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Woah! I totally just came over to ILM specifically in order to find a thread about them and say how awesome they are. Weird!

Anyway, I've been listening to In Fine Style exclusively over and over for many days now and I'm still not sick of it. Who needs other music?

Dan I., Thursday, 29 April 2004 17:37 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

it's such a gorgeous, classic, perfect record. to the rescue i', really not so fond of. i'm one of the biggest defenders of these guys, but i can't really get into it. jess has said it all, really.

Dave Stelfox (Dave Stelfox), Thursday, 29 April 2004 18:06 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

i don't think it's bad, it's just that "to the rescue" is not a progression from "in fine style."

personally i think Digital Mystikz and Kode 9 have since upped the standard.

some of my dubstep faves are listed here http://k-punk.abstractdynamics.org/archives/002632.html

martin (martin), Thursday, 29 April 2004 21:49 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

It was an instore listen alone and so shouldn't be trusted, but my quick previewing of To The Rescue left me very disappointed - so dry and dessicated! Very little of the lushness of In Fine Style but without much of the energy that Plasticman-style stuff tends to have. And the breakbeat tracks were just painful - like someone trying to make a deliberately unenjoyable DJ Hype track.

In Fine Style is still excellent though.

Tim Finney (Tim Finney), Friday, 30 April 2004 01:42 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Sorry meant DJ Zinc not DJ Hype there.

Tim Finney (Tim Finney), Friday, 30 April 2004 01:42 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

i'm certainly over the kung-fu/blaxploitation movie samples, but parts of 'to the rescue' really do it for me, 'synbad' and that TGS remix (cd-only track) in particular. can't touch the rush of the tracks on 'in fine style' though (which really was a singles collection more than a proper album). 'gorgon sound' is firmly in the hall of fame...
seems to me that some of the tracks on 'rescue' could be trimmed by a few minutes...

heywood jablomi (heywood), Friday, 30 April 2004 05:16 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

There was one *great* sounding track on To The Rescue which had a neurotic Oriental feel quite similar to Wookie's "Far East" - can't remember what it's called though.

Tim Finney (Tim Finney), Friday, 30 April 2004 07:07 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

on the CD there's the oriental sinodub of "Sholay" one of THE greatest dubstep tunes ever... IMHO obviously

martin (martin), Friday, 30 April 2004 16:15 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I was listening to the LP so it wasn't that.

Tim Finney (Tim Finney), Saturday, 1 May 2004 12:25 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

There was one *great* sounding track on To The Rescue which had a neurotic Oriental feel

I bet that was Hand of Death.

JoB (JoB), Saturday, 1 May 2004 13:24 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

six years pass...

NEw album sounds amazing from what I've heard. Especially the last track, Poison Wine.

The Great Cool Lulu who sleeps in Riley... (dog latin), Sunday, 14 November 2010 23:47 (eight years ago) Permalink

five years pass...

latest album is actually really good. theyre doing 90s house, a bit of hip hop, and obv trad dubstep, so some surprises, but mainly its just how good it all sounds, and how good they are at all of it, even if its not at all innovative.

StillAdvance, Friday, 27 May 2016 11:32 (two years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

^I'm playing Crooks, Crime & Corruption as I type (now that 2017's done and dusted, let's go back to 2016 lol) and fully agree with the above - comfort music!

Jeff W, Saturday, 6 January 2018 21:46 (ten months ago) Permalink


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