Hydro - Aborigination

Friday 1st August 1997
Hydro - Aborigination
Hydro - Aborigination

STYLE: Dance/Electronic
RATING 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
LABEL: Engage ORD1204
RRP: £15.31

Reviewed by Manja Visser

Before you start reading this, think about experimental tribal club music. Like it? Okay, if you do, you will be lyrical about the new album from Hydro, 'Aborigination'. This studio project is produced by Robbie Bronnimann and Ray Goudie and includes collaborations of deejays Kenny Mitchell and Andy Hunter, Shaz Sparks (dba) and Steve Apirana. With featuring tribal tunes on the first track "Aborigination" along with Apirana's Maori shouts the album gets a grip on you right from the beginning. Also, this first cut gives you a feeling of the atmosphere on the album. Having discovered a common thread that links all tribes and lands as they worship the One, Hydro take you on a rhythmic excursion that spans the globe. All the tracks are outstanding! Let me highlight some of my favourites. "Celtech" takes you back into Medieval times, featuring Celtic monks together with a banging techno beat. "Push" gives you some "in yer face' lyrics: "1 push the rhythm and touch tha' Healer." Brilliant! The easy listening mix of "Serengeti Storm" is not easy listening at all; the stirring jungle beat makes you want to move. My favourite track is "Crystal Throneroom". It features Shaz' vocals, combined with a drum 'n bass sound. Words fail here, all I can say is that this song is beautiful. Anyway, all the tracks mentioned above are just a few of 12 brilliant tracks, including the 12" remixes of "Birth" and "Rawar". I nominate 'Aborigination' to be the dance album of the year!

The opinions expressed in this article are not necessarily those held by Cross Rhythms. Any expressed views were accurate at the time of publishing but may or may not reflect the views of the individuals concerned at a later date.

Interested in reviewing music? Find out more here.

Sample Track Listing:
1. Aborigination
2. Celtech
3. The Beginning of the End
4. Push [Listen]
5. Didgital
6. Serengeti Storm
7. Crystal Throneroom
8. Liguid Prayers
9. Jiggle
10. Serengeti Storm (The Easy Listening Mix)
11. Birth (The Bright and Breezy Stingray Mix
12. Rawar (The Mad Axeman Mix)

This track data is supplied by the Cross Rhythms CD/DVD review library. Please note that CD tracks may vary according to release region or product version.

Reader Comments

Posted by Laura in Wisconsin, USA @ 18:09 on Jun 15 2007

This music is a world with in this world. I sometimes listened to it for 3 hours while I completed a 4'x6' painting of a vast valley landscape and found a description of it in Psalms 104. I lost this album 4 years ago and have been looking for a way to replace it. Hope this website is the answer.

Posted by Shirley in New Zealand @ 07:08 on Apr 29 2006

Fantastic, incredible CD! If you love world music, layered beats, but most of all, having a taste of what heaven might be... soaring worship that you can't sit still to that glorifies God and reflects His creativity in the diversity of culture, you'll love this. A favourite.

Reply by christoper in guatemala @ 02:48 on Sep 27 2007

hey, i'm looking for 'good trance' can you help me? i can't find hydro's music anywhere

[report abuse]

The opinions expressed in the Reader Comments are not necessarily those held by Cross Rhythms.

Add your comment

We welcome your opinions but libellous and abusive comments are not allowed.

We are committed to protecting your privacy. By clicking 'Send comment' you consent to Cross Rhythms storing and processing your personal data. For more information about how we care for your data please see our privacy policy.