The Aloof ‎– Sinking

EastWest ‎– 0630-14584-2
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1 Bittersweet 6:42
2 Stuck On The Shelf 9:50
3 Abuse 6:10
4 Wish You Were Here 6:22
5 Sinking 7:35
6 One Night Stand 8:57
7 Space Dust 2:24
8 Hot Knives At Lunchtime
Written By – Kooner, Burns, Thatcher and BarrowWritten-By – Thatcher*, Burns*, Kooner*, Barrow*
9 Losing It 7:23
10 Sunk 2:38
11 The Last Stand
Arranged By [Strings] – Caroline Dale

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Recorded and mixed at Sabresonic Studios, West London.
Mastered at Townhouse.
Strings on 'Last Stand' recorded at Abbey Road Studios.

Published by Polygram/Island Music Publishing, BMG Music Publishing and Warp Music Publishing
Kooner and Burns published by Polygram/Island Music Publishing
Thatcher and Barrow published by BMG Music Publishing
Thair published by Warp Music Publishing

On backside:
℗ 1996 Warner Music Limited, except 'Stuck On The Shelf' ℗ 1995 Warner Music Limited..
© 1996 Warner Music Limited.
A Time Warner Company.
Made in Germany by [Warner Music logo] Warner Music Manufacturing Europe.

On CD:
℗ 1996 Warner Music UK Ltd, except 'Stuck On The Shelf ℗ 1995 Warner Music UK Ltd.
© 1996 Warner Music UK Ltd

12-page booklet with lyrics included.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 0630-14584-2 6
  • Barcode (Scanned): 706301458426
  • Label Code: LC 1557
  • Price Code: CA 851
  • Rights Society: Gema/Biem
  • Matrix / Runout: 063014584-2 WME
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L011
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 0574
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 0572

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
0630-14584-2 The Aloof Sinking(CD, Album) EastWest, Warner Music Australia 0630-14584-2 Australia 1996 Sell This Version
0630-14584-4, 14584-4 The Aloof Sinking(Cass, Album) EastWest, EastWest 0630-14584-4, 14584-4 Thailand 1996 Sell This Version
0630-15418-1 The Aloof Sinking(2xLP, Album) EastWest 0630-15418-1 UK 1996 Sell This Version
0630-17739-2 The Aloof Sinking(CD, Album) EastWest 0630-17739-2 Germany 1996 Sell This Version


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January 30, 2004

One of the finest examples of downtempo and groove. The classics "Wish You were", "One Night Stand" and "Losing It" echo layers of elctronic seduction and vice. "Abuse" is a stunning bass-driven dance track that will always be able to shake some butts. The only flaw I found is that the tracks tend to get a tad long and repetitive but this is small weakness in a fantastic album.


December 14, 2002

An album that on its release in 1996 truly opened my heart for non danceable electronic music. It is a style on its own. This is the only album with this style.
I had the very very pleasure of enjoying them live, with drummer, bassplayer, guitarist.

The next release (Seeking pleasure, 1998) was a drastic change to more guitar based dance music, also very great (like u2, they outstand in chancing styles all the time). And after that, they got dumped by their label for being un-commercial. They continued for a new label to their most electronic club-like album ever (This constant chase for thrills, 1999), with again a few ambient pearls. Since 3 years I didnt hear from them, I'm sad to say. So I keep on playing 'Sinking'. They will not be dumped by me!


May 12, 2002

This could be a really fantastic album. The Aloof made trip hop based beats/songs in a 'gothic' way (as we used to say in the beginning of the 80's). they make songs which have lots and lots of sounds, delays and reverbs, and they build them up to very large monuments of strange feelings of loneliness and depression. crazy. best song is the title song and "stuck on the shelf". the lack is that after a while they run out of good ideas and struggle themselves to get the thing done over 72 minutes.