Round 1999 Bullitnuts split up. Murray Clarke started recording as Leggo Beast and Robert Ellerby started Momma Gravy together with Remko Schouten. Bullitnuts recorded 3 albums for Pork Recordings.


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June 17, 2013
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Who'd have guessed such brilliance would come from a duo with such a half-serious name as Bullitnuts? It's a shame these guys don't produce together anymore, because all 3 albums are a wonderful experiment in eclectic and ephemeral downtempo. Track 1 off of their first album, "Pizzle Road Rhapsody" is 10 minutes of deeply inspired sounds. And it doesn't stop there. Every track off of "1st of the Day" is an excellent exploration of syncopated beats and sounds.

Both "Nut Roast" and "A Different Ball Game" take over where "1st of the Day" left off - both splendid albums in their own right, both superb examples of what good downtempo should sound like. What's more, even given that these albums are pushing 15, 16 & 17 years old respectively, their sound is far from dated. When one considers that these albums were released around the same time as Prodigy's "Fat of the Land" - a solid album in its own right - and when you consider how dated that sounds, it's amazing how relevant Bullitnuts remains. Any self-respecting downtempo fan could pop any of Bullitnuts 3 albums in and sit back and enjoy them as if they were originally released in the last 5 years. I'm an avid downtempo fan myself, and upon discovering Bullitnuts, I was taken aback. I can't think of another album - let alone 3 full albums - from one artist in this genre that I enjoy so much. Call me biased, but I don't find a single track on any of the albums to be hit-or-miss. Every one brings an original take on downtempo and does not disappoint. I encourage anyone who is a fan of their music to find a copy for sale until Pork Recordings sees fit to release a 15-year anniversary edition. Robert Ellerby and Murray Clarke deserve our attention, even nearly 2-decades on. While I enjoy their respective solo projects that stemmed from the Bullitnuts break-up, the two of them together truly made beautiful music.

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