Permission to Explode (album)
Glitch, IDM, Electro, Experimental, Techno
Don't call it a comeback. Si Begg has been here for years, and his genius appreciates exponentially with each passing moment. Since the mid-'90s, the UK producer has created several dozen releases for such labels as Tresor, Fuel, Mute sub-label Novamute, and Ninja Tune affiliate Ntone. His first full-length since Director's Cut in 2003 sees the difference engine firing on all cylinders, producing a magnum opus of unprecedented ambition and unparalleled execution. History will remember Permission To Explode with high regard, and album worthy of helping define a generation. Clocking in at over 90 minutes and 20 tracks, epic is an understatement.
At the beginning of "Kosmische Stepper" (a track that sounds like its name suggests), there is a vocal recording that says, "They play one tempo, or they do one style. I just can't do that. It's not in my nature." This could be interpreted as the mission statement for Permission To Explode. No two tracks on this album are alike.
Si's swagger ...