MadlibSound Ancestors

Label:Madlib Invazion – MMS 044
Vinyl, LP, Album
Genre:Hip Hop


A1There Is No Time (Prelude)1:16
A2The Call2:05
A3Theme De Crabtree2:16
A4Road Of The Lonely Ones3:38
A5Loose Goose2:21
A8Riddim Chant1:58
B1Sound Ancestors2:50
B2One For Quartabê / Right Now2:42
B3Hang Out (Phone Off)2:15
B4Two For 2 - For Dilla2:51
B5Latino Negro3:36
B6The New Normal2:28

Companies, etc.



Tracks are numbered sequentially on the back jacket.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 989327004413
  • Barcode (Text): 9 89327 00441 3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout etched): MMS044-A BG
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout etched): MMS044-B BG

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Sound Ancestors (LP, Album, Test Pressing)Madlib Invazion, Madlib Invazion044MMS, MMS 044US2020
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Sound Ancestors (LP, Album, Limited Edition, Purple “16.35 Hz”)Madlib InvazionMMS 044US2021
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Sound Ancestors (LP, Album, Limited Edition, Blue “20.50 Hz”)Madlib InvazionMMS 044US2021
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Sound Ancestors (LP, Album, Limited Edition, Rust, "27.50 Hz", LP, Album, Limited Edition, Blue, "20.50 Hz", LP, Album, Limited Edition, Purple, "16.35 Hz")Madlib InvazionMMS 044US2021
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Sound Ancestors (16×File, MP3, Album, 320 kbps)Madlib Invazionmms0442021



  • BLAM-RECORDS's avatar
    Everyone in here hating on the album, I’m assuming half of them are upset they were hoping for a special edition and landed this instead.
    • tobywipedout's avatar
      I wonder what's so special about this album that they release so many variants. It doesn't have much to stand up to all his other releases.
      • mrjameswalton's avatar
        GOOD NOT GREAT ::: This album has moments, but for the most part it's boring. Nothing we haven't seen before five times from Madlib ...although it will be a gift to future producers to sample and build on. Sell it.
        • barryblanco's avatar
          why oh why that black and white sleeve. damn shame compared to the Text release. this looks like it was send through a fax machine.
          • mcnab.cheyne's avatar
            A vinyl release done proper. Clean, flat pressing that comes in a poly lined sleeve. Bernie Grundman cut the lacquer and the mastering is on point. Easy to recommend this

            Equipment used:
            * Rega Planar 6 w/NEO PSU
            * Rega Exact cartridge
            * Rega Elex-R
            * Dali Oberon 5
            * Blue Jeans Cables + interconnects
            • bighand123's avatar
              Big scuffs down the first half of side A with audible pops piss poor when you're paying top whack for an album.
              • wakai's avatar
                Really nice record but I cant help the feeling that I paid £30 for the most basic pressing you can have. Few days before my copy of Iron Maiden Live in Mexico City arrived... nearly the same cost and I got a triple vinyl in beautiful gatefold with printed inner sleeves. This just so low effort for the price... anyway, great addition to the collection nevertheless.
                • dylaf's avatar
                  Edited 2 years ago
                  Honestly not feeling engaged after several listens to this latest collaboration between OJ JR & KH. Sure it's a clean pressing, but with a slightly low gain & 'thinness' to the sound that seems to lack a little presence. Madlib: get back onto Stones Throw!

                  Aside from the two tracks that were pre-released as a taster & gained heavy radio rotation; the rest of this short LP feels pretty much non essential compared to both artists previous work. Sure it is nice enough & well arranged (of course); but like ML's last collab with Freddie Gibbs, the flow feels a bit off, with many tracks lacking the experimentation & raw 'oomph' that usually forms much of the appeal with both artists.

                  Before any trolls start biting, that's my honest feeling & I'm sure many will love this. For such a hotly tipped release, it's left me underwhelmed & unmoved. Perhaps I was expecting something else; but that's the bar set by these two great artists & all I have to compare against.
                  • pdherd's avatar
                    Mint pressing, sounds amazing, no background hiss no pops no crackles, and just a great sounding record to boot. Love this!
                    • Charlie_Freak's avatar
                      Edited 2 years ago
                      Great pressing of what is an essential record for 2021. The quality of the mastering and engineering is high which is to be expected when Bernie Grundman is involved. It has not been cut too loud and there are very noticeable dynamics which is unusual for a sample based production. Not sure where it was pressed but my copy has a flat edge which is something I associate with vintage records - very nice. Worth every penny.



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