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Mellow, intelligent, soulful hip-hop
on 29 April 2002
This is a real find for anyone who enjoys downtempo dance music but is not really into the macho gun-toting imagery employed by many hip-hop artists.
The songs here are actual songs - gorgeous hooks, beats and melodies that you will remember for a long time.
Aim veer on the slightly spookier side of hip-hop, just listen to the eerily cool swirls of True to Hip Hop, which is wonderfully laidback and has a strong vibe.
Ain't Got Time to Waste is another highlight, although the version on the Cold Water Music EP is possibly slightly funkier.
The song Sail takes on a gentle, wistful, feminine edge due to some excellent female vocals, and is more trip-hop than hip-hop.
Those claiming to be frightened by the song Demonique are perhaps a little easily scared, but it all depends on how much of a horror fan you are. The song contains spoken samples from the brilliant John Carpenter stalk 'n' slash flick Halloween, where Michael Myers' doctor tells the Sheriff that death has come to his little town.
It is a compelling listen, with haunting strings and a creepy choir. Horror hip hop, or possibly goth hop?
Force is a fantastic hip-hop track, with some gorgeous soulful female vocals to soften it up a bit.
All in all, if you fancy lying back with a huge alcoholic beverage and letting some cool sounds wash over you, you could do worse than Cold Water Music. Highly recommended.