Disc one: 1/ Chicken Walk '97 (WordSound) 3.45 Remixed by Splice 2/ Scarab Medley (Scarab) 5.13 Remixed by Scotty Hard 3/ Saidisyabruklinmon Nobwoycyantess (Israel,Loop) 3.56 Remixed by Dr. Israel 4/ Trust (Israel,Shehab) 6.03 Remixed by Dr. Israel and Prof. Shehab 5/ Freedom Street (Seshambeh Project) 6.10 Remixed by Dr. Israel 6/ King Cobra In the Temple of Smoke (Spectre,Israel) 3.50 Remixed by Free Time featuring King Cobra (DS 2000) 7/ Rise of the Fall (Shehab,DXT,The Eye) 6.45 Dubadelic 8/ Forward Roots (unreleased) (Skiz,Jer) 5.52 Roots Control 9/ Psalm 87 (Israel) 6.02 Remixed by Capt. Kowatchi 10/ J.O.B. (Prince Paul) 4.23 Remixed by Eraldo Bernocchi 11/ Mystery of Senior Sanchez (O.H.M.) 4.21 O.H.M. Disc two: 1/ The Joust (Spectre,Harding) 5.00 Remixed by Corporal Blossom 2/ Prince Charming Goes Bananas (Darlington) 5.10 Prince Charming 3/ Hidden Gods (Spectre) 6.12 Remixed by DJ Vadim 4/ Lower (BL,EB,Harris) 6.12 Remixed by Slotek 5/ Drunken Monkey (Shehab,Loop) 6.53 Ebn E Sync 6/ Mumbo Jumbo (Special Dark) 5.14 Remixed by Megabyte 7/ Eliminate the Countdown (Martin) 4.13 Remixed by Ish 8/ Towers Open Fire (Fernando,Ghari) 7.46 Remixed by Bill Laswell 9/ Weird Science (Scharin) 4.55 Remixed by Spectre 10/ Electrotherapy (Sensational) 4.59 Remixed by Kevin Martin 11/ Fallout (LP version) (Scott,Laswell) 4.23 Bill Laswell Meets Style Scott 12/ The Spy Who Came In From the Cold (Spectre) 5.18 Spectre Recorded and mixed at various labs in Crooklyn and beyond Original tracks produced by it's respective writer(s) 1997 - WordSound (USA), WSEP023 (12") 1997 - WordSound (USA), WSCD023 (2CD)Note: Tracks 10 and 11 on disc two are listed in reverse order in the liner notes.
As could be expected, the remixes on this set take large chances. This compulsion for reinventing the wheel does result in some tracks that don't quite live up to the originals, but with the bar as high as it is, that's not a big concern.
Within the two hours of music here lies a lifetime of ideas and emotions. Wordsound is merely the conduit for this traffic in dreams, but I'm overjoyed such a path exists. These artists go to the edge; it's great that there's a label who is only too happy to venture right along.
Jon Worley (courtesy of the Aiding & Abetting website)