From the opening House inflections of Ultraviolet Cat to the thunderous Gateway, Tripping...heralds The Enid's arrival proper into the 1990's, and was the first to be recorded at their new HQ in Northampton. Dark Hydraulic, with its samples of a Dalek, Carl Jung and Adolf Hitler, mixes House grooves with hard rock riffs and remains a high point of their live shows to this day. The title track was later re-recorded with Joe Payne, who sung his own lyrics over the melody to great effect. The album was a critical success, and The Enid were called "the absolute masters of their art...whose achievements set them apart from everything else which calls itself 'progressive'" in the Guardian.
Robert John Godfrey Keyboards
Max Read Vocal FX on “Ultraviolet Cat”, Bass on “Little Shiners” and “Gateway”
Recorded and mixed at The Lodge, Northampton November 1993 - November 1994
The voices heard on “Dark Hydraulic” include Adolf Hitler, a Dalek and Carl Jung. The recording of Jung is from the famous 1959 BBC TV “Face To Face” interview. His voice is also heard at the end of “The Biscuit Game”