Chok Rock ‎– Big City Loser

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Warp Records ‎– WAP 188 CD
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1 Give It Up 12:04
2 Buzz 5:08
3 Happy Man 5:43
4 Take A Plane
Flute [Transverse] – Laurent Dessaints
5:12

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Limited edition white 5" compact disc in digipak case.
Track 4 is exclusive to the CD issue.

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WAP 188 Chok Rock Big City Loser(12", W/Lbl, Promo) Warp Records WAP 188 UK 2005 Sell This Version
WAP188 Chok Rock Big City Loser(12") Warp Records WAP188 UK 2005 Sell This Version
CR 013 Chok Rock Big City Looser(12") Chateaurouge CR 013 France 2004 Sell This Version

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scoundrel

scoundrel

September 18, 2007

Although the start of "Give It Up," the first track on Chok Rock's _Big City Loser_ EP, might not sound as if it has much rock, by the end of the track, after the electro-funk has faded, blues-rock noodling takes over, albeit punctuated with electronics. "Buzz" has much more of that rock/electronic crossover feel, with some Prefuse 73-style cut-ups and rhythms (but with a French accent that takes a moody turn towards the end). These tempo-morphing tracks keep the listener surprised: "Happy Man" gives up some cool, Gallic funk before moving upbeat (with electric guitar) and back again, while "Take a Plane" comes the closest to pure rock, starting a strummed guitar riff melded with synth sweeps and some skeletal drum hits, all smothered under fuzz and distortion. Everyone's a winner with this "loser."