Quid Rides
Abstrakce Records
Includes Instant Download
Letterpress cover with neon ink, incl. insert
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1Quid Rides 4:22
2Tempus Fugit 5:41
3Pax 4:03
4Ultra Vires 4:40
5Ad Hoc 4:02
6Vade in Pace 6:04
7Ipso Facto 5:19
8Locus in Quo 5:21
9Consummatum Est 6:01

Reissue of this obscure cassette from 1987, a really interesting rarity by Carl Matthews under the CAM moniker. Sturdy synth basslines sculpt solid rhythm patterns that bring to mind the innovations of the moment in electro and dance records. Having in mind that Matthews was a white ambient composer, it's very curious to find him dropping these groovy bombs that sound like a primitive detroit electro or hip hop beats, mixed with sampled voices that recall Art of Noise influences. Also to mention the conceptual work: Quid Rides is inspired in Roman Civilization, as the name of both the album and tracks point (all of them in latin). Experimental-roman-electro seems to be a pretty weird label, but works fine here ... Mutant-futuristic-proto-electro for roman statues would work too.

Letterpress cover with neon ink. Printed on recycled paper made with corn waste, including insert with liner notes by Colin potter.