Ralph MacDonald ‎– Universal Rhythm

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422-823 323-1 Y-1 Ralph MacDonald Universal Rhythm(LP, Album) Polydor 422-823 323-1 Y-1 US 1984 Sell This Version
823 323-2 Ralph MacDonald Universal Rhythm(CD, Album) Polydor 823 323-2 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
823 323-1 Ralph MacDonald Universal Rhythm(LP, Album) Polydor 823 323-1 France 1984 Sell This Version
LONLP 3 Ralph MacDonald Universal Rhythm(LP, Album) London Records LONLP 3 UK 1984 Sell This Version
823 323-1 Ralph MacDonald Universal Rhythm(LP, Album) Polydor 823 323-1 Netherlands 1984 Sell This Version
PDS-1-6403 Ralph MacDonald Universal Rhythm(LP, Album) Polydor PDS-1-6403 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
823 323-1 Ralph MacDonald Universal Rhythm(LP, Album) Polydor 823 323-1 New Zealand 1984 Sell This Version
28MM 0392 Ralph MacDonald Universal Rhythm(LP, Album, Promo) Polydor 28MM 0392 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
P33P 50008 Ralph MacDonald Universal Rhythm(CD, Album) Polydor P33P 50008 Japan 1985 Sell This Version

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nyuricon

nyuricon

December 25, 2011
referencing Universal Rhythm, LP, Album, 422-823 323-1 Y-1

An incredibly original felt piece in a similar vein to Don Blackman's finest output in a more percussion oriented way suitable for Ralph Macdonald. Check out (It's) The Game and the personal monologue! Play Pen is just as good as Sound of a Drum but with a slightly more 80's feel to a new classic breakbeat.
hysteric

hysteric

April 2, 2007
edited over 12 years ago
referencing Universal Rhythm, LP, Album, 823 323-1

Most of this album is fairly naff calypso-related cheese with some ear-wrenching vocals, but it hides one amazing instrumental track in the form of “Playpen”; a sparse mid-tempo disco track in the (and I shudder to use the term) ‘afro/cosmic’ style.
It also bares an uncanny resemblance to the beat used in Snoop Dogg and The Neptunes’ massive hit “Drop It Like It’s Hot”, released some 20 years later.