Review: Do you ever watch old Woodstock footage and think 'wow, we'll never, ever be as cool as our skinny, long haired, glorious moustachioed hippy forefathers'? If the answer is yes, head immediately to The Amorphous Adrogynous's Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble remix for 17 minutes of total sonic oblivion. Jethro Tull style flutes a go-go, huge tub-thumping drums, wild organ riffs, distorted bass and wizardly guitar solos, it's an incredible piece of music that would make our Woodstock ancestors cry with envy. If your answer to our initial question was 'no', then do not panic - there are two other versions that last a more conventional six minutes, but they pack an equally funky, organic, air-guitar-inducing punch. There's also a great cover of The The's "Giant" on here too. DJ Food at his finest.
Magpie Music (feat 2econd Class Citizen) - (11:18) 92 BPM
A Trick Of The Ear (album edit) - (9:02) 140 BPM
Colours Beyond Colours - (2:53) 136 BPM
Review: The first DJ Food album in 11 years, and a welcome return to Ninja Tune institution Strictly Kev on this freaked and brilliant album. Rough and deliberately scattershot, it aims to create the sonics of psychedelic rock but using samples - a method that pays off gloriously on tracks like "All Covered In Darkness (Part 1)" and "The Illectrik Hoax" - and with the trademark use of obscure spoken-word samples, there's also a pseudo-narrative thread that runs throughout the twelve tracks. A rare guest spot from The The's Matt Johnson sees the singer on fine form on the double-bass driven "Giant", while other vocal contributors include JG Thirlwell, Natural Self and 2econd Class Citizen. An ace album from a producer making his transition to the digital age as engaging as possible