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The Sabres of Paradise

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Andrew Weatherall’s Sabres of Paradise were one of the U.K.’s most celebrated experimental techno groups. A combined effort of Weatherall and collaborators Jagz Kooner and Gary Burns, the group released a flood of singles and EPs, many of which were collected on compilations released by Warp and Weatherall’s other main focus: the Sabrettes label, with releases from Plod and Slab, among others.

Weatherall, considers himself a DJ first, and his exhausting schedule of deckwork has been arguably as influential as his records, inspiring scores of other DJs and anticipating trends in trance-techno, inelegant dance, and even trip-hop. Still, tracks such as “Smokebelch,” “Theme,” “Wilmot,” and the expansive Haunted Dancehall did much in helping to push the post-techno envelope beyond the often staid conventions of the dance floor. Weatherall also gained visibility through remix and production work, working with Primal Scream and Scottish ambient-pop group One Dove, and reworking tracks for James, The Orb, Bjork, Therapy?, Happy Mondays, Future Sound Of London, Bomb the Bass, Skylab, and Moody Boyz. His mixing skills can be sampled firsthand via the three-CD collection Cut The Crap, released by Six by 6 Records.

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    Only reason I'm here is because of the Last.HQ guy's charts [75] lol

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  • JMFG2112

    Only reason I'm here is because of the Last.HQ guy's charts [74]

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  • tsintskaro

    Congratulations. You're an idiot.

    8 Jan 9:05am Reply
  • Kaffikjelen

    Only reason I'm here is because of the Last.HQ guy's charts [73]

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  • ImSimpleEthan

    Only reason I'm here is because of the Last.HQ guy's charts [72]

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  • mercercy

    H-how did I get here?!

    5 Nov 2013 Reply
  • tsintskaro

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  • Jinxiyu

    Only reason I'm here is because of the Last.HQ guy's charts [71]

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  • widzhit

    Random comment to get rid of the previous crappy shouts.

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    Only reason I'm here is because of the Last.HQ guy's charts [69]

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  • gui_x

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  • meinhold

    ;)

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  • negve23

    Haunted Dancehall - peppy song

    11 Jun 2012 Reply
  • stremno

    Only reason I'm here is because of the Last.HQ guy's charts [68]

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  • tsintskaro

    They are not unheard of, they were pretty high profile in the 90s, certainly much more high profile than Autechre and the early Warp roster. They did a lot of high profile remix work for some pretty big bands and I think Theme even charted in the UK. The bottom line is that as a band they haven't recorded in a good 15 years and that's unlikely to change, but Andrew Weatherall has been active with his own things for a long long time, with Two Lone Swordsmen and everything else he gets up to.

    10 Dec 2011 Reply
  • IAJP

    JESUS. took me a bit too long to get into these. warp's greatest unheard of act, surely?

    6 Dec 2011 Reply
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    Only reason I'm here is because of the Last.HQ guy's charts [66]

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  • OFF_THE_LIP

    Another great band with a shoutbox full of mollusks. [2]

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