Lo-Fidelity Allstars ‎– How To Operate With A Blown Mind

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℗ Skint Records 1998 © Skint Records 1998

All tracks recorded @ The Brain Farm and published by Warner Chappell Music except "I used to Fall in Love" recorded @ Chiswick Road Studios.
"Battle Flag" licenced rom Sub Pop Records, re-mixed from the album - "The Full Sentence"

Made in England

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  • Barcode: 5025425505829
  • Matrix / Runout: DISCTRONICS S BRASSIC 8 CD 01
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L502
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 8716

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December 5, 2017

In spite of being under the Skint label, this CD is not 100% big beat. It's far too experimental.
The first time I discovered "Battleflag", I was blown away and I decided to get "How To Operate With A Blown Mind", but after many listenings it definitely will never entirely live up my expectations. This is the only continuous GODLIKE track.
But, still, there are some good moments out there. First of all, both "Warming Up A Brain Farm" and "Kool Roc Bass" have solid beats. Unfortunately, I have to say that I don't like the vocals. I think they're inappropriate here.
Moreover, the song "Lazer Sheep Dip Funk" has a crazy atmosphere which is very enjoyable. On the contrary, calmer songs like "Will I Get Out Of Jail" bring a more trip-hop oriented feel which ain't unpleasant.
However, for most of the rest, you have to wait several minutes until you hear something very interesting. I especially think about the eponym track.

To sum up, the first release of Lo Fi Allstars is really not bad, nevertheless I won't recommend it since the disappointment was too big.
It's just my personal point of view of course, but the vocals really ruin it at times (it however gets better through the record).
Undoubtedly not quality big beat. Rather a mix between BB, techno and experimental. From Skint, you better have to check Fatboy Slim (obviously ^^), Cut La Roc and Space Raiders.
But if you want the best of big beat, dig The Crystal Method, The Prodigy, The Chems, Junkie XL, Freestylers or Overseer. There's so much gems to discover, so good luck in your research.


October 15, 2001
edited over 17 years ago
IT may be old still its right up there with fatboy slim and say bombfunk mc's. Also they are on the forces of nature soundtrack i discovered lately :P