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King Cannibal - Aragami Style

King Cannibal Arigami Style
King Cannibal - Aragami Style / Flower Of Flesh & Blood
(12") Ninja Tune ZEN12219, 2008-09-29

King Cannibal Arigami Style
King Cannibal - Aragami Style / Flower Of Flesh & Blood
(12") Ninja Tune ZEN12219, 2008-09-29

Tracklisting :
A1. Aragami Style
B1. Flower Of Flesh & Blood

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Press Release :
A warm welcome please for Ninja Tune's latest signing – King Cannibal aka Zilla aka Dylan Richards. Coming through with a hard-edged, utterly uncompromising industrial mash-up of sounds and rhythms from dancehall and drum & bass, Radio 1's Mary-Anne Hobbs has already delared his music to be "too dark!" (in a good way, dahling – she's played "Arigami Style" five times already).

And Ms Mary-Anne isn't alone. Other early adopters include Bong Ra, Strictly Kev, Kid 606, Knifehand Chop and Ebola. And "Aragami Style" is the place to start as it's where King Cannibal starts, too.

Up until a couple of years ago, Zilla was best known for a series of remarkable mix tapes, including "A Friendly Game of Chess" (w/ Buddy Peace) and "One Foot In The Fire, One Fist In The Air". But King Cannibal was born when Richards began experimenting with using the sonic palette of drum & bass over dancehall rhythms. The track he made was "Arigami Style". Not for nothing has Amon Tobin described it as "A great tune...put together like a DJ's wet dream."

Over on the flip, "Flower of Flesh & Blood" combines singing ambience, alien invasion quotes and the most menacing bass attack you'll hear outside of a actual alien invasion. Basically an audio horror movie compressed into six minutes of music, we don't recommend listening to this on your own late at night...


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King Cannibal King Cannibal ·  09 August 2008, 18:47

Ahem... thats Aragami Style, not Arigami Style. Don't sweat it though its a common mistake!

Ninja Freaks Ninja Freaks ·  10 August 2008, 10:14

Thanks! I've corrected - Djouls

Rob Booth Rob Booth ·  12 September 2008, 10:15

Been waiting what feels like eons for "Aragami Style" to hit the shops .. bad man tune .. nice signing too Ninja .. Good to see some evilness hit the Ninja Tune stable.

'Aragami Style' will feature on this weeks 'ELECTRONIC EXPLORATIONS' ... WEEK 037

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