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timeless - a landmark d+b/dance/electronic album
on 15 January 2008
simple really - if yr any kind of music lover : be it into drum+bass/dance, electronica or is just simply open minded who likes "deep" or late night electronica : u need this album from 1995.
a landmark lp which still shows up the shortcomings of many other so called classic "dance/electronica artists" . its not perfect but tracks such as the full length version of "inner city life" , "you + me" and "sea of tears" are stunning :combining Goldie's trademark hardcore/jungle beats but with soundsacpes and layers taking this drum + bass lp far beyond the average d+b/dancefloor only album. there's technical beats, great female vocals (mostly from Diane Charlemagne) on most adding melody and a deeper level to the music, combined with an almost classical sense of dark + light, emotion, drama + scale. the use on some tracks of "real" guitar and bass by producer rob playford also add some classy touches and depth to this wide ranging album.
even now over 10 years on "timeless" remains a musically satisfying digital yet soulful album. oh, and its still better than most much less adventurous 'darkcore' or the 'liquid' d+b releases since.