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Beautiful Trip Hop.
Dancing Ganesha | Bangalore, India | 05/29/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Remember when trip hop was all the rage? Unfortunately, the musical style seemed to flicker and die, but Baxter will always be in my cd collection.This cd is perfect. Nina's voice is lovely, the songwriting excellent, the musicianship pristine.This cd reminds me of when I lived in Portland and would roam the city streets in the rain, completely alone, yet surrounded by the hustle and bustle of the city streets. That is when I first heard of Baxter, and the mood of the music just seemed to evoke a particular essence. Sort of gloomy, lost, yet beautiful, and powerful in its own quiet way."
And On That Dark Road Comes Baxter
Christopher R. Cicatelli | bethesda, md | 05/21/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"wow...what a fantastic release. this 1998 recording on the Maerick label has become one of my favorite cds...matter of fact, it has yet to leave my cd player. there are definite elements of Portishead...some elements of Hooverphonic...some elements of Massive Attack...but it carries a solitary vibe that is undeniably that of Baxter. Nina Ramsby delivers sultry vocals with a whispery elegance, yet there is a restrained power waiting to be unleashed. the music blends elements of trip hop, jungle, dub, and downbeat....it is so very intoxicating after the first listen. Baxter is in a league all to themselves...every song on this CD is wonderful. the lyrics are deep...thought provoking...clear. if you are a music fan, you need a little Baxter in your life...
track #2 "Fading" is worth the price of the cd...trust me."
Woefully beautiful perfection
bowery boy | seattle | 03/28/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Baxter is definitely on the order of esthero and lamb, dark and twisted full of churning staccato drum beats and woeful lyrics. It's a rare occasion when I buy a triphop disc and almost every song is purely perfect and beautiful. Out of the ten tracks here, eight of them are absolutely perfect. It couldn't get any better than that. I found the raw, abrasive epileptic beats of 'fading' a bit grating on my nerves and 'I can't see why' just didn't gel for me but the rest of this disc is INCREDIBLE!!Nina has a lovely voice and when she sings "I need a friend, I need you" on 'love again' it's chilling and haunting. 'possible' starts off with a somber piano intro and I found myself thinking oh god not another dreary dragged out piano and voice torch song but then this mellow downtempo drumbeat swoops in and Nina croons over it all sending chills up my spine. 'so much I've heard' reminds me of laika's 'bad times' with it spoken word lyrics.This is an INCREDIBLE disc! I even like the grungy cover photo which for me adds an extra dimension to the music. This is some of the most amazing music to grace my stereo speakers in a long time."