Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop
Goldie is jungle's most recognizable face. More than any other artist he is synonymous with drum 'n' bass. Aside from owning Metalheadz, a label at the forefront of the genre's development, he has attained public notoriety... more »
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Goldie is jungle's most recognizable face. More than any other artist he is synonymous with drum 'n' bass. Aside from owning Metalheadz, a label at the forefront of the genre's development, he has attained public notoriety by producing Timeless, one of the most important LPs of jungle's first five years. Tracks like the moving, urban, epic tale of "Inner City Life"--a tale told in three movements--are among the tunes that define what jungle is. Others, like "Saint Angel," in which Goldie collaborates with fellow production wizards 4 hero, throb with virtually subliminal bass and electronic snarls. Other subdued and equally inspired items, including "State of Mind," combine live upright bass and drum instrumentation with the soulful wails of guest vocalist Lorna Harris. Timeless is exactly as the title implies--a classic. --Daniel Shumate
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What a cool name for an album!
Private Quentin Tarantino Fan | nowhere | 01/25/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Well since I'm not in the mode where you just feel like you can't review for _____, I'll review this album as well. Besides, it only took me about 20 seconds or so to write my _________ review for Tago Mago.
Forget the label of "best drum and bass album ever", this album doesn't even come close to resembling pure jungle music. It's got the jungle elements, but Goldie mixes it up. Bigtime. Rooted in that signature jungle sound, he adds singing, atmosphere, sound effects, hard hitting beats (with plenty of accents), it's just so hard to describe. Every sound is placed in a great place, from basslines, hits, vocals, and all of the other stuff. If you like big beats, you will find them here, and these rhythms can get very addicting. It did grow on me, like crack. These rhythms on here grow on you a lot.
Another album that would be perfect for listening to in the downtown area at night, Timeless is urban cool and emotionally enganging. The urban cool thing is always hard for me to describe, but this urban cool thing has always been able to bring up this emotion that sticks with you. Therefore, it's not about the image (even though it sounds like an image thing, it's not), just this certain emotion that lives beneath a lot of people. At least for me. If you can't pinpoint my emotion, than ______ you then. I can make up my own emotions that are personal for me, and for me only. If you don't like that, ______ you.
There are only eight songs, but this album is very long. One of the reasons is that 21 minute epic title track. This song provides a lot of different hooks, intros, segues, and a wildly varied bag of sound effects. State Of Mind features a real drummer and keyboards, with great vocals that give Tracey Thorne (Massive Attack) a run for her money. Saint Angel and Angel, two tracks that share a similar style, are split images of each other. Sensual and You and Me both have beats that are kicked back. Kemistry is a dedication to the Dj of the same name, and Sea Of Tears, you have to hear that one. Not a minute wasted in this nearly 80 minute album.
If you came here thinking it's going to be the pinnacle of mindless drum and bass, it's not. While it's not released here I will never know, but no worries. If you are a fan of electronic music, this album is a must listen.
Also, I was a fool not to get the two cd version. If you can find it, snag that version instead.