Indian Ropeman ‎– Elephantsound

Skint ‎– BRASSIC 14CD
CD, Album

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1 Chairman Of The Board 3:11
2 Indian Ropeman 5:08
3 Stand Clear 5:48
4 Sunshine Of Your Love 5:23
5 Do Not Deviate From Your Present Course 3:10
6 Your Own Enemy 6:56
7 66 Meters
Featuring – Shahin Badar
8 Dog In The Piano (Pub Rok Mix) 5:41
9 Mission To The Moog Pt.I 3:35
10 Dominant Tonic 6:05
11 Mission To The Moog Pt.II 5:15

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BRASSIC 14LP Indian Ropeman Elephantsound(2xLP, Album, W/Lbl) Skint BRASSIC 14LP UK 1999 Sell This Version
494561 2 Indian Ropeman Elephantsound(CD, Album) Skint 494561 2 Australia 1999 Sell This Version
ESCA 7489 Indian Ropeman Elephantsound(CD, Album) Skint ESCA 7489 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
BRASSIC14CD Indian Ropeman Elephantsound(CD, Album) Skint BRASSIC14CD UK 1999 Sell This Version
ROPE CDP Indian Ropeman Elephantsound(CD, Album, Promo) Skint ROPE CDP UK 1999 Sell This Version



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October 17, 2003

There are a few mysteries associated with this album - how can a debut album be so good, why didn't it garner more commercial success, and when is the follow up going to be released (it's been 4 f**king years already)?

Elephantsound is essentially a breakbeat/dub album of high quality. What sets it apart from the rest of the breakbeat morass is the mix of 60's psychedelic influences (Moog keyboards feature on a number of tracks) and the use of Indian musical instruments / samples, perticularly percussion.

Furthermore, the track styles are quite varied - slow-tempo stoners (Mission To The Moog), vocal dance (66 Meters, Dog In The Piano) and outright madness (an acid breakbeat cover of Sunshine Of Your Love, originally by Cream).

Whilst this may sound bizzarre, the end product is a bouncy, fun album which can easily withstand repeated listening thanks to the depth and quality of the music. Elephantsound easily bears comparison with class albums such as Instinct For Detection (Lionrock) and is highly recommended.