Time to deal with Lord Sabre’s group of the early 1990s, after Mr Weatherall split away from the Boys Own group to work with Jagz Kooner and Gary Burns. Going to have two posts on Sabres, next time some remix work but first some original and remixes of Sabres’ work. The Originals include the beatless mix of Smokebelch, an utter ambient classic.

Andrew Weatherall’s Sabres of Paradise were one of the U.K.’s most celebrated experimental techno groups. A combined effort of Weatherall and collaborators Jagz Kooner and Gary Burns, the group released a flood of singles and EPs, many of which were collected on compilations released by Warp and Weatherall’s other main focus: the Sabrettes label, with releases from Plod and Slab, among others. Born in Windsor, Berkshire, Weatherall considers himself a DJ first, and his exhausting schedule of deckwork has been arguably as influential as his records, inspiring scores of other DJs and anticipating trends in trance-techno, inelegant dance, and even trip-hop. Still, tracks such as “Smokebelch,” “Theme,” “Wilmott,” and the expansive Haunted Dancehall did much in helping to push the post-techno envelope beyond the often staid conventions of the dance floor.

Sabres of Paradise – Theme feat Dominick (Underdog Remix)  

Sabres of Paradise – Wilmot Meets Lord Scruffage  

Sabres of Paradise – Smokebelch (Beatless Mix)  

Sabres of Paradise – Bubble & Slide (Nightmares on Wax Mix)  

Sabres of Paradise – Haunted Dancehall (Performed by In The Nursery)  

Sabres of Paradise – Planet D (Portishead Remix)  

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~ by acidted on November 12, 2009.

One Response to “S IS FOR SABRES OF PARADISE (PT 1)”

  1. […] #32 is Sabres of Paradise with the beatless mix of Smokebelch from 1993. Most people favour the dance floor friendly (if not […]

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