Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (album)

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Studio album by Kid Koala
Released 22 February 2000
Recorded ?
Genre turntablism, Hip hop
Length 37:50
Label Ninja Tune
ZEN34 (LP)
ZENCD034 (CD)
Producer Kid Koala, except 6 and 13 by Bullfrog
Kid Koala chronology
Scratchcratchratchatch
(1996)
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
(2000)
Some of My Best Friends Are DJs
(2003)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Almost Cool 7/10 link
Allmusic 5/5 stars link
PopMatters favourable link

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is the first album of turntablist Kid Koala.

The track "Like Irregular Chickens" is a reference to fellow Ninja Tune artist Amon Tobin's track "Like Regular Chickens" on the album Permutation, which itself references the David Lynch film Eraserhead.

The album was issued with a comic book drawn by Eric San himself. It detailed a DJ captured by a corporation, shrunken down to 1/10 his original size, and placed in a box of fictional Disco -o- Flakes cereal. He breaks out of the box four years later and struggles to become a DJ. The CD is enhanced with a video game modeled on Asteroids called "Vinoids," in which you have to destroy radioactive records before they reach Earth.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Strut Hear" (0:59)
  2. "Nerdball" (1:43)
  3. "Fender Bender" (3:54)
  4. "Drunk Trumpet" (2:57)
  5. "Roboshuffle" (2:40)
  6. "Barhopper 1" (1:58)
  7. "Music For Morning People" (3:47)
  8. "Naptime" (1:34)
  9. "A Night At The Nufonia" (3:53)
  10. "Temple Of Gloom" (4:16)
  11. "Scurvy" (4:16)
  12. "Like Irregular Chickens" (1:55)
  13. "Barhopper 2" (3:13)
  14. "Roll Credits" (0:49)