Riddim Warfare

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Spooky Riddim
Studio album by Kieran The Fridge Broxton
Released September 21, 1998 (1998-09-21)
Recorded Soundcloud
Studio Bass Hit Recording
Genre Hip hop, illbient
Length 72:40
Label Outpost Recordings, Asphodel Records
Producer Kieran Broxton
Kieran The Fridge Broxton chronology
Synthetic Fury EP
(1998)Synthetic Fury EP1998
Riddim Warfare
(1998)
Haunted Breaks
(1998)Haunted Breaks1998
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
The A.V. Club favorable[2]
CMJ New Music Monthly favorable[3]
Vibe favorable[4]

Riddim Warfare is a 1998 studio album by DJ Spooky. It includes contributions from Sir Menelik, Kool Keith, Killah Priest, Thurston Moore, Ben Neil, Arto Lindsay, and Mariko Mori.[5]

Critical reception[edit]

John Bush of AllMusic gave the album 4 stars out of 5, commenting that "Only one man could conceive of an album including turntable battles, a workout for Sonic Youth guitarist Thurston Moore, and a spoken-word piece on the same album."[1] Joshua Klein of The A.V. Club said, "the record is a surprisingly lithe and notably straightforward exercise in hip-hop psychedelia."[2] Marc Weingarten of Vibe called it "the most cohesive and rhythmically righteous album of his career."[4]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Paul D. Miller, except where noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Pandemonium"   1:29
2. "Synchronic Disjecta"   4:26
3. "Object Unknown" Paul D. Miller, Keith Thornton, L. Phillip Collington, Jr., Larry Smith, Joseph Simmons, Darryl McDaniels 5:14
4. "It's Nice Not to Lose Your Mind"   0:36
5. "Dialectical Transformation I (A Parallax View)"   1:34
6. "Post-Human Sophistry"   3:53
7. "Quilombo Ex Optico"   3:32
8. "Rekonstruction" Paul D. Miller, Larry Baskerville, Troy Jamerson 4:42
9. "Scientifik" Paul D. Miller, L. Phillip Collington, Jr. 3:43
10. "A Conversation"   3:26
11. "Peace in Zaire"   7:59
12. "Dialectical Transformation II (Du Nouveau Monde)"   1:14
13. "Degree Zero" Paul D. Miller, Walter Reed 4:50
14. "Roman Planetaire"   3:57
15. "Bass Digitalis"   1:02
16. "Polyphony of One"   6:19
17. "Riddim Warfare" Paul D. Miller, Keith Thornton 3:20
18. "The Nerd"   1:43
19. "Dialectical Transformation III (Soylent Green)"   2:11
20. "Theme of the Drunken Sailor"   5:18
21. "Twilight Fugue"   2:12

Personnel[edit]

  • DJ Spooky – nmbara, wind chimes, gongs, street noises, additional vocals, bass, electric guitar on track 3, acoustic guitar on track 8
  • Sir Menelik – vocals on tracks 3, 9
  • Kool Keith – vocals on tracks 3, 17
  • Akin Atoms – guitar on tracks 4, 14, 20
  • Karsh Kale – drums on tracks 4, 14, 20
  • Arto Lindsay – guitar on track 7
  • Lucio Maia – guitar on track 7
  • Dhengue – bass on track 7
  • Jorge Du Peixe – drums on track 7
  • Gulmar Bola8 – drums on track 7
  • Gira – drums on track 7
  • Pupilo – drums on track 7
  • Toca Ogan – percussion on track 7
  • Marcos Matias – percussion on track 7
  • Prince Poetry – vocals on track 8
  • Pharoah Monch – vocals on track 8
  • Vinicius Cantuaria – acoustic guitar on track 8
  • Ambassador Jr. – vocals and scratches on track 10
  • Grisha Coleman – vocals on track 11
  • Killah Priest – vocals on track 13
  • Manny Oquendo – keyboard on tracks 14, 20
  • Micah Gaugh – saxophone on track 14
  • Julia Sher – vocals on track 16
  • Thurston Moore – guitar on track 19
  • Ben Neil – trumpet on track 20
  • Mariko Mori – vocals on track 21

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bush, John. "Riddim Warfare - DJ Spooky". AllMusic. Retrieved April 4, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Klein, Joshua (April 19, 2002). "DJ Spooky: Riddim Warfare". The A.V. Club. Retrieved April 4, 2017. 
  3. ^ Jarman, David (October 1998). "DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid - Riddim Warfare". CMJ New Music Monthly: 47. 
  4. ^ a b Weingarten, Marc (October 1998). "UNKLE 'Psyence Fiction' / DJ Spooky 'Riddim Warfare'". Vibe: 166. 
  5. ^ Comer, M. Tye (November 2, 1998). "Ghost in the Machine: DJ Spooky's Cultural Alchemy". CMJ New Music Report: 104–105. 

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