Roni Size / Reprazent ‎– New Forms

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Winner of the 1997 Mercury Music Prize.

Tracklist

Railing 2:04
Brown Paper Bag 9:03
New Forms 7:44
Lets Get It On 6:58
Digital 9:04
Matter Of Fact 4:04
Mad Cat 4:55
Heroes 6:34
Share The Fall (Full Vocal Mix) 6:13
Watching Windows 5:32
Beatbox 1:09
Morse Code 6:58
Destination 8:31
Intro 0:53
Hi-potent 6:52
Trust Me 6:26
Change My Life 8:27
Share The Fall 6:25
Down 6:50
Jazz 6:03
Hot Stuff 6:31
Ballet Dance 6:41

Versions (34)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
534 933-2 Roni Size / Reprazent New Forms(2xCD, Album) Talkin' Loud, Mercury 534 933-2 UK 1997 Sell This Version
Ronipromo 50668615 01 Roni Size / Reprazent New Forms Pre-Listening CD(CD, MiniAlbum, Promo) Talkin' Loud Ronipromo 50668615 01 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
534 933-2 Roni Size / Reprazent New Forms(2xCD, Album) Talkin' Loud, Mercury 534 933-2 UK 1997 Sell This Version
PHCR-16013/4, PHCR-16013, PHCR-16014 Roni Size Reprazent* New Forms(2xCD, Album) Talkin' Loud, Talkin' Loud, Talkin' Loud PHCR-16013/4, PHCR-16013, PHCR-16014 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
534 933-2 Roni Size / Reprazent New Forms(2xCD, Album) Mercury, Talkin' Loud 534 933-2 UK 1997 Sell This Version
534 935-2 Roni Size / Reprazent New Forms(2xCD, Album) Talkin' Loud 534 935-2 UK 1997 Sell This Version
314 536 544-2 Roni Size / Reprazent New Forms(2xCD, Album) Talkin' Loud, Mercury 314 536 544-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
P2-36544 Roni Size / Reprazent New Forms(2xCD, Album, Club) Talkin' Loud, Mercury P2-36544 US 1997 Sell This Version
314 536 544-2 Roni Size / Reprazent New Forms(2xCD, Album, Club) Talkin' Loud, Mercury 314 536 544-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
MEAD 136 Roni Size / Reprazent New Forms(2xCD, Album, Promo) Talkin' Loud, Mercury MEAD 136 US 1997 Sell This Version
ADV199711, ADV199712 Roni Size / Reprazent New Forms(2xCD, Album, Promo) Mercury, Mercury ADV199711, ADV199712 UK 1997 Sell This Version
534 933-2 Roni Size / Reprazent New Forms(2xCD, Album, Unofficial) Mercury (2), Talkin' Loud (2) 534 933-2 Russia 1997 Sell This Version
534 933-1 Roni Size / Reprazent New Forms(4x12", Album) Mercury 534 933-1 UK 1997 Sell This Version
534 933-1 Roni Size / Reprazent New Forms(4x12", Album) Talkin' Loud 534 933-1 UK 1997 Sell This Version
536 497-1 Roni Size / Reprazent New Forms(5x12", Album) Talkin' Loud 536 497-1 UK 1997 Sell This Version
536 497-1 Roni Size / Reprazent New Forms(5x12", Album, MP) Talkin' Loud 536 497-1 UK 1997 Sell This Version
534 934-2 Roni Size / Reprazent New Forms(CD, Album) Talkin' Loud 534 934-2 UK 1997 Sell This Version
534 934-2 Roni Size / Reprazent New Forms(CD, Album) Talkin' Loud, Mercury 534 934-2 Canada 1997 Sell This Version
534 933-2 Roni Size / Reprazent New Forms(CD, Album) Talkin' Loud, Mercury 534 933-2 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
PHCR-1584 Roni Size / Reprazent New Forms(CD, Album) Talkin' Loud PHCR-1584 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
534 934-2 Roni Size / Reprazent New Forms(CD, Album) Talkin' Loud 534 934-2 Australasia 1997 Sell This Version
314536544-4 Roni Size / Reprazent New Forms(Cass, Album) Talkin' Loud, Mercury 314536544-4 US 1997 Sell This Version
534 933-4 Roni Size / Reprazent New Forms(Cass, Album) Talkin' Loud, Mercury 534 933-4 UK & Europe 1997 Sell This Version
534 934-4 Roni Size / Reprazent New Forms(Cass, Album) Talkin' Loud 534 934-4 Thailand 1997 Sell This Version
DIGITAL Z 014 Roni Size / Reprazent New Forms. Part 1(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Muzik DIGITAL Z 014 Russia 1999 Sell This Version
none Roni Size / Reprazent New Forms(2xCD, Album, Promo, RE, RM, TP + CD, Comp, Promo +) UMC, Mercury, Talkin' Loud none Europe 2017 Sell This Version
5773712 Roni Size / Reprazent New Forms(2xCD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Comp + CD, Album + Box, ) UMC, Mercury, Talkin' Loud 5773712 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
5773719 Roni Size / Reprazent New Forms(2xLP, Album, Dlx, RM) UMC, Mercury, Talkin' Loud 5773719 UK 2017 Sell This Version
00602557737240, 006025 57737240 Roni Size / Reprazent New Forms(53xFile, FLAC, Album) UMC, UMC 00602557737240, 006025 57737240 UK 2017
00602557737240, 006025 57737240 Roni Size / Reprazent New Forms(53xFile, MP3, Album, 320) UMC, UMC 00602557737240, 006025 57737240 UK 2017
534 934-2 Roni Size / Reprazent New Forms(CD, Album, RE) Talkin' Loud 534 934-2 Australasia Unknown Sell This Version
534 934-2 Roni Size / Reprazent New Forms(CD, Album, RP) Talkin' Loud 534 934-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
534 934-2 Roni Size / Reprazent New Forms(CD, Album, RP) Talkin' Loud 534 934-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
534 934-2 Roni Size Reprazent* New Forms(CD, Album, RP) Talkin' Loud 534 934-2 UK Unknown Sell This Version

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mr_a_jones

mr_a_jones

December 2, 2017
referencing New Forms, 2xLP, Album, Dlx, RM, 5773719
Seems like a pretty decent package. The first 5 minutes of side 1 seem bass light, then Brown Paper Bag kicks in and you know you're listening to '97 production. Narrow sound field and grainy samples. By the end of side one it seems much better balanced, wider sound stage continues throughout the rest of the album, highly focussed sub-bass lines, brittle snares and mushy hi hats. Layers of digital distortion baked in. To modern taste the kick lacks bass punch, there's plenty going on underneath that though. More like jazz bass lines, not the teeth rattling monster bass we get now.

The packaging is very nice, quality pressing, pretty quiet background, flat/centred disks. Card inners sadly but with some interesting text and pics which make it forgivable. For once a record sleeve that you can get an inner in and out of without a fight.

Mastering is focused and makes the most of the sampler based production, it's not loud despite being split over 4 sides. Roni Size was pushing the limits of the tech at the time and making it work, in '97 this album was on point, restrained and musical. Worth a punt for a trip back in time, it certainly doesn't sound modern.
KDSutherland

KDSutherland

November 16, 2017
referencing New Forms, 2xLP, Album, Dlx, RM, 5773719
anyone wish to comment on this remaster? three more words
Sloofman

Sloofman

November 9, 2017
referencing New Forms, 2xCD, Album, 534 933-2
Destination samples the vocal from Blackrock - New York City Bump (which is a cracking tune by the way!)
BudCrow

BudCrow

October 18, 2015
referencing New Forms, 5x12", Album, 536 497-1
I seem to remember that this sold out pretty quickly at the time. It's the only place to get Hot Stuff on vinyl - which is one of the best Jungle Tracks IMO.
ggaammrr

ggaammrr

September 23, 2013
referencing New Forms, 2xCD, Album, 534 933-2
Perfection from start to end. Classic D&B for refined ears. I think 'Jazz' samples William Orbit's Monkey King(1993), am I right?
jonnyh179

jonnyh179

February 2, 2012
edited over 5 years ago
referencing New Forms, 2xCD, Album, 534 933-2

up there with Timeless & Wormhole as the best d & b LP. Quality stuff from Bristol's fab five.
PeterTheta

PeterTheta

November 11, 2008
edited over 5 years ago
referencing New Forms, 2xCD, Album, 534 933-2

I picked up New Forms knowing nothing, I'd just heard 'Visiting Angels' on the 1998 Avengers soundtrack and liked it.

I keep taking New Forms off the shelf and listening to it and have enjoyed it in a variety of situations. It's got a feel for space - sure it's atmospheric but also notes get launched, have hang time and then come back down with impact. Where it's relentless it isn't monotonous. And it ends with no fuss. We listeners are in the fuss business; this thing just does what it does.
dierubix

dierubix

April 10, 2008
referencing New Forms, CD, Album, 534 934-2
In 1997 roni size/ reprazent won the most prestigious music award england offers, the mercury prize. Goldie, on the other hand, has never been nominated.

Don't get me wrong, i like timeless, but it's a darker, less accessible form of drum and bass. The clean, light, jazz feel that Reprazent created on this album has to this day, yet to be imitated, even by the Reprazent crew themselves.

Roni Size / Reprazent - New Forms is a well recognized, classic electronic album. one of the best ever created. It's hard enough to make a cohesive album, especially an electronic, or drum and bass album, genres that are geared to singles, but not only does Reprazent provide a satisfying album experience with new forms, they do it through two discs, truly an accomplishment, by a crew at the top of their game.

helinga

helinga

February 6, 2007
edited over 10 years ago
referencing New Forms, 2xCD, Album, 534 933-2
Great D&B album.
Double CD, nice vibes, ill vocals, and recorded instrumentals.
You can find a variety of influencing styles behind these d&b breakbeats. The main one is jazz as most of the track have strong bassline guitars. There is also presence of funk and hip-hop. On the other hand some tracks appear more electronic, ambient or even experimental.
An album definitely ahead of its time.
jonarmst

jonarmst

August 16, 2006
edited over 11 years ago
referencing New Forms, CD, Album, 534 934-2
Back before listening stations were the norm, we had to buy things based on the recommendations of others. Buoyed by Goldie's "Timeless" double disc, I thought drum and bass was the future and could do no wrong. (Don't listen to that hipster record store clerk: he doesn't necessarily share your taste.) What a mistake this purchase was. Whereas "Timeless" was a lush synthesis of jazz and techno that took electronic music in a new direction, this disc seemed to be harbinger of drum and bass to come: lame rapping, simplistic tech-step beats, and the overall feeling that this was just a bunch of mediocre singles thrown together instead of a cogent album. The only track I really enjoyed was "Digital", but even that one ain't no "Sea of Tears."

Too bad. I bought this back when I had a lot less disposable income. It was downright painful to take it back to the record store the very next week and get about 1/10 of the price I'd paid for it as a trade-in. I'm wondering, how well has this aged to those who were wowed by it when it came out?