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Having departed from his traditional singer-songwriter style for 1975’s Numbers, Izitso saw Cat return to a style that was more in keeping with the Tillerman, Teaser albums. The album is made up of strong standalone songs built around Cat’s uniquely infectious, creative melodies. However, in a departure from his largely acoustic sound of the early 70s, he now incorporated a range of synthesisers, drum machines, and other electronic instruments into the arrangements on the album. The results drew critical praise and foreshadowed the direction that popular music would take in the following decades. Indeed, “Was Dog a Doughnut”, with its motorik drum pattern and use of layered sequencers, has come to be recognised as one of the pioneering songs of contemporary electro and hip-hop genres.

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