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on 31 March 2000
Possibly the biggest influence on a range of recent artists who wanted to expand electronic dance with a new vocabulary of found-sounds (London Labyrinth certainly, Future Sound of London, Banco de Gaia, The KLF, Transglobal Underground, Loop Guru, Aphex Twin, The Orb...), this album preceded sampling-for-the-masses and was brilliantly constructed by spinning-in and splicing. When you consider the musical context of the early eighties that this was born into, it is a remarkably visionary concept. The crisp, funky rhythm section and Byrne's insistent, cyclical rhythm-guitar still sound fresh and ahead of their time while the ranting voices, floating 'ethnic' appropriations and ambient electronic textures not only mapped out a whole new adventurous landscape but did it with an organic sensibility and consummate grace. The import version, incidentally, has the running order most closely matching the original vinyl although political correctness or fear of a fatwah prompted the replacement of a track called Qu'ran with Very, Very Hungry which had been the B-side to The Jezebel Spirit 12" single.
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