Breakbeat Era ‎– Ultra-Obscene

XL Recordings ‎– XLCD 130
CD, Album, Card Gatefold Version

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1 Past Life 5:23
2 Rancid 5:07
3 Ultra-Obscene
Guitar – Rob ChantMixed By [Additional] – Absolute (2)Vibraphone – Roger Beaujolais
4 Bullitproof
Bass – Richard GloverGuitar – Jeff Rose
5 Breakbeat Era 5:22
6 Time 4 Breaks 4:20
7 Late Morning
Guitar – Adrian Utley
8 Anti-Everything
Drums – Toby Pascoe
9 Animal Machine 3:03
10 Our Disease 5:52
11 Max
Drums – Max Sedgeley*
12 Control Freak
Guitar – Jeff Rose
13 Terrible Funk
Bass – Richard GloverGuitar – Jeff Rose
14 Sex Change 3:42
15 Life Is My Friend
Vibraphone – Roger Beaujolais



Comes in a cardstock gatefold sleeve with a cloth spine and a 19 page booklet.

Published by Full Cycle/Bucks Music/Copyright Control. All Rights Reserved. Made in England. Distributed by Vital. Management for Heavyweight.

The copyright in this sound recording is owned by ℗ & © XL-Recordings Ltd 1999 XL-Recordings.

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  • Barcode: 634904013028

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
XLCD 130 Breakbeat Era Ultra-Obscene(CD, Album) XL Recordings XLCD 130 UK 1999 Sell This Version
AICT 82 Breakbeat Era Ultra-Obscene(CD) SMEJ Associated Records AICT 82 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
06949 0428 2 Breakbeat Era Ultra-Obscene(CD, Album) 1500 Records 06949 0428 2 US 1999 Sell This Version
XLLP 130 Breakbeat Era Ultra-Obscene(2xLP) XL Recordings XLLP 130 UK 1999 Sell This Version
XLCD 130, 63812-2 Breakbeat Era Ultra-Obscene(CD, Album, Car) XL Recordings, Roadrunner Records XLCD 130, 63812-2 Brazil 1999 Sell This Version


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August 3, 2012
edited over 6 years ago

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?


April 8, 2002

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