Best Foot Forward by Baby Mammoth - PORK RECORDINGS [PORK071] FLAC download included with physical items

Best Foot Forward

A 14 track beats & breaks album (1h 11m 49s) — released October 23rd 2000 on PORK RECORDINGS

'A selection of the sweetest shoots from 5 years of hard grazing by the hairy ones from Hull... After the departure of Fila Brazillia and the split of Bullitnuts, Baby Mammoth have become Pork's premier act having, in traditional Pork fashion, released six albums in five years. This is the perfect introduction to the Mammoth sound: fourteen excellent tracks chosen by the band and mixed into one seamless, head nodding mix by label boss Porky. From the first album '10,000 Years Beneath the Street? to this year's 'Motion Without Pain' Baby Mammoth have developed from a studio based duo producing mellow digi funk and dub to a full band with jazzier overtones. Following on from their tour of the USA and Canada, Baby Mammoth performed a Saturday night headlining slot as a seven piece band at the Big Chill's Enchanted Garden 2000. American band Pavement are big fans of Baby Mammoth and the forthcoming 12' on Pork by their drummer under the name 'Marble Valley' will feature BM remixes.'

They have continued to operate outside the boundaries steadily releasing their inimitable brand of funk and jazz house grooves. Just what you need to need to keep you same through the next four months of winter?? - Wax Team Wax

Along with that other Hull institution Fila Brazillia, Baby Mammoth are the kings of snoozecore. They've put out six albums in five breathless, each one a peachy gem of feather-soft funk, slow burning nu jazz and high class stoner grooves. Which makes this 14 track compilation an instant treasure. Whether it's the Nina Simone smooch of 'I'm Not Joking' or the stargazing breaks-fest for bongheadz that is 'Dark Goggles', there's a wonderfully impish spirit infecting the Mammoth's catalogue. Never contenting themselves with relentless monogrooving, this is multi-hued magic that only the likes of Global Communications and Lemon Jelly get close to. Buy this, discover the sound of your heart purring contentedly and then do yourself a favour and pick up their entire back catalogue too. - Calvin Bush Muzik

Compiled from the hairy monster's droppings from 5 years of grazing, that created 6 albums, that's munching. The tracks have all been selected by the porky one himself and gracefully mixed as he loves it - on cd. It's a trippy 'Big Chill' style soundscape that should be consumed with festival fudge. Jazz samples galore ('Quick Kick'), enchanting vocals that haunt ('Mysterious Muses'), acid consumption ('Dark Goggles'), running stark naked through fields ('Hoodwinked'). There's even a touch of Wally Badarou amongst the intricacies that make this so Mammoth, so Pork and eternally desirable. May the Hull mystery continue. - Crispin Turkentine Straight No Chaser

Mammoth's compilation of best bits is exactly what it says on the tin - a selection of the sweetest shoots from five years of hard grazing. From the sweet vocal arrangements on 'Mysterious Muses' to the forward thinking electronic dub fest that is 'Dark Goggles', Hull based Baby Mammoth have produced a 'best of' selection that any beats officianado would be chuffed with. Live or studio based Mark Blissenden and Andrew Burdall will entertain the mind and mellow the soul. If you've missed out on Pork Record's greatest export then go grab yourself a copy. Dubby chilled beats heaven. - Kate Wildblood DJ

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