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Sheath [Limited Edition]

LFO (Pop), LFO (Dance & DJ), Lfo Audio CD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (22 Sep 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Limited Edition
  • Label: Warp
  • ASIN: B0000C668P
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 179,372 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Blown
2. Mum-man
3. Mokeylips
4. Snot
5. Moistly
6. Unafraid To Linger
7. Sleepy Chicken
8. Freak
9. Mummy, I've Had An Accident...
10. Nevertheless
11. 'Premacy

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars THIS IS GOING TO MAKE YOU FREAK F F 3 Oct 2003
Format:Audio CD
Ok, every (should!) remember the old classic LFO by LFO, described by Steve Wright as the worst record of all time? Absolute stonker wasn't it! So what have LFO been up to since the days of acid house past? Well inbetween albums, LFO's Mark Bell has been off producing the likes of Bjork on Homogenic. Being a fan of Warp output like Plaid, Autechre and Boards Of Canada plus being a major fan of the electronic soundscape which was the superb Homogenic, I decided to give this a try.
Currently, the big track everyone is talking about is Freak. Harkening back to the old acid house days with gritty old skool drums, robotic voice chanting 'THIS IS GOING TO MAKE YOU FREAK' and one very very large bassline. Cracking. You get some moments on Sheath that take a very nice experimental electronic route as you'd expect with Warp, like the icy chilled opener Blown, the continuous double bass loop of Sleepy Chicken, the ambience of 'Premacy. You also get much harder edged tracks, like the furious aggressive synths of Mum-man, frantic beats and old skool style synths of Mummy, I've Had An Accident..., and the thrashy Snot.
You get alot of styles for you money here, you should know what to expect from a Warp record too. Sometimes watery and soothing, sometimes harsh and aggressive, if you like your Warp Records stuff, you'll find this a worth purchase.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Dissapointing follow-up 10 Jan 2004
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I was very excited to get my copy of Sheath, as I love the previous LFO album 'Advance'.
The first track 'blown' certainly didn't dissapoint, a gorgeous ambient piece. I sat back expecting similar greatness, but felt let down by the rest of the album.
Mark Bell has gone the way of fellow Warp labelmate Richard D. James it seems, still able to craft the odd brilliant moments of techno but mainly just producing tracks that sound like someone loading a game onto their Spectrum whilst banging on a dustbin lid.
If you like bleepy noises, but not much melody, then you'll enjoy this album. If you prefer more crafted songs, get a copy of 'Advance'.
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5.0 out of 5 stars LFO are back! 19 Dec 2003
By db73
Format:Audio CD
LFO have hit the nail on the head with this album. It has some fantastic moments of pure rave inspired material which LFO helped pioneer in the early days with tracks like 'LFO' & 'We are back'. This is UK techno at it's best. It doesn't pretend to be Detroit, Underground or anything but pure quality techno party music that is guaranteed to put a smile on your face & have you bouncing round the room circa 1990 :-). It's not all party tunes though - This album has some gorgeous downtempo moments that are undeniably electronic but are a world away from the more in your face tracks on offer. Overall this is a fantastic album from LFO & one that should appeal to techno purist's & party goers alike. Brilliant.
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By DaveW
Format:Audio CD
I can't say whether this album stacks up against other LFO releases since I'm not a fan. I bought this out of curiosity and I think "curious" is the right word. Initially I hated it - a strange, almost jarring mix of ambient tracks and pounding synthetic rhythms, reminding me of the Richard D. James album (also not a favourite of mine). However, having given it another listen, I have found that tracks like "Premacy" and "Sleepy Chicken" are genuinely absorbing and expertly crafted. That's quite a rarity these days so, whilst I wouldn't recommend it to all, it does suggest that other LFO releases may be worth seeking out.
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