Disrupt (2) ‎– Foundation Bit

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Tubby ROM Module 4:20
The Stars My Destination 3:04
Jah Red Gold And Green 3:32
Foundation Bit 5:01
Blast You To Bits 3:41
True Creators 4:13
Bomb 20 4:11
Riddim Grid 4:01
THC 1138 3:39
Selassi I Continually 5:23

Versions (2)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WERK CD004 Disrupt (2) Foundation Bit(CD, Album) Werk Discs WERK CD004 UK 2007 Sell This Version
WERKLP001 Disrupt (2) Foundation Bit(LP, Album, Ltd) Werk Discs WERKLP001 UK 2008 Sell This Version

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ricstultz

ricstultz

October 5, 2021
referencing Foundation Bit, LP, Album, Ltd, WERKLP001
I love this album, I had the mp3s way back in the day and have been eyeing this vinyl for a long time. Glad I pulled the trigger. I do wish every song on the digital version was on here, but the good news is the mastering and pressing are excellent. Glad to have this as a part of the collection
scoundrel

scoundrel

March 28, 2020
referencing Foundation Bit, CD, Album, WERK CD004

Though Disrupt has his own label, Jahtari, that didn't stop him from releasing FOUNDATION BIT on Werk Discs, the Ninja Tune offshoot. It's leans heavy on the dub, like the slow throb of "Tubby ROM Module," mixed with 8-bit tones and samples, as on "The Stars My Destination." But are those blips and bleeps enough to make something special of these tracks? Sure, the sci-fi scenery of "Blast You to Bits" and the jaunty "Riddim Grid" have some perk, but overall, it's a dub-inspired album without much inspiration of its own. The melancholy horn of the title track adds a mournful mood, but doesn't develop much beyond that; thankfully the key shifts in "True Creators" offers slightly more. I'm not sure this album contributes much to the dub canon, but offers some benefits as a bit player.
routes

routes

April 1, 2019
referencing Foundation Bit, CD, Album, WERK CD004
PLEASE ignore the previous comments: this record is an all-time classic and easily the greatest iteration of electronic dub since Rhythm & Sound (but still prior to Burial and Seekers International). I can't recommend this enough. It's unbelievably smoked out, cheeky and heavy as fuck. Buy on sight.
dessieape75

dessieape75

February 28, 2014
referencing Foundation Bit, CD, Album, WERK CD004
I paid 99c from the bargain bin and still felt somewhat ripped off. I view it as having bought an overpriced spare jewel case.
ikeaboydamo

ikeaboydamo

October 19, 2011
edited over 10 years ago
referencing Foundation Bit, LP, Album, Ltd, WERKLP001
I found this album to be warm and welcoming. Clever, funny, effective and inventive. I've listened to it dozens of times and usually start to finish. I've played it next to other types of electronic music in DJ sets and it's great at opening up a set with smarter dubstep music into something that's appreciated in a different way. Some of the patterns are staples of the dub tradition and some of the samples have a cosy familiarity to any fan of Sci Fi. In many ways I find this to be a near-perfect album for my ears.
exumer

exumer

May 21, 2011
edited over 11 years ago
referencing Foundation Bit, CD, Album, WERK CD004

I tried. Then I tried again. Sadly, to me this is a truly awful album. If you like electro reggae style self indulgence with hammy unrelated sampling (somehow now considered dub) with little variation, and enjoy sweating the small stuff, then this release is for you. If, on the other hand, you prefer a bit of variety and substance to your music then save your $2 that you may spend when you see this in the bargain bin section of your local retailer, and buy yourself a coffee or other treat. You'll enjoy it more, and for longer.