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Genre: Electronic
Performer: Essen
Title: King Size Blues
Style: Leftfield, Future Jazz, Downtempo
Date of release: 1998
Country: UK
MP3 album size: 1136 mb
FLAC APE album size: 1165 mb
WMA album size: 1465 mb
Digital formats: DXD VQF MOD VQF AA MMF DXD
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Tracklist

King Size Blues 4:11
God & The Devil 8:26
Cover Me 5:16
Sleep 6:56
King Of The Rain 5:47
The Vision 5:39
Rams Red Son 8:12
Her Favour 3:46
Beautiful 6:12
Defend 7:03
Amen 8:29

Versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
CUP024CD Essen King Size Blues ‎(CD, Album) Clean Up Records CUP024CD UK 1998
7243 8 46365 2 4 Essen King Size Blues ‎(CD, Album) Virgin 7243 8 46365 2 4 Europe 1998


Discussion about Essen - King Size Blues
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Dark and mysteriuos, Essen's album KING SIZE BLUES, dropped right during the heyday of trip-hop, and though it fits in that category, it's blues rock leanings help to keep it fresh. The title track, for instance, has hints of Middle Eastern melodies (the ethnic percussion becomes more evience in the jazzed-down "King of the Rain") amongst the instrumental layers. A similar haze hovers of "God & the Devil," which is less concerned with spiritual matters and more with moody funk. A paranoiac rhythm takes center stage on "Cover Me," while "Sleep" wanders about like a somnambulist. The Native American chanting that kicks off "Rams Red Son" continues the international musical pillaging, though it's just a hint in an otherwise funky track. The mood and tone of the album stays perhaps a little too consistent -- one could say repetitive, but moments do break through, like how the instrumental "Beautiful" piles on the sounds for a dense atmosphere. "Amen" closes the album, not on a spiritual note, but with a deep, dark baseline and some skittering breaks. A lesser-known work, but a worthwhile one.
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