Rhythm Invention ‎– Inventures In Wonderland

Warp Records ‎– WARP CD15, Warp Records ‎– Warp CD15
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Track 13 features a hidden track at 10'02".

℗ 1993 Warp Records
© 1993 Warp Records
Made in England.

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  • Barcode (Scanned): 5021603015128
  • Barcode (Printed): 5 021603 015128
  • Matrix / Runout (Matrix): WARPCD15 10245091 . 01 @ MADE IN U.K. BY PDO

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WARP LP15 Rhythm Invention Inventures In Wonderland(2x12", Album) Warp Records WARP LP15 UK 1993 Sell This Version
Warp MC15, WARP MC 15 Rhythm Invention Inventures In Wonderland(Cass, Album) Warp Records, Warp Records Warp MC15, WARP MC 15 UK 1993 Sell This Version
WARPLP15 Rhythm Invention Inventures In Wonderland(2xLP, Promo, W/Lbl) Warp Records WARPLP15 UK 1993 Sell This Version


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January 14, 2013

Rhythm Invention only released one album, INVENTURES IN WONDERLAND, but it came at a time when Warp was still innovating with music. And while "Tokyo" sounds like a proto-typical acid house track... but what's that electric guitar chord doing in there? It's one of the perks that Rhythm Invention tosses into their work to keep it interesting. "All Jacked Up" and "Fresh Momentum" are more straigh-forwardly familiar, made for maximum club exposure. "Zero PSI" gets more melodic and goes for breaks instead of a 4/4, hinting at where Richard Brown would later go with his Swag project. The breaks get more bleepy with "Chronoclasm" and "Methomania" adds a moodiness to accompany the more tribal rhythm. But "P/Nutz" gets back to pure club pleasure, even as "Quattrocentro" exhorts you to 'come on.' But "Exit," the last track, goes for some grand techno, with a short but epic build (and the hidden track is an exercise in minimalism). Inventive rhythms indeed!


August 11, 2008
edited over 9 years ago

I have wanted this album for a long time and finally got it recently. Well, I'm absolutely not disappointed. At all.
Probably not as "hitable" as the single "Can't Take It", this album is however very well produced. Plenty of different rhythm types, from breakbeat to simple bassdrum lines and some heavy atmospheric oldschool synths (those you can hear, for example, on most Kevin Saunderson's oldschool releases, whatever nicks he has used) sometimes coupled with some light and simple techno/house sounds giving this album a serious, but not sad, overall identity.