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Tracklist

Let's Dance And Freak 5:08
Silhouettes 6:42
Illogan 7:14
Disclix 5:27
Disco Bus 6:49
New York 7:10
Yesco 6:30
Negresco 5:38
Wide Vice 6:41
Squaredance 4:49

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CAT 143 CD Kerrier District Kerrier District(CD, Album) Rephlex CAT 143 CD UK 2004 Sell This Version
CAT 143 LP Kerrier District Kerrier District(3x12", Album) Rephlex CAT 143 LP UK 2004 Sell This Version

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TomHam

TomHam

December 12, 2015
referencing Kerrier District, 3x12", Album, CAT 143 LP
One of the best modern disco albums ever released - Sits alongside Metro Area with ease. Luke adds his tripped out dubbyness which makes this sound his own. Really good, very interesting and awesomely produced.
aquagak

aquagak

June 18, 2015
referencing Kerrier District, 3x12", Album, CAT 143 LP
flute sample on Illogan from Blue Modérne ‎– Through The Night?
scoundrel

scoundrel

July 13, 2012
referencing Kerrier District, CD, Album, CAT 143 CD

Luke Vibert drives into the KERRIER DISTRICT for some Italo-disco, and the title of the first track, "Let's Dance and Freak" encapsulates the mood perfectly. "Silhouettes" starts out with suggests of dub, but quickly hits the dancefloor, replete with fiddle and flute. The combination of retro and modern definitely skews more towards the 'retro' side (as you can hear on "Disco Bus"), but that's part of the album's charm. The vocal bits that pepper "Disclix" help the acid build to those woodwind flourishes. And the sly "Yesco" manages to combine a moderate acid line with some horn stabs, while the slinky "Negresco" slides in and out energetically. "Squaredance" brings things to a close with a mellow guitar strum. A district worth several visits.
menos_kenada

menos_kenada

October 14, 2005
edited over 4 years ago
referencing Kerrier District, 3x12", Album, CAT 143 LP

Over a year passed since I had listened to this one, and it comes right back at the good time ! If you're having a shitty day this will pull you back up onto your feet... one advice : pitch it up to the max and you get a harder disco touch that somewhat lacks to the normal pitch play. But the tracks are there, lush bass & synths parts and a brilliant and playful beat programming.
Can't say which tracks are the best for me as every listen brings up a new angle, a moody and versatile personality, preventing any boredom syndrom... but then again, who could expect Vibert to get boring ?
lukeeluke

lukeeluke

February 5, 2005
edited over 11 years ago
referencing Kerrier District, CD, Album, CAT 143 CD
On the third listen to this leftfield disco house album, racoons we crawling on my roof looking for the sound of "Let's Dance and Freak" Somehow Luke Vibert has managed to tap into the tonebank of shy nocturnal beasts' mating call. The more aggressive of two seemed to want to jump off the roof on top of me until I snapped some flash photos, unintentionally, scaring off the entire gang of ring tailed bandits. The night vision pigments of their eyes created glowing bright orange orbs with the flash.

For Rephlex, Luke Vibert has decided the tranpose the acid revival he forefronted with 2003's Yosef (warp) to Italo disco which others would probably not associate with the acid sound in the first place.
eleeut

eleeut

May 6, 2004
edited over 2 years ago
referencing Kerrier District, 3x12", Album, CAT 143 LP

Whoa. I did not think that Luke Vibert could deliver anything quite like this. Fans of the Metro Area/Daniel Wang/Brennan Green sound will probably go ape over Kerrier District, but one thing that stands out about this release are the moody and melancholy keys and synth sounds chosen for several of the cuts. The ones that stand out to me the most are the following:

Silhouttes - especially in the latter segments, because of the reverbed synth flutes that conjure up echoes of the Rheji Burrell's NY House'n Authority "apartments" EP (NG 25)

Negresco - featuring some warm synth stabs, a quirky violin sample, and some haunting keys lingering in the background.

Wide Vice - updated SOS Band synthetic funk at around 100 bpms.

This LP draws a quite bit from the recent and more distant past of disco, funk, and earlier electronic music, and yet comes out as something that is clearly grounded as music for the future. Perhaps a vocal number could have made it even more well rounded, but it is excellent on its own.