to discover with every listen, this should keep you busy for a while...
buy it, blaze it, chill and enjoy it...
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4.0 out of 5 stars Quirky chopped goodness 4 Mar 2005
Format:Audio CD
I bought this without really knowing what I was in for. Sometimes I do this and the CD isn't all too great. This isn't the case with Necessary Measures. Firstly, it is certainly a grower. I have had this record for about three or four months, and when I first got it, I only liked track four, Heard ya Bitch Moved in, for it's clever track progression (The intro is truly misleading, you'll hear what I mean). But now, all of the tracks seem to me to be excellent, exept track one, Chicken Spit, which is s**t.
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