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Prince Blimey [VINYL] [Import]

Red Snapper Vinyl
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  • Vinyl
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B00005PZSO
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic 18 Oct 2006
By Steve
Format:Audio CD
This was always one of my favourite mid-90s albums, but it was more or less overlooked at the time, and even now I don't think Red Snapper have ever been particularly well-known. This is a pity, because Prince Blimey is a superb album. Its organic blend of jazz, funk, ambient and mid-90s break-beats has aged extremely well indeed, and, despite being a predominantly instrumental album, it deserves to be ranked alongside sample-heavy classics of the era such as Exit Planet Dust, Maxinquaye and Endtroducing DJ Shadow.

Despite the fact that the tracks are quite sparse- structured around Ali Friend's throbbing double bass and Richard Thair's stridently funky drumming- the smoky, atmospheric sound is both varied and textured, through the judicious use of samples, as well as touches of sax and slide guitar. In fact, the musical arrangements are extremely subtle, which prevents the music from ever succumbing to the mind-numbing repetitiveness which damns a lot of mid 90s dance music. Furthermore, there is a great deal of stylistic variety. The opener Crusoe Takes a Trip, with its backwards-sounding bassline and frenetic break-beat, tips a nod to the drum'n'bass prevalent at the time, but still sounds distinctively Red Snapper nonetheless through the eerie keyboards and shrill sax breaks. Get Some Sleep Tiger is fast-paced, straight-ahead 50s jazz, whereas Thomas the Fib and Fatboy's Dust slink along like some kind of mutant jazz/hip-hop crossover, propelled by Friend's pizzicato bass playing. Space Sickness is little more than a (superb) drum solo with minimal arrangement, yet it works perfectly. Even the sole vocal track, The Paranoid, avoids sounding like filler.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Warp Records Have Done It Again 5 Dec 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Yet another excellent record produced by warp records ... After havin been amazed with all three Nightmares on Wax albums I searched the dance collections thoroughly to find another group that tickled my ears ... and here they are. Despite not being quite as abstract and chilled as the Nightmares on Wax stuff this cd proved to be a very hard driving relaxing mixture of rythms from start to finish, leaving me looking fowards to settling down with a copy of Making Bones and Our Aim is to Satisfy. Tunes to look out for on the disc are definitely: Lo-Beam & Fatboy's Dust
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5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE THESE GUYS 1 Mar 2012
Format:Audio CD
Love Red Snapper Love This album! #BOOM

Would not believe some of the most crazy sounds made from these guys - If your a fan you have to try making bones also which is unreal
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love this music! 6 Sep 2011
By S. Ball
Format:Audio CD
This is an awesome album...excellent music to drive to or to chill to, or to write website too. I love their style, the Bass and drums work lovely together
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