Kirlian ‎– Chicken Wings & Beef Fried Rice

Disko B ‎– DB 40CD, Disko B ‎– db 40, Disko B ‎– db 40CD
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Recorded at The Cave Super Studios, Hollis, NYC

Packaging: Digipak

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0718751228023
  • Other (Distribution Code): EFA 12280-2
  • Other (Label Code): LC 8153
  • Other (Rights Society): GEMA

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
db 40 Kirlian Chicken Wings & Beef Fried Rice(2xLP) Disko B db 40 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
DB040CD Kirlian Chicken Wings & Beef Fried Rice(15xFile, MP3, Album, RE, 320) Disko B DB040CD Germany Unknown
db 40 Kirlian Chicken Wings & Beef Fried Rice(2xLP, Promo) Disko B db 40 Germany 1996 Sell This Version


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May 21, 2010

Agree with my fellow reviewer here. Though Abe Duque is a producer I never cared much for, this album was below all expectations. Six out of the total fifteen track are interludes, and the remaining nine tunes are bland, uninspiring and go nowhere. The finest tune by far is No You Can't Have It, a pumping acid builder with a TB303 sequence crescendo. Sure it's the most club friendly cut here, but that generally doesn't necessarily imply it's the best one, yet on an album as bad as this one, it's the only track with a clear function and discernable purpose.
The remaining tunes are so empty and boring it really hurts to listen to them front to back. Sure Nutzak has some tweaked out guitar licks and the percussion played on live drums, but it all gets tiresome after two listens. Personally I don't mind minimal sounds and scarse amount of layers if what one has at their disposal is dealt with in an appropriate manner. However, mr. Carlos here barely has enough ideas to properly construct two tracks, let alone compose an entire album. The music is obviously not composed for the dance floor, which is far from unacceptable, but then again it's too dull and disengageing to work for home listening. The only other chanceworthy track is P.O.W.E.R., a ticking minimal builder with a pulsating spaced out hook and an acid line which slowly pushed its way through a few minutes deep. Nothing you've never heard before, but this is very hypnotizing.
Al Go Rhythms and Can You Hang? are two horrible, beat driven techno tunes with nothing more but the percussion - you wan't this stuff done better, go listen to Plastikman's "Recycled plastik EP". Then After That... literary makes me ask the same thing: "What next?", as nothing happens for more than seven minutes. Hollywood Shuffle and Who's Got The Flave are two, broken beat, downtempoish compositions, both of which are way too long, empty, and, yeah you guessed it, pointless. Namely the last track, which has officially become the techno track with the most redundant vocals I have ever heard. I mean, who on earth can listen to all that gibberish for more than twenty seconds needs their grey matter checked.
Nothing really worth your time and money here unless you collect round pieces of shiny plastic for fun. One very good track in more than seventy minutes of music is just not enough, damn it!


October 27, 2005
edited over 13 years ago

Abe Duque's first album as Kirlian, CHICKEN WINGS & BEEF FRIED RICE, takes an almost pure approach to techno -- at first. "%#%^" and "Power" are straightforward acid bangers, while "Al Go Rhythms" is completely percussion-based. And although the tracks are by no means bad, they seem a little bare for my tastes. After about two minutes of "Can You Hang?," you get the picture, and the changes in dynamics come as no surprise. "Nutzak" has some more personality, with its simple plucked bass and funk guitar, but it's not quite enough yet. And even though "Hollywood Shuffle" is the longest track at almost 11 minutes, I don't think it distinguished itself in its ambient sensibilities. If anything, it makes "No You Can't Have It" stand out as a dancefloor killer, and the closest thing to an actual song. Perhaps that's the point, that you don't know typical song structure for dancefloor techno -- but in the end, techno should succeed both on the floor and in the headphones.