Various ‎– We Are Reasonable People

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Squarepusher / AFX* Freeman Hardy & Willis Acid
Boards Of Canada Orange Romeda
Broadcast Hammer Without A Master
Plaid Ilasas
Autechre Stop Look Listen
Plone Plaything
Nightmares On Wax Fishtail Parker
Jimi Tenor Wear My Bikini
Two Lone Swordsmen Circulation
Red Snapper 4 Dead Monks (Original Demo)
Mira Calix Umchunga Locks
Mark Bell A Salute To Those People Who Say Fuck You

Versions (9)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WAP 100, wap100 Various We Are Reasonable People(3xLP, Comp) Warp Records, Warp Records WAP 100, wap100 UK 1998 Sell This Version
WAP 100 Various We Are Reasonable People(3xLP, Comp, W/Lbl) Warp Records WAP 100 UK 1998 Sell This Version
7243 8 46029 2 5 Various We Are Reasonable People(CD, Comp) Source 7243 8 46029 2 5 France 1998 Sell This Version
AICT 12 Various We Are Reasonable People(CD, Comp) SMEJ Associated Records AICT 12 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
687.0100.020 Various We Are Reasonable People(CD, Comp) Play It Again Sam [PIAS] 687.0100.020 Belgium 1998 Sell This Version
WAP 100CD, RTD 126.3469.2 Various We Are Reasonable People(CD, Comp) Warp Records, Rough Trade WAP 100CD, RTD 126.3469.2 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
WAP100CD, WAP 100CD Various We Are Reasonable People(CD, Comp) Warp Records, Warp Records WAP100CD, WAP 100CD UK 1998 Sell This Version
WAP100CD, WAP 100CD Various We Are Reasonable People(CD, Comp, Gre) Warp Records, Warp Records WAP100CD, WAP 100CD UK 1998 Sell This Version
WAP100CDP Various We Are Reasonable People(CD, Comp, Promo) Warp Records WAP100CDP UK 1998 Sell This Version

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presmach

presmach

September 12, 2012
referencing We Are Reasonable People, 3xLP, Comp, WAP 100, wap100
great compilation, personal favorites are the BoC, Broadcast, Jimi Tenor and Red Snapper tracks, although heavyweights Autechre and AFX/Squarepusher both pull their own weight. not to be missed
Globe199

Globe199

January 25, 2010
referencing We Are Reasonable People, 3xLP, Comp, WAP 100, wap100
Highly overrated mid-era Warp compilation. Really the only good and memorable track here is by the then-ascendant Boards of Canada. ("Orange Romeda" is probably just a footnote, however, when one examines their entire catalogue.) The rest is either dull and/or forgettable.

The Autechre track finds them in the early stages of their maddening decade-long exploration of non-music. Nightmares on Wax was near his creative peak when WAP100 was released, yet "Fishtail Parker" is just a goofy repetitive song with little to offer; similar results hamper the Jimi Tenor and Red Snapper tracks. Plaid, also in the midst of some very solid creative output, appears with one of their weakest tracks ever. The Plone track is just a sad reminder of Warp's ill-conceived (but thankfully short-lived) experiment with that outfit.

Certainly almost all these artists have done great things. It's just as if none of them wanted to part with their best work for this compilation. Perhaps this album is foreshadowing the decline in which Warp would soon find themselves. Avoid.
kochiking

kochiking

April 15, 2009
referencing We Are Reasonable People, CD, Comp, WAP100CD, WAP 100CD

This is a fine compilation. The Squarepusher/AFX collaboration is sublime and the BAC tune a delight. Other solid performances from the following Warp stalwarts and Autechre manage to deliver a decent tune rather than just making insane noises and calling it music. However predictably Mira Calix and Two Lone swordsmen bring the album down.Two overrated artists in my view. Calix is just too avant garde or whatever you want to call it. She has taken hubbie Autechre's mayhem and downright abstractness to a new level and it aint pleasant.As for the Swordsmen, well like a lot of Weatherall's music it is quite frankly-dull. Luckily Mark Bell blasts us back into true Warp reality with a fine bouncing boomer at the end to remind us what we're listening to. Thanks mate.
windowlicker

windowlicker

January 21, 2004
referencing We Are Reasonable People, CD, Comp, WAP100CD, WAP 100CD

This is THE best Warp compilation so far! All the greats are featured on this massive record; Aphex Twin, Squarepusher, Autechre, Mira Calix, Nightmares On Wax, Plone, Plaid, Autechre, Boards Of Canda, Broadcast. All of these artists turned Warp into the label that it is nowadays. If you want to introduce someone to electronic music [IDM] than this is one of the best records to show what is has to offer. Personally I believe that the Warp10's are a bit 'over-abstract' and that might scare off newbie's to the 'music of the future'.
The Richard/Tom track is great: it combines the soft/weird/dark landscapes of AFX with the psychotic drum 'n' bass of Squarepusher. BoC's magic is still hearable in the simple but beautiful [MHTRTC-like] Orange Romeda.

Gotta love this record, peace !!
Music is Math !!
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137

November 5, 2002
referencing We Are Reasonable People, CD, Comp, WAP100CD, WAP 100CD
One of the best Warp Compilations ever released. I would buy it just for that Autechre track. It sounds like a maniacal claymation traffic safety video. The most cheeful and twisted thing they've ever done.