Tapes

Tapes

by The Rapture
     
 

Enjoyment of the Rapture's Tapes necessitates unfamiliarity with the majority of its contents, indifference to acute sequencing and, naturally, deep interest in what the band views as classic and fresh. The set, containing 22 tracks in 74 minutes, flits across several forms of dance music -- funk, disco, go-goSee more details below

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Enjoyment of the Rapture's Tapes necessitates unfamiliarity with the majority of its contents, indifference to acute sequencing and, naturally, deep interest in what the band views as classic and fresh. The set, containing 22 tracks in 74 minutes, flits across several forms of dance music -- funk, disco, go-go, house, techno, hip-hop, disco revivalism -- often to a jarring extent, indeed sounding like it was selected by committee. The tougher transitions between ill-fitting tracks are masked with fade-outs and drastic bottom elimination through EQ'ing, and some tracks that do match up rhythmically -- Richie Havens' coarse cover of Lamont Dozier's "Going Back to My Roots" and Galaxy 2 Galaxy's gleaming "Afros, ARPs, and Minimoogs" being the prime pair -- sometimes present clashing moods and tones. Out of the newer tracks, the strongarming ardkore hip-house of Dances with White Girls' "Everybody's Got to Make a Living," released on the Rapture's own Throne of Blood label, wins out.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/24/2008
Label:
K7
UPC:
0730003722929
catalogNumber:
37229
Rank:
381044

Tracks

  1. Earthquake Shake  -  Undisputed Truth
  2. Daytona 500  - Ghostface Killah
  3. The Word  -  Junk Yard Band
  4. Holy Ghost  -  Bar-Kays
  5. Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll  - Vaughan Mason
  6. Tee's Happy  -  Northend
  7. I'm an Indian Too  -  Don Armando's Second Avenue Rhumba Band
  8. Disco Circus  -  Martin Circus
  9. Fantasy Lines  -  Arcade Lovers
  10. Club Soda  - Thomas Bangalter
  11. The Passion  -  Kiloo
  12. Flowerz  - Armand Van Helden
  13. Say U Will  -  Dajae
  14. Where's Jason's K  -  Syclops
  15. Township Funk  - DJ Mujava
  16. Cpstyre  -  Donk Boys
  17. Everybody's Got to Make a Living  - Dances with White Girls
  18. Why Not?!  -  Alter Ego
  19. Get Get Down  - Paul Johnson
  20. Austin's Groove  - Kid Creme
  21. Going Back to My Roots  - Richie Havens
  22. Afro Arps and Minimoogs  -  Galaxy 2 Galaxy

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