Xploding Plastix ‎– Amateur Girlfriends Go Proskirt Agents

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Sports, Not Heavy Crime 5:07
Funnybones & Lazylegs 4:48
6-Hours Starlight 3:22
Behind The Eightball 4:49
Single Stroke Ruffs 2:28
Treat Me Mean, I Need The Reputation 4:58
Relieved Beyond Repair 1:45
Tintinnamputation 4:26
More Powah To Yah 5:26
Having Smarter Babies 4:57
Far-Flung Tonic 4:51
Happy Jizz Girls 2:54
Doubletalk Gets Through To You 5:23
Comatose Luck 3:39

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BigBeat25

BigBeat25

April 25, 2016
referencing Amateur Girlfriends Go Proskirt Agents, CD, Album, BSCD038

This album is truly unique and wonderful. This is an awesome combination between acid jazz, trip-hop and breakbeat, and reminds a bit acts such as Aphex Twin or Bonobo but in a more jazzy way.
The exoticism of this record is renforced by the fact that it comes straight from Norway and, to be honest, the intro "Sports, Not Heavy Crime" says all.
When jazz meets electronic music. When the groove meets the beats. In short, this is "Amateur Girlfriends Go Proskirt Agents".
moximoose

moximoose

February 19, 2016
referencing Amateur Girlfriends Go Proskirt Agents, LP, Album, 180, BSLP038
I would give my left nut for a repress, $80 is insane though
Headphone_Commute

Headphone_Commute

June 8, 2008
referencing Amateur Girlfriends, CD, Album, RE, Dig, PALMBEAT 1017-2
Originally released as Amateur Girlfriends Go Proskirt Agents on Beatservice Records in 2001, re-released by Palm Beats in 2004, and (finally) re-discovered by me (with a helpful hand from a friend) in 2008, this acid jazzy, trip-hop infused, broken beat heavy debut album by Xploding Plastix is an absolute delight! I am instantly reminded by Amon Tobin's best tracks, and it's no surprise, since the albums are from the same era. Xploding Plastix is an Oslo (Norway) based duo comprising of Hallvard Wennersberg Hagen and Jens Petter Nilsen. The two producers are joined by Rita Augestad Knudsen under another alias, The Electones, to release a Summercloud LP on Inertia Records in 2002. The group is mostly known for their track (and debut 7" EP), Treat Me Mean, I Need the Reputation, released in 2000 on Beatservice Records and later repressed for Hospital Records. With nu-jazz fused keys, upright bass samples, scratches, and broken rhythms, the tracks on the debut album are fresh and groovy. If you love the sound of Amon Tobin's earlier and lighter works, Squarepusher's bass slaps with broken time signatures and The Herbaliser's UK-flavored instrumental hip-hop, then you'll surely fall in love with Xploding Plastix from your first listen. I know I did. Here's a great sentence from Norwegian Beatservice that I can't help but quote: "Xploding Plastix has a sound like irradiated neon washes; shimmering and pulse glowing accordingly disproportional to the flashy stuttering red lights, like cancerous cocktails; splintering with deranged delight. The cinematic, dirty film noir feel is mercilessly exploited. Xploding Plastix is the epicure of a gorgeous, jagged, murderous pulse." The last full length release by the group was The Donca Matic Singalongs, on Columbia Records in 2003. Besides the above mentioned, similar artists include Skalpel, Jaga Jazzist, Red Snapper, Nostalgia 77 and Bonobo.