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Helium [CD]

Urban Myth Club Audio CD
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Product Description

Helium is the critically-acclaimed debut album from UK collective Urban Myth Club. Described as "one of the best downtempo albums ever" and "as close to musical perfection as it gets", the album is an eclectic mix of finely-crafted songs and epic orchestral landscapes. Fusing lush organic electronica and chilled beats with beautiful female vocals, "Helium" takes you on a soundtrack-filled journey which you want to revisit again and again.

Ben Mynott of Blues & Soul Magazine wrote:

"Urban Myth Club have produced one of the finest, most complete, most beautiful and truly gorgeous albums my ears have heard for years. When I've first came across "Helium", I was blown away, just taken aback with the quality of the song-writing and the beauty of their arrangements. It's quite frankly stunning. One of the best downtempo albums ever released. Beautiful, flawless and simply adorable. As close to musical perfection as it gets."

The album features the hit single "I Feel It" with Clare Szembek on vocals and includes access to a bonus 14th track.

Review

"Album of the Month. Editor's Choice. *****. If you like Massive Attack or Portishead than this is for you." -- Bent Magazine, April 2006

"Epic orchestral soundscapes, downtempo trip-hop breaks, haunting female vocals layered with electronic flourishes…an otherworldly sumptuous, lush album. 8/10." -- Rocksound Magazine, April 2006

"Helium has blown me away and knocked me out. Musically, lyrically and production-wise up there with the finest." -- Pathaan (DJ Magazine & Ministry of Sound)

"Imagine a super league including Zero 7, Air, Lemon Jelly, Portishead...Urban Myth Club are a new entry into that league." -- Notion Magazine, May 2006

"One of the best downtempo albums ever released. Beautiful, stunning, adorable, flawless. As close to musical perfection as it gets." --Ben Mynott, Blues & Soul Magazine, May 2006

About the Artist

Their first gig was Glastonbury, their second to 5,000 people on the main stage at The Big Chill festival. With their debut album, Helium, already hailed as "one of the best down-tempo albums ever released" Urban Myth Club are one band that don’t do things the traditional way.

Having been discovered in North America before anyone in their homeland had heard of them, Urban Myth Club were booked on the strength of an album sampler for Glastonbury. The UK collective continued to hit headlines after gate-crashing the Top 30 with their debut single "I Feel It" and reaching No.1 on MySpace's Top Electronic Artists Chart.

The Club formed when electronica artist Dezz met Hollywood film composer Stephen Barton, who had recently returned to the UK having worked on blockbusters such as Gladiator. The duo created the downtempo tracks that plotted the future course of the Club. When Hollywood called with the offer to write the music for Shrek 2 and Narnia, Stephen took a sabbatical from the Club and the idea of a collective was born.

Dezz hooked up with enigmatic producer Ian Sanderson (whose infamous Cuckooland samples have been used on film, TV and by hundreds of artists including Massive Attack, Lemon Jelly, the Prodigy and Beastie Boys) and Urban Myth Club’s rocket left orbit.

Soon the collective grew to include a number of renowned musicians and vocalists including EMI artist Clare Szembek and Rowan Godel. Other celebrity members remain confidential.

Urban Myth Club was meant to be a secret, but a leaked album sampler found its way to a Canadian DJ who, in an unprecedented move by commercial radio, playlisted all six tracks on his show. Tastemakers in the UK were not far behind, with national airplay including Radio 1, Radio 2, Xfm, Classic FM and a growing army of trend-setting fans such as Big Chill founder Pete Lawrence, Adam Freeland, Bob Harris and Music Week, who featured the debut single "I Feel It" and album "Helium" on their playlist.

True pioneers in internet collaboration, Urban Myth Club have crafted an album of beautifully eclectic tracks, fusing organic electronica with anything that tickled their fancy. The results are destined to become personal soundtracks for anyone who indulges.

Already hailed as a classic, their critically-acclaimed debut album "Helium" has been called "as close to musical perfection as it gets". Urban Myth Club have appeared mysteriously but are spreading spontaneously.

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