A History of the "Apache" Breakbeat

The Future Sound of London "Papua New Guinea" (1991)

Album: Accelerator
Label: Jumpin' & Pumpin'
Producer: FSOL,

Garry Cobain and Brian Dougans's working alias is problematic-Future Sound of London's prog-like mien isn't often borne out by the music itself, not atypical in electronic-dance, then or now. But when they hit things just right, it could be breathtaking-and nothing else they did hit as right as this early single, which was noted more for its vocal sample (Lisa Gerrard, from Dead Can Dance's "Dawn of the Iconoclast") and bass line (Meat Beat Manfiesto's "Radio Bablylon) than its drum track (guess). You'd think people just expected that sort of thing by 1991 or something.

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