Bay B Kane ‎– The Guardian Of Ruff

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Rhythm 6:04
Darker Shade Of Sounds 4:30
Hyd & Seek 6:15
Hello Darkness 5:03
Bass Pump 5:42
Ravin' In The Twilight 5:01
Good Good Sensi 6:00
How Should I Start 6:01
Strange Greetings 5:58
Wake Up 4:37
Jungle Warriors 5:19
Every Single Wish 5:38
If You Believe 6:26
Hoppa (Remix) 5:43

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WYHSCD1, WYHS CD1 Bay B Kane The Guardian Of Ruff(CD, Album) White House Records, White House Records WYHSCD1, WYHS CD1 UK 1994 Sell This Version
WYHSLP1, WYHSL P 1, WYHS LP 1 (FREE B 1) Bay B Kane The Guardian Of Ruff(2xLP + 10", Single, Ltd) White House Records, White House Records, White House Records WYHSLP1, WYHSL P 1, WYHS LP 1 (FREE B 1) UK 1994 Sell This Version

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Mr_Geese

Mr_Geese

May 4, 2014
referencing The Guardian Of Ruff, 2xLP + 10", Single, Ltd, WYHSLP1, WYHSL P 1, WYHS LP 1 (FREE B 1)

I'm pretty sure the speech sample in addictive is from the 80's horror movie from beyond
Jarlek

Jarlek

March 27, 2012
edited over 5 years ago
referencing The Guardian Of Ruff, 2xLP + 10", Single, Ltd, WYHSLP1, WYHSL P 1, WYHS LP 1 (FREE B 1)

I bought a copy of this in 1999, from Manchester's "Vinyl Exchange" for about 3 quid! The pressing quality is not as clean as Whitehouse stuff normally was, although this is probably down to the fact it's an album and has 3 tracks crammed in per side.

You'd loose that higher-end/treble when artists did this and have that grimier low-fi feel......sometimes it worked well in producing grittier affairs, but for here, truth is you can probably get the versions on their EP releases at a better quality. That said, there's no mistaking some of the bombs on offer on this release by Bay B Kane - highlights like "Rhythm" (which as originally released as Quarter To Doom..), Hello Darkness, Ravin' etc really showcase the producing talents of Kane and his fusion of Hardcore/Jungle beats and sounds.....although it's a shame the "Good Good Sensi" is not the original version but a Junglier version that seems to have been produced solely for this album and not billed as a remix. Not sure why...maybe Bay B Kane wanted a different version by 1994? Or maybe he just forgot!! :P

But for me personally; the inclusion of the bonus 10" contains the absolute highlight: Addictive.

More of a Jungle tune, it has an atmospheric approach, wild choppy breakbeats and a deep "music gets in the brain, that's what makes it feel so addictive" (or something akin..) spoken sample that really induces well with the deep synthy feel....wicked wicked track! And because it was a 10" and had a track a side, much better pressing wise than the main album's stuff. Mint music though and well worth adding to the collection for some vintage Bay B Kane bombs if this your best option!