RELEASE
July 10, 2000
LABEL
Zomba
GENRES
Electronica, Techno, Club/Dance, Detroit Techno, IDM, Electro-Techno, Neo-Electro

Album Review

After negotations broke down between former Black Doggers Ken Downie, Ed Handley, and Andy Turner, what was projected to be a three-disc set with nearly all the existing Black Dog Productions rarities became instead a two-disc set of Handley/Turner productions recorded during the first half of the '90s. Trainer is still a near-essential document of early British techno, including a raft of rarely heard classics like "Scoobs in Columbia," "Norte Route," and "Angry Dolphin," plus the entirety of their ultra-rare Mbuki Mvuki mini-LP. The Handley/Turner production aesthetic balanced sublime, Detroit-inspired synth with hyper-kinetic drum programs and breakbeat madness years before England's love affair with jungle. Grabbing tracks from far-flung but like-minded labels like ART, Planet E, A13, and Clear, Trainer includes over two hours of warped acid house from a B-boy perspective -- it's hardly a coincidence that Black Dog Productions shared initials with South Bronx's finest.
John Bush, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Uneasy Listening [#]http://itunes.apple.com/album/uneasy-listening/id261059777?i=261059851&uo=5
  2. Anythinghttp://itunes.apple.com/album/anything/id261059777?i=261060204&uo=5
  3. Slice of Cheesehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/slice-of-cheese/id261059777?i=261060355&uo=5
  4. Linkhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/link/id261059777?i=261060497&uo=5
  5. Perplexhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/perplex/id261059777?i=261060687&uo=5
  6. Summithttp://itunes.apple.com/album/summit/id261059777?i=261060781&uo=5
  7. Bouncing Checkshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/bouncing-checks/id261059777?i=261060866&uo=5
  8. Yakhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/yak/id261059777?i=261061003&uo=5
  9. Scoobs in Columbiahttp://itunes.apple.com/album/trainer/id261059777?uo=5
  10. Chirpy [#]http://itunes.apple.com/album/chirpy/id261059777?i=261061433&uo=5
  11. Prig [#]http://itunes.apple.com/album/prig/id261059777?i=261061679&uo=5
  12. Eshush [#]http://itunes.apple.com/album/trainer/id261059777?uo=5
  13. Blahhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/blah/id261059777?i=261062107&uo=5
  14. Norte Routehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/norte-route/id261059777?i=261062293&uo=5
  15. Fly Wings [#]http://itunes.apple.com/album/trainer/id261059777?uo=5
  16. Whirling of Spiritshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/trainer/id261059777?uo=5
  17. Choke and Flyhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/trainer/id261059777?uo=5
  18. Small Energieshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/trainer/id261059777?uo=5
  19. Jolly [#]http://itunes.apple.com/album/trainer/id261059777?uo=5
  20. Letter [#]http://itunes.apple.com/album/trainer/id261059777?uo=5
  21. Soft Keyhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/trainer/id261059777?uo=5
  22. Reishihttp://itunes.apple.com/album/trainer/id261059777?uo=5
  23. Uland [#]http://itunes.apple.com/album/trainer/id261059777?uo=5
  24. Tan Sau [#]http://itunes.apple.com/album/trainer/id261059777?uo=5
  25. Androidhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/trainer/id261059777?uo=5
  26. Angry Dolphinhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/trainer/id261059777?uo=5
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