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Patterson Freedom Now (Meditation)
Attica Blues Contemplating Jazz
Awunsound Symmetrical Jazz (Flapper Till 5AM Mix)
Nightmares On Wax Stars
La Funk Mob Ravers Suck Our Sound
M.F. Outa 'National Miles Out Of Time (Astrocentric Mix 'N' Beats)
R.P.M.* The Inside
Autechre Lowride
Olde Scottish Wildstyle - The Krush Handshake
DJ Shadow Lost And Found (S.F.L.)
Skull Destroy All Monsters
Deflon Sallahr ..... Don't Fake It
R.P.M.* 2000
Slipper Suite
Palm Skin Productions I) Jeremy's Velvet Slippers
Palm Skin Productions II) Moonrakers
Palm Skin Productions III) Unspeakable Acts
U.N.K.L.E.* Vs. The Major Force Orchestra* The Time Has Come
Howie B. Inc.* Head West - Gun Fight At The O.K. Corrall
Tranquility Bass They Came In Peace
DJ. Shadow* In/Flux (Alternative Interlude '93)

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November 18, 2020
referencing Headz : A Soundtrack Of Experimental Beathead Jams, 3xLP, Comp, RP, MW026LP
Side A and side B are the opposite way around from the original pressing, the 94 pressing starts with Patterson, not Nightmares on Wax.


July 9, 2017
referencing Headz (A Soundtrack Of Experimental Beathead Jams.), 3xLP, Comp, Gat, MW LP 026

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


August 11, 2003
referencing Headz (A Soundtrack Of Experimental Beathead Jams.), 3xLP, Comp, Gat, MW LP 026
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.


October 29, 2002
referencing Headz (A Soundtrack Of Experimental Beathead Jams.), 3xLP, Comp, Gat, MW LP 026

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.