Inigo Kennedy ‎– The Bigger Picture

Missile Records ‎– Missile LP3
2 × Vinyl, 12", Album


a1 Departure
a2 Rude Interruption
b1 The Monolith
b2 Travelling Walkways
c1 Body Electric
c2 Troubled
d1 Edge
d2 Pumping Numbers

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
Missile CD3 Inigo Kennedy The Bigger Picture(CD, Album) Missile Records Missile CD3 UK 2001 Sell This Version
Missile CD3 Inigo Kennedy The Bigger Picture(CD, Album, Promo, Car) Missile Records Missile CD3 UK 2001 Sell This Version


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December 5, 2015
Mines 3 vinyls


October 9, 2001
edited over 18 years ago
Missile’s first artist LP demonstrates a great bestowming of faith in London’s Inigo Kennedy, the UK techno artist who throughout the course of 50 releases has received airplay from John Peel and Colin Faver, and found his records pumping through the soundsystems of Ultimate Base, the Rotter’s Golf Club and techno events worldwide. Kennedy’s fascination with the inner workings of technology apparently extends way back into his infancy, and led to a love of the early electronic music of Depeche Mode and Jean Michel Jarre. Such a preoccupation explains the patchwork of electronic frequencies that form the melodic layers of these predominantly minimal dancefloor tech-jams. Yet Kennedy’s ability clearly outshines simply producing DJ fodder. Here the minimalism is the result of subtle tweaking and sound forging that allows ‘The Bigger Picture’ to be an altogether more cerebral experience - the quality evident in the range of moods and mindscapes he has managed to create. As with many of Kennedy’s previous releases, you can often hear the tribal thunder booming at the bottom end of the tracks, as in 'Rude Interruption' and 'Edge', broken up with carefully programmed electronic vibrations scattered through the track. 'Departure' and 'Smooth Running' retain these elements, but the tracks are imbued with emotional texture by the soothing chords and ghostly sweeps that lie just beneath the edginess. This underlying gentleness acts as the perfect foil to the searing hats, claps and kicks that punctuate Kennedy’s rhythmic onslaughts. This combination that endows the album with a wonderful sense of depth, most notably with 'Escape To The Sea' which marries hypnotic bells with distant synth sweeps, gradually combining to emulate the lapping of waves against shoreline. Elsewhere 'Watching, Waiting' strikes a vein of gentle, childlike experimentation, sounding something like a Dolphin beatboxing over futuristic electro beats! Original, versatile and immaculately crafted, Kennedy has produced a techno artist album of high quality, capable of satisfying the demands of both the head and the dancefloor.