Monday, February 08, 2010

Only Time I'm Ever Posting a Trip-Hop Track


Audio Sports - Return to 1 More (from Era of Glittering Gas 1992)

Getting into Boredoms back in high school was when music got really fun for me. Me and Yamatsuka Eye go back like car seats, and this Audio Sports record is kind of a hidden gem. Maybe not in Japan in the early 90s, but I'm impressed by how good it still sounds 20 years later. I mean it's Trip-Hop for Christ's sake, and not in the same way that say Fabo is Trip-Hop. Heavy on the weed, I imagine Eye's dreadlocks wrapped up in a studio kinda cloudy listening to Buju Banton and Main Source. I dig the rapping throughout the album, but their re-version of this riddim (whose name slips my mind right now) is my favorite moment.

5 comments:

Jon said...

plus it predates most of the UK trip-hop stuff. have you heard the Major Force box of even earlier Japanese hiphop that Mo Wax released at one point? you'd dig it, I think.

Dave Quam said...

no, i'll check that out dude

thanks for putting me up on this record btw

paul j. said...

just a head's up, but that link is not working for me. don't know if other people are having problems...

anyway, i'm interested in checking this out. i have a bunch of early boredoms stuff and some hanatarash, but had never heard of this group.

Dave Quam said...

oops, should be fixed now.

It's definitely different than any boredoms or hanatarash, both of which rule.

paul j. said...

Okay, yeah that worked, thanks. Chill track.