Ill Harmonics - An Octave Above The Original Vol No1

Sunday 1st July 2001
Ill Harmonics - An Octave Above The Original Vol No1
Ill Harmonics - An Octave Above The Original Vol No1

STYLE: Hip-Hop
RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
LABEL: Uprok BED7442
RRP: £14.67

Reviewed by T A Sutherland

III Harmonics is a creative hip hop duo, both are accomplished musicians, creating a style that is full of acoustic instrumentation and smooth vocal harmonies. The sound is classic Latin/funk/Middle Eastern-influenced, with deep yet agile rhyming, plus phat beats. The variety of the mix is rich and progressive, nothing predictable here. A very mature first album, though having been producers for other crews and appearing on MTV's The Cut' etc... enough said. These guys ain't waiting around for something to happen or gushing standard sounds, instead they're creating "styles that purge". This is totally real, this is beautif... ill Harmonics.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Rock The Casbah [Listen]
2. The Woman [Listen]
3. Nomadic Caravans [Listen]
4. Woe Is We [Listen]
5. Gringos [Listen]
6. What I Am [Listen]
7. Matadors [Listen]
8. Will I [Listen]
9. Simile And Metaphor [Listen]
10. 30 Platinum Bits [Listen]
11. What You Are [Listen]
12. I'm An Emcee, Baby [Listen]
13. 30 Platinum Bits (Remix) [Listen]

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