Nightmares On Wax ‎– A Word Of Science (The 1st & Final Chapter)

Warp Records ‎– WARP CD4
CD, Album, Reissue

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1 Nights Interlude 3:25
2 A Case Of Funk 5:19
3 Coming Down 5:15
4 Stop (Crack) 0:44
5 Biofeedback 5:21
6 Mega Donutz
Featuring – Tozz 180Written-By – Tosney*
7 Playtime 4:26
8 Aftermath 3:22
9 Fun 4:13
10 Back Into Time 4:39
11 Dextrous 4:04
12 B.W.T.M. 2:19
13 Sal 6:03
14 E.A.S.E. 2:59
15 How Ya Doin' 3:12

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℗ 1991 Warp Records
© 1991 Warp Records
Cover image © 1991 The Designers Republic under exclusive license to Warp Records.
Made in England.

Tozz 180 appears courtesy of E.A.S.E. Productions.

Issued in a standard jewel case with 8-page fold out insert.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 5 021603 040021
  • Barcode (String): 5021603040021
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1, 2): WARPCD4 10160611 05 & MADE IN U.K. BY PDO
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1, 2): IFPI L134
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 0454
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 0482

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December 29, 2012

Mind you, Nightmares On Wax first offering is quite different than later releases. The tracks are rawer and more robotic, although you wouldn't say so listening to the excellent opening theme "Nights Interlude". Directly afterwards we get "A Case Of Funk", a great leftfield groove with a thundering bassline. The incorporated samples lend the track some welcome depth. However, what follows is not very worth mentioning. Most of the tracks only seem to have an ongoing rattling drumbeat without much underneath ("Coming Down", "Biofeedback", "Fun" and "Dextrous") or have annoying samples that are repeated over and over ("Aftermath" and "Sal"). The two hiphop oriented tracks, "Mega Donutz" and "How Ya Doin?", feel very cheap and uninspired. "Back In Time" nicely samples Steve Miller's "Fly Like An Eagle", but, unfortunately, not much is done with it. The cut'n'paste human beatboxing of "B.W.T.M." is fun one time, but grows unnerving over time. "Playtime" and "E.A.S.E." are two easygoin' downtempo tracks in the style that Nightmares on Wax would carry into later albums. So pick your highs and leave this album getting dusted.