Release date: 24-10-2016 ( originally released in1995 )
2016 EU repessing on 180g 2LP - For years before the release of Exit Planet Dust, the production duo of Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons were cranking out slabs of the biggest sounds around on the label junior boys' own.
A key record of the 1990s, Exit Planet Dust invented the big-beat style that dominated British dance music in the second half of the decade, and it still sounds superb in its own right. Skull-crunching hip-hop loops, fuzz guitar, insistently repetitive spoken samples and thunderous basslines make up the blueprint for one of the most instantly energising albums ever recorded. many of the titles - Chemical Beats, Fuck up Beats, Chico's Groove are fairly self-explanatory.
Others show a level of erudite humour; Song to the Siren filches the name of a Tim Buckley ballad for a track more in keeping with the mysteries of a car alarm, while One Too Many Mornings is nothing that Bob Dylan would recognise in a hurry. Collaborations with Beth Orton (Alive Alone) and the Charlatans' Tim Burgess (Life is Sweet) add human voices to the brilliant mechanical formula.
A1 Leave Home
A2 In Dust We Trust
B1 Song To The Siren
B2 Three Little Birdies Down Beats
B3 Fuck Up Beats
B4 Chemical Beats
C1 Life Is Sweet
C2 Playground For A Wedgeless Firm
D1 Chico's Groove
D2 One Too Many Mornings
D3 Alive: Alone