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  • Performer: Proem
  • Album: Socially Inept
  • Label: Merck
  • Catalog #: MERCK 023
  • FLAC: 1043 mb | MP3: 1839 mb
  • Released: 14 Jan 2004
  • Country: US
  • Style: IDM, Ambient
  • Rating: 4.5/5
  • Votes: 684
  • Category: Electronic
Proem - Socially Inept flac


1Place Gun To Head6:07
3Out Of Phase3:47
4Deep Like Airline Failure3:56
5Bites Their Tongue4:17
6Socially Inept4:06
7Pinching Point3:46
8When Frailty Fails4:02
9I Don't Know How To Tell3:48
11Sleep Is For Lunch5:48
12Carpark Kittens3:40
14Invisible For All3:52


  • Design, LayoutAdditiveinverse
  • Mixed By, Mastered ByTodd Simmons
  • Written-By, ProducerRichard Bailey


Limited to 2000 copies.

Merck ℗ & © 2004


  • Barcode: 6 73885 03702 9
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): SU1020767 SOCIALLY INEPT 01
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): DOSSIER 1-0-1
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI LL28
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI L044
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI KZ05
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 165E


  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Merck
  • Copyright (c) – Merck


People, more words on one of the most sublime releases in the IDM stable. This stuff just eats your mind from the inside out. Think Autechre and BOC teaming up this is what it might sound like. It is cut to precision with melodies and hooks that drag you in and build in their intensity. Once I had listened to this disc a few times I found that I continued to have dreams with Socially Inept as their soundtrack, so unable was I to 'switch off' these tracks off in my mind. Im going out on a limb here but I would have to say that this has to be in the top 10 IDM releases of all time. Mind melting, intelligent, evoloving, often dark but with slivers of light and brilliance permeating throughout. Just stunning and a work of Art.
Beautiful, haunting, eerie, yet stunningly warm and melty.

What I believe to be Richard Bailey's finest work released (besides liveMD, which contains many versions of these songs) starts off ambient and proceeds to lead you on a soft pillowy journey through wavering pads and complex, yet not overly done beat structures and noise from the realm of glitch. The continual feeling of melancholy surrounds you, always moving you near or far from the dark side.

Mild humorous notes of Bailey's self can be see all over the place, climaxing with with a little jelly.

I stand by this album to be one of the most solid newer generation IDM pieces. Fantastic!!
Simple beauty, simply done well. Proem's SOCIALLY INEPT starts off with the haunting "I Don't Know How to Tell," merging crispy beats over a melody that grows in clarity. "Invisible for All" has a iciness that chills even as the digital percussion skitters its way through. The initial harshness of "Pinching Point" gives way to funky electronics, and "Place Gun to Head" has a stately, eerie grace. The processed vocals on "When Frailty Fails" add a melancholy texture, and “Da.Vironment” accelerates the tempo somewhat. “Carpark Kittens” sets the beats a-thumpin’ and ends on a strangely psychotic note, while “Deep Like an Airplane Failure” introduces a gentle guitar line to accompany the clicking beneath. And the title track, closing out the album, veers into symphonic grandeur.
Probably Proem's strongest album. 14 solid tracks of IDM beats. This album seems to focus more on melody then previous efforts. There are even some lyrics to hear on this one. I'm not sure if they are samples from movies or Bailey himself distorting his voice though. This album popular enough to get a vinyl release later on, which contained 5 of the stronger tracks on here. This album is limited to only 2000 copies so it may be becoming hard to find.
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