CLUE TO KALO
WAGON CHRIST, THROBBING POUCH
I remember clearly the first time I heard this in high school because I'd never had as much shameless fun listening to a record. It's when I realized music could be fun, and also funny. It's all instrumentals but Luke Vibert's personality is everywhere. When I was young I'd associated hip-hop with a kind of ferocity I found a little frightening. Here it seemed reinvented, easy for a nervous kid to love. I listened to this for the first time with a friend and both of us laughed in disbelief at how impossibly good the drums sounded, at how cool the flute sample was. I tried for a while to emulate Vibert's presence of sound but could never work it out. This records sounds like something else to me now, but should still be back in print.