Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Beneath The Surface...


This is one of the few albums that still amazes me after rotating it since 1998.

It casts LA's most prolific rappers paired with Omid's deep going beats leading you to a 82 minutes lasting journey. You just have to enter the bus and to enjoy the ride...

Additional note:
The compilation was first self released by Omid himself in a limited run in form of a 3xLP and a CD in 1998. In 1999 came a 12" EP, a 3xLP and CD on Celestial Recordings. The full length Celestial Recordings releases have a different track listing than Omid's self released ones. On the first release there are the tracks "Surveillance", "What Up" and "Outsider" which aren't on the second release while on the 2nd there are "Subterranean Service" and "To The Turn Of The Earth" which aren't on the first release. Furthermore the second press vinyl consists of 3 records where only 2 records contain the vocal versions while the third has some instrumentals! Some people say that there was also a repress of the 2nd 3xLP. Later on, there also came a CDr and a 2xLP with the instrumentals and a re-release of the first CD.
Taking the instrumentals from the 2nd 3xLP version and the Instrumental CDr there are only 3 instrumentals missing: "You are in my clutches", "What Up?" and "Outsider" which is the same beat as on "Line Postin' in Pedro". For "You are in my clutches" I can remember that I once read that Omid doesn't know where his original ADAT recording is, so we probably will never see this one :(


11 comments:

Jack Devo said...

I'm still waiting for a record to amaze me as much as this one has...

meeee said...

I feel the same but let's see what's coming from Omid in the future. In 2009 he said, that he is working on a solo album with Spoon.
BTW do you have a CD version of it?
I have nearly all versions of this release except the 12" EP, the first CD version nor the repress of it. What I want is a good rip of "Surveillance", "What Up?" and "Outsider" because they aren't on the CD version from Celestial Recordings...

Jack Devo said...

I have the cd versions of the original and second pressings. Those songs were on the original, I think. I'll get that to you soon!

ALKain said...

Can you please re-up "KC Da Rookee - Buffalo Soldier / Prepare For The Worst" Thank you.

meeee said...

just have a look again...

kessei said...

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I'm looking for Azeem Air cartoons, radioinactive hipohop helmet, circus vs andre, peace southern fryed chicken. for whatever reasons I'm unable to find these and they aren't that rare. thanks serum108@gmail.com

meeee said...

Thanks for the link!
I don't think that I have the Circus vs Andre and Azeem albums.

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BigYaahdSound said...

AWESOME album... "You Are In My Clutches" led me here...!!

Anonymous said...

pleaze re-up all verse

Anonymous said...

Need a re-up on the instrumentals.. killer stuff