Various ‎– Headz (A Soundtrack Of Experimental Beathead Jams.)

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Mo Wax ‎– MW LP 026
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A1 Patterson Freedom Now (Meditation)
Composed By, Producer – David Patterson*Engineer – Kudo*Turntables – PattersonWritten-By – D. Patterson*
A2 Attica Blues Contemplating Jazz
Engineer – Linus BurdickProducer, Mixed By – D'AfroProducer, Mixed By, Programmed By – T-Plays It Cool!*Vocals – RobaWritten-By – C. Williams*, T. Nwachukwu*
A3 Awunsound Symmetrical Jazz (Flapper Till 5AM Mix)
Producer [Fucked Up By] – DJ A.Won*Written-By – A. McGroarty*
B1 Nightmares On Wax Stars
Engineer, Guitar – Richard BrownProducer – E.A.S.E.*Written-By – Evelyn*
B2 La Funk Mob Ravers Suck Our Sound
Composed By – La Funk MobProducer – Boombass*, Zdar*
B3 M.F. Outa 'National Miles Out Of Time (Astrocentric Mix 'N' Beats)
Composed By, Producer – C. Nuttall*, J. Malik*Drum Programming – MRC (3)Engineer – Flapper Jay*, Unkle JackProgrammed By [Additional], Edited By – Shauny B.*Turntables [Table Skills] – A.One*Written-By – C. Nuttall*, J. Malik*
C1 R.P.M.* The Inside
Composed By, Producer – R.P.M.*Written-By – Adjaye*, Joe 2000*, Stef*
C2 Autechre Lowride
Producer, Engineer – AutechreWritten-By – Rob Brown (3), Sean Booth
C3 Olde Scottish Wildstyle - The Krush Handshake
Drums – Andrew MissinghamGuitar – Jeremy ShawKeyboards – Kuni*Producer, Mixed By – Howie B.Scratches – DJ Krush
D1 DJ Shadow Lost And Found (S.F.L.)
Producer – DJ ShadowWritten-By – J. Davis*
D2 Skull Destroy All Monsters
Concept By [Created By] – UnderdogWritten-By – T. Jackson*
D3 Deflon Sallahr ..... Don't Fake It
Engineer – Carlos BessProducer, Composed By – Deflon SallahrWritten-By – D. Sallahr*
E1 R.P.M.* 2000
Composed By, Producer – R.P.M.*Written-By – Adjaye*, Joe 2000*, Stef*
Slipper Suite
E2.1 Palm Skin Productions I) Jeremy's Velvet Slippers
Drums – Paul SodenKeyboards, Turntables [Technics], Jew's Harp, Written-By, Producer – Simon RichmondTrombone – Joshua Roseman
E2.2 Palm Skin Productions II) Moonrakers
E2.3 Palm Skin Productions III) Unspeakable Acts
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E3 U.N.K.L.E.* Vs. The Major Force Orchestra* The Time Has Come
Composed By, Producer – J. Lavelle*, M. Kudo*, T. Goldsworthy*, T. Nakanishi*Written-By – J. Lavelle*, M. Kudo*, T. Goldsworthy*, T. Nakanishi*
F1 Howie B. Inc.* Head West - Gun Fight At The O.K. Corrall
Producer, Composed By – Howie B.Written-By – H. Bernstein*
F2 Tranquility Bass They Came In Peace
Written-By, Producer – Michael Kandel, Tom Chasteen
F3 DJ. Shadow* In/Flux (Alternative Interlude '93)
Producer – DJ ShadowWritten-By – J. Davis*

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… Abstract Musical Science … [front]
Headz - A Soundtrack Of Experimental Hip-Hop Jams [spine]
A collage of 16 instrumental excursions from the Hip-Hop avantgarde. [inside]
Soundtracks of experimentation. [inside]
℗+© 1994 Mo'Wax Recordin's [sic]

There are 2 versions of the sleeve : one is embossed on the 3D character, the other is flat.

Re-released in 1996 in a grey cardboard sleeve.

F3 is incorrectly titled 'In-Flux (Alternative Interlude '93 Version)'.

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  • Barcode (Scanned): 5016557082616
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out area side A [hand-etched]): MW - 26 A1 MPO
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out area side B [hand-etched]): MW - 26 B1 MPO
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out area side C [hand-etched]): MW- 26 C1 MPO
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out area side D [hand-etched]): MW- 26 D1 MPO
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out area side E [hand-etched]): MW- 26 E1 MPO
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out area side F [hand-etched]): MW- 26 F2 MPO

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systemlfo

systemlfo

July 9, 2017

An unheralded classic !!
Call it trip hop, shades of illbient ... whatever ... but it's not hip hop !!
Obviously inspired by it though.
AUTOMATIXROMANTIX

AUTOMATIXROMANTIX

August 29, 2016
Excellent expose of what hip hop can be, expanding its boundaries beyond what appeared to be its limits in 1994, possibly giving birth indirectly to the whole abstract movement which grew to great heights in the late 90's. A stylistic and artistic stance, showcasing how electronic music( that includes hip hop ) can indeed have a diversity of moods and textures.
dexterfeng

dexterfeng

August 11, 2003
Headz 2 had more extended licensing muscle both in acquiring tracks and in the release itself.
Headz came as a more directed shot acrossed the bow for I think a great many people as an introduction into abstract, down tempo into that pesky term trip hop. Jumping off the more polished point of Royalties Overdue and graphically this time 3D of Massive Attack in what I'm guessing is a respects due effort on James part. To pay homage to one of the godfathers of the street impacted graphic work we now see so so much of.
With this James neatly presented the still developing components of the down tempo sound in its varying shades and degrees from the american roots and the originally completely overlooked but by the 94 release of Headz; huge Tranquility Bass they came in peace. Early "trip hop" and earlier Bleep/Bass pioneers Nightmares on Wax, Autechre with a complete nod to detroit and electro, Palm Skin as we have come to discover, dj Shadow with two brilliant early examples of his work and more.
rev.robert

rev.robert

October 29, 2002

the 2nd compilation on mo' wax is its' most famous as it opened the ears of people to those who experimented w/ hip-hop, and pushed the boundaries further.