Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is the first album of turntablist Kid Koala.
The record was made by hand-cutting vinyl records onto an eight-track recorder without computer splicing or samplers. The album took Eric San 4 years to record, more than the 6 months he originally told Ninja Tunes it would take.
The album was issued with a comic book drawn by Eric San himself. It detailed a DJ captured by a corporation, shrunken down to 1/10 his original size, and placed in a box of fictional Disco
o Flakes cereal. He breaks out of the box four years later and struggles to become a DJ. The CD is enhanced with a video game modeled on Asteroids called "Vinoids," in which you have to destroy radioactive records before they reach Earth.
The track "Like Irregular Chickens" is a reference to fellow Ninja Tune artist Amon Tobin's track "Like Regular Chickens" on the album Permutation, which itself references the David Lynch film Eraserhead.
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