|FORMAT:||12’’ Vinyl Only|
|Baby Mammoth’s seventh album, helpfully titled “Seven Up”, was originally released on CD in 2001 by Pork Recordings (Dave ‘Porky’ Brennand and Steve Cobby) who were behind household names “Fila Brazillia” and “Bullitnuts”, pioneering the sound of the late 90s / early 2000s downtempo, ambient, and trip hop scene. In collaboration with Pork Recordings, Seven Up is now being released by Musical Charis on vinyl for the first time. Baby Mammoth mastered the sound of downtempo lounge in this album which has stood the test of time, warranting its re-release.
In this album, Baby Mammoth stay true to their traditional funky downtempo course, while the guitar plucks and modulations of “1” certainly make for a joyful listen. “And I’ll See You” leans heavily on a vocal sample from Jimmy Scott’s “Under the Sycamore Tree” and provides a nice introduction for the swoops in “Baroque ‘n’ Roll” which drift in on clouds of strings. “Frozen” gets bubblier and “Pink Elephants” gets more spare and groovier with its bongo and flute-driven sensation (a real crowd favourite!). Indeed, they maintain a sense of fun throughout the album, keeping things on the lighter side, driving up the dub reverb on “Deadpool”, or engaging with some vocal snippets on “Frank’s Angels”. Baby Mammoth will have you giddy with this release on vinyl.