The Invisible Man ‎– The Beginning / The End (Alternative Version)

Label:
Timeless Recordings ‎– DJG 006
Format:
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM
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Tracklist

A The Beginning
AA The End (Alternative Version)

Credits

  • Written-By, Producer, Mixed By, EngineerDoctor G

Notes

Track A samples:
Synth from Jean-Michel Jarre - Ethnicolor
Vocal from Mad Professor - Fast Forward Into Dub
Vocal from Scientist Vs. Prince Jammy - Round 5

Track AA samples:
Dialogue from the film House Of Frankenstein

- Additional etchings in the A-side run-out grooves read:

Written, produced, mixed & engineered by Doctor G
'Big shout to all the legend records crew'...

- Additional etchings in the AA-side run-out grooves read:

When you've pushed yourself too far...
crack will be the one that keeps your sanity...locked in darkness
Respect to everyone that has helped me in the past...
You know who you are!
Big shout to the Loaf FM crew

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elhornet

elhornet

May 5, 2016
edited about 1 year ago
If you have one of these, check the etching in the run off groove.
wotsawonder

wotsawonder

February 15, 2013
whata great review awesome track a must have :)
poison7_3

poison7_3

November 4, 2008
This tune is just crying out for a review. You don't get much more classic than this when it comes to early darkside/intelligent drum & bass!

The Beginning has a long intro starting with some eerie filtered explosion sounds and very dark chords, the main vocal, a female "oh woh oh woh yeah" building up slowly. Then it cuts to a rasta voice that says "strictly drum & bass!" and drops into a nice solid chopped amen which forms the body of the intro.

At the first breakdown you hear a scream-like sound which becomes the main hook of the record. This, combined with those chords and vocal makes it one of the heaviest, most moving pieces of music i have ever heard. It breaks into the amen with a nice Bukem style bass that compliments the melody perfectly, then in the middle section the amen is beautifully stuttered, with melodies dropping out to allow drums and bass to take centre stage.

The vocals and chords then build up again to a pause where the rasta "strictly drum & bass" sample makes a second appearance, before the track rolls out with another breakdown and a slight change of chord to answer the earlier main section. It is a very tense outtro, the scream and vocal increasing with some echo towards the end.

This is a seriously heavyweight track and well worth the price tag. It's an underground classic that is still cained on pirate radio to this day. I took 8 years to track this one down and believe me it felt so good to finally slap it on the deck and give it some rotation!! It has now been repressed in limited quantity by Sublogic Recordings so there is no excuse. Buy it!