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Funki PorciniThe Ultimately Empty Million Pounds

Label:Ninja Tune – ZEN CD40
Format:
CD, Album
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Electronic
Style:Breakbeat, Future Jazz, Trip Hop

Tracklist

1Theme From Sugar Daddy
Keyboards [Additional]Paul Baguley (2)
5:37
2Wilson's Millions4:44
3Rockit Soul
Keyboards [Additional]Paul Baguley (2)
3:40
4Through The Magic Etagere0:38
5Reboot2:54
6123, 3, 43:05
7Live Fast3:03
8English Country Music4:17
9Cheasy Rider
Keyboards [Additional]Paul Baguley (2)
4:41
10Butler's Groove4:11
11Nothing To Do5:30
12Losers In L.A.2:58
13Tiers Of Joy4:34
14River3:25
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Notes

Recorded at Uterus Goldmine, Monte Carlo

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 021392 185125
  • Barcode (Reader): 5021392185125
  • Matrix / Runout: 88465 ZENCD40 IMPRESS 1:1:2
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L041
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 7301

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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The Ultimately Empty Million Pounds (2×LP, Album)Ninja TuneZEN 40UK1999
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The Ultimately Empty Million Pounds (CD, Album, Stereo)Toy's FactoryTFCK-87968Japan1999
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The Ultimately Empty Million Pounds (CD, Album)Ninja TuneZEN CD40Canada1999
The Ultimately Empty Million Pounds (Unmastered Version 0.9) (CD, Album, Promo)Ninja TunenoneUK1999
I Discovered How To Hear Again In About An Hour Thanks To Funki Porcini (CD, Album, Promo)Ninja TuneZENCD40UK1999

Reviews

  • dimdim's avatar
    dimdim
    Edited one year ago
    I would say this release is not so bad as is commonly believed.
    There are 14 short tracks, tightly packed in 54 minutes, well built one after another. The mood is tense, nervous, bizarre and crazy. The album could fit as an alternative soundtrack to the French Connection movie and definitely deserves more attention and positive ratings.
    • chunkyricesushi's avatar
      After the incredible "Hed Phone Sex" and patchy "Love, Pussycats..." Mr Porcini comes over half himself, half Fatboy Slim. Some good tracks, but gone is the unique style and psychedelic mastery of earlier releases.
      • robcypher's avatar
        robcypher
        "Rockit Soul" is the best track on this LP, IMO.
        • scoundrel's avatar
          scoundrel
          Funki Porcini abandons his "sleazy listening" style and his "experimental jazz" style for _The Ultimately Empty Million Pounds_, opting instead for some more typical downtempo jazz. Sure, "Theme from Sugar Daddy" has a nice heaviness to it, and "Wilson's Millions" seems to horn past the consciousness. "Rockit Souul" calls attention to itself with some interesting dynamic range, and "Reboot" tries to do something interesting with some samples from instructional tapes, as does "123, 3, 4." Many of the tracks, however, end up somewhat wan. "English Country Music" and "Cheasy Rider" are perfectly pleasant, but... it's nothing that we haven't heard before. Ditto for "Butler's Groove." Even the samples seem tired; I expected something more with the theme from "Bonanza" that kicks off "Nothing To Do." "Tiers of Joy" tries to redeem things with some mellow grooves, but it might be too little, too late. Where's the subversive Funki Porcini I once knew and loved?
          • Hythlodaeus's avatar
            Hythlodaeus
            An aptly titled album - I hope for his sake he actually made the million pounds, since the decline evident between the sublime 'Hed Phone Sex' and this is disturbing. Soulless.

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