Monday, January 31, 2011

Dif Juz- Extractions (1985) MP3 & FLAC

Mining sonic territory located somewhere between The Durutti Column and This Mortal Coil, Extractions, the only full-length Dif Juz ever recorded, offers a glimpse of what Post-Rock might have sounded like 4AD-style. This strange jem, now resigned to a forgotten corner of the 4AD back catalog, was produced by Robin Guthrie of Cocteau Twins fame and, not coincidentally, also features a vocal turn on "Love Insane" by the other Cocteau Twin, Elisabeth Fraser. Subtle and at times haunting, Extractions deserves a listen if only for the disorienting experience of hearing Richard Thomas' fine sax work weaving in and out of 4AD's trademark gloom like a seal swimming in a sea of black satin pillows.

Extractions (1996 Re-issue Edition)
 1. Crosswinds  (7:43)
 2. A Starting Point  (3:39)
 3. Silver Passage  (3:55)
 4. The Last Day  (4:01)
 5. Love Insane  (3:11)
 6. Marooned  (4:02)
 7. Two Fine Days (And a Thunderstorm)  (2:29)
 8. Echo Wreck  (4:37)
 9. Twin and Earth  (4:29)
-Bonus Tracks-
10. Gunet  (5:19)
11. Soarn  (5:47)
12. Hu  (2:55)
13. Re  (4:27)


  1. Thank you so much for posting this. Have been looking for it in high quality for some time now ... Since I heard "Huremics" I'm fascinated by this band (beautiful melodies combined with darker layers of backround structure ... oder so ähnlich)

  2. Hi Issi, you're welcome! I also couldn't find this in lossless on the internet, so I decided to buy and rip it in order to get it out there. It's a beautiful, forgotten album. Let me know if you have any requests for future posts, and thanks for reading the blog.

  3. Such a beautiful album - there's really nothing else like it. I listened to it twice yesterday.

  4. It's a shame they only recorded the one album

  5. Thanks, I love to see 4AD albums show up in FLAC


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