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King Cannibal - Downtime / Stone Tape Theory



King Cannibal Downtime Stone Tape Theory
King Cannibal - Downtime / Stone Tape Theory
(Download) Ninja Tune ZENDNLS255, 2009-11-16

On the back of the amazing reactions to the debut album Let The Night Roar and his Prodigy remix causing the internet to go into meltdown Dylan Richards aka King Cannibal returns with two completely new tracks. Downtime and Stone Tape Theory were originally recorded as part of the Let The Night Roar sessions. When he listened through, though, Richards decided that they didn't really fit with the feel of the record. They did, however, work so perfectly together that in his own words, "it's hard to talk about each song seperately." So, here they are, the terrible twins of Richards' dark musical imagination.

King Cannibal Downtime Stone Tape Theory
King Cannibal - Downtime / Stone Tape Theory
(Download) Ninja Tune ZENDNLS255, 2009-11-16

Tracklisting :
01. Downtime
02. Stone Tape Theory

Links :
myspace.com/kingcannibal
godsofwar.wordpress.com
facebook.com
ninjatune.net

Press Release :
On the back of the amazing reactions to the debut album "Let The Night Roar" and his Prodigy remix causing the internet to go into meltdown Dylan Richards aka King Cannibal returns with two completely new tracks. "Downtime" and "Stone Tape Theory" were originally recorded as part of the "Let The Night Roar" sessions. When he listened through, though, Richards decided that they didn't really fit with the feel of the record. They did, however, work so perfectly together that in his own words, "it's hard to talk about each song seperately." So, here they are, the terrible twins of Richards' dark musical imagination.

"They were born from my love of the drum and bass golden years," Richards explains, "when labels like Metalheadz and No U Turn were starting to make waves. It's all about creatively cutting up drums, flipping from edit to edit, continually shifting the sounds so that they creep and crawl."

The magnificently brooding results that King Cannibal gets from this approach aren't really drum & bass, but neither are they dubstep. "Needless to say I'm a huge admirer of dubstep," says Richards. "But I really wanted to put a more dynamic feel back in to the sound and mess with the format a little more." Rather, they continue to mine the seam of originality that has become synonymous with King Cannibal - brooding and visceral soundpieces.

As with his breakout hit, "Arigami Style," the two tunes are also inspired by Richards' admiration for Eastern Cinema but in this case he says the influence is "less Ichi The Killer, more Sword Of Doom - elegant and poetic when it strikes out. A ninja's score for Ninja Tunes!".

"Terrifyingly Marvelous." DJ
"Enervating and vicious. Bow down before beat royalty." Clash
"Devastating!" The List
"A pulverising debut." Uncut
"Thoroughly invigorating." Q
"Let The Night Roar is a superbly executed piece of artistry." iDJ
"... jammed fast to our turntable" - DJ Magazine
"Its not often that someone comes along and defines your opinion of the potential of djing." Fact Magazine
"Too dark, love it"- Mary Anne Hobbs (BBC Radio 1)
"Put together like a dj's wet dream."- Amon Tobin
""Some seriously heavy tunes"- The Bug
"Heavy as fuck tech step dancehall!!"- Bong Ra
"If music could do you violence, this is what it would sound like. Brutal and brilliant"- The Sunday Times
"This sonically incredible Ninja Tune signing has inspired me to start a new section of The Remix show, called The Darkside"- Eddy TM for DJ Magazine
"Creepy, dark, moody and absolutely intoxicating"- Music Like Dirt
"It completely blew me away' - Erol Alkan
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