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Earth Volume 2

L.T.J. Bukem Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (15 Sep 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Good Looking
  • ASIN: B000007TQ4
  • Other Editions: Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 19,037 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Fictions - Rollercone
2. Cosmic Interlude - LTJ Bukem
3. Artificial Life - Odyssey
4. J-Walkin' - Blame
5. Silver Dawn - Artemis
6. Flashback - Intense
7. Adrift On Deep Water - Blu Mar Ten
8. Senses - DJ Addiction
9. Mindgames - Dj Crystl

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Arguably, most forms of dance music are best left behind in nightclubs. What sounds great when you're staggering around in a dark warehouse often turns out to be repetitive and uninspired when it pumps out of your hi-fi. However, this album is just as potent in your armchair as it is on the dancefloor. Like Leftfield's albums and some of The Prodigy's earlier efforts, it'll leave you both chilled and thrilled.
The dark brass blare and stealthy rhythm of Fictions makes for a fantastic opening track, being both soothing and somehow unsettling. The sci-fi soundscapes are expanded and deepened as you progress through the album, with perhaps Artemis' and Intense's efforts standing out amongst a very strong set. However, just as you get used to floating along in a sea of shimmering synths, you're suddenly beached onto the razor-edged beats of DJ Addiction in Senses, perhaps the most orthodox drum 'n' bass track on the album, but it will leave you breathless.
Ultimately, this is a gritty, urban and futuristic ensemble. If LTJ Bukem and co had put this together roughly twenty years earlier, it would have been the soundtrack album to Ridley Scott's Bladerunner. When I got my CD collection stolen last year, this is the album I missed the most.
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5.0 out of 5 stars WAY BEYOND IT'S TIME! 3 Feb 2014
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LTJ has always been an inspirational guy. He created truly magical music and even though this is from 97' it still sounds fresh today. Nice beats and jazzy flavours. Great producers on this album also. If you love to kick back and chill then you will love this cd. I love it for after party times. Music that has thought and consideration injected into it.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Moody & Brilliant 17 May 2007
Format:Audio CD
There's not much I can add to the earlier review. IMO, this was easily the best in Bukem's Earth series and deserves a place in the collection of any Jazz, R&B or drum 'n' bass fan.
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4 of 15 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Dull and lifeless [not a patch on earth vol;3] 2 Mar 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Having bought earth volume 3 i thought that i had found something that i really liked, a cool blend of entwined rythems, beats and vocals. Full of life and unpradicatable. I loved volume 3, so i bought vol 2, What a mistake. There are no vocals, no undulating entwined tunes, just a melodical drone that seams to just go on and on. I found that i could not notice the difference between tracks. However if Buken is what you are after try journeys inwards, or earth vol 3.
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Amazon.com: 4.6 out of 5 stars  8 reviews
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sounds to set your mind free... 7 Jun 2000
By coma black - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
LTJ Bukem, handing out another great Earth Album. This one happened to be alot more jazzy I think. If anyone is reading this, trying to decide whether to buy it or not, if your a fan of downtempo jazzy music, with a pinch of d&b, you wont be disappointed. For those hardcore D&B Fan's this will also appeal to you, check out Blame's J-Walkin! This album is moody music, listen to it on a rainy day, or when your just chilling out. Personally I prefer to listen to it in the morning, its very peaceful and not harsh on my senses. Peace all...
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a good one 14 Aug 2005
By Joseph Geni - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Typical drum 'n bass sound is associated with those uptempo drumlicks and the manic fills. It's like taking dub and hip-hop licks and playing them twice as fast. That's the percussive sound that exemplified Volume 1 of this series.

This record is much slower. Rather than building the complex layers of ethereal keys and watery effects around those fast breaks, most of these songs are more reflective and mellow, not exactly the sort of thing you would dance to, but definitely good to listen to. Many compilations of this sort can put you to sleep but this one is engaging just because it's so well done. These songs balance thick, earthy bass and samples with the usual light Rhodes keyboards (Bukem just loves those things). Probably the best and by far the most original one is Blame's crazy J-Walkin' track. The rest, while more traditional in style, further help to entrench Bukem's various record labels as some of the best in the genre.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible 26 Nov 1998
By ag211@is5.nyu.edu - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Haven't heard such a luscious combination of beats for quite a while. LTJ is a genious in this field. Check out his other stuff, especially Logical Progression I.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Looking rounded the box for round duex 16 Aug 1998
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
In the History of Drum and Bass, LTJ B and Good Looking Records have combined to protray the sounds of now. Earth v2, an experience pushing back the boundries of music, and pressing forward into the future.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure flowing electronic/downtempo 30 Jun 2006
By JoMo - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Thank you LTJ. This is a reminder why you top the genre. Downtempo lounge mixed with electronic and instrumental jazz riffs. Some real solid perfomances on this album and all in all a fantasic effort. Blame, Artemis, DJ Addiction.. very fine talent represented here.
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