Preemptive Strike is a retrospective compilation album of DJ Shadow's singles released on the UK record label Mo'Wax between 1991-1998. Preemptive Strike was also released in Japan under the Toy's Factory label and limited to only 2000 copies worldwide.
Although parts 1 and 4 appeared on his Entroducing... album, the 4-part "What Does Your Soul Look Like?" shows up here in its haunting entirety. "In/Flux" another colossal, 12 minute track. Even through various beat arrangements, it finds coherence amidst the abstract samples. "Hindsight," also from 1993, is established via a minimal approach. It boasts a powerful beat, but the ascetic layers of surrounding elements help the track maintain its subdued nature, whereas the new song on the album - "High Noon" demonstrates a much more aggressive tone.
In / Flux
Organ Donor (Extended Overhaul)
What Does Your Soul Look Like
What Does Your Soul Look Like (Part 3)
What Does Your Soul Look Like (Part 4)
What Does Your Soul Look Like (Part 1)