Three Sinister Syllables
"Over two years in the making, and it shows, welcome the debut album mixtape from Manchester's sickest diggers, the Chopped Herring cats. In excess of 250 breaks, used and unused, from all over the globe sampled by the likes of King Geedorah, Necro, J-Zone, Non Phixion, Paul Barman, Edan, Porn Theatre Ushers, Ugly Duckling and many more -- painstakingly created, revealing lives devoted to the beat (more than two and a half tonnes of neglected vinyl have so far been shipped in from dusty groove emporiums worldwide for their next project!). A mixtape made with love for all the breaks of all the genres hunted down, combed, sifted, cut up, discarded, rechecked and then just plain stolen. Think Edward G. Robinson, John Cooper Clarke, Larry David, Mr Baxter from Grange Hill, Woody Allen, Bob Hoskins from 'The Long Good Friday', through to the exotic, fantastic and just plain unknown. Pop from all territories: neglected fourth albums, Japanese soul breaks, Israeli Eurovision B-sides, country & western beats, obscure Latin, hirsute eastern European songstresses, late sixties South African beats, Swedish pop -- all subjected to the Herring men's discerning ears and deft fingers."