Human (3) ‎– The Island Life E.P.

Human Records ‎– human 001
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, 45 RPM, EP

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A1 Skating On Thin Ice
Co-producer, Written-By – Bligh*, Grainge*
B1 Evil Knevil
Co-producer – Sherriff*, Bligh*Written-By – Bligh*
B2 Winter
Producer, Written-By – Bligh*

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Human Records Ltd. Copyright Control 1997.

The release was limited to 500 copies. The side B has a special cut, with two distinctive grooves pressed for each track, separated by an etched part with no groove. The side A is playing at 45 rpm, the side B at 33 rpm. The durations are not printed on the release. On the runouts, ‘DFI’ and the pressing dates are stamped, as well as ‘0 0 1 B’ at the end of the B-side. The rest of the strings are etched. The release was originally issued in a plain not printed white sleeve with spines. It includes a plain white innersleeve with curved corners.

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  • Matrix / Runout (Etched runout side A): DFI—97-11 HUMAN 001 A D+M ര
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched middle part side B): HUMAN 001 B D+M ര DEDICATED TO JAMES BOOTH
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched runout side B): DFI—97 —11 HUMAN 0 0 1 B

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January 21, 2019
The following is solely my opinion, and doesnt exist to try and turn you.

On reflection, this EP was produced at a time where "the golden era" had faded somewhat. The producers of this and humans second release, made these releases because they wanted to hang on to the passion in the music that seemed to be disappearing around them. Perhaps that was just a sign of change? Music in their time was all about passion, and being involved in a movement. I hope this music reminds you or, invites you to do the same, by make music because you have a real reason to.


March 12, 2005
edited over 16 years ago

A beautiful and quite strange record : 'Evil K-Nivl' is a kind of slow industrial-wave burner, and the flip 'Skating on thin ice' is pure Detroit tech-house bliss, in the manner of 'Jazz is the teacher' or the more melodic and jazzy UR productions, and easily as good. Absolutely essential.