FirewireA Tribute To The Manzini

Label:City Centre Offices – block 020
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Mini-Album
Style:Leftfield, Future Jazz, Experimental


A1Open Ur Eyes
A2No One There
A34 Ever
A4The Driver Is The Soul And The Body Is The Motor
B1No Exit
B2Every Day

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we will never forget you, carl crack r.i.p. 2001
firewire's infinity composed [...] at the fridge 2000 / 2001
mastered & cut […] at d+m, 2003
distributed by baked goods (uk) & morrmusic (rest of the world)

c+p city centre offices

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  • Barcode (Stickered): 8 80918 00021 3
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, handwritten): BLOCK 020 04.07.03 LOOP-O/D&M AND DEATH SHALL HAVE DOMINION A
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, handwritten): BLOCK 020 2GETHER 4EVER LOOP-O/D&M 06.05.03 B

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  • Due to the fact it was not not been released on Empire's DHR label, Firewire is often overlooked but is Carl Crack's "final" posthumous album after his death in 2001. as with Black Ark (which i previously reviewed as a uneasy listen at times) The music is far removed Atari Teenage Riot often noisy outputs or Din St's Fever as Frederic and Carl employ a more soulful croon to their voices, but although still the dark dirge of black ark's soundscapes still churn thruout the record as the duo provides some often Techno Animal-esque breakbeats and minimal noises thruout. a lot of the tracks are mostly instrumental and filler on this release but i must say the most interesting songs on this release i must say are Crack's takes on the two Gil Scott Heron tracks "Everyday" and "No Exit", which are stripped of their soul and funk sound and transformed into dark trip hop esque dirges, and yet again showcases Crack's impressive emulation of the fallen Heron, which by many would be seen as odd outside of his usual MC-ing foray in ATR.

    as previously stated with Black Ark, its just a disappointment that crack never got to continue to make more music like this, as i could've imagined it would of gone far and gotten more interesting, as opposed to how Atari Teenage Riot sound now in the 21st century. definatley one to pick up for its collectibility or if you are a ATR completist, as its often cheap. 5/5


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