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Blockhead / Music By Cavelight
Album:Music By Cavelight Collection:General
Artist:Blockhead Added:06/2004
Label:Ninja Tune 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2004-07-26 Pull Date:2004-09-26 Charts:RPM/Electronica
Week Ending:26 Sep19 Sep12 Sep5 Sep29 Aug22 Aug15 Aug8 Aug
Airplays:24653745

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Album Review
Captain Dee
Reviewed 2004-07-13 
This is instrumental hip-hop, with that distinct Ninja Tune feel. Nothing super original, but this is trip-hop crafted to near perfection. Every track has a simple but effective hip-hop beat - I couldn’t stop nodding my head along to this. The whole album has an introspective, gloomy atmosphere. Quality shit.

Many tracks are worth playing, but my favorites are 1, 4. Also try 6, 8, 14.

CD 2 features five instrumentals that Blockhead produced for Aesop Rock.

(FCC violations on CD 1 tracks 2, 10 and CD 2 track 5)

- Captain Dee 7/04

CD 1 – Music By Cavelight:

**1. Guitar strums, with masterful scratching of kids yelling "Blockhead!" Female "ohs" vocals. Superb beat. Infectious! (2:24)
2. FCC: "Bullshit." Dark speech samples, scratching, ambient background noise, eerie chime melodies and saxophone. Something wicked this way comes… (4:47)
3. Tragic strings sample, bass, distorted cooing. Later, a variety of sad melodies. (4:45)
**4. Distant, wistful piano. Hard-hitting beat, with ethereal child-like singing. Ensemble of instruments play rich accompaniment. Beautiful. (5:26)
5. Low-key, lazy feel. Quiet, ambient notes and electric guitar. Sad, echoing strings at end. (4:26)
*6. Fast, rolling beat with old-school clarinet and horns loops, rhythmic clinks and druggy guitar(?) solo. Later, floating horns and keys without beat. (4:14)
7. Sad piano loop, robot noises, wind instrument riff, and trudging beat. Ultra tweaked vocal sample that sounds like a chipmunk. (4:04)
*8. Slow, jazzy piano and horn over a tight beat. Organ interludes. Perfect music for a gloomy Sunday. (3:04)
9. Tripped-out singing with introspective piano musings and electric guitar. (2:53)
10. FCC: "Shit" at the very beginning. Dark mix of guitar, grunts, bass, and tweaked sounds. (3:46) 11. Nebulous wind instrumentation with bizarre, distorted singing and distinct Eastern influences. (4:11)
12. Catchy jazz piano loops, determined beat, sax, yearning strings. Weirder second half. (4:19)
13. Soundtrack for a bad dream... ominous ambience/sounds, eerie guitar, violin, and singing. (4:46)
*14. This is a new version of the cut that was on the Zentertainment 2004 comp. Sultry horns, hypnotic piano, foreboding strings, distorted vocals. (5:07)

CD 2 – Instrumentals for Aesop Rock:

1. "Yes yes ya'll!" samples with a variety of instrumentation. Walking music for an Autumn day. (4:28)
2. Electric guitar, hard beat. Mischievous. (2:15)
3. Opera singing, trippy strings, simple beat. (4:20)
4. Soundtrack to some underground adventure, perhaps? Echoing female vocals. (4:29)
*5. FCC: Starts with "Fuck you." Intricate, sick beat, haunting high-pitched melodies all over the place. (4:40)

Track Listing
1.Intro: Hello Popartz 10.Jet Son
2.You've Got Maelstrom 11.Cavelight
3.Carnivores Unite 12.Breath and Start
4.Sunday Scene 13.Bullfight in Ireland
5.A Better Place 14.Insomniac Olympics
6.Road Rage Breakdown 15.Forest Crunk
7.Triptych Pt. 1 16.Daylight
8.Triptych Pt. 2 17.Night Light
9.Triptych Pt. 3 18.Maintenance
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