Theo Parrish ‎– Sound Signature Sounds Vol. 2

Sound Signature ‎– SSCD06
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Whobody Publishing BMI

Track durations are not mentioned on the release.

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  • Matrix / Runout: >IMP-18378 S2316C WWW.ILOVEIMPRINT.COM 18378 01
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LL29
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 9223

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SSCD06 Theo Parrish Sound Signature Sounds Vol. 2(9xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) Sound Signature SSCD06 US 2012
SSCD06 Theo Parrish Sound Signature Sounds Vol. 2(9xFile, FLAC, Comp) Sound Signature SSCD06 US 2012
SSCD06 Theo Parrish Sound Signature Sounds Vol. 2(9xFile, AIFC, Comp) Sound Signature SSCD06 US 2012
SSCD06 Theo Parrish Sound Signature Sounds Vol. 2(9xFile, WAV, Comp) Sound Signature SSCD06 US 2012
SSCD06, IMFYL030 Theo Parrish Sound Signature Sounds Vol. 2(CD, Comp) Sound Signature, Music 4 Your Legs SSCD06, IMFYL030 Japan 2012 Sell This Version


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January 18, 2015
edited over 3 years ago
I've been trying to reach Theo by email about this repeatedly, but got no response.

As already mentioned, the "weird" sound of the CD is partially due to the signal polarity being out of phase, which can be corrected by inverting one channel's phase.
However, the sound quality is - probably deliberately - fucked up even further.

All tracks are completely in mono, while at least some of the "original" versions (I cross-checked "Rain For Jimmy" and "Dirt Rhodes") clearly have stereo content on other releases (CD and vinyl).

Heavy limiting is put to work throughout - for example, on the CD, the bassdrum in "Dirt Rhodes" basically is truncated into a square waveform, while a vinyl rip shows a nicely rounded waveform with no limiting at all.

In the end, even with the signal polarity corrrected, this is distorted audio crap compared to the original versions.

Do your ears and your respect for Theo Parrish as a musician a big favour by not buying this scam of a compilation.


December 20, 2014
@ Fals, check out his early album Parallel dimensions, there you'll find some hip-hop joints.


March 25, 2013
Is "Didn't Pay Dues" the only hip-hop beat Theo's ever done?


June 19, 2012
I actually was going to mention this too. I think this was most likely intentional by Theo. He said before that he likes to mess with the CD versions a little bit or make people question some things. He mentioned this in a Resident Advisor interview regarding the "Sound Sculptures Vol. 1" CD:

"How is the CD different? When you went in to make it, how were you approaching it?

I ended up completing about forty songs over the course of two-and-a-half years and so, in mixing those songs, making different versions and figuring out which ones can form a cohesive piece, I eventually figured out which ones I wanted to do for the vinyl and I figured out which ones I wanted to do for the CD. The goal, in the end, was that I wanted the whole album to play as one piece. So the track IDs are intuitive. That means that if you try to download this album, it's going to be hell to try to get all of the songs starting from the beginning. I wanted to make it a little difficult for these CD Jockeys I hear too. So if you pick up the CD, there's a little surprise. It's been kind of fun to see who picks up on that surprise. Not many have yet. One distributor did so far and a few of my buddies have picked up on it. But most people haven't…or they know that's part of how I get down. [laughs] I'll probably release some CD numbers sans surprise in the future, but in much lower numbers."
--- excerpt from ""

Makes sense why the audio is this way after you read that, hey?

I did probably what you did and inverted the signal polarity on one of the channels (for me, the left) to bring it into correct phase.


June 13, 2012
I'm surprised no one noticed or mentioned this already but the left and right channels on this cd are out of phase, at least on my copy.. A review in Wire mag mentions a lack of bass and weird overall sound, but it's actually just the sonic consequence of the signal being out of phase.. Mastering error ?