For the uninitiated, Moosebumps should be considered the true follow up to the critically acclaimed 1996 Dr. Octagon album Dr. Octagonecologyst, the strange and beautiful fruit of an inspired musical collaboration between legendary artists/producers Dan 'The Automator' Nakamura, MC Kool Keith (Keith Thornton) and turntablist DJ Q-Bert (Richard Quitevis). Though Kool Keith continued to perform and release new material under the alias 'Dr. Octagon' sporadically over the years – it was without the original partners Automator and QBert.
For the first time in over two decades, Moosebumps has reunited the dream team in the studio and on the stage! Also making a notable appearance on the Moosebumps album is rapper and frequent Automator collaborator, Del The Funky Homosapien, on the epic track 3030 Meets The Doc Pt.1 The character Dr. Octagon is an extraterrestrial surgeon from Jupiter who uses space technology and primitive tools to perform medical procedures on his patients, some of whom die as he conducts his rounds, while others are murdered by his careless, barbaric acts.
Dan The Automator has worked with noteworthy artists including: Got a Girl, Miles Kane, DJ Shadow, Kasabian, Handsome Boy Modelling School, Gorillaz, Lovage, Head Automatica, Mike Patton, DJ Quest, Emily Wells, Depeche Mode, Pillowfight, Exodus and Primal Scream.
Kool Keith has collaborated and worked with: Ultramagnetic MCs, The Cenobites, Godfather Don Tim Dog, KutMasta Kurt, Motion Man, Analog Brothers, Masters of Illusion, Jacky Jasper, Thee Undatakerz, The Diesel Truckers, Peeping Tom, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Chilly Chill, The Prodigy, Spazz, Princess Superstar, Nu:Tone, Esham, MF DOOM and L'Orange.
DJ Q-Bert is one of the founding members of the band Invisibl Skratch Piklz, launched the Qbert Skratch University, an interactive online learning school and community for DJs, and has worked and collaborated with Mix Master Mike, DJ Shadow, Peanut Butter Wolf, A-Trak, Shortkut, Rasco, Dee Jay Bird, DJ Lord Wax, Herbie Hancock, The X-Ecutioners, Shock G, D-Styles, Motion Man, Praxis, N.A.S.A, L’Orange and Mr. Lif. Deltron has worked with noteworthy acts: Hieroglyphics, Deltron 3030, Gorillaz, Da Lench Mob, Chilly Chill, Handsome Boy Modeling School, Ice Cube, El-P and Tame One.
1. Octagon Octagon (IG1)
2. Polka Dots
3. Black Hole Son (IG3)
4. Power Of The World
5. Operation Zero
6. Bear Witness IV
7. Area 54 (IG2)
8. Flying Waterbed (IG4)
9. 3030 Meets The Doc Pt.1
10. Karma Sutra
11. Hollywood Tailswinging
The indies-only edition of the album includes alternate gatefold artwork, 12 instrumentals of album tracks on 140g black vinyl on 2LPs, printed inner sleeves x2 and the original album in printed CD jacket.
The Standard 2LP is pressed on 140/150g Black vinyl in a gatefold sleeve,
plus download card.
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