Friday, 18 October 2013

Ram Trilogy - Beastman


Ram Trilogy - Beastman (RAM Records, 2002)

In 2002 Andy C, Ant Miles and Shimon launched a second series of Ram Trilogy releases with Chapter 4. While the new trilogy was never going to live up to the first it got off to a great start with 'Beastman' which uses dialogue and music samples from the original Planet Of The Apes movie, opening with a speech by Roddy McDowall's character Cornelius:

"Beware the beast Man, for he is the devil's pawn. Alone among God's primates, he kills for sport or lust or greed. Yea, he will murder his brother to possess his brother's land. Let him not breed in great numbers, for he will make a desert of his home and yours."

Along with this the intro features the haunting piano, strings and sound effects from Jerry Goldsmith's score along with electric guitars
before thumping drums that use the 'Sing A Simple Song' break come in. The bassline that arrives is sick but with some real funk to it, making for a track that is the highlight of the second trilogy.

You can check out the track in this quick fire mix of RAM Records material from DJ Hannibal, an entry into the RAM100 mix competition in 2011:

RAM100 Mix Competition @RAMrecordsltd by Dj Hannibal on Mixcloud

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