Fingathing ‎– And The Big Red Nebula Band

Ninja Tune ‎– ZENCD53
2 × CD, Album


And The Big Red Nebula Band
1-1 Walk In Space 5:01
1-2 ReAnimo 4:53
1-3 LAVA 4:33
1-4 Open A Door 1:27
1-5 Themes From The Big Red 5:18
1-6 BOLUS 4:42
1-7 Rock The Whole Planet 3:40
1-8 Big Bang 4:41
1-9 Cluster Buster 5:11
1-10 LADY Nebula 3:44
1-11 Music To Watch Aliens By 2:47
1-12 SYNERGY 5:30
1-13a Return To ERT 4:09
1-13b Untitled 1:38
Time Capsule
2-1 Head 2 Head 4:09
2-2 Big Monsters Crush Cities 5:54
2-3 Wasting Time 5:53
2-4 You Fly Me 3:12
2-5 Superhero Music 5:52

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  • Artwork By – Chris Drury
  • Engineer, Co-producerJames Ford
  • Written-By, Arranged By, Producer, PerformerFingathing


Track 1-13 is 7:47 total, but there is a stretch of silence starting about 4 minutes into the song, ending the track with a short, untitled piece.

The U.S. Edition of "And The Big Red Nebula Band" comes with the bonus EP entitled "Time Capsule", which features tracks taken from the two prior albums by Fingathing. The tracklist for the EP is on a small, translucent sheet included in the CD case.

Engineered and co produced at Trial and Error Studios. (P)&(C) Nina Tune, licensed from Grand Central Records.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 625978105320
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1): MFG BY RSB 2GXD2<0031>ZENCD531
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2): MFG BY RSB 2GVY2<0031>ZENCD532
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L482

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October 30, 2007

With their 3rd album, Fingathing splits their time between, arguably, the two best hip-hop labels in the UK: Ninja Tune and Grand Central. _And the Big Nebula Band_ seems to have more of a cohesive theme than their earlier albums, and space travel seems to suit them well. Their trademark sense of humor is still there, as it their strong beatcrafting, but this album seems to rely less on dextrous sampling than previous work ("Rock the Whole Planet" excepted) -- which is not necessarily a bad thing. As well, the overall tone of the album is less frenetic than their previous albums: compare the dreamy, meditative "Lady Nebula" to the earlier tracks that appear on )on _Time Capsule_. So even if "Open a Door" sounds suspiciously like a Western, it's merely a brief interlude before shooting into outer space with "Themes from the Big Red" (though, are those echoes of Led Zeppelin I hear towards the end there?). "Bolus" engages in some old-skool electro, while "Big Bang" goes for some mysterious strings to emphasize the skittering beat structure. The kitschy 60s throwback of "Music to Watch Aliens By" has a sneaky sense of fun, while "Synergy" leans more on the twitchy side. An thoroughly enjoyable album.