Breakbeat Era ‎– Ultra-Obscene

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Past Life 5:23
Rancid 5:07
Ultra-Obscene 5:03
Bullitproof 4:32
Breakbeat Era 5:22
Time 4 Breaks 4:20
Late Morning 6:11
Anti-Everything 5:26
Animal Machine 3:03
Our Disease 5:52
Max 0:48
Control Freak 5:44
Terrible Funk 5:38
Sex Change 3:42
Life Is My Friend 7:59

Versions (19)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
XLCD 130 Breakbeat Era Ultra-Obscene(CD, Album, Car) XL Recordings XLCD 130 UK 1999 Sell This Version
XLDX 130 Breakbeat Era Ultra Obscene (Limited Edition Deluxe)(7x12", Ltd) XL Recordings XLDX 130 UK 1999 Sell This Version
XLDX 130 Breakbeat Era Ultra Obscene (Limited Edition Deluxe)(7x12", Ltd, W/Lbl) XL Recordings XLDX 130 UK 1999 Sell This Version
XLLP 130 Breakbeat Era Ultra-Obscene(2xLP) XL Recordings XLLP 130 UK 1999 Sell This Version
0694904281 Breakbeat Era Ultra-Obscene(2xLP, Album) 1500 Records 0694904281 US 1999 Sell This Version
AICT 82 Breakbeat Era Ultra-Obscene(CD) SMEJ Associated Records AICT 82 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
XLCD 130 Breakbeat Era Ultra-Obscene(CD, Album) XL Recordings XLCD 130 UK 1999 Sell This Version
0694904282, D131344 Breakbeat Era Ultra-Obscene(CD, Album) 1500 Records, BMG Direct Marketing, Inc. 0694904282, D131344 US 1999 Sell This Version
XLCD 130, 827.0130.20 Breakbeat Era Ultra-Obscene(CD, Album) XL Recordings, XL Recordings XLCD 130, 827.0130.20 Benelux 1999 Sell This Version
06949 0428 2 Breakbeat Era Ultra-Obscene(CD, Album) 1500 Records 06949 0428 2 US 1999 Sell This Version
INT 4 84651 2 Breakbeat Era Ultra-Obscene(CD, Album) Intercord Tonträger GmbH INT 4 84651 2 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
52097-2 Breakbeat Era Ultra-Obscene(CD, Album) Koch International Poland 52097-2 Poland 1999 Sell This Version
EVERCD099 Breakbeat Era Ultra-Obscene(CD, Album) Everlasting Records (2) EVERCD099 Spain 1999 Sell This Version
DE 4745 Breakbeat Era Ultra-Obscene(CD, Album, Promo, Car) Delabel DE 4745 France 1999 Sell This Version
DR-99233 Breakbeat Era Ultra-Obscene(CD, Album, Unofficial) Diamond Records (5) DR-99233 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
INT3P-6647 Breakbeat Era Ultra-Obscene(CD, Promo, Album) 1500 Records INT3P-6647 US 1999 Sell This Version
none Breakbeat Era Ultra-Obscene(CDr, Album, Promo) XL Recordings none UK 1999 Sell This Version
XLCD130 Breakbeat Era Ultra-Obscene(CDr, Album, Promo) XL Recordings XLCD130 UK 1999 Sell This Version
XLCD 130 Breakbeat Era Ultra-Obscene(Cass) XL Recordings XLCD 130 UK 1999 Sell This Version

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robcypher

robcypher

August 3, 2012
edited over 4 years ago
referencing Ultra-Obscene, CD, Album, Car, XLCD 130

The beats are okay but I'm not a big fan of the vocals...Ms. Laws is an ok singer but it seems like the producers tried to hard to make the vocals match the beats or vice versa, and as a result it often sounds forced. Perhaps this is a case of too many cooks in the kitchen, as they say?
DirtyDisco

DirtyDisco

October 15, 2009
referencing Ultra Obscene (Limited Edition Deluxe), 7x12", Ltd, XLDX 130
I was really starting to get into electronic music in high school when this album came out and love every track on it. I wanted to own it on vinyl but the only vinyl copy I ever saw for sale was this deluxe version, which I couldn't afford so I bought the CD instead. Even only being 15 and having been into this type of music for a couple years, the excessiveness and arrogance of drum 'n' bass groups like this to release their album on these box sets with only one track per record-side really seemed ridiculous to me. What makes Breakbeat Era think that every track deserves its own side? It's a waste of plastic really, Past a certain point the music doesn't sound any better the more and more you space tracks out. And now, the only track I listen to anymore is "Rancid" now and again. I'm glad I didn't waste a fortune on the 7xLP only to have 6 useless records a few years later after the novelty of drum 'n' bass wore off. We get it, your songs sound great loud, they're awesome, but 7xLP is just stupid and wasteful, especially now that drum 'n' bass had gone down the toilet is nothing more than a relic of the 90's.
DJ_Naz

DJ_Naz

April 8, 2002
referencing Ultra-Obscene, CD, Album, Car, XLCD 130

The collective of Full Cycle Producers, Roni Size and Die, with vocalist Leonie Laws spawns the group Breakbeat Era. Size wanted to break off from the Reprazent sound and focus on another aspect of UK Urban flavour, and called on the expertise of long-time associate Die to help. As the sounds of this CD are great, with crisp snares and rhthymic bass, it is Leonie Laws that puts the finishing touches on this album. The tracks are classic Breakbeat, with just enough D&B to keep it uptempo. In this CD, you can trully feel exactly what is being conveyed, as Laws and Size work symbiotically through the music.

Suggested Tracks: Bullitproof, Sex Change, Our Disease, Late Morning, Rancid