Foetus: Blow

Release Information

CD Sep18 2001 Thirsty Ear #THI 57109.2 Made in the US
CD Nov26 2001 nois-o-lution #? Made in the EU
2xLP Nov26 2001 nois-o-lution #03283-1 Made in the EU

Track Listing

Purchase Album as MP3

(LP Face A)
01. Cirrhosis Of The Heart – Amon Tobin mix [6:35]
02. The Need Machine – Franz Treichler mix [5:49]
03. Victim Or Victor – Jay Wasco mix [3:58]

(LP Face B)
04. Mandelay – Phylr mix [4:59]
05. Quick Fix – Charlie Clouser mix [5:28]
06. Kreibabe – Pan Sonic mix [4:19]

(LP Face C)
07. Shun – Kid 606 mix [4:08]
08. Suspect – DJ Food “feed em their rights” mix [6:02]
09. Grace Of God – Kidney Thieves/Sean Beavan mix [4:25]

(LP Face D)
10. Heuldoch 7B – Panacea mix [3:48]
11. Someone Who Cares – Ursula 1000 “sheracer” mix [4:16]
12. The Need Machine – JG Thirlwell mix [7:28]

Linear Notes

album produced by J.G. Thirlwell
Original versions of these tracks
Appear on the FOETUS album “Flow”
Additional production by the remixers.
Songs published by ectopic music/ASCAP
Sleeve designed by J.G. Thirlwell
Sleeve art directed by Steve Schwartz
Mastered by Drew Anderson at Masterdisk
Ectopic ents po box 1085
Canal street station nyc 10013-0862
Amon Tobin and DJ Food appear courtesy of Ninja Tune
An ectopic entertainment

Release Notes

2xLP Artwork

A companion release to, and contains remixes from, ‘Flow’.“Quick Fix (Charlie Clouser mix)” also appears on the VARIOUS
ARTISTS ‘nois-o-lution 2002′ release, ‘Gothic Compilation 15′ and ‘Gothic Magazine+CD #35′.


Remix albums are, by nature, a difficult and often unloved breed; they’re generally only purchased by fairly rabid fans, but those fans are often less than receptive to the liberties remix artists take with their favorite songs. Blow, which is intended to be a companion piece to Foetus’s newish Flow, is a different — and entirely more successful — animal. Perhaps it’s because Blow was developed in tandem with its parent album. Perhaps it’s because Foetus guy J. G. Thirlwell is no stranger to the world of remixes. Perhaps it’s because of the album’s list of stellar remix/production talent, which includes Amon Tobin, Kid 606, DJ Food, Phylr, Pan Sonic and the Young Gods’ Franz Treichler. Most of all, however, credit goes to Thirlwell’s inimitable style; between his distinctive and forceful delivery and the sheer bombast of his musical compositions, it’s unlikely that any remix artist could quell the music’s fundamental Foetusness. Thus, while the assembled producers take Thirlwell’s hellish cabaret in new, intriguing, and sometimes predictable (care to guess what Kid 606 does with “Shun”?) directions, it never stops being what it always was. A few of the remixers go a little too heavy on their trademark “additional production” (stand up, Amon Tobin), but in general their efforts pay off, saving Blow from cruel jokes about its title.

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