Faze Action ‎– Plans & Designs

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1 Plans & Designs
Bass, Double Bass – Jeff 'The Funk' Walker*Cello – Tessa KuhlesStrings – The Sweet String CompanyTimpani, Steel Drums, Percussion – Ben MitchellViola, Violin – Claire March, Rosie LeGood
10:18
2 Original Disco Motion
Congas, Percussion – Ben MitchellGuitar – Will Kingswood*Keyboards, Electric Piano [Rhodes], Bass – Robin Lee
7:13
3 In & Out
Bass – Robin LeeClarinet – Bago Drum BagoEffects [Space Echo Re 201 & Re 501] – Simon LeeTimbales – Ben Mitchell
7:16
4 In The Trees
Cello – Tessa KuhlesKeyboards, Congas – Ben Mitchell
7:46
5 Astral Projection
Electric Piano [Rhodes], Bass – Robin LeeTimpani, Timbales, Bells [Chime Tree] – Ben MitchellTrombone – Jake Moses
8:39
6 Turn The Point
Chapman Stick – Jim LampiCongas, Percussion – Ben Mitchell
8:57
7 Vortex
Guitar – Jeff 'The Funk' Walker*Organ [Hammond C3], Synthesizer [Yamaha Dx7] – Neil CowleyWritten-By, Bass, Drums – Ben Mitchell
7:08
8 Plans & Designs String Reprise
Bass, Double Bass – Jeff 'The Funk' Walker*Cello – Tessa KuhlesStrings – The Sweet String CompanyTimpani, Steel Drums, Percussion – Ben MitchellViola, Violin – Claire March, Rosie LeGood
2:29

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Initial pressing in spined card wallet with die-cut inner sleeve.

℗&© Nuphonic 1997

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 030436 011528
  • Matrix / Runout: ABLEX 83638 NUX115CD 1:1:1

Other Versions (5 of 5) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
NUX115LP Faze Action Plans & Designs(2x12", Album) Nuphonic NUX115LP UK 1997 Sell This Version
859384 2 Faze Action Plans & Designs(CD, Album) Chrysalis 859384 2 France 1997 Sell This Version
NUX 115LP Faze Action Plans & Designs(2xLP, Promo, W/Lbl) Nuphonic NUX 115LP UK 1997 Sell This Version
NUX 115 Faze Action Plans & Designs(12", W/Lbl) Nuphonic NUX 115 UK 1997 Sell This Version
NUX115CDP Faze Action Plans & Designs(CD, Promo) Nuphonic NUX115CDP UK 1997 Sell This Version

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andyman5

andyman5

September 24, 2006
edited over 10 years ago

The stripped down sound of 'Plans and Designs' with its disco-nouveau flare is something not to be missed. IMO these guys lost the plot when they added vocals and went for the fuller package on later releases. This release is great because it isn't overloaded with bland vocals but is brimming with live sounding deep disco funk and is layered with effects. Everyone has heard 'In The Trees' by now but it is gems like 'Turn the Point' that really get me going. Excellent stuff.
scoundrel

scoundrel

April 27, 2004

Faze Action’s debut, <I>Plans & Designs</I>, is a beautifully sweeping album, full of house (with more than a bit of disco thrown in there). What’s most notable, however, is their use of orchestra strings to create an epic feel. The title track makes this immediately evident, with some timpani drums coursing through the song. “Original Disco Motion” takes everything that was good about disco and puts it into a modern context. “In & Out” gives us some reverb on the drum track that carries over onto the horns, while “Turn the Point” adds some dreamy electric guitars. Some of the tracks could use more distinction, as they don’t sound individual enough, but with the standout track, “In the Trees,” there’s no mistaking its whirling strings and funk bass. A wonderful debut.