Sunday, March 16, 2008

The Black Dog - Music For Adverts (And Short Films)

Label: Warp
Year: 1996
Styles: Ambient Techno, IDM

Review: (

With a cover thumbing its nose at Brian Eno's similarly titled series of albums from the 1970s and song titles ranging in reference from bad Hollywood films to washing powders, it would seem the Black Dog is engaged in a bit of a musical piss-take. Nothing of the sort, actually, as lone Dog Ken Downie's first solo work since the departure of partners Ed Handley and Andy Turner is a serious, often wistful collection of post-rave electronica, incorporating elements of techno, ambient, hip-hop, jungle, and jazz. Although lacking somewhat in complexity, Downie more than makes up for it in focus and emotional content.
- Sean Cooper (Allmusic Guide)


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air guitarist said...

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T said...

Any chance of posting 'Spanners'?
And the Peel Sessions?
Thanks, great blog, much appreciated

Anonymous said...

Hello, can you post Black Dog, The - Spanners & Book Of Dogma?

Your blog is great...thanks!

Anonymous said...

shameful ripping off of a great band.


boba said...

links dead, any chance for a re-up ??

Anonymous said...

re - up? said...

I saw so much worthwhile material here!