i (A.R. Kane album)

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"i"
I (album).jpg
Studio album by A.R. Kane
Released 1989
Genre Dream pop, alternative dance
Length 67:49
Label One Little Indian
A.R. Kane chronology
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New Clear Child
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"i" is a 1989 album by A.R. Kane, released on One Little Indian.[1][2] The album engaged more overtly with pop, dance and electronic styles following the group's debut Sixty Nine. Like its predecessor, "i" was released to moderate sales figures and topped the UK independent charts.[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[4]
Pitchfork Media (7.7/10)[5]

The Allmusic review by Jason Ankeny awarded the album 4.5 stars stating "Breathtaking in its scope and positively epic in its ambitions, the album is loosely organized into four sonic suites containing four tracks each, broken up by a series of wild-card noise interludes; the music shifts and mutates constantly, growing progressively deeper and darker with each passing song. Largely overlooked upon its original release, i is still an underappreciated masterpiece, but it's inconceivable to imagine that electronica and post-rock could ever have blossomed without it."[4]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by A.R. Kane, except where noted.

No. Title Length
1. "Hello" 0:27
2. "A Love from Outer Space" 5:08
3. "Crack Up" 4:12
4. "Timewind" 0:15
5. "What's All This Then?" 4:03
6. "Snow Joke" 4:46
7. "Off into Space" 0:04
8. "And I Say" 2:42
9. "Yeti" 0:11
10. "Conundrum" 2:32
11. "Honeysuckleswallow" 3:20
12. "Long Body" 1:21
13. "In a Circle" (A.R. Kane, Billy McGee) 4:37
14. "Fast Ka" 0:27
15. "Miles Apart" 3:01
16. "Pop" 3:40
17. "Mars" 0:20
18. "Spook" 3:10
19. "Sugarwings" 3:37
20. "Back Home" 0:07
21. "Down" 5:14
22. "Supervixens" 5:40
23. "Insect Love" 2:52
24. "Sorry" 0:05
25. "Catch My Drift" 5:40
26. "Challenge" 0:06

Personnel[edit]

  • A.R. Kane – arranger, audio production, engineer, guitar, multi instruments, producer, string arrangements, vocals
  • Gina Ball, Sally Herbert, Jeremy Metcalfe – violin
  • Benny Di Massa – drums
  • Colin Cairns, Barry Ray Schulman – bass
  • Sue Dench, Joss Pook – viola
  • John Dent – cut, cutting engineer
  • False Harmonies – strings
  • Lincoln Fong, Gerard Johnson, Paul Kendall, Nigel Kennedy, Gail Lambourne, Mick Roasty, Sam Smith, Ken Thomas, Jeff Ward – engineer
  • Girl, Lorna – vocals
  • Bonjo I – percussion
  • Art Kane – arranger, engineer, instrumentation, producer, string arrangements
  • Maggie – bass, vocals
  • Martin McCarrick, Audrey Riley – cello
  • Billy McGee – string arrangements
  • Ray Shulman – bass, producer
  • Chris Tomblin – balloon, violin
  • Halpin Grey Vermeir – cover design, design

References[edit]

  1. ^ Colin Larkin The Encyclopedia of Popular Music article on A.R. Kane 0857125958 2011 edition p.2006
  2. ^ Buckley The Rough Guide to Rock article on A.R. Kane 2003 edition p39
  3. ^ Reynolds, Simon. "ReynoldsRetro". Reynoldsretro.blogspot.com. Retrieved 31 July 2017. 
  4. ^ a b Ankeny, Jason. "i Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 29 April 2011. 
  5. ^ "i Review". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 29 April 2011.