Spooky ‎– Gargantuan

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
GRCD006 Spooky Gargantuan(CD, Album) Guerilla GRCD006 UK 1993 Sell This Version
0777 7 13217 26 Spooky Gargantuan(CD, Album) I.R.S. Records 0777 7 13217 26 US 1993 Sell This Version
UMM 080 CD Spooky Gargantuan(CD, Album) UMM UMM 080 CD Italy 1993 Sell This Version
GRMC 006 Spooky Gargantuan(Cass, Album) Guerilla GRMC 006 UK 1993 Sell This Version
UMM 080 LP Spooky Gargantuan(LP, Album) UMM UMM 080 LP Italy 1993 Sell This Version
GRLP 006 Spooky Gargantuan(LP, Album) Guerilla GRLP 006 UK 1993 Sell This Version
UMM 080 LP Spooky Gargantuan(LP, Album, W/Lbl) UMM UMM 080 LP Italy 1993 Sell This Version
GENRLP002 Spooky Gargantuan(2xLP, Album, RE) Generic GENRLP002 UK 1996 Sell This Version
GENRCD002, 540 611-2 Spooky Gargantuan(CD, Album, RE) Generic, A&M Records GENRCD002, 540 611-2 UK 1996 Sell This Version
none Spooky Gargantuan(Cass, Album, Promo) Generic none UK 1996 Sell This Version
spookcd001 Spooky Gargantuan(CD, Album, Promo) spooky.uk.com spookcd001 UK 2006 Sell This Version
spookcd001 Spooky Gargantuan(CD, Album, RE) spooky.uk.com spookcd001 UK 2006 Sell This Version

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robmecrow

robmecrow

May 21, 2018
referencing Gargantuan, LP, Album, GRLP 006

Orange Coloured Liquid is a gorgeous trip and worthy of the purchase alone.
Fantastic set starter/ender
Numanoid

Numanoid

June 10, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Gargantuan, CD, Album, GRCD006
The sped-up Pixies "Broken Face" sample on Track 1 is a match made in hell, completely un-fitting, destroys the album experience. There are moments of excellence included like Aqualung, Little Bullet(s) and Orange Coloured Liquid, but overall the album is far too dated.
pozz

pozz

April 22, 2017
referencing Gargantuan, CD, Album, GRCD006

Besides everything else going on on this album, "Aqualung" is dope!
noizstepper

noizstepper

September 21, 2013
edited over 5 years ago
referencing Gargantuan, CD, Album, GRCD006

After waisting lot of my youth mainly with punk and heavy metal music, this was one of my first excursions into electronic music.
The style ranges from oldskool happy breaks of moby or space cube over progtrance like orbital to Electro House like LFO. I still love all of the tunes today. Allthough most of the tracks are quite catchy, they still sound modern and timeless even today.
Trance and house music not allways was/is that easy and independent.
stevenkemp

stevenkemp

April 25, 2011
referencing Gargantuan, CD, Album, GRCD006

I bought this CD when it first came out in 1993, and still enjoy listening to it today. Upon re-reading the liner notes I was surprised to see there are no credits for the vocal samples used. The ones that I recognise are :-
Track 1 the vocals of Black Francis from the Pixies track Broken Face.
Track 10 the Oooh ooh vocal from The Pixies "Where Is My Mind".
kentandrew

kentandrew

September 11, 2006
edited over 12 years ago
referencing Gargantuan, CD, Album, 0777 7 13217 26

Little Bullet part one has to be the basic, maximalism style tune of progressive trance that not many people have ever heard, which so effectively and simply accomplishes what dance tunes are supposed to, that it is overlooked. It is also called overproduction by white label lovers. The superficiality is quite noticeable on the first two tracks. The annoying Mike D sample from the Beastie Boys makes it sound like Mickey Mouse. It is still a testament to the current trance which is spewing forth like a geyser of which none are memorable enough as this album. Schmoodub is a very lucrative offering on this disc. The CD is worth much more to me than what I bought it for, and I wish Spooky mainstream success in the future although it seems unlikely.
SamPope

SamPope

August 11, 2004
edited over 14 years ago
referencing Gargantuan, CD, Album, 0777 7 13217 26

Along with Leftfield's Leftism, Spooky's Gargantuan helped define the progressive house that we all know and love today. There are some bonafide classics on this album. The epic "Little Bullet Part One" sounds absolutely majestic over a decade later, and so do, to a lesser extent, "Little Bullet Part Two" and "Schmoo" (including the more somber dub version). These tracks are timeless classics that have aged marvelously.

Your not going to like every song though. The opening "Don't Panic" is just cheesy and annoying, and "Land Of Oz" is in the same vein saved only by an infectious bassline. Also, the closing "Let Go" doesn't really do much for me either. But for the most part, what's here is good. Progressive house fans should pick this up for their collection, but this is by no means essential (save for "Little Bullet", which should be in everyone's collection). Also, check out the superb "Little Bullet" High Velocity remix on Sasha & John Digweed's Renaissance Mix Collection or on the single release.
hatter75

hatter75

July 13, 2004
edited over 14 years ago
referencing Gargantuan, CD, Album, GRCD006

Can't believe no-one's reviewed this classic yet, so here goes.
I recently purchased a copy of this album and having paid a few quid extra for the privelege, I was not disappointed. This has to go down as one of the greatest house/electronic albums in my collection. Pulsating from start to finish, Spooky's (and Guerilla's) own unique brand of progressive dub house is ever present throughout, especially on tracks Little Bullet (Parts 1 & 2) with it's cool clear beats, atmospheric soundscapes and dubby basslines - a real treat. There's no filler here, just ten tracks of wonderfully crafted and addictive progressive house tunes that will have you coming back for more. It really is worth paying that little extra for if you can find a copy.
charles_howarth

charles_howarth

November 11, 2002
referencing Gargantuan, LP, Album, GRLP 006

A record that is almost a definition of a whole era. Progressive house when it actually WAS progressive. Utterly essential.