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INSULA

Insula


Proc Fiskal's music is filled with rapid, choppy beats and playful, sometimes cartoonish samples, as well as melodies inspired by Japanese video game music. His music closely resembles instrumental grime, particularly due to its buzzing bass and angular rhythms, but it's a lot faster, typically clocking in at around 160 beats per minute, closer to drum'n'bass or footwork. The producer hails from Edinburgh, Scotland, a decidedly different locale than London, so his music inevitably seems to come from an outsider's perspective. Throughout his debut album, Insula, his tracks are imbued with snippets of random conversations, arguments, radio dial-flips, and everyday noises such as dial tones and camera flashes. The results are perky and joyous, but also a wee bit sinister and anxious. It brings to a mind a (slightly) mellower Iglooghost, but with less of a preoccupation with fantasy and more grounded in daily life, motivated by boredom and unrest. The young producer (21 at the time of the album's release) proves to be a master at creatively flipping samples, from the complex manipulations of "Scotch Precog" (which is so busy you might not notice that it lacks a proper beat) to the police sirens, signal interference noises, and Dizzee Rascal references of "A Like Ye." During "Hoax Nos Trinit," he manages to work in bits of Robert Johnson's "Me and the Devil Blues," and is that Groucho Marx cracking a joke about Edinburgh at the end of "Dish Washing"? "Vaudeville" seems like a remix of a fight scene from a vintage kung fu flick, continuing with the exaggerated violence of Proc Fiskal's 2017 track "Skulka." Every track on this album is densely constructed, colorful, and unpredictable, and while it may seem lighthearted at first, it manages to cover a wide range of emotions. One of the most inventive debut albums of 2018, for sure. ~ Paul Simpson, Rovi

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    HPB condition ratings
    • New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
    • Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
    • Very Good (VG): Will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
    • Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
    • Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
    • Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
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  • UPC: 5055869558617
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Conditions Guide
HPB condition ratings
  • New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
  • Very Good (VG): Will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
  • Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
  • Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
  • Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
Conditions Guide
HPB condition ratings
  • New: This movie is unopened and brand new.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): Near new. No defects, little sign of use. Plays perfectly. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. No skipping; no fuzzy or snowy frames in VHS.
  • Very Good (VG): Attractive and well cared for but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, but will play almost perfectly. For VHS: barely detectable distortion or very few fuzzy or snowy frames.
  • Good (G): This item is in okay condition and basically works well. There may be some minor distortion on VHS tape; slight scratching or wear on DVD.
  • Fair (FR): Basically plays, but may be obviously well-worn with some scratching or tape distortion.
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