Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Music for the Next Millennium
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, R&B
One of the most important acts in the history of jungle, Omni Trio (actually one Rob Haigh) stood at a crossroads of drum & bass--between the rough and the smooth, hardcore and house--and insisted there was no need to choo... more »
One of the most important acts in the history of jungle, Omni Trio (actually one Rob Haigh) stood at a crossroads of drum & bass--between the rough and the smooth, hardcore and house--and insisted there was no need to choose a path; the intersection was more interesting than any straight-and-narrow road could be. His first album, Music for the Next Millennium found this Pere Ubu, dub, and krautrock fan subsuming his influences into something so palatable it's easy not to notice how radical his enthusiasms remained. On most tracks (including the famous "Renegade Snares," included here in two different mixes) Haigh utilizes something that has all but disappeared from jungle: female voices. That's the house influence in Omni Trio's music, the disembodied diva sent swirling around the stereo field. Right alongside are Haigh's beats, which are chopped up with mind-boggling finesse and reconstructed with a dazzling sense of audio depth perception--that's the 'ardkore, Augustus Pablo, and Jaki Liebezeit influence in the music. If jungle eventually decided not to follow Haigh's advice (basically, Yogi Berra's immortal quip about taking the fork in the road when you get to it), you can't blame the gorgeous music found here. --Jeff Salamon
I defy you not to like the magnificent Omni Trio
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I stumbled across this CD at a record fair and bought it on impulse because of the one song that I knew on the CD namely 'Renegade Snares'. It was the best musical purchase I have ever made. The mixture of songs on the CD is pretty diverse and I can honestly say that there is not one track that I don't love. Of all the CD's in my collection this is the only one I can say that about and my collection is reasonably large. I would also say that I do not consider myself to be a devotee of this genre but as i'm sure you are all aware, there are good records and bad records in any genre. If you are reading this and you haven't heard Omni Trio before, Stop what you are doing now and listen to a sample. 'Soul Promenade' (track 12) is in my all time top ten. There is not much more I can say without doing Omni Trio justice so i'll simply say that this CD is a winner. Get in your car on a summer's day and get it on."
A true jungle classic album from simply the best: Omni Trio
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Probably one of the first albums I uncovered when the jungle thing started. Got me hooked. If you like thumping drum/bass, soul vocals, and some artful piano riffs, then this is for you. His other two albums, Haunted Science and Skeleton Keys(Hard one to get!), are much more developed and jazzy, but still uses the same elements of his first album. Worth getting for tur Jungle lover. My top 5 jugle albums of my collection of 20 jungle artists."
Amazing Old Skool D'n'B
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I just picked this up in a high-street store in a sale. Totally worth any money you pay for it. This album is well ahead of its time. Released in '95 - and so absolutely amazing in 2002. This album charts some of the best D'n'B around at the time. Each track is unique in its own way. You'll not be dissappointed buying this. It's atmospheric aswell as being hard as hell... all the vocal samples are euphoric and fit so well with the beatz and breakz.Classic old skool D'n'B. Buy it now."