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Sofa Surfers - Cargo flac album
  • Performer Sofa Surfers
  • Title Cargo
  • Date of release 1999
  • Country Austria
  • Style Downtempo, Dub, Future Jazz, Trip Hop
  • Other formats AIFF VQF DTS APE VOC MOD MP4
  • Genre Electronic
  • Size MP3 1433 mb
  • Size FLAC 1480 mb
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 868

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.


1 Container
2 Beans & Rice
3 The Low Rider
4 I Asked For Water
5 Latal In Tampere
6 Long Bone
7 If It Were Not For You
8 Yoyogi Uehara
9 Guns & Bombs & Knives
10 Raffinerie
11 Sweat

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Klein Records
  • Copyright (c) – Motor Music GmbH
  • Mastered At – Amann Studios, Wien


℗ 1999 klein records © 1999 motor music gmbh
Made in the EU.

Issued in a 3-panel Digipak.
There exists a similar blue CD Digipak issue.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 6 02507 00982 3
  • Matrix / Runout: UMD70098 50825 083 01 /
  • Matrix / Runout (Inner ring): MADE IN GERMANY YA
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L001
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 0115
  • Rights Society: BIEM MCPS
  • Label Code: LC 04909

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
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