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Global Goon - Cradle Of History Album
Global Goon - Cradle Of History Album
Performer: Global Goon
Title: Cradle Of History
Label: Rephlex
Country: UK
Released: 1998
Style: IDM
Cat: CAT 058 CD
Rating: 4.0/5
Format: MP3, FLAC, WMA
FLAC size: 2547 mb | MP3 size: 1461 mb | WMA size: 2313 mb
Genre: Electronic

1Bassy Hip Pop4:30
2Jazz Intro4:00
3Sloe Intro5:10
6Long Whiney3:54
9Dum Dar Dee4:53
11Open Hyhatt3:49
12Snare Rush3:50
13Duck Soup2:14
14Ready To Roll1:40
15Hardcore Symphony2:25
16Vocal Loop1:03
18Grand Piano5:21


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
CAT 058 LPGlobal Goon Cradle Of History ‎(2xLP, Album)RephlexCAT 058 LPUK1998
CAT 058 LPGlobal Goon Cradle Of History ‎(2xLP, Album, Promo, W/Lbl)RephlexCAT 058 LPUK1998


  • Mastered By [Uncredited]Paul Solomons
  • Performer [All Tracks By]Global Goon


℗ © 1998 Rephlex
Made in England
Distributed in the UK by Vital/Charged
Barcode: 5 027238 005824


Comments (7)
Like many people (I imagine), I first encountered Global Goon on the excellent, Braindance Coincidence, a compilation celebrating 10 years of Rephlex Records and their boundless, eclectic, debonair genre: braindance.For someone looking for an introduction to the aesthetic, the Goon track on that CD, Long Whiney, could be the perfect encapsulation of Braindance, being neither dancey nor overtly brainy. However, that track is something of an oddity on the album where it appears: Cradle of History. Long Whiney is moody, slightly omnious with tight biting percussion - it has the swagger of an ethically dubious character's theme tune. Much of the rest of the album, in stark contradiction to the grandiose title, is playful, silly, and at times so homespun as to be bordering on the throwaway. To be fair I can't imagine, Global Goon, or Jonny Hawk to his service providers (one of whom seems to make an appearance in a particularly maddening repeated sample) has an pretensions of grandeur.The album sounds like it was made by someone tinkering around with a load of cheap, vintage or DIY gear in their bedroom and is not afraid of showing a bit of string and sellotape. In fact the string and sellotape is pretty much the basis for most of the tracks. If you want a 'sounds like X on X' similie, then I would say it sounds like a junkyard Four Tet. So we have twenty tracks, most of them essentailly muscial sketches: organs, casio keyboard tones, many varieties of percussion, playful childish (not childlike - but childish) melodies. There are many humorous moments, such as various entrances of what I assume is Global Goon's own voice, literally souding like someone warbling in the bath, and the aforementioned sample of a call centre worker, asking "what was that name?"Not to say there aren't some highlights, Long Whiney, and the oddly out of place, Afterlife - with a lush vocal sample and blissed out breakbeat - it sounds very chillout and much more overproduced than the other tracks, and while itis certainly not mould-breaking I can't help but love it. By the time I'm deep into the second half of the album, the tracks do all blend together and I find it hard to differentiate any particular standouts. While it remains agreeable from start to finish - always easy on the ears, loping along at a chilled pace, with some highly pleasant melodic snatches (label-Daddy, Aphex's influence clearly audible) it's fair to say the album runs on rather too long.
just noticed there are 2 tracks exclusive to the vinyl release. I'd love to hear these!
This is one of the most meaningful cd's i own. Ultra nostalgic hanging out with the kindergardener's in the playground kind of music. My friends love this cd for it's catchy melodies and quirks we smoke up and put this on and have a good time.
i hope you are a teacher... otherwise creepy comment mate
bullshit, you're a long whiney by the sound of it...this is a gem of an album. I just think you dislike "fun" in electronica. The guy is called Global GOON for heavens sake!
I guess this album makes most sense if you're smoked up. To me it's very uneven, some melodies tend towards being very silly and pretentious, sounding like Paradinas' bad day at studio, kind of.
The track "Long Whiney" (Great!)is also released on the "Braindance Coincidence" (CAT 100)