[Nagnagnag] Re: Kora Versions - first impressions

Nicolas Doye nic at worldofnic.org
Fri Mar 13 17:37:32 PDT 2009


It's growing on me. Louder = better :-) Plus spot all those old CV sounds
hidden away. (OK about 5).

2009/3/13 Nicolas Doye <nic at worldofnic.org>

> So, I've only listened once - and long-time readers of this list will
> remember that I've often got first impressions wrong. (My disastrous
> comments on Dark Magus still play on my mind).  So take a pinch of salt with
> the following.
>
> Good news: it doesn't sound much like the original material (which I've
> heard only a little of on-line).
>
> It starts well - the Skankenstein version is fantastic - but after there?
> It sounds a bit like a half-assed version of Chant to Jah. On "Crazy Things"
> a sample seems to say "It was a joke". Perhaps it is? Most of the album is
> Kirkian dub. But "Burning Reprise" isn't - it's bad ambient or something.
>
> All in all a welcome return for the Cabs name but apart from 1 or 2 tracks,
> a bit forgettable.
>
> Aside: Shiva Records is owned by Amrik Rai who used to own FON Records (a
> sort-of precursor to Warp - one of FON's acts included DJ Parrot of Sweet
> Exorcist), and previously managed the Cabs. (He also worked for the NME - my
> google skills rock).
>
> Nice Designers Republic sleeve.
>
> nic
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