Mathematik "Better by the Letter" (1998)
There are three cuts on this twelve ("Better by the Letter", "Formation", "Rhyme Training"), all of which would later appear in one form or another on "Ecology", Mathematik's first album released in 2000. So why should you bother with the 12"?
Rhyme Training. The original version, here on the twelve, does not appear on the album (a remix does); love the original version, the sample is simultaneously jazzy and sunny as hell. There's an optimism about it that's infectious, and works perfectly with Mathematik's voice and flow. Also includes the instrumentals for "Formation" and "Rhyme Training".
* Mathematik's 2000 album "Ecology" is here.
* Apparently, there were a number of remixes of "Following Goals" with Bahamadia. One version is here, along with some other Canadian indie goodies.
* Mathematik's site