Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Jazz, Pop
Japanese edition of the drum'n'bass pioneers 1998 & secondalbum with 'Holograms' (featuring Azymuth) & 'Ebisu Gardens'added as bonus tracks. An enhanced disc with CD-ROMmaterial, 'Two Pages' contains a total of 22 tracks. ... more »
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Japanese edition of the drum'n'bass pioneers 1998 & secondalbum with 'Holograms' (featuring Azymuth) & 'Ebisu Gardens'added as bonus tracks. An enhanced disc with CD-ROMmaterial, 'Two Pages' contains a total of 22 tracks. Doubleslimline jewel case. A Talkin' Loud release.
Adds more to the Breakbeat template than most....(4.5 stars)
fetish_2000 | U.K. | 01/10/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"When anyone thinks of a pioneer within the `Intelligent Drum `n' Bass genre, you be forgive for naming "Ltj Bukem" as your obvious choice. Yet 4 Hero deserves nearly as much Kudos as Bukem as they produced their first album way back in 1991 ("In Rough Territory") creating funky breaks, with smooth Drum `n' Bass which included downtempo Electronica to marvellous effect. At it was this album "2 Pages" (along with their best album "Parallel Universe") that they really find their stride as this effort oozes confidence & style....and finding their own market of fans, without having to appeal to fans of Ltj bukem (in fact its entirely possible that you can appreciate their work or become a fan, without being a fan of Ltj Bukem). And at 19 tracks long, there's going to have to be some seriously good content to keep (at hold) the listeners attention.....luckily such worries needn't be a worry as they have all the bases covered from Dancefloor grooves, Melodic Electronica, funky Breakbeat, Intelligent Drum `n' Bass, and with several guest vocalist providing more than ample support and track 11 "Star Chasers" more than emphasises how Vocal Breakbeat tracks in the hands of a capable producer can produce music as beautiful as one would expect from a Soul / Ballard Track...(admittedly this is backed up by a sterling arrangement of Trombones, Cello's, Trumpets, Piano & Volin. So far in fact, that although not recognised as widely, as the bone as fide classics of mr Bukem's best works, It undoubtedly a richer and (whisper it) more melodic / Beautiful sounding album???"
This is NOT easy listening.
Jamil A. Hamilton | Washington, DC United States | 08/13/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"And it is only boring if you are spiritually anesthetized. The D'n'B purists will gripe, and the listeners with gnatlike attention span will carp about being 'bored' but don't listen to them.This is music for people who are still ready to be surprised by music. Other reviewers have commented on the lush strings, inventive programming and soulful vocals. I will simply add another endorsement to the pile.Let the naysayers have their say, by all means, but do not deprive yourself of one of the most moving, beautiful albums of the last decade.'Nuff said."
A milestone in Electronica
Tre | Korea | 06/23/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I heard 4 Hero described as DnB.After hearing their song "Journey from the Light" I was impressed, so I downloaded random tracks.The first being a song called "Spirits in Transit".This song couldn't be farther from traditional DnB if it tried.Which is what I would have to say about the entire album.That is exactly what makes this such an impressive cd, 4 Hero's ability to tap into some older styles(jazz,early IDM..ect)
and do it well.This cd comes off less as an electronica cd as it does a theater album.Heavy jazz influences and very rich percussion add to 2 Pages's "big sound".Be warned, this is not for you Junglists, rather its more geared toward the intellectual minded listener.You don't have to be a fan of Electronic music to enjoy this album.Very nice work."