Funki PorciniFast Asleep

Label:Ninja Tune – ZEN DV57, Ninja Tune – ZEN CD57
All Media, Album, DVD Box
Style:Leftfield, Acid Jazz, Downtempo


CD-1What Are You Looking At ?5:30
CD-2The Big Sea7:51
CD-3We're Out Of Here2:59
CD-450,000 Ft Freefall5:42
CD-6The Great Drive By7:40
CD-7Last Night Over Norway1:38
CD-8New Dope3:16
CD-916 Megatons4:17
CD-10Tokyosaka Train3:02
CD-11Terminal C3 UK2:06
CD-13Offshore Birmingham2:56
CD-14Back Home6:00
DVD-1What Are You Looking At ?5:29
DVD-2Atomic Kitchen7:31
DVD-316 Megatons4:40
DVD-4Ritmo Di Jazz2:19
DVD-5Last Night Over Norway1:36
DVD-6The Great Drive By7:08
DVD-7The Big Sea7:53
DVD-8Back Home5:56



Recorded at the Uterus Goldmine in the Wolverhamptons.
Mastered in Rome at Studio 9.

The CD release comes with a bonus DVD. Made in conjunction with Team Alcohol (aka Rupert Small), it contains visual representations of eight tracks, six from the album with an extra track Atomic Kitchen, and a visual representation to Ritmo di Jazz released originally on Lets See What Carmen Can Do.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 021392 237220

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Fast Asleep (2×LP, Album)Ninja TuneZEN 57UK2002
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  • Yemsky's avatar
    Published on July 30th, 2022 on the Ninja Tune Facebook page:

    “20 years today since Funki Porcini released 'Fast Asleep' on Ninja Tune.

    "James aka Funki Porcini wanted a girl asleep in a room of analogue kit as the cover for the Fast Asleep album, that simple.
    I knew that to do that idea physically would be incredibly expensive and probably impossible to shoot well. So I made a room in Photoshop out of whatever I could find and while I was fitting everything together, adding shading and false perspective, I digitally carved each piece of kit into a letter, spelling out the name of the artist and title.
    120+ layers in Photoshop later…

    I gave a print out of ‘the room’ to my good friend and photographer Martin LeSanto-Smith who then took a stepladder to his studio and photographed friend and flatmate, Christina, at the right angle to be dropped into the picture.
    There are details on the newspaper that James also wanted on the cover including an early idea for the cover and a headline in Italian. He’d also given me an illustration of a cat curled up for one of the labels inside so I added a cat in to make a connection. The other images for the labels were also supplied by James and linked to films he’d made for the record." – Openmind Design

    Fast Asleep LP cover, 2002
    Model: Christina
    Photography by Martin LeSanto-Smith
    Design by Openmind and Funki Porcini”

    • h4ndcrafted's avatar
      Superb album, not as good as Headphone sex, but quality. God knows how many photoshop layers there is in the cover. But it is certainly spot the synth. I had it for 5 days before I noticed the album title was in the picture lol



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