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To be honest, "Hinterland" is closer to the blissful downtempo moments of Air rather than the normal raw, in-your-face attitude of hip hop. Whereas his "Cold Water Music" debut was much closer to the hip hop blueprint with an emphasis on rap collaborations, here he concentrates more on his moody but beautiful instrumentals.
As a result, when vocalists are sparingly used the impact is much more dramatic and welcome. Again, Kate Rogers is in fine form on the heartbreakingly gorgeous "The Girl Who Fell Through The Ice". Anyone familar with her "Sail" track on "Cold Water Music" will know what to expect...but this is even more moving. Stephen Jones and Diamond D also contribute some fantastic vocals. In fact, the only vocal track that slightly disappoints is Turner's own sung "A Twilight Zone" which seems a little out of context with the feel of the album.
However, I personally feel Turner is at his best when concentrating on the more mellow and soulful instrumentals with "What Do People Do All Day", "Fall Break", "Linctus" and "From A Seaside Town" all being paticular high points.
"Hinterland" really is a beautiful and moving album that you just want to curl up with in front of a warm fire on a winters afternoon. It mat only be February but I'll stick my neck out and say this could already be one of the albums of 2002.
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This AIM album is a must have in the collection though so no matter what you do grab this one!
There are many more great UK producers that have a funky edge yet comprises of darkness, melody and touches on the original sounds of the late 80's early 90's. The point is, this is a UK genre so to speak where we are the masters of such wonderful surreal beat based music.
sadly, hinterland is, for me sorely lacking the elements that made his previous music so good. gone is the atmosphere of c.w.m. gone also is the big sound of his more up-beat hip-hop tunes such as loop dreams, and the simplicity and feeling of their brilliantly worked loops.
i feel that what we are left with lacks purpose, and seems to wander off, ending up sounding like a film score rather than a collection of separate tunes. not one of the tunes really stands out.
maybe this will be your thing, but for me hinterland is a real dissapointment.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If you like the others albums from Aim then you will love this.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
The good thing about Grand Central artists - is that they do things very much their way, mixing up the styles. It's like hip hop - with a balearic spirit. Read morePublished on 22 Oct. 2002
I was very disapointed by Hinterland, after hearing much of Aims' earlier releases, including the phenomenal Cold Water Music, I was really looking forward to this release. Read morePublished on 26 Sept. 2002 by randombadger