Maxinquaye

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1995
4th & Broadway, Island Records

Tracklist

01. Overcome
02. Ponderosa
03. Black Steel
04. Hell Is Round The Corner
05. Pumpkin
06. Aftermath
07. Abbaon Fat Tracks
08. Brand New You’re Retro
09. Suffocated Love
10. You Don’t
11. Strugglin’
12. Feed Me

All Music
“album that exists outside of time and outside of trends, a record whose clanking rhythms, tape haze, murmured vocals, shards of noise, reversed gender roles, alt-rock asides, and soul samplings create a ghostly netherworld fused with seductive menace and paranoia… Maxinquaye offers untold treasures.”

Guardian
“It’s a record of whispers, an aural stream of consciousness.”

Select
“A chilling vocal sample (“let me tell you aobut my mother”) drifts in to add weight to the anticipation and destruction of his first single, ‘Aftermath’. These are the words of Leon, one of the replicants in Blade Runner, before he pulls the trigger of doom. At over seven minutes (all too short), the whole track evokes the brittle calm and borderline hysteria of someone strung out on a combination of late night, heavy smoking and post-traumatic stress disorder. Or something even better.”