Quantic ‎– The 5th Exotic

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Introduction 0:43
The 5th Exotic 4:07
Snakes In The Grass 5:11
Infinite Regression 3:20
Life In The Rain 6:33
Long Road Ahead 3:47
Common Knowledge 6:13
The Picture Inside 4:12
Through These Eyes 5:20
Time Is The Enemy 3:38
In The Key Of Blue 6:50
Meaning 2:46

Versions (9)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
TRUCD016 Quantic The 5th Exotic(CD, Album) Tru Thoughts TRUCD016 UK 2001 Sell This Version
TRU LP 016 Quantic The 5th Exotic(2xLP, Album) Tru Thoughts TRU LP 016 UK 2001 Sell This Version
TRUCD016 Quantic The 5th Exotic(CD, Album) Tru Thoughts TRUCD016 UK 2001 Sell This Version
TRUCD016 Quantic The 5th Exotic(CD, Album) Tru Thoughts TRUCD016 UK 2001 Sell This Version
TRUCD016 Quantic The 5th Exotic(CD, Album, Promo) Tru Thoughts TRUCD016 UK 2001 Sell This Version
TRU LP 016 Quantic The 5th Exotic(2xLP, Album, RP, 180) Tru Thoughts TRU LP 016 UK 2013 Sell This Version
none Quantic The 5th Exotic(12xFile, FLAC, Album) Not On Label (Quantic Self-released) none UK 2014
TRULP 016 Quantic The 5th Exotic(2xLP, TP) Tru Thoughts TRULP 016 UK Unknown Sell This Version
TRUCD016 Quantic The 5th Exotic(CD, Album, RE) Tru Thoughts TRUCD016 UK Unknown Sell This Version

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cosmicvlad

cosmicvlad

April 29, 2020
referencing The 5th Exotic, 2xLP, Album, RP, 180, TRU LP 016

Great reissue. There is no compression, the bass is soft, elastic, high and middle in place. I bought a record on bandcamp. It's cheaper there.
Disco-Dean

Disco-Dean

March 22, 2015
referencing The 5th Exotic, 2xLP, TP, TRULP 016

Absolutely outstanding album by Quantic. The 5th Exotic is a shining example of his ability to create unique, quality music.
Rhodes123

Rhodes123

September 9, 2013
referencing The 5th Exotic, 2xLP, Album, RP, 180, TRU LP 016
I was looking forward to this reissue. Gutted that there is a bit of distortion at the beginning of Infinite Regression. I have the original pressing but the cover has split. Now I'm left with two less than perfect copies.
keepinmusicclassy

keepinmusicclassy

January 17, 2013
edited over 8 years ago
referencing The 5th Exotic, CD, Album, TRUCD016


I love the way this man makes a drum loop. Silky smooth with a heavy jazz influence, this album makes for an interesting listen. Definitely a bit repetitive at times, but there’s enough variation to keep the songs fresh. Something I would put on late at night while driving with me, myself and my thoughts.
Big-Beat-Beddy

Big-Beat-Beddy

April 8, 2009
edited about 1 month ago
referencing The 5th Exotic, CD, Album, TRUCD016

Based on the cinematic sampling, jazz-funk inspired, break-beat looping template of 1990s trip hop, Quantic's debut album takes the genre forward by using a wider range of orchestral instruments, a richly layered, organic-sounding production, a diversity of break beat styles and tempos, and sophisticated quirkiness. This mature take on trip hop is all the more astonishing given that it was written, produced and arranged by a 21 year-old.

The melodies (arguably the catchiest of any Quantic album) and production are consistently good throughout, with the upbeat title-track and downbeat "Time Is The Enemy" standing out in particular. Perhaps one or two stronger melodies and the odd vocalist could have elevated this to classic album status.

Quantic's sound was to become increasingly mainstream on subsequent albums, although "Trouble From The River" (2002) and the title-track of "Mishaps Happening" (2004) are two stunning exceptions that keep the 5th Exotic spirit alive.
liquidgrinder

liquidgrinder

December 15, 2002
referencing The 5th Exotic, CD, Album, TRUCD016
A brilliant album. I came across Quantic after liking his remix of the Bonobo song "The Plug". Turns out that Quantic and Bonobo are on the same label, and they both produce music in a similar vein. The 5th exotic is a very catchy record, but still has depth on repeated listenings. The songs don't get repetitive at all, and they don't tire with repeated listenings. I think this album is superior to Quantic's followup, Apricot Morning, because i think this one was produced before Quantic made it big, so less flash and bad vocalists, and more laid-back beats and chilled instrumentals. My favourites are "Life in the rain" and "Snakes in the Grass"