Bogdan Raczynski
Samurai Math Beats
Disciples
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2020
2LP+Poster
25.99
REDISC1 / Includes Download Code
24” x 12” 2-side colour fold-out insert poster
Incl. VAT plus shipping / Orders from outside the EU are exempt from VAT
Tracklist
1Samurai Masu Biitsu
2Kimi
3Ahou Jiko
4Iai
5I Cry , Bai Bai
6Sayounara Tsutara
7Nan No Tame Ni Boku To
8Miso Shiru
9Nihon De Homuresu
10Are Igai Imi Ga Nai
11Kimi Wa Tsumannai, Boku O Iranai
12Yari Chuu, Kyouroku Isuu
13Gaijin Sabetsu, Gaikoku Hakuchuumu
14Why Why
15Ahou Bouken

Mathematics strikes back! The second of three albums released in 1999 for the Rephlex label, Samurai Math Beats exists somewhere between the outsider jungle mined by labelmates Aphex Twin and Squarepusher (dubbed “drill’n’bass”) and the sun-bleached public information music of Warp artists such as Plone and Boards Of Canada. Whilst many listeners at the time were left scratching their heads at the full on collision of hyperkinetic rhythms and arcade game melodies, in many ways the record pointed the way towards future musical mutations, from the frenetic BPMs of footwork to the deconstructed pop music of Mica Levi.

Re-cut by Beau Thomas and available on vinyl for the first time since original release. Contains download card and 24” x 12” poster.

  • “Classic braindance” - Hardwax
  • “Low-budget keyboards, Japanese robots, brown cardboard, child-like melodies, hyperactive machinery, kung-fu, drums, drums, and more drums.” - All Music
  • "Bogdan was a massive inspiration for some of my tracks on the Drukqs album, the fact he was doing it all on a shit PC tracker… totally amazing. This was before 99.9 percent of people used the computer for everything. His records are so underrated." - Aphex Twin

This reissue follows on from the 2019 Disciples release Rave 'Till You Cry, a collection of unreleased tracks and versions from the Bogdan Raczynski vaults. It also marks the launch of a new sub-imprint, R.A.T.S. Whereas the main Disciples LP series documents unreleased tracks and creates new bespoke collections of an artists work, and the ‘half-disciples’ cassette series takes deeper dives into the catalogue of the focus artist; the R.A.T.S. series is a bit more traditional and will release select represses of out-of-print albums, with original art and masters faithfully reproduced.