STYLE: Dance/Electronic RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 2631-507 LABEL: Orange ORD1201 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RRP: £6.12
Reviewed by Tony Cummings
Yep, those clever NGM folk have done it again, making an ambient dance album which totes as its piece de resistance an 80 BPM version of lona's "Beyond These Shores". The Forbidden Fruit Mix featured here has Joanne Hogg sounding like a disembodied Celtic saint and truly effecting it is too. Not everything is for the chill out room, though one track mixes frantic techno before looping off to aural wash land and comes complete with a silly speeding up outro while "Rawar", a frenetic stomper based around an ebbing and flowing guitar riff has some nice WWMT-style shouts. Can't say I care for some of the more experimental sound bites (pretension veers perilously close in this kind of thing) and it's good when we actually get a SONG ("Rainmaker"). Probably covering too many musical bases to be a top dance album but there are some good cuts here.
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