Firewire ‎– A Tribute To The Manzini

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City Centre Offices ‎– BLOCK 020
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Vinyl, 12", Mini-Album
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Tracklist

A1 Open Ur Eyes
A2 No One There
A3 4 Ever
A4 The Driver Is The Soul And The Body Is The Motor
B1 No Exit
B2 Every Day
B3 Down

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
block cd 020 Firewire A Tribute To The Manzini(CD, MiniAlbum) City Centre Offices block cd 020 UK 2004 Sell This Version
block cd 020, block cd 20 Firewire A Tribute To The Manzini(CD, MiniAlbum, Promo) City Centre Offices, City Centre Offices block cd 020, block cd 20 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
block cd 20 Firewire A Tribute To The Manzini(CD, Album, Promo) City Centre Offices block cd 20 US 2004 Sell This Version

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kamikaze_deadboy

kamikaze_deadboy

June 27, 2012
Due to the fact it was not not been released on Empire's DHR label, Firewire is often overlooked but is Carl Crack's "final" posthumous album after his death in 2001. as with Black Ark (which i previously reviewed as a uneasy listen at times) The music is far removed Atari Teenage Riot often noisy outputs or Din St's Fever as Frederic and Carl employ a more soulful croon to their voices, but although still the dark dirge of black ark's soundscapes still churn thruout the record as the duo provides some often Techno Animal-esque breakbeats and minimal noises thruout. a lot of the tracks are mostly instrumental and filler on this release but i must say the most interesting songs on this release i must say are Crack's takes on the two Gil Scott Heron tracks "Everyday" and "No Exit", which are stripped of their soul and funk sound and transformed into dark trip hop esque dirges, and yet again showcases Crack's impressive emulation of the fallen Heron, which by many would be seen as odd outside of his usual MC-ing foray in ATR.

as previously stated with Black Ark, its just a disappointment that crack never got to continue to make more music like this, as i could've imagined it would of gone far and gotten more interesting, as opposed to how Atari Teenage Riot sound now in the 21st century. definatley one to pick up for its collectibility or if you are a ATR completist, as its often cheap. 5/5