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Bogdan Raczynski
Samurai Math Beats
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Release Date
June 27, 2017
  • Bleep exclusive deluxe edition:

    • Samurai Math Beats Vinyl, 2×LP

    • Samurai Math Beats Colouring Book Book

    • + WAV / FLAC
    • 44pp 210x170mm colouring book
    • Reverse board sleeve
    • 24x12” 2-side colour fold-out insert poster on uncoated paper
    • Download card

    Available: September 25, 2020

Instant WAV / FLAC download with all Vinyl / Bundle purchases.


Samurai Math Beats first emerged in 1999 via Aphex Twin and Grant Wilson-Claridge’s seminal Rephlex imprint, and the record quickly established itself as a crucial release in both the catalogue of that label and within the story of electronic music more generally. This new pressing of the LP, which represents the first time that Samurai Math Beats has been released on vinyl since its initial run, comes with a 24” x 12” poster.

Raczynski had established himself as one of the most playful and adventurous producers within the IDM and braindance community with the Boku Mo Wakaran LP he released earlier in 1999 (also on Rephlex). On Samurai Math Beats he pushes his sound still further. Here he brings both zaniness and heart to the hyperactive drill ‘n’ bass style which was being espoused by contemporaries like Squarepusher. For instance, the whirlwind of percussion that runs through the album’s classic opener ‘Samurai Masu Bitsu’ may draw heavily from breakcore, but the frenetic beats are softened up by beautifully sweet synths and warm, intimate vocal melodies. In doing so, Raczynski achieves the combination of human emotion and synthetic boundary-pushing that characterises the best electronic music of the period.

This reissue invites fans both new and old to fall in love with Raczynski’s beautifully humane take on Rephlex Records’ braindance sound.

Colouring Book

"The concept is that the art stays the same, but it's the listener that decides on the lens for the current session. Different sheet, same picture, new colors. It's like Groundhog's Day, but with Bogdan Raczynski instead of Bill Murray."

Digital Tracklist

  1. 1 Samurai Masu Bitsu 5:31 Buy

    Samurai Masu Bitsu

  2. 2 Kimi 3:27 Buy
  3. 3 Ahou Jiko 4:20 Buy
  4. 4 Iai 3:16 Buy
  5. 5 I Cry, Bai Bai 5:12 Buy

    I Cry, Bai Bai

  6. 6 Sayonara Tsutara 4:00 Buy

    Sayonara Tsutara

  7. 7 Nan No Tame Ni Boku To Honyaku Shika 3:15 Buy

    Nan No Tame Ni Boku To Honyaku Shika

  8. 8 Miso Shiru 5:33 Buy
  9. 9 Nihon De Homuresu 4:44 Buy

    Nihon De Homuresu

  10. 10 Are Ogai Imi Ga Nai 3:11 Buy

    Are Ogai Imi Ga Nai

  11. 11 Kimi Wa Tsumannai, Boku o Iranai 2:12 Buy

    Kimi Wa Tsumannai, Boku o Iranai

  12. 12 Yari Chuu, Kyouroku Isuu 2:49 Buy

    Yari Chuu, Kyouroku Isuu

  13. 13 Gaijin Sabetsu, Gaikoku Hakuchuumu 3:11 Buy

    Gaijin Sabetsu, Gaikoku Hakuchuumu

  14. 14 Why? Why? 4:54 Buy
  15. 15 Ahou Bouken 3:31 Buy
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Braindance and Breakcore

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Electronic and Electronica

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