BL-3CH: WARP CD44/BLECH
BLECHSDÖTTIR: THE NEXUS PHASE

Released in 1996 by Warp Records, BLECH is a 70-minute mix of Warp's lineup including, but not limited to Aphex Twin, Jake Slazenger, Nightmares on Wax, and Squarepusher.

The underlying theme of the album is digital noise and Ninja Tune style dance rhythms; a bit too 'intelligent' to dance to, a bit too relient on novelty to listen to for any length of time.

Although this type of music was heard throughout dance venues in the UK for several months after release, it has dated very badly¹.

The sleeve also points at the novelty value of the album with manga, faux-katakana² and a distinctly mid-90's graphical style. It was designed by The Designers Republic.

Full track list³:

44Intro: Autechre - Lost
4401: Disjecta - Kracht
4402: Autechre - Rotar
4402.5: Autechre - Flutter
4403: LFO - Them
4404: Plaid - Abla Eedio
4405: Aphex Twin - Ventolin Plain-An-Gwaary
4406: Autechre - RSDIO
4407: Jake Slazenger - Nautilus
4408: Nightmares on Wax - Dredd Overboard DJ Food Lifesaver Mix
4408.5: Aphex Twin - Cow Cud is a Twin
4409: AFX - Laughable Butane Bob
4410: Freeform - Brieflei
4411: The Black Dog - Chase The Manhattan
4412: B12 - Infinite Lites Primitives Mix
4413: Elecktroids - Midnight Drive
4413.25: DJ Mink - Hey Hey Can U Relate
4413.5: Nightmares on Wax - Dextrous
4414: Jimi Tenor - Downtown
4414.5: Aphex Twin - SAW:II CD2.4
4415: Nightmares on Wax - What I'm Feelin' Rae + Christian Mix
4416: LFO - Shove Piggy Shove
4416.5: Mira Calix - Humba
4417: Red Snapper - The Last One
4418: Aphex Twin - SAW:II CD2.6
4418.5: (Sexy Bit Courtesy Ninja Tune - Unreleased)
4419: Nightmares on Wax - Gambia Via Vagator Beach Scruff Mix
4420: Squarepusher - Problem Child
4421: Mike Ink - Paroles
4422: Aphex Twin - Ventolin Wheeze Mix
4423: Jake Slazenger - Slowdance


1) I partially retract that statement. It takes a while to get you're brain back into BLECH, but it can be done, and it can then be enjoyed.
2) Some is correctly used, but some is typical mid 90's "Japanese is Cool!" style.
3) Track numbers are as given on the sleeve.

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