Bogdan Raczynski

Samurai Math Beats

£22.99
  • Bogdan Raczynski - Samurai Math Beats
25th September 2020 / 2LP / Disciples

Bogdan Raczynski

Samurai Math Beats

£22.99

An essential reissue of one of the key albums from Raczynski's Rephlex catalogue.

Mathematics strikes back! The second of three albums released in 1999 for the Rephlex label, Samurai Math Beats exists somewhere between the outsider jungle mined by labelmates Aphex Twin and Squarepusher (dubbed “drill’n’bass”) and the sun-bleached public information music of Warp artists such as Plone and Boards Of Canada. Whilst many listeners at the time were left scratching their heads at the full on collision of hyperkinetic rhythms and arcade game melodies, in many ways the record pointed the way towards future musical mutations, from the frenetic BPMs of footwork to the deconstructed pop music of Mica Levi.

+ 2LP black vinyl in 5mm spine reverse board sleeve w/ 24” x 12” 2-side colour fold-out insert poster on uncoated paper + download card

A1 Samurai Masu Biitsu
A2 Kimi
A3 Ahou Jiko

B1 Iai
B2 I Cry, Bai Bai
B3 Sayounara Tsutara
B4 Nan No Tame Ni Boku To

C1 Miso Shiru
C2 Nihon De Homuresu
C3 Are Igai Imi Ga Nai
C4 Kimi Wa Tsumannai, Boku O Iranai

D1 Yari Chuu, Kyouroku Isuu
D2 Gaijin Sabetsu, Gaikoku Hakuchuumu
D3 Why? Why?
D4 Ahou Bouken


"Bogdan was a massive inspiration for some of my tracks on the Drukqs album, the fact he was doing it all on a shit PC tracker… totally amazing. This was before 99.9 percent of people used the computer for everything. His records are so underrated." - Aphex Twin
Format /2LP
Released /25th September 2020
Catalogue / REDISC1
Barcode / 5060384619019
Artist / Bogdan Raczynski
Label /Disciples
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