Throbbing Pouch

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Throbbing Pouch
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Released5 September 1995 (1995-09-05)
Label Rising High
Producer Wagon Christ
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Throbbing Pouch is a studio album by Luke Vibert, released under the alias Wagon Christ. It was released in 1995.



AllMusic described the style of the album as "eazy-listening instrumental hip-hop like Jay-Z or DJ Premier would do it." [2]

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
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Select 4/5 [4]

Select 's Gareth Grundy referred to Throbbing Pouch as a "missing link" between Aphex Twin and Mo' Wax. [4] Grundy went on to state that "Vibert creates beautiful, evocative slivers of contemporary electro that manage to be both soothing and engaging." [4] Sean Cooper of AllMusic stated that "Though the material is heavily sequenced, Luke Vibert's arranging skills are in rare form, reordering elements and dropping tracks in and out with liquid, barely noticeable aplomb." [2] In 2004's The New Rolling Stone Album Guide , critic Kembrew McLeod assessed the album as "a classic of the trip-hop canon". [3]

NME listed Throbbing Pouch as the 26th best album of 1995. [5] In 2015, Fact ranked the album at number 37 on its list of the "50 Best Trip-Hop Albums of All Time." [6]

Track listing

3."Down Under"8:16
4."Phase Everyday"7:35
5."Throbbing Pouch"5:24
9."Pull My Strings"5:11
12."Night Owls"2:41
13."E-Z Listener"5:19
15."Underground Level"2:31
16."Ring Piece"4:26
17."All My Fingers"2:06

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