Risotto (album)

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Risotto
Risotto (Fluke album - cover art).jpg
Studio album by
Released26 May 1997
Recorded1996–1997
GenreTechno, downtempo, big beat
Length73:22
LabelCirca, Astralwerks
ProducerFluke
Fluke chronology
Oto
(1995)
Risotto
(1997)
Progressive History X
(2001)

Risotto is the fourth album by British electronica group Fluke. The album was released on 26 May 1997 by Circa Records and 30 September 1997 by Astralwerks. It was the band's last album recorded with Mike Tournier.

The album is named after the dish risotto (Italian: [riˈzɔtto]). The album artwork was designed by The Designers Republic and features a chrome-plated KitchenAid mixer.

Many of the tracks that brought Fluke to a larger audience are featured on this album, including "Atom Bomb", used on the Wipeout 2097 soundtrack, and "Absurd," used in many films/trailers, including a 1998 Volkswagen Beetle commercial, Sin City in 2005, and the episode "Chaos" from the show Spaced. "Absurd" is also used as the main theme for Sky Sports' Monday Night Football program first from August 1997 to May 1998 and since August 2010 to the current day.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyB[2]
Muzik8/10[3]
Pitchfork9.0/10[4]

Writing for Melody Maker in October 1997, Neil Kulkarni gave Risotto a very positive review, singling out the album's lyrics as a highlight; "[Fluke] have the dumbest greatest deepest lyrics in dance – "Baby's got an atom-bomb/a motherfuckin' atom bomb" is the greatest heavy metal lyric never written; "Anybody with a heart votes love" is a chorus Stevie Wonder would be proud of; "Think big that's only half as large/Bigger, better, twice as hard" is Ooompah-Loompah haiku made pop poetry."[5]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Absurd" – 5:48
  2. "Atom Bomb" – 5:45
  3. "Kitten Moon" – 9:18
  4. "Mosh" – 6:20
  5. "Bermuda" – 7:57
  6. "Setback" – 8:54
  7. "Amp" – 8:09
  8. "Reeferendrum" – 7:22
  9. "Squirt" – 6:15
  10. "Goodnight Lover" – 7:34

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bush, John. "Risotto – Fluke". AllMusic. Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  2. ^ Browne, David (31 October 1997). "Risotto". Entertainment Weekly: 109. Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  3. ^ Stein, Jessica (October 1997). "Fluke: Risotto (Circa)". Muzik (29): 112.
  4. ^ Wisdom, James P. "Fluke: Risotto". Pitchfork. Archived from the original on 15 February 2001. Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  5. ^ Kulkarni, Neil (4 October 1997). "Review: Fluke - Risotto, Virgin". Melody Maker. IPC Media: 51.