Naked Funk ‎– Evolution Ending

Palm Pictures ‎– PALMCD 2021-2
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1 Hydrophonic 5:22
2 The Fan
Featuring – Valerie Etienne
3 Trango 5:33
4 Sexfreaks lll 5:15
5 Gilly Priest 6:52
6 Alone With You 6:33
7 Sumatra Road 6:09
8 Sour Angelica 4:14
9 Sana Fey 6:14
10 Evolution Ending
Featuring – Pam Hogg

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Printed in the USA
Manufactured in Canada

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 660200202125
  • Matrix / Runout: DADR 1K5U1<0910>PALMCD2021
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L481
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 8106

Other Versions (5 of 6) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
PUSSY LP010 Naked Funk Evolution Ending(2xLP) Pussyfoot Records Ltd PUSSY LP010 UK 1998 Sell This Version
none Naked Funk Evolution Ending(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Not On label (Naked Funk) none Ukraine Unknown Sell This Version
VICP-60766 Naked Funk Evolution Ending(CD, Album) Victor VICP-60766 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
PUSSY CDLP010 Naked Funk Evolution Ending(CD, Album, Gat) Pussyfoot Records Ltd PUSSY CDLP010 UK 1998 Sell This Version
none Naked Funk Evolution Ending(CD, Album) DJ DG Ltd. none 1999 Sell This Version


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January 1, 2018

Stunning album indeed. "Hydrophonic", "Sana Fey" and "Gilly Priest" are pure marvels. The beats are solid and the notes are light. Only the eponym track has a downtempo structure that ends the album in a soft way.
On most of songs, the intro is a little too long for me but the following build-ups compensate without problem.
It's not The Crystal Method, but "Evolution Ending" is a remarkable piece of electronic music anyway.


April 28, 2013

EVOLUTION ENDING kicks off with the grittier sound of "Hydrophonic," though the funk is still there. "Trango" gets dirty with its mid-tempo acid beats, but blossoms when it hits its melodic breakdown and veers in different directions. "Gilly Priest" doesn't hit the rhythm as hard, but replaces the stomp with melodic pep, and "Sour Angelica" brings back the funk. The gentle strumming on "Sana Fey" adds a thoughtfulness to the grime, and the title track drifts along with a quiet spoken-word. But the track that stands out most, all these years later, is "The Fan." A mysterious, whirling concoction, it lets Valerie Etienne's voice pierce through you like a tornado. Stunning, to be sure.


October 24, 2008
I stumbled onto this group through listening to GU Afterhours, one of Naked Funk's tracks "Evolution Ending" is on that mix.

The album itself is a bit boring, repetitive drum loops, grungy bass, mix and repeat. The track "Evolution Ending" however is like it came from a different album. Its haunting, its mysterious, its downtempo and cool, its absolutely beautiful. The lyrics are bizarre but powerful and the mood of the track would be a perfect fit to a soundtrack piece for future noir films like "Children of Men" or "Bladerunner"



September 22, 2007

Everything about this release has aged badly, and yet it still represents what was most perfect about late 90's breakbeat to me -- huge, catchy hooks and the perfectly compressed drumloop. Where these guys went since this album i have no idea, but this album felt like a perfect start to what should have been a real watermark for groups like The Chemical Brothers, Dirty Vegas or The Crystal Method.

Track 3 "Trango" should have touched at least as many dancefloors as 'Block Rockin' Beats'.