Sunday, 25 May 2014

Thee Outside - "Deaf Disco" (Year Zero Records YEAR002) 1997/2010
Did someone say Drum'n'Bass? This gives me the opportunity to plug this D'n'B ignored underground classic from 1997; re-released in 2010 on Year Zero records.Bizarre dark Drum'n'Bass stylings with a splash of Black Humour. Still sounds remarkably fresh, maybe because it isn't yer bog standard Drum'n'Bass format. Fused with Electronica,with a dash of Exotica,found sounds,noise samples, crossed with a drop of only the best in Elevator Muzak.You could even dance to this if you were so inclined and on drugs.Probably the most commercial record on Year Zero! Think Luke Vibert, Aphex Twin , Squarepusher and U-Ziq as musical references.  


1. Testcard (3:24)
2. Sectioned (4:58)
3. Empty Mind (5:48)
4. Intruder (5:33)
5. Instructions From God (6:33)
6. Its After The End Of The World (8:55)
7. The Grey Room (The Deaf Disco) (3:11)
8. Towers Open Fire! (14:36)
9. This is Your Saviour Calling (7:28)
10.In the Beginning (5:28)
11.Wormhole (3:53)
12.A Short Song About Death (9:54)  

DOWNLOAD a piece of thee outside HERE!


kingpossum said...

Ignored classic indeed. Brilliant stuff and the trebly production adds to rather than detracts from the proceedings, to my ear. Terrific post thank you and a nice palette cleanser from the spate of Jandek posts.

Anonymous said...

fuckin' ace! testcard has got to be one of my favourite album openers...

Jonny Zchivago said...

Glad you both like it, especially 'cus its a Jonny Zchivago production from the good old days - the only record that actually made me any money!

badgerstump said...

WHOAH! This is fkn awesome!!!

I was all over the proper DnB in the early/late 90's. How the hell didn't I know about these???

Truly great! Please tell me there is more ...

Jonny Zchivago said...

Sorry to say, that there ain't no more Thee Outside in the archives(i think?), and I should know(?), 'cus i was thee Outside....formerly known as Dongle, til some other 'dongle' confused matters.
I inadvisedly switched from D'n'b, recruited a girlie singer, and went in a kind of doomy Trip Hop direction(got that stuff if you want to hear it?)to court the record industry.Lots of rejection slips later...I returned to horrible noise.

So pleased you like it, its one of my fav records. The last flowerings of completely original never heard the like before music culture was Jungle etc.

Cheers Badgerstump.

Anonymous said...

Put that trip hop stuff up. If it's even half what this is it's already gold then. Wish there was more DnB like this, tripe like Pendulum is just polluting one of my favorite genres.

Jonny Zchivago said...

Ok, will do.I'll add it to this post soon.