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Theo Parrish - American Intelligence
Theo Parrish - American Intelligence
Singer: Theo Parrish
Album title: American Intelligence
Country: US
Released: 2014
Style: House, Deep House
Rating: 4.4/5
FLAC size: 1102 mb | MP3 size: 1416 mb | WMA size: 1644 mb
Genre: Electronic

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Footwork 5:25
A2 Cypher Delight 5:39
B1 Ah
Featuring – Duminie Deporres, Ideeyah, M. Pittman*
B2 Creepcake 3:25
C1 Make No War 7:31
C2 Drive 4:54
D Fallen Funk 9:57
E Be In Yo Self
Featuring – Duminie Deporres, Ideeyah
F Helmutlampshade 8:52

Companies, etc.

  • Mastered At – Loud Mastering
  • Published By – Whobody Publishing
  • Pressed By – Archer Record Pressing


  • Design – Will Bankhead
  • Photography By – Violette Esmeralda


Triple Gatefold sleeve
Track C1 contains a sample of Barrington Levy's The Vibes Is Right

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
SSCD07 Theo Parrish American Intelligence ‎(2xCD, Album) Sound Signature SSCD07 US 2014
SS055/56/57 Theo Parrish American Intelligence ‎(3x12", Album, W/Lbl) Sound Signature SS055/56/57 US 2014

Comments (39)
Took a while to get into this but it's a real grower, not a shower..
Kinda sad that it's missing almost half the tracks, but it's still a great album, that guy doesn't know bad sound."Life Spice" and "I Enjoy Watching You" should atleast have been on this.
I usually love everything from Theo Parrish and I have really tried to love this... But it's bad, like really really bad.
I'll take it off your hands for 20 bucks if you want
Wholeheartedly agreed. What happened to you? Where's your drive, Theo?! :(
Now year has nearly past and I think this has grown to be on my TOP albums of 2015
Jesus, probably the thinnest slab of wax I've ever held; how much does this cost again?!
Juno have been selling the vinyl for $25.00 for a while now. Amazing deal.
Love this album for the most part, but there are problems with both the cd and vinyl release. If you have to choose one, go with the cd. Some of the best tracks are missing from the vinyl and others ("Drive" and "Footwork") appear in weird, truncated edits. I'm glad to have both, but the vinyl was kind of a missed opportunity.
agreed - footwork was already on the 12 - pointless putting it on again.big shame life spice isn't on the vinyl album.
It's not the Theo Parrish album I wanted. Given that, I originally made the unconscious inference that this made it a weak album. After having revisited it, however, I'm starting to dig it more and more. Once I got over MY unfulfilled hopes for what I wanted it to be, I was able to appreciate IT for what it is from a slightly more objective vantage point--and it's pretty damn good. I recommend the haters give it another shot (or two or three)--it worked for me--and I think that process was really just me getting over myself more than anything to do with the music as such.
detthreads on Ebay have a signed, white label test pressing with a personal message from Theo for $99.99 in their buy it now selections. Seems like a deal relative to the regular issue?
To the people complaining about the price, i just wanted to say that i've seen Theo live last summer (worldwide festival), he does his show with maybe 8-10 artists, dancers, musicians… If Theo was after money, he could earn almost the same amount, alone for a DJ set. At that festival, I was wondering, does the guy make good money??? I mean being in the underground scene he isn't paid as much as these crap super star DJ's. There was 4 dancers on the scene!! I usually don't really care about dancers when i go listen to a live show, but i ended up by enjoying it, it was really old school, and i felt like it was a big family on the scene. He is giving work to all his crew, if you buy the record, you support not only him but many artists. Regarding this album, i didn't like it that much, i'm not buying it, it's not a matter of price, i won't buy it for 20€ neither.
I'd like to hear you expand on this comment. Are you saying this simply because the internet (and social media) eliminates any sense of 'underground?' Theo Parrish is definitely not a mainstream, money-raking artist, which I think was the point of the original post.
The 'underground scene' doesn't exist. (please enter 5 more words)
Retails for $50 and already on the 2nd pressing and selling out everywhere. Is that a reflection of the Music or something else?
Back in stock today at Dirt Tech Reck! grab it
It's crap, and he's taking the piss out of vinyl fans. Love affair with Theo is done. Took a chance on the price thinking I don't mind paying for great music,never been so disappointed.
It sold out and now already on the second press, go figure........
Exactly. Some other poor deluded fan can take the hit. Been with Theo from the beginning, never second guessing; even when he was taking other peoples music and selling it for £14+ (Ugly Edits), but we are done. He no longer gets the by that he got. There is so much good music out there from people not trying to rip of their fans.
Sell it for $100 in a months time....
thankfully the 2 bangers "Fallen funk" "cypher delight" are on the vinyl version, dj's are happy !!
Bought the album yesterday, no regrets, great music, lovely artwork and yes it's expensive but then I have paid the same and more for other records before and at least this time the money or at least a part of it goes to the artist and not some discogs hawk. Then again, I think for the money spent at least one or several of the following would have been nice: quality pressing on 180 g vinyl (and/or coloured vinyl), free download of the MP3 version (including the CD only tracks even...), a limited run of copies (just to give me that smug feeling of owning something that is a little bit exclusive, not just very expensive...). Oh and including Footwork here, which has already been released and which I (and surely many others) have already paid for... especially when there are so many great CD only tracks... not a great move, just my opinion of course. I know and agree, the artist has the right to decide how and what to release and to what price etc. but some more consideration for the people that have been following him for years, paid for vinyls, concerts, DJ gigs etc. would have been welcome. Then again it DOES say in the liner notes "Thank YOU for buying this album", so I guess I will just take that and enjoy the music!
Archer doesn't offer 180g vinyl. They will only do standard weight.
Agree that this had to be pressed on 180g. Coloured vinyl however....
Dirt Tech Reck has copies for $40 USD w/ free shipping...
out of stock most of December but they expect it to be back in stock the second or third week of January '15, according to an email from DTR
Another classic album from Theo.
Can anyone post a review about the music rather than the price please? Judging by the clips it doesn't sound like his strongest work, but hard to say without hearing the LP from start to finish.
Haven't read too many reviews of A.I. yet. There's an interesting review by Joe Muggs in the current issue of The Wire - he's reviewing the CDs which open with 'Drive' and close with 'Footwork' (whereas the vinyl opens with 'Footwork'.) I've had the vinyl for a few weeks now and it definitely - as Muggs says - takes a while to acclimatize to. Hard to imagine most of the tracks being played in a club ... apart from maybe by Theo himself. On vinyl it doesn't feel as 'immersive' as I imagine the expanded CD release does (which I don't have yet.) On vinyl the individual tracks - spread over three 12"s - feel more discrete (three of them take up a whole side each) - and consequently it feels less like an 'album.' (A bit like 'Sketches' - which kind of was an album - albeit released as three discrete 12"s.) But I'd hazard its among Theo best work and a record I'll return to over and over … but it is way too expensive!
make no war samples barrington levy's the vibes is right
Indeed. I thought he didn't sample anything for this album
why press footwork again?
Abandoned Electrical
Agreed but it's at least an edited version (you can hear a sharp edit midway through if you listen close). Hopefully some of those CD only tunes make their way onto wax...
Agreed, one of the cd only tracks in its place would have been nice...
Pricing makes no sense, unless Theo just decided to make it 'premium' - and take a bigger cut. There is also really significant fluctuation in the pricing. Juno have the vinyl for $49, other European sellers $60 and up, e.g. Phonica is just under 45 pounds or approx. $75. CDs make no sense at $36-$40 in US, or nearly $50 from Phonica. Plus the CD has additional tracks - so I guess many people will end up buying both = c. $100+ for Theo's new music! (Update: Vinyl is 40 pounds/$60+ from Sound Signature's website plus shipping.)
could somebody please explain me the price...?thanks in advance!
Who did the artwork on this? Looks like Will Bankhead
just updated the credits, it's indeed Will Bankhead