Blue Foundation ‎– Blue Foundation

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April Records ‎– APR054CD
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1 Wiseguy
Backing Vocals – Anton Mannov, Karl Mannov
5:06
2 Grand 5:03
3 Witch Of Trouble 3:39
4 Crushed
Scratches – Kruzh'em
3:07
5 Jabber 4:18
6 Hollywood 3:58
7 Burgeon 1:50
8 Black S 4:54
9 Mazda 0:58
10 Hide 4:07
11 Cutting Me Up
Vocals – MC 'Iruk, MC Reef K.
3:58
12 J. Hurt 4:17
13 Evo
Cello – Nicholai ReinsethDrums – Emil FerslevFlute – Daniel StormStrings [Arranged By] – B.F.*, Christian Bo Rande*Violin – Iben Estrup Wiene, Idinna Lutzhøft
4:17

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℗ 2001 April Records Aps.
April Records is a division of Voices Of Wonder Records Aps.
Tracks 1, 2, 5, 8, 9, 12 and 13 recorded & mixed at Superstar Studio.
Tracks 4, 10 and 11 recorded & mixed at Funky Fly.
Track 3 and 7 recorded & mixed at Abstract Movement.

Album in some contexts also known as '33' - which occurs on spine and CD.

Issued in a standard jewel case with a 6-page folded booklet.
Total playing time 49:50.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: TOCANO DK 40968
  • Barcode: 5 709498 105420
  • Rights Society: n©b
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LP51

Other Versions (2 of 2) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
APR 054 Blue Foundation Blue Foundation(2xLP, Album, Ltd) April Records APR 054 Denmark 2001 Sell This Version
APR054CD Blue Foundation Blue Foundation(CD, Album, Promo) April Records APR054CD Denmark 2001 Sell This Version

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scoundrel

scoundrel

August 30, 2007
edited over 9 years ago

Blue Foundation, with their self-titled debut on the esteemed April Records, mines the never-ending vein of jazzy trip-hop, and come up with a payload that’s half gold, half coal. The ethereal vocals on “Wiseguy” sweep into an ominous, cinematic ending, while “Grand” keeps the dreaminess throughout. The group incorporates subtle scratching on their tracks, which adds some texture to the overall mellowness, but doesn’t necessarily detract from the main event. When the MCs take the stage on “Witch of Trouble” and “Cutting Me Up,” they don’t fare as well, I’m afraid -- the hip-hop aspects then seem too contrived. But where they mix genres elsewhere, it comes off with more grace: the folksy guitars on “Crushed” meld with the heavier beats convincingly; the big band horns on “Hollywood” and the subdued funk bass on “Hide” add mystique. A strong effort, if imperfect.