Woob is Paul Frankland
em:t 1194 - woob t:me / Europe CD|
Woob 1194 EX294 / Instinct / U.S. CD
[72:48] 6 tracks
em:t 4495 - woob² t:me / Europe CD
[62:08] 7 tracks
|"Back from a televised live performance in Amsterdam, Woob continues to turn heads with the release of his long-awaited second album: 'Woob²'. Featuring his highly improper band, Paul Frankland's second full-length offering further develops his slowly gestating soundscapes and massively extruded grooves, as tangible instruments add a surreal psychotic edge to the album's febrile atmospherics and dark, abstracted dub."|
"Woob Woob Woob" Demo Tape (chrome
cassette with color inlay)|
[30:00] 2 songs
Void, Part 2 BEES005 / Beeswax / Europe 12"|
[38:56] 4 songs
Mama 6 NTONECD2 / NTone / Europe CD
Mama 6 NTONE2 / NTone / Europe Vinyl LP
|Mama 6 review by Noah|
National Hijinx ntoneCD24 / ntone / Europe CD|
[65:36] 11 tracks
|Trivia Fact - Mark Butt, who designed the cover to National Hijinx, appeared with Frankland as "Max & Harvey" (see compilation appearances below)|
Other Woob/Journeyman appearances
em:t 0094 EX280 / Instinct / US CD|
em:t 0094 t:me / Europe CD
Plug in & Turn on x2 EX297 / Instinct / US 2CD
Tone Tales From Tomorrow NTONECD5 / Ntone / Europe CD|
compilation album mixed by Coldcut
earthrise.ntone.1 EX316 / Instinct / US 2CD
em:t 2000 EX311 / Instinct / US 2CD|
em:t 2295 t:me / Europe CD
Disc one of em:t 2000 is the same as em:t 2295.
em:t 5595 t:me / Europe CD
tone tales from tomorrow too NTONECD9 / NTone / Europe CD+|
compilation album mixed by Coldcut
earthrise.ninja.2 SDW013 / Instinct / US 2CD
Stoned... Chilled... Groove Europe CD|
compilation album mixed by Coldcut and Strictly Kev of DJ Food
Radical Beauty OM007 / Om / CD+CDROM|
compilation album mixed by Nick Philip
A TV-resolution video of a segment of the CD-ROM featuring 50cc (Pt2) has also aired on the US MTV show "Amp".
em:t 1197 t:me / Europe CD
Coldcut & Hexstatic - Timber
Ninja Tune / ZENCDS65 / US CD+|
Ninja Tune / Europe 2CD+
Ninja Tune / 12"
Woob/Journeyman appearances (album tracks)
em:t explorer EX330 / Instinct / US 2CD
Amberdelic Space DTKCD019 / Dressed to Kill / Europe 4CD
'Spotter Sample Id's
"...I advise extreme caution in attempting apprehension. Good luck, Al.
"Uh, thanks uh... I think I'll probably need a little luck."
Quantum Leap (the episode where we get to see "the future")
"...You've come to kill... Odonna, you've come to die?
"I don't know, I don't care. I only know I'm here. I only know I'm happy"
Star Trek (original series) : Odonna
"...Wy don't we take our visit to the ol' master control, eh?
...my user told me to quote 'take that sucker out', or I'll never get back again.
"We can't get to the MCP without the help of my user..."
"...Look uh, it's 3 AM. These guys are running on bad coffee and
four hours of sleep. You'll have to cut them some slack.
"I can't afford slack..."
"When's he coming back? How are you feeling?
"Oh, I'm better. Still a little cold... Claire, do you...
"Shhh! ... Alex told me to shoot anyone if he wants to come in here..."
"...The track 'Strange Air' is all made up of bits from a film soundtrack, combined with a sound from a well-known pop tune which I won't mention... The dialogue on 'Strange Air' is from a horror film that I wasn't even watching. I just found it on the audio track later."
Info from Phil Ward's The Mix interview with Frankland
"Is there one chair in this place that works?"
"John. If you want to leave, leave"
"Things are getting complicated."
"No, they're getting real simple. We don't have anything to talk about."
(and other speech in Mould)
Sex, Lies, and Videotape
"I've left you alone too much. No wonder you've grown morbid... imagining
you hear dead voices... but I'm going to change all that now, now that the
experiment's over, I'm going to spend more of my time looking after you and Billy."
The Colossus of New York
National Hijinx - The track 'Sonny' featured
some samples from the Al Pacino film 'Dog Day Afternoon'. 'Mr. Swanks
Menstore' is an obscure film from the seventies.
Info from Peter Wullen
a collectors' series for enquiring minds in an anxious age.
'emit is a division of time recording ltd. the albums which make up this
ongoing collectors' series are designed to reward the careful listner.
such attentiveness is rarely encouraged in our evasive, soundbite age; to
fit in, we are expected to become superficial and absurd. we must, at
all times, be distracted, or risk the dangers of introspective listening
to our brains.
it would seem it is presumed by so many that music communicates nothing beyond its form; a mere soundtrack or diversion. now perhaps we should be asking; from what are we being diverted?'
Roland Sound Space
the emit collectors' series features recordings which have been spatially expanded using the roland sound space 3-D sound imaging system.
the roland space system is a result of roland's extensive analysis of psychoacoustics and can be used to localise any sound source in any position, and at any elevation, within a complete 360 degree listening field.
the system can be used to position up to four totally independent sound sources, whether stationary or in motion around any area of the listening field. the system calculates these spatial transformations in real time. recordings processed with the sound imaging effect can be reproduced on conventional stereo speakers. no additional hardware is required.
escape your speakers.
NTone Journeyman page
Includes a few .aiff samples from Mama 6.
Woob page (French)
I don't speak French, so I have no idea what this is.
Hey, that woob e-mail address at the top of the page really does work so use it! Paul Frankland told me he's gotten some interesting mail.
I also found out that Woob and Journeyman are still alive, as for exactly what/when the releases will be I won't say because I don't want to start any rumors here, plus for the most part I don't know! But, I do get a lot of e-mail asking if there will be any more Woob and it looks like sometime in the future there will be. So, that's good news!
From Peter Wullen: 1998
I interviewed Paul Frankland a couple of days ago. Unfortunately I had to stick to general questions (my phone-bill!) but some interesting news came out anyway. He's actually very busy. He's putting together a video for a new Journeyman single that's going to come out in March. There's going to be released a new Journeyman album before the new Woob.
Paul wasn't too happy with Woob² so he's waiting till they have a bigger budget to spend on the making of the new album. The tracks on 'National Hijinx' were recorded in '96. In the meantime Colin Waterton kind of pulled out from the whole project to do his own stuff. Riad Abji played on a lot of tracks of 'Hijinx' so that's where the Woob feel comes from. The next Journeyman is going to be more club orientated. The next Woob is going to be more musical with collaboration of songwriters and string quartets.
WOOB Discography by btribble!
Thanks to Tim Wright for Mama 6!