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Blockhead - Interludes After Midnight

Blockhead Interludes After Midnight

UK – Original
A1 Never Forget Your Token
A2 Creeps Crouchin
A3 Panic In Funkytown
B1 Hungover Like Whoa
B2 Meet You At Tower Records
B3 Escape The Meadow
C1 Smoke Signals
C2 Tools Of The Industry
C3 Midnight Blue
D1 Snapping Point
D2 Beyond Reach feat Baby Dayliner
D3 The Robin Byrd Era
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Blockhead - Interludes After Midnight
Blockhead - Interludes After Midnight
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Artist Blockhead
Titel Interludes After Midnight
Label Ninja Tune
Catalog-No ZEN184
Format 2LP, Vinyl, LP
Pressing UK – Original
Release Date 2012
Genre Hip Hop, Electronic / Dance
Style Downbeat / Electronica / Leftfield, Instrumental Hip Hop
Available since 25.04.2012
Item-No 271351
Condition New
Availability Ready for Shipment
Price 19,95 €
Weight 500g (plus 250g Packaging)
Blockhead - Interludes After Midnight
This spring, NYC's very own Blockhead drops his 4th full length for Ninja Tune, "Interludes After Midnight" that is. Yeaaaahh!
Ninja Tune
Ninja Tune ist ein 1990 von Matt Black und Jonathan More (bekannt als Coldcut) gegründetes britisches Plattenlabel aus London. Als Tochtergesellschaften sind die Labels Big Dada, Counter Records und N-Tone aufgeführt. Matt Black und Jonathan More produzierten 1988 Yazz’ The Only Way Is Up und hatten damit und mit dem eigenen Doctorin’ the House veritable Clubhits. Die Erfahrungen dieser Zeit lehrte die beiden Musiker, fortan die künstlerische Kontrolle nicht mehr abzugeben. Das war die Geburtsstunde von Ninja Tune. In der Folge entwickelte das Label mit Künstlern wie DJ Food, Funki Porcini, The Herbaliser und The Cinematic Orchestra einen sehr eigenständigen Sound. Dieser zwischen HipHop, Funk und Jazz gelegene Downtempo-Sound wurde peu á peu noch erweitert. Heute stehen zu unterschiedliche Musiker wie Amon Tobin, Fink, Bonobo, Wagon Christ, Kid Koala und Daedelus gleichberechtigt nebeneinander. Auch die neuesten Signings Toodla T, Slugabed und Dorian Concept zeigen den Variantenreichtum eines der einflussreichsten britischen Labels der letzten zwei Dekaden.

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Martin Silbermann, 30.05.2012

It’s hard to believe that something like this still exists…. I kid you not: an Instrumental-HipHop-record, which neither »glitches« nor »crunks« or »wonks«. Instead, »Interludes After Midnight« propagates analog production-methods, and Tony Simon does not hold back his reminiscences of the Golden Age of DJ Shadow’s »Endtroducing«. But it’s not only the references to that very special time around midnight («Midnight In A Perfect World«) that he shares with the aforementioned record from 1996, the whole sound-aesthetic remind the listener of the 1990s, but without ever sounding dusty or out-dated. It’s quite the opposite, which is why this approach is still (or again?) surprisingly fresh: obscure vocal-samples, 70s-brass-sections and funk-basslines on dryly grooving, foregrounded mid-tempo-beats determine this sound and are vocally supported only by a single guest-appearance of Baby Dayliner in »Beyond Reach«. And not even that track would have really needed the singing. Hence, on the side, Blockhead belies all the damn haters, who keep insisting that he only really fires on Aesop-rock-records. In short: »Interludes After Midnight« is simply twelve phat tracks, without even a single interlude.

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