King Kooba ‎– The Imperial Solution

Second Skin ‎– SKINCD002
CD, Album


1 Release The Cracken 7:18
2 Wolfkub 6:25
3 My Little Phoney 8:36
4 Brown Blood 6:17
5 Freakmeister 3:57
6 Sergio 5:51
7 Nearly 6:24
8 Elephant Charge 6:21
9 White Lady 5:21
10 Kloke 6:31
11 Cats Eye 5:14

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  • Barcode (Scanned): 5033335000228

Other Versions (2 of 2) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SKINLP001 King Kooba The Imperial Solution(2xLP, Album) Second Skin SKINLP001 UK 1998 Sell This Version
SCCA-21 King Kooba The Imperial Solution(CD, Album) Sun Brain SCCA-21 Japan 1999 Sell This Version



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August 4, 2004
edited over 13 years ago

King Kooba, on their debut album THE IMPERIAL SOLUTION, deliver some intense and jazz-inflected breaks, starting with the hard-hitting "Release the Cracken" and the more contemplative and melodic "Wolfkub." The drum programming is tight and complex, enough to carry the less melodically inclined tracks such as "My Little Phoney." Jazz trumpet and double bass flourishes dot "Brown Blood," giving it a downtown feel. "Freakmeister" goes for straight-up funk, complete with slap bass and wikka-wikka guitar. And while "Sergio" starts off slow and jazzy, it soon meets up with a rattling, snare-heavy percussion track; "Nearly" stays in downtempo mode all the way. A strong meld of breaks and jazz -- not something you'd expect from a group named after a Super Mario Bros. superboss.