Top positive review
13 people found this helpful
on 11 June 2003
Wonderful! Beautiful! This is what Orbital are all about!
This is music that draws you right in. Where some of Orbital's later work makes you sit back and ponder it critically ("Hmm, it's quite good, but..."), this album just grabs hold of you!
Many of the tunes merge into each other, creating an ongoing tapestry of sound. It always feels totally organic, never self-conscious or calculated, and powerful yet soothing at the same time.
Admittedly there are some stupid samples near the start of the album. What were they thinking? : ( But just try to ignore that. It can be quite easily detached from the rest of the album. Snivilisation is a far better example of the intelligent use of samples.
This album is a treasure! No nonsense, just giving the people what they want! Great beats, great melodies, it's all good!
For anyone who's heard The Altogether but hasn't heard this yet, listen to this and you'll understand why the Altogether met such a lukewarm reception!