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Blockhead - Insomniac Olympics EP

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Blockhead - Insomniac Olympics EP
(12"/12") Ninja Tune ZEN12144/ZEN12144PD, 2004-12-01

12" Tracklisting:
A1. Insomniac Olympics
A2. Carnivores Unite
B1. A New Day
B2. Triptych Part 3

CD Promo Tracklisting:
01. Insomniac Olympics (Full Length)
02. Carnivores Unite
03. A New Day
04. Triptych Part Three
05. Insomniacs Olympics (Edit)

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Note: Picture disc has same tracklist as ordinary release.

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Press Release :
Oh God. It’s almost painful to say it but we got no choice. You know you’ve been looking for the “next DJ Shadow” or the “new RJD2”? Well, we found him and his name is Blockhead.

“On what grounds do you claim this?” you cry. Well, the boy has a solid background in underground hip hop, having produced much of the material on Aesop Rock’s Def Jux albums “Labor Days” and “Float” and makes epic, emotional beatscapes with much the same grasp of structure as the big guys. He’s a bluechip talent – listen and you’ll hear it.

From when the bass kicks in early in “Insomniac Olympics,” through the elegaic strings of “Carnivores Unite,” on into the blues harp and hook of “A New Day” into the “War Pigs”-styled bass of “Triptych Part 3,” it doesn’t take much listening to know you’re dealing with something pretty special. There are a very few producers working in hip hop or its related European disciplines who can take a tune and keep developing it over the space of a song, let alone distill so much emotion into every note, making it melancholy and strangely uplifting all at the same time.

New York native Blockhead has worked with a heap of people including Slug of Atmosphere, Murs, Mike Ladd and SA Smash and is even jointly responsible for the first (and perhaps last) comedy record to come out on NY uber-label Def Jux. His beautiful debut solo album “Music By Cavelight” will be released by Ninja early next year…


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