|2.||"Fumblin 2C" (6:07)|
|1.||"Stringed Funk" (4:59)|
|1.||"Dream State" (5:21)|
Nicky B was a resident at Birmingham's legendary House Of God back in the '90s and it's the zeitgeist of that special period that's captured brilliantly on 9.2% - which gets a much needed reissue here on Prisoner Of Sound 21 years later. Direct and austere groove executions such as the title track and "Stringed Funk" share similarities with the sounds of fellow Midlands brethren like Surgeon, Regis and Dean Cole. "Dream State" with its soulful and evocative feel was no doubt derived from the influences of Detroit and nearby Sheffield at the time, and the hypnotic cyclicality of "H-V-CAT-R" we could have imagined worked for those strobed-out moments later in the morning when Terry Donovan took over for the closing set.
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