Alaska (2) ‎– Arctic Foundations

13 Music ‎– 13MUSIC 001LP
4 × Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Album

Tracklist Hide Credits

A Archaic
B Criterion
Featuring – Kiyomi
C Perimeter Two
D Born Again
Featuring – Andrew Grant (4)
E How You Feel
Featuring – Leo
F 8th Sense
Featuring – Kiyomi
G Afterlife
H B-Boy Antiquity
Featuring – Nucleus, Rich Beggar

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Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 036865 006265
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5036865006265

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
13MUSIC 001CD Alaska (2) Arctic Foundations(CD, Album) 13 Music 13MUSIC 001CD UK 2006 Sell This Version
none Alaska (2) Arctic Foundations(12xFile, FLAC, Album, RE) Not On Label (Alaska (2) Self-released) none UK 2015
13MUSIC 001LP Alaska (2) Arctic Foundations(4x12", Album, Promo, W/Lbl) 13 Music 13MUSIC 001LP UK 2006 Sell This Version



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December 30, 2017
edited about 1 year ago

Gasps with amazement as no review; what?

'Perimieter Two' is a work of frickin art. The vibe is pure brooding heavy jazz and flute shit with sinister drums and bass. Its got this deep native indian vibe woven with 70's cop movie elements . This 12", I do love it so.

'Criterion' & 'Born Again', offer a softer Drum Funk / Liquid Funk type structure, whilst ensuring the drums are still super tight, again splashing jazz particles all over both of these two cuts.

'Archaic' is a brutal, deep bass smasher with filtered Amens, muted distorted basslines, chop suey edits, and brooding vocal layers that give this track a mystical undercurrent, tempering the track nicely.

'How Do You Feel' - reminds me of the New Forms 97 type sound, but with Dev's unmistakable crisp drum programming, again showing form.

'8th Sense' whatever it is, is hypnotic, soulful and mesmerising, almost euphoric in nature. This is superior intelligent sounding Liquid vibes, searching out into the universe, but again with that Jazz flavour lightly sweeping through sections of the track.

'Afterlife' is a thought provoking more Drum Funk / Future Jazz hybrid, with deep moody synths, ragga vocal splashes and more experimental esoteric drum patterns.

The LP closes with some experimental UK Hip Hop, ending things on a leftfield footing.

The moody brooding feel of this album is just the right. The mix of styles blends well, changing mood when needed, offset at times by filthy drums, crunching deep bass and more atmosphere that a haunted house.