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The Mission Statement CD

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  • Audio CD (3 Sep 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: NovaMute
  • ASIN: B00005NDZS
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 395,089 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. SI Futures
2. This Is the Way
3. I Like That (Brand New) - S.I. Futures/T-Power - S.I. Futures/T-Power
4. All Terrain Aspects - S.I. Futures/Aspects - S.I. Futures/Aspects
5. Eurostar
6. Assault On Precinct 14
7. Freestyle Disco
8. Ionic Funk
9. Vending Machine
10. News
11. I'm the Bomb
12. We Are Not a Rock Band

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The Mission Statement

01. S.I.Futures Intro 0:14
02. This Is The Way 5:51
03. I Like That (Brand New) feat. T-Power 5:46
04. All Terrain Aspects feat. Aspects 5:52
05. Eurostar 6:01
06. Assault On Precinct 14 4:27
07. Freestyle Disco 5:53
08. Ionic Funk 5:55
09. Vending Machine 2:06
10. The News 5:42
11. I'm The Bomb 6:04
12. We Are Not A Rock Band 5:23

Format: CD, Album
Label: NovaMute
Bestell-Nr./Catalog#: NOMU85CD
VÖ/Released: 2001
Land/Country: EU
Interpret/Artist: S.I.Futures (Simon Begg)
Titel/Title: The Mission Statement
EAN/UPC: 5016025682973


The world of Si Begg--the twisted intelligence behind pop-art pseudonym SI Futures and their Mission Statement--is a weird, but disorientating one indeed. Last we saw him, he was declaring The Complete Death of Cool on a deranged, jabbering mix compilation that consisted mostly of his own work, segueing mutant jazz, savant hip-hop and general scatology into an impressively mad whole. The Mission Statement is a (marginally) less complicated beast: presented, with requisite sense of crushing faux-dullness, as a business conference, the tracks are divided into rooms, suites and lounges: so, in the Green Room we find "This Is the Way", Mouse on Mars-style quirky techno replete with snatches of distortion-heavy guitar feedback; in Alexandra Suite One, the whooping, Squarepusher-style sequencer meltdown of "Ionic Fun k"; the Victoria Suite finds Bristolian hip-hop crew The Aspects rhyming over shredded digital hip-hop on "All Terrain Aspects"; and The Lobby hosts the conference's closing event, the excellent techno simplicity of "We Are Not a Rock Band". Sure, Si Begg might be a techno prankster, but he makes some seriously good records. --Louis Pattison

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Simon J. Whight on 15 Sep 2003
Format: Audio CD
Well impressed with Si Begg. Not just because he's called Si either. Depending on what name he's working under, you can get an entirely different sound of album to the last one you got. After picking up Cabbageboy's Genetically Modified on Ninja Tunes more electronic N Tone label, I was expecting more DJ Shadow-esque moody beats. Pleasantly surprised when the album leads off with the very tech house This Is The Way. Grooving tech beats, beepings and bleepings, with the beats occasionally phasing up and down and all around the place as if Autechre had been let at the controls for a few seconds or so. Great stuff, and it carries on like this. Fantastic programming on all the tracks, real skill and attention to detail to every aspect of every track. I Like That starts off with sparse electo beats before leading into big BASS and breaks that the likes of Ils and Adam Freeland would like. All Terrain Aspects takes the tempo down into hip hop territory, almost Delton 3030 in nature, love the way the vocals get robotized in a manner similar to the Plaid remix of Grandmaster Flash's Scorpio. Nice. Eurostar sounds like Kraftwerk are at the controls of the train, wicked treated vocals chanting 'EU-RO-ST-AR!', great electro journey mixed with nu skool breaks streetwise. Assault On Precinct 14 is a bassrumbling number, similar in style to the Cabbageboy tracks. Freestyle Disco is a big and balls out bumping house track, ridiculous bass, cheesy disco sample and vocal, grand humour and the kinda thing that leaves you with a smile on your face! Ionic Funk, also reminds me of the Cabbageboy space-hop sound, mixed with breaks, warping bass and tight breaks programming. Vending Machine takes things down a little, a soothing interlude of soft synths.Read more ›
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Stefan Smith on 8 Jun 2004
Format: Audio CD
If you're looking at this CD it means you have taste. This little puppy will satisfy even the most serious bass junky for the duration of the CD. Essentially it's a very highly polished and progressive electro breaks tip with some experimental hip hop thrown in on the odd track. Ever seen Bladerunner? This is a very dark, robotic but funky bass extravaganza and would of gone as a great soundtrack to film. One track with a very rusty, low fi, pitch shifted beat which kinda reminds me of music that would be played in a dodgy futuristic strip club!
Well worth it in your electro/breaks collection
Buy it! You won't regret it!
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*Pretty good* 27 Feb 2002
By "prixy" - Published on
Format: Audio CD
I would second that review of 3 stars. I bought this album after seeing the video for "We are not a rock band" on mtv2. I am a little bit disappointed because that video rocks and so does the song. To then go and listen to the album is then kind of a letdown. Don't get me wrong, this is an interesting record with definite high points, but its not great. My favorite song is "Freestyle Disco"...its like how-to-dance instructions mixed over a heavy beat that gets progressively louder and faster (to increase the difficulty as the dancer gets better)...pretty cool idea. It has the same light-hearted, fun vibe that "We are not a rock band" does. There are lulls in the album though, a lot of the same heavy baselines tend to run together. I do like this album however; its great to throw on if you're driving, or like me right now sitting at the computer kicking back. I'd say burn it before you buy it though.
Has some good moments... 14 Jan 2002
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Format: Audio CD
The rub of this CD is that most of the music was created on a PC using various software programs. Kraftwerk is a heavy influence here but there are smatterings of other influences such as a bit of hip hop. "We are Not A Rock Band" is the standout track and has hit potential in the club scene. I hear the video has gotten some airplay on MTV2 so I'm a little amazed that no one has reviewed this album yet. Most of the music would be categorized as electronica. No trance or house stylings here. It's an interesting listen as the music is mostly digitally generated. The liner notes are written in the manner of a coporate seminar which further flesh's out the artist's hi-tech vision. The final track has a memorable chorus "we are not a rock band/but we rock the house" sung through a vocoder.
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