- More Songs About Food & Revolutionary Art
- Artist: The Detroit Experiment
- Format: LP
- Release Date:2/17/2015
Double LP version. "Revolutionary art is not determined by it's avantgarde content; nor it's formal or technical trickery, it's interpretation of reality or it's verisimilitude, but, rather, by how much it revolutionizes our thinking and imagination; overturning our preconceptions, bias and prejudice and inspiring US to change ourselves and the world" - Jeff Sawell's text on the cover of More Songs About Food and Revolutionary Art. Carl Craig's 1997 album features such timeless highlights as "Televised Green Smoke," which, after a short introduction, floats in on a haze, working through the classic blueprint of dance music - the gradual addition of layered, complementary elements - until it reaches a soft peak. "Red Lights" works a slow-grind breakbeat, cycling through the Paperclip People oscillator with strings in the background and an atmosphere reminiscent of the Godfather. "Dreamland" and "Butterfly" are closer to traditional Detroit productions, sharp and focused but rather melancholy; the former is a reach-out to the Britain-Detroit axis (As One, the Black Dog, B12), while the latter evokes the classic late '80s productions of Craig's friend Derrick May (who co-produced a later track on the album, "Frustration"). The Maurizio dub "Dominas" is nocturnal and unhurried, even despite the insistent beat and a female vocal sample repeating the title one word after another - it's included on the both the CD and double LP versions here, though it was left off the original vinyl release. Another classic, "At Les," balances a few gently cascading chords with a rhythm program that keeps pushing the track forward and faster. Planet E and Rush Hour now present a remastered reissue of this techno classic.