A Normal Family

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All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
Baby Fox has always been something of a strange fit at Roadrunner Records, whose roster consists primarily of hardcore and speedpunk acts. Baby Fox, on the other hand, comes from an explicitly downtempo place; their sound is a sort of reggaefied, dubwise trip-hop thing. On A Normal Family they keep things dark and slow, but always strangely pretty and never boring. The samples tend to come from unusual places, like radio advertisements and field recordings, and song titles like "Our Face Is Not a Jackal" and "Black Twister" betray something of a gloomy mindset. But they manage to deliver a highly respectable rendition of the Junior Byles classic "Curlylocks," as well as a...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
Baby Fox has always been something of a strange fit at Roadrunner Records, whose roster consists primarily of hardcore and speedpunk acts. Baby Fox, on the other hand, comes from an explicitly downtempo place; their sound is a sort of reggaefied, dubwise trip-hop thing. On A Normal Family they keep things dark and slow, but always strangely pretty and never boring. The samples tend to come from unusual places, like radio advertisements and field recordings, and song titles like "Our Face Is Not a Jackal" and "Black Twister" betray something of a gloomy mindset. But they manage to deliver a highly respectable rendition of the Junior Byles classic "Curlylocks," as well as a number of strangely beautiful and densely textured originals, among them the dreamy "Ladybird" with its parlor piano and sampled insect voices and "Za Za," which features an almost tango-ish stop-start rhythm that segues into a gentle house thump with dubwise vocals. Very nice.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/2/2009
  • Label: Imports
  • UPC: 016861885625
  • Catalog Number: 857761
  • Sales rank: 232,351

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Jonny Lipshake (4:51)
  2. 2 Celebrate (1:07)
  3. 3 Curly Locks (5:36)
  4. 4 Lady Bird (4:08)
  5. 5 Alienway (4:47)
  6. 6 A Normal Family (0:20)
  7. 7 Girl (1:29)
  8. 8 Black Twister (0:37)
  9. 9 In Your Dreams (5:19)
  10. 10 Our Face Is Not a Jackal (1:46)
  11. 11 Za Za (Get Ready) (5:43)
  12. 12 Gloria Graham (1:13)
  13. 13 Rain (4:17)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Baby Fox Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Alex Gray Contributor
Baby Fox Producer
Ray Staff Mastering
Christine Leach Contributor
Rick Essing Mastering
Dwight Clarke Concept, Paintings
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