Friday, October 15, 2010

Always Loved A Film

Song: Always Loved a Film
Artist: Underworld
Album: Barking

Best known for their trance anthem "Born Slippery" off of the Trainspotting Soundtrack, Britain's Underworld have been steadily releasing albums since that breakthrough in 1997.  I was a fan of their last album, 2007's "Oblivion with Bells" and am REALLY digging their latest, "Barking" which was released last month.

Opener "Bird 1" builds and builds, a perfect opener that's dark and mysterious.  Then comes my new favorite track... "Always Loved a Film," another that builds slow but then explodes in burst of immediate euphoria.  You'll be hearing "heaven, heaven, heeeaaaven" in your head after hearing this one.  Initial single "Scribble" is next and has a touch of drum and bass, though not nearly as harsh or annoying. (I'm not a fan of the genre.)

The rest could be described as "typical Underworld," a stellar mix of trance and deep house but lyrically strong... this isn't a repetitive bore... Karl Hyde and Rick Smith are true songwriters, which has been evident since the beginning of the band... and what has set them apart from their contemporaries.

"Barking" is a great album, and "Always Loved a Film" is one of the best tracks I've heard this year.  Thanks again Jorge!


Always Loved a Film


Bird 1

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