Mike & Rich ‎– Expert Knob Twiddlers

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Rephlex ‎– cat 027cd
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CD, Album
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Tracklisting

1 Mr Frosty 6:51
2 Jelly Fish 6:30
3 Eggy Toast 4:07
4 Reg 5:57
5 Vodka 4:12
6 Winner Takes All 5:44
7 Giant Deflating Football 6:22
8 Upright Kangaroo 3:31
9 The Sound Of Beady Eyes 7:46
10 Bu Bu Bu Ba 6:51

Sociétés, etc.

Crédits

Notes

The cover is a parody of the box cover of "Downfall", a board game by Milton Bradley.

Fans of the album, record stores, and Planet Mu's official site state that the title of this release is "Expert Knob Twiddlers". The Planet Mu site says : "… Mike & Rich’s 'Expert Knob Twiddlers' was made back in 1994. Richard edited the tracks into shape later in 1996 with his new Apple Mac computer and it was released later that year on Rephlex …". This text is not an instance of retrofitting; 'Expert Knob Twiddlers' was the title upon the original release in 1996. The cover of the Japanese CD version, and the catalog included inside Caustic Window "Compilation" list this release by the artist name only.

℗&© 1996 rephlex.
Made in England.

Cat# appears as "cat 027cd" on spine, back, in fold out insert and on disk (big text).
Cat# appears as "cat 027lp" on disk (small text).

Issued in a jewel case with clear tray and an 8 page fold out insert.

Code barre et autres identifiants

  • Barcode: 5 027238 002724
  • Matrix / Runout: CAT027CD 10420191 01 % MADE IN U.K. BY PDO
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L132
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 0485
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 0466

Autres versions (5 de 18) Voir tous

Cat n° Artiste Titre (Format) Label Cat n° Pays Année
cat 027cd Mike & Rich Expert Knob Twiddlers(CD, Album, Promo) Rephlex cat 027cd UK 1996 Vendre cette version
ziq369lp Mike & Rich Expert Knob Twiddlers(3xLP, Album, RE) Planet Mu ziq369lp Europe 2016 Vendre cette version
cat 027cd Mike & Rich Expert Knob Twiddlers(CD, Album, RE) Rephlex cat 027cd UK Unknown Vendre cette version
ziq369lp Mike & Rich Expert Knob Twiddlers(3x12", Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Blu) Planet Mu ziq369lp Europe 2016 Vendre cette version
CHCU-010 Mike & Rich ...Expert Knob Twiddlers(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Chronica Cubica CHCU-010 Europe 2007 Vendre cette version

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barahater

barahater

19 juillet 2016
There's a 2016 reissue imminent!! http://planet.mu/releases/expert-knob-twiddlers/ (includes seven new tracks as well!!)
Chalybs

Chalybs

8 novembre 2015
edité about 1 year ago

A album that was underwhelming to some at the time but is now a Rephlex classic. A+ on the artwork, also.
MrZyc

MrZyc

26 septembre 2014

Mike Paradinas and Richard D. James.
this is a great production.
one of my favorites.
agreim

agreim

31 mars 2013
This album definitely is named *Expert knob twiddlers*.
robcypher

robcypher

7 avril 2012

It's okay for the time it was made, but it's definitely less than what you would expect from two major IDM producers.
Stormchild

Stormchild

11 novembre 2010
Not the best work either of these guys have done, but I think we can all agree that this is the greatest album cover ever.
haemingw

haemingw

24 juin 2010
edité over 7 years ago
For all who expected something "more sophisticated" because Mike & Rich are stand-out musicians in this field, keep in mind, that the record was made in 3 days on drugs in 1993 (as Mike once mentioned it took three years for the release). On that framework the record is still brilliant and one of the funniest electronic music records ever. I can hardly have such a laugh with any other record.
steveffisher

steveffisher

5 janvier 2010
Another track, 'Brivert and Muons', never made the finished album. Runs to 6:23 and is a clashy, noisy little number that probably never made it because it's not on par with the rest of the LP.
wilma115114

wilma115114

6 décembre 2006
edité over 10 years ago
For this album, Aphex and mu-ziq cheese it up and make some pretty groovy and bizarre tracks.
I heard that Mike & Rich made this album in a weekend, tripping on some psychedelics (acid or shrooms, but who knows). Could be BS, but it wouldn't surprise me at all.
I'd say the best time to listen to this album for the first time would be while on acid or shrooms.
"Mr. Frosty" and "Upright Kangaroo" are the real standouts for me. Mr Frosty makes a great opener. Very funky, and one of the most listenable songs on the album. Upright Kangaroo includes belching sounds in its melody. It makes sense though, in this surreal aesthetic they've created for themselves.
moog4000

moog4000

7 septembre 2006
edité over 10 years ago
What a great album! If you are truly a fan of Mike Paradinas and Richard D James then this is a must for you. It has the seriousness that Richard puts forth in his music and Mike's bouncy beats that makes this album one of my all time favorite albums of all time.