Attica Blues ‎– Test. Don't Test

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Columbia ‎– 499695 2, Columbia ‎– 4996952000
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1 Test. Don't Test
Compiled By [Vocal excerpts] – C. Williams*, A. Nwachukwu*Drum Programming – Charlie DarkMusic By – C. Williams*
1:04
2 Deeper
Arranged By [Vocal] – R. El-Essawy*Drum Programming – Nwachukwu*Electric Piano [Wurlitzer Ep200], Synthesizer [Ni Reaktor 2.3], Sampler – Nwachukwu*Lyrics By – R. El-Essawy*Music By – R. El-Essawy*, A. Nwachukwu*
5:36
3 What Do You Want?
Drum Programming [And Cuts] – Charlie DarkLyrics By, Music By, Arranged By [Vocal] – C. Williams*, R. El-Essawy*, A. Nwachukwu*Synthesizer [Sine Wave Bass], Sampler – Nwachukwu*
4:10
4 It's Not Enough
Drum Programming – Nwachukwu*Drums [Live] – Morgan ZarateElectric Piano [Wurlitzer Ep200], Synthesizer [Roland Sh2000, Roland Jv1080], Sampler – Nwachukwu*Lyrics By – R. El-Essawy*Music By, Arranged By [Vocal] – R. El-Essawy*, A. Nwachukwu*
6:12
5 Mangled
Bass [Cuts] – Charlie DarkDrum Programming – R. El-Essawy*Electric Piano [Wurlitzer Ep200], Synthesizer [Arp Solina] – Tony NwachukwuLyrics By – RobaMusic By – C. Williams*, R. El-Essawy*, A. Nwachukwu*
4:39
6 The Man
Drum Programming – Nwachukwu*Electric Piano [Wurlitzer Ep200], Synthesizer [Kurzweil K2000] – Nwachukwu*Lyrics By, Music By, Arranged By [Vocal] – C. Williams*, R. El-Essawy*, A. Nwachukwu*Scratches [Cuts] – Charlie DarkVocals [Additional Thug] – Charlie Dark, Nwachukwu*
4:34
7 Just An Avenue
Arranged By [Vocal] – R. El-Essawy*, A. Nwachukwu*Drum Programming – Nwachukwu*Drums [Live] – Morgan ZarateElectric Piano [Wurlitzer Ep200], Synthesizer [Sine Wave Bass], Sampler – Nwachukwu*Lyrics By – A. Nwachukwu*Music By – R. El-Essawy*, R. Glover*, A. Nwachukwu*Scratches [Cuts] – Charlie Dark
6:31
8 Page One
Drum Programming – Nwachukwu*Music By – A. Nwachukwu*Scratches [Cuts] – Charlie DarkSynthesizer [Kurzweil K2000], Sampler – Nwachukwu*
1:27
9 Now You Know
Drum Programming – Nwachukwu*Drums [Live] – Morgan ZarateElectric Piano [Wurlitzer Ep200], Synthesizer [Ni Reaktor 2.3, Emu Sp12], Computer [Creamware Pulsar] – Nwachukwu*Lyrics By – A. Nwachukwu*Music By, Arranged By [Vocal] – R. El-Essawy*, A. Nwachukwu*Scratches [Cuts] – Charlie Dark
5:07
10 Talk To Me
Drum Programming – Charlie DarkFeaturing – Baatin, T3 (2)Lyrics By – Antonia Reed, C. Williams*, R.L. Altman*, R. El-Essawy*, Titus GloverMusic By – C. Williams*, R. El-Essawy*, A. Nwachukwu*
5:00
11 Re:Cycled
Drum Programming – Nwachukwu*Music By – A. Nwachukwu*Sampler, Synthesizer [Kurzweil K2000, Emu SP12] – Nwachukwu*
1:35
12 The Quest
Arranged By [Vocal] – R. Robinson*, A. Nwachukwu*Drum Programming – Nwachukwu*Featuring – Roger RobinsonLute [Kolongo], Thumb Piano – Charlie Dark, R. El-Essawy*, Nwachukwu*Lyrics By – R. Robinson*Music By – C. Williams*, R. El-Essawy*, A. Nwachukwu*Shaker [Rain Stick] – Charlie DarkSynthesizer [Ni Reaktor 2.3, Emu Sp12], Computer [Creamware Pulsar], Sampler – Nwachukwu*
4:23
13 Look At Yourself
Bass, Sampler – Nwachukwu*Drum Programming – Charlie DarkLyrics By, Music By, Arranged By [Vocal] – C. Williams*, R. El-Essawy*, A. Nwachukwu*
4:05
14 Security
Drum Programming – Nwachukwu*Electric Piano [Wurlitzer Ep200], Organ, Computer [Creamware Pulsar], Sampler – Nwachukwu*Lyrics By – R. El-Essawy*Music By – R. El-Essawy*, A. Nwachukwu*
15:39

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All tracks produced for Attica Blues Productions. Recorded at The Caretakers' Lodge. Mixed at BJG, London. Mastered at Masterdisk, NYC. Sound design, sequencing and recording at The Caretakers' Lodge.

Distribution Sony Music
℗ © 2000 Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd. Columbia is the exclusive trademark of Sony Music Entertainment Inc.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 099749 969520
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5099749969520
  • Label Code: LC 0162
  • Rights Society: MCPS/BIEM/SDRM
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): S4996952000-010113 A1
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI L553
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 944C
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): Sony Music S4996952000-0101 13 A1
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI L553
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 944A
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3): Sony Music S4996952000-0101 13 A4
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI L553
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 947B

Other Versions (5 of 5) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
COL 499695 1 Attica Blues Test. Don't Test(2xLP, Album) Columbia COL 499695 1 UK 2000 Sell This Version
XPCD 1289 Attica Blues Test. Don't Test(CD, Promo, Car) Columbia XPCD 1289 UK 2000 Sell This Version
none Attica Blues Test. Don't Test(16xFile, Album) Columbia none UK, Europe & US Unknown
ESCA 8202 Attica Blues Test. Don't Test(CD, Album) Higher Ground ESCA 8202 Japan 2000 Sell This Version
none Attica Blues Test. Don't Test(CDr, Album, Promo) Higher Ground none UK 2000 Sell This Version

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scoundrel

scoundrel

March 2, 2004
edited over 5 years ago

Attica Blues toss off the “Mo’Wax” sound that hamstrung their first album and go for a more raw sound on TEST, DON'T TEST. The beats are thick, the melodies darker, and Roba’s sultry and longing vocals drift above the proceedings like a dark angel. “What Do You Want?” manages to be paranoid and pretty at the same time. “The Man” registers rage with its urgent chorus and squealing strings. On the opposite end of the spectrum, “Security” is a hip-hop torch song. Good things from this trio.