Sixtoo – ?Body Ache Summer (EP)? – [Ninja Tune] – (33 rpm)
Hunter Gatherer 1/23/2005 10-inch, A Library
Sixtoo is the prolific Canadian producer Robert Squire. We have a few of his many other releases filed under both Hip Hop and A Library. This is his third release on Ninja Tune.
This EP continues the dark, downtempo direction of his previous full-length Chewing On Glass and Other Miracle Cures sampling live musicians instead of records, laying down fat, slow beats, and permeating each track with a sense of dread.
Though only three tracks are listed on the back, there are six ‘songs? total.
A1: The first side is instrumental and made up of two main parts with a ‘bonus beat? coda that would be ideal to talk over on a quick break. The first part has a repeated theme, and the second part long string chords throb over the beat. This is somewhere between modern classical and hip hop.
B1: A quick song with loud drums and some synth sounds.
B2: Two songs from Chewing on Glass? separated by silence and remixed by Anticon artist alias featuring Sixtoo on the mic and some doodle-y harpsichord(!).
Language: B2 (Funny Sticks):?’shoved it up his ass? though it is unclear what is being shoved.
Rhetorical question: Why isn’t Michael Tilson Thomas working with new artists like Sixtoo who are putting out interesting music instead of Phil Lesh and Wynton Marsalis?
you heard it 42 times on kfjc! most recently:
- 341 days ago, Lurker played A1: Waiting for Anything/Bod
- 1764 days ago, Sluggo played A1: Waiting for Anything/Bod
- 2059 days ago, Ms. Tiza played B2: Karmic Retribution/Funny
- 2377 days ago, Herb Rockwell played A1: Waiting for Anything/Bod
- 2465 days ago, Pants played A1: Waiting for Anything/Bod
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