Sofa Surfers is an Austrian band that plays a mixture of rock and electronic music floating between trip hop, dub and acid jazz. They have also composed film scores. Several guests cooperated on the album Encounters - for example Sensational, Oddateee, Jeb Loy Nichols, DJ Collage, Lil Desmond Levy, Junior Delgado, Dawna Lee, Mark Stewart and MC Santana. On the album called Sofa Surfers sings Mani Obeya.
By: Sofa Surfers (1999, Electronic). More albums from Sofa Surfers: Scrambles, Anthems And Odysseys by Sofa Surfers. Superluminal by Sofa Surfers. The Collection by Sofa Surfers. Sofa Surfers by Sofa Surfers. Transit by Sofa Surfers. Blindside by Sofa Surfers. Encounters by Sofa Surfers. View all albums . Cargo. By: Sofa Surfers (1999, Electronic).
Cargo is a set of menacing, dusty trip-hop jams, an aesthetic completely in keeping with the accompanying booklet's images of a construction site at night. This Austrian quartet, influenced by dub, acid jazz, and Kraut-rock in equal amounts, construct their own beatscapes with dark (usually live) beats and deep, dubby basslines. The result is a half-live, half-programmed sound that's often more reminiscent of Primal Scream (circa Vanishing Point) than Sofa Surfers' nominal compatriots in the German electronics scene. It's clear that Sofa Surfers concentrate on the transitional flow between tracks (most are uninterrupted) just as much as the tracks themselves, making Cargo a sleek album that hangs together well and hits many peaks.
|2||Beans & Rice|
|3||The Low Rider|
|4||I Asked For Water|
|5||Latal In Tampere|
|7||If It Were Not For You|
|9||Guns & Bombs & Knives|
|UMA 70099||Sofa Surfers||Cargo (2xLP)||Klein Records||UMA 70099||Austria||1999|
|none||Sofa Surfers||Cargo (CDr)||No9 Publicity||none||UK||2000|
|UMD 70098||Sofa Surfers||Cargo (CD, Album)||ElektroMotor||UMD 70098||Germany||1999|
|UMD 70098||Sofa Surfers||Cargo (CD, Album, Dig)||Klein Records||UMD 70098||UK & Europe||1999|
|KLCD 018||Sofa Surfers||Cargo (CD, Album)||Klein Records||KLCD 018||Europe||2000|