yeah that 1.48 bit is stunning, whip percussion too...
The exquisite bits in jungle are one of the portals to the infinite and so are the banging bits
I think that question of how much control there is over the samples is key to understanding why jungle after a certain point remained really good, potentially great, but lost some of its charm.
As you say in the earliest stuff there's a sense of working with uncontrollable materials. Accidents bleed in. The harmonics don't 'work'. (At this point I'd reach for the Aphex quote about jungle producers being better because they weren't professional musicians).
it’s partly about the sampling and time-fucking technology being a new mechanism, a prism for all those separate sounds to interact and refract through, so it’s eclecticism enabled *through* a new way of creating, listening, recording... which naturally encodes certain stylistic. elements that occur beyond artistic choice. in early stuff you almost hear the playful awe of cant believe I’m hearing and making at once