The Black Dog ‎– Music For Adverts (And Short Films)

Warp Records ‎– PUP 2 LP
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album


A1 Dumb & Dumber
A2 The Wind Spirit
A3 Jordan
A4 Tzaddi
A5 Pod Number 1
A6 No Lamers
B1 Edgar Allan
B2 Harpo
B3 Strange Hill
B4 The Big Issue
B5 Crayola
B6 A.G.W
B7 Seti
C1 Darkness
C2 Euthanasia
C3 Gerry Noman
C4 Meditation No #4
C5 Stratus
C6 Dissidence
C7 As Clouds Go By
D1 Disench
D2 Minour
D3 Mo
D4 Wot
D5 Kheprit


  • Artwork By – Ken Downie
  • Artwork By [Cave Dogs] – Tim Frost
  • Mastered By [Lacquer Cut]Pauls*
  • Written-By, Arranged By, Composed ByThe Black Dog


Recorded at Black Dog Towers, London UK

"Magic can be fun" Book Of Dogma (15:1)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 021603 004917
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out Side A): PUPLP-2-A
  • Other (Run-out Side A): PORKYS'
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out Side B): PUPLP-2-B1
  • Other (Run-out Side B): mn*
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out Side C): PUPLP-A-C1
  • Other (Run-out Side C): Pauls@Porky's
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out Side D): PUPLP-2-D1
  • Other (Run-out Side D): --Paulsi6512-


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August 22, 2010

At the time, I didn't have much attention for this album, being more inspired by "Spanners" and the seminal "Bytes". The first album without Ed & Andy, it consists of 26 shorter, conceptual tracks, beats / ambient oriented, often with an Arabic vibe. It has the funky "PUP 2" catalog number. All I can say is, this album has aged really well and in sound and creativity can compete with many current releases.

Since Warp records is still a major factor in experimental electronic music nowadays, not in the least because of their promotional strategies on the web, their intermediate role in distribution and of course the excellent music they put out, I think more people are starting to regard the back catalogue as a point of reference. This is definitely one of those albums that should be labeled as 'classic Warp'. I picked up a new pressing just recently, so it's still being printed, albeit in limited amounts; the recordstore owner told me back order wasn't possible - I was lucky. Buy on sight.


December 26, 2003
Useless trivia: the title/concept is a nod to Music for Short Films by Brian Eno. More interestingly, the cover art is also an Eno reference: it looks (sorta) like the covers from his Ambient series (Ambient 1,2,3,4).


January 23, 2003
Released when Black Dog was only Ken Downie (no Ed or Andy unfortunately). Still a great release however.