back in stock as of
july 27th, 2012
first in stock on
december 15th, 2011
|skam (uk) #ska 001 cd|
lego feet “lego feet” compact disc
- part 1 (19:42)
- part 2 (17:20)
- part 3 (21:46)
- part 4 (15:03)
|december 2011 release ; ok, here we go ...|
... considering all that has transpired over the last few years wrt “popular” electronic music (an across-the-board dumbing-down of production, concept, technique, and virtue ; a cessation of forward motion of any kind) i’d like to, now, remind you all that ... idm happened (whether you’re comfortable with the branding or not, it happened) ...
... that i’m personally considerably more excited about the contemporary-era issue of this, in many ways the original year-zero idm “classic” (quotes, both “air” and “actual” as of course none of us actually heard this at the time) speaks volumes ... re-assessing this music both as pure nostalgia (which, i admit, i have a great deal of for the particular decade-in-time following this record’s initial release) & in the terms of contemporary, jammy, pot-ash stained “side length” (choose your weapon ; tape, vinyl, hard / ss drive) exploratory, sequencer-based electronic music (for example :: any number of releases on digitalis limited) & you’ll realize that ... at this exact point in time (20 years later) we have come full circle ...
two of the four jammy, un-edited transcriptions of stoned, bedroom-studio music-making on this disc did actually get “issued” in 1991 ; they’re a merciless crunching-together of distantly-influenced miami electro, staten island hip hop, detroit techno, queens rave, etc ... that could only have been made in “greater manchester” in the waxing days of the early 90’s ... the other two are being issued here for the first time & are just as great ...
... people often ask me, “keith, why are you so down on dance music ???” ; in truth, i love dance music. i just really dislike current dance music ; most of it isn’t very good. this is actually pretty good. very good, even. it takes risks (at the expenses of coherence & “functionality”, sure, but honestly who wants to listen to “functional” music) - but then again this is all subjective ; it’s impossible to separate one’s sensibilities from their own nostalgia(s) & inclination(s). but i’m getting even more of out this music now, with the last 2 decades of growth & development, than i did at the time ...
legofeet - ska001cd
as part of our unofficial 0.2 century celebrations
full length cd
|skam reissues recordings by the mythical lego feet, otherwise known as legendary electronic duo autechre. this four track cd contains over 70 minutes of classic, mind-bending, futuristic electronic-acid-industrial-cut-up fuckery that, at the time of its release in 1991, was virtually uncategorizable.|
legendary electronic duo autechre went on to advance the most seismic paradigm shifts in the sound of the late 20th century, and their seminal early release is presented here with two tracks of material that have never been heard before. all tracks have been re-recorded from the original master tapes.
1991 was an eventful year in human history -- the dow jones topped 13,000 for the first time; boris yeltsin got elected; freddie mercury died -- but among mankind's greatest accomplishments was the creation of the skam label. at the time, hardly any record store bought the label's first 12". it wasn't until much later, after autechre had established themselves as a pioneering experimental electronic group and some genius coined the term "idm" to classify this baffling type of music, that the original lego feet release would become one of the true holy grail records.