Quantic ‎– The 5th Exotic

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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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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.
bcharlie

bcharlie

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 6 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.
Nijobe

Nijobe

April 8, 2009
edited over 5 years ago
referencing The 5th Exotic, CD, Album, TRUCD016

With beats ranging from downtempo to big beat, the variety of drum here alone is enough to keep 'The 5th Exotic' interesting for many a listen.

Similar in ethos to Mr. Scruff (though more adventurous), Deadly Avenger (though more jazzy) and DJ Shadow (though more upbeat), this album perhaps stands out best from its peers for its wide-ranging use of mostly live (rather than sampled) instruments, expertly arranged to produce a richly layered, organic-sounding, and highly original take on breakbeat electronica.

Highlights for me are the upbeat title-track and the downbeat closing couplet, 'Time Is The Enemy' / 'In The Key of Blue'. However, whilst the songwriting (arguably the best of any Quantic album) and production are consistently good throughout, the odd vocalist and some slightly stronger melodies could have lifted this from great background music to classic album status.

Sadly, 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"