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Warp Records

Nightmares On Wax ‎– Smokers Delight

$39.00

Warp Records

Nightmares On Wax ‎– Smokers Delight

$39.00

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A TAV Essential Listening Album.

“The first solo album from George Evelyn, aka Nightmares on Wax, Warp's longest serving artist. From the gorgeous opener 'Nights Introlude' it's truly a milestone in trip-hop history. Soul samples soar over shuffling percussion, piano melodies and Rhodes keys intertwining in blissful fashion. 'Stars' is a lengthy highlight, while 'Groove St.' takes the tempo up a notch without ever losing that funk. The fascinating cover art is almost as exciting as the music, taking the album upwards, a rich tapestry on every level.”  – Bleep

The album was included in Robert Dimery's 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die book in 2005. – Wiki

“Despite the liner notes by Nightmares On Wax aka George Evelyn himself asking that the music found on Smokers Delight should not be considered trip hop, this album is the benchmark - if not the blueprint - for that genre. Mind you, back in 1995 when this stone cold classic was originally released, trip hop music wasn't yet de riguer in cafes, hair salons and hotel lobbies worldwide. Smokers Delight was the second album from Nightmares On Wax, following a more dance floor-oriented debut, Word Of Science. For the follow up though, Evelyn got to experimenting with trip hop - which is essentially hip hop with deeper soul and less rapping. With its rubbery bass lines, low-slung funk, meandering, jazzy guitar patterns and slow-motion chocolate-smothered grooves, Smokers Delight is often described as sophisticated stoner music, but that's merely lazy alliteration. This remains an all-time classic of contemporary instrumental music and an essential album.” – In The Pocket

Item description:

Artist:

Nightmares On Wax

Title:

Smokers Delight

Label:

Warp Records 

Format:

2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Repress, 180 gram Gatefold

Pressing:

UK

Release Date:

This reissue: 2014 | Original – 1995

Genre:

Electronica

Style:

Trip Hop, Dub, Downtempo, Instrumental

Catalog No:

WARP LP 36R

Condition:

New