A1: BEST FOOT FORWARD (0:49); A2: BUILDING STEAM WITH A GRAIN OF SALT (6:40); A3: THE NUMBER SONG (4:40).
B1: CHANGELING/TRANSMISSION 1 (7:51); B2: STEM/LONG
STEM/TRANSMISSION 2 (9:21).
C1: MUTUAL SLUMP (4:02); C2: ORGAN DONOR (1:57); C3: WHY HIP HOP SUCKS IN ‘96 (0:43); C4: MIDNIGHT IN A PERFECT WORLD (4:57).
D1: NAPALM BRAIN/SCATTER BRAIN (9:23); D2: WHAT DOES YOUR SOUL LOOK LIKE (PART 1 – BLUE SKY REVISIT)/TRANSMISSION 3 (7:28).
CATEGORY: HIP-HOP | DURATION: 71 MINUTES
The climactic opus of the sampling/synthetic music culture brought to prominence more than a decade earlier by The Art of Noise, primed for the age of recycling, and a simultaneous confirmation of vocal hip-hop’s status as history, Entroducing….. was micro-composed by DJ Shadow using nothing but hundreds of fragmented samples taken from a vast array of old and often damaged vinyl records. The result is a continuous experimental sound collage of dance beats and sound-bites, devoid of all rap, always morphing and often collapsing into maniacal episodes of glitch. One of the last electronic classics, and an immortal requiem for vinyl in the ever-encroaching digital age.
THIS BOOK IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF ROBERT YOUNG (1964-2014)
“ÆTERNUM VORTICE LACRIMARUM SOMNIAT”