Indian Ropeman ‎– Elephantsound

Skint ‎– brassic14cd
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1 Chairman Of The Board 3:11
2 I.R.M. 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

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 025425 551420

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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
ROPE CDP Indian Ropeman Elephantsound(CD, Album, Promo) Skint ROPE CDP UK 1999 Sell This Version
SKI 494561 2, 494561 2, 4945612000 Indian Ropeman Elephantsound(CD, Album) Skint, Skint, Skint SKI 494561 2, 494561 2, 4945612000 Europe 1999 Sell This Version


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October 21, 2017

A true masterpiece. More original than Fatboy Slim for me. The combination of sitars and big beats in "Indian Ropeman" and "Stand Clear" will never cease to amaze me.
This sole release from Indian Ropeman is from Skint Records, therefore this is a guarantee of quality. Another highlight is the 9-minute long "66 Meters" with the beautiful voice of Shahin Badar who was already featured in the monstrous "Smack By B**** Up" from who you know.
At last, both "Mission To The Moog" end this CD in the same vein as the beginning.
14 years after the last comment here, I concur that "Elephantsound" fits perfectly with another CDs like "An Instinct For Detection" AND "City Delirious", as well as "Better Living Through Chemistry", "Tweekend" and "Risotto" (the complete list will be too long). Enjoy !


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.