Primal Scream

Echo Dek

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Released a mere three months after Vanishing Point, Echo Dek finds Primal Scream turning over the master tapes for the record to Adrian Sherwood, who remixes eight of the songs ("Stuka" is done twice) and takes them farther out into left-field territory. Vanishing Point was already quite adventurous, sinking deep into dub and ambient cocktail territory, but Sherwood confirms the experimental bent of the record with Echo Dek. Only a few songs are twisted beyond recognition, the rest simply follow the original versions to their logical conclusion, offering elastic grooves, disembodied vocals, and bottomless bass. Most remix albums are only of interest to hardcore fans, but Sherwood's clever, dynamic work makes Echo Dek of interest to anyone curious about contemporary late-'90s dance.

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