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Heavenly soundscapes and melodies for your ears
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 06/06/2009 15:46:51
UMC and their debut Helium have slowly grown in popularity, developing a following thanks to their unique, beautiful sound. The genre of the album is chilled out/downtempo, but this is no family dinnertime background album; it is far more exciting. The exquisite production means you are always kept interested, something which many chill out artists struggle to achieve. Their improvisation shows musical savvy, as well as their honed ear for clean, fresh, smooth production. The leading track must be I Feel it, a beautiful melody sung over a melancholy chord sequence, but it is the longer, building tracks like Breathe which caught my attention more - the development across the minutes is inspiring.
Listen to it after a night out, or before, or with a lover, or on your own - but most importantly: listen to it!
Note: This Review was made by Play.com customer: jackbeadle on Rakuten’s Play.com on the date shown.
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 19/02/2008 00:50:20
A big beautiful globule of liquid perfection, this album is very special.
Urban Myth Club conjure beautiful melodies, lush cinematic soundscapes, amidst a tide of languid grooves and soft melancholy dream-state intrumentals laid beneath seductive vocals. The stylistic fusions of electronic textures with the rhythms of downtempo hiphop do not disappoint.
Urban Myth Club have been hailed as 'the next Zero 7' and critics and taste makers in the UK cannot praise this debut album enough.
Each track is beautifully arranged, each piece flawless. This album will relax, but never bore, sumptious tracks such as 'Schnorkle' and 'Breathe' will transport you to new realms of musical perfection and the sultry beats of 'I Feel It' has become an instant hit on itunes.
'Helium' is an already acclaimed album, scoopinga nomination for 'best album' at London's new music awards, steadily the chill out world has embraced this masterpiece and seen U.M.C propel higher and
higher into the status of supergroup chill out elite.
This is a group tipped for big things. Watch this space.
Buy this album.....Now.
Note: This Review was made by Play.com customer: emiliasimilou on Rakuten’s Play.com on the date shown.
Sheer Brilliance - Totally Mind Blowing!
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 06/12/2007 14:47:29
I was introduced to Urban Myth Club about 2 months ago and was instantly captivated.
'Moon and the Night' features spine-tingling vocals, and fuses delicate piano, warm synths and a solid groove. Its haunting orchestral pads and intricate melodies build an epic soundscape of moods whilst the dark groove drives the song.
The songwriting, arrangements and production that has gone into the making of 'Helium' are sheer brilliance.
The hypnotic essence of the album creates a truly nostalgic feeling. It is by far the best downtempo album i've bought this year. 'So Beautiful!'
Note: This Review was made by Play.com customer: JessicaToyne on Rakuten’s Play.com on the date shown.
One of the best electronic chillout albums around...
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 15/11/2007 20:38:15
If you want a perfectly constructed electronic and chillout album that really makes an impact, then Helium really is worth a listen. Its electronic melodies tied together with the spine tingling vocals transports you immediately to a beachside without a care in the world.
As soon as you hear tracks such as 'I Feel It' out will be instantly engaged by the soothing electronic beats and originality that the whole album conveys. As you listen to the album each track does not fail to engage you further, and will make you longing for more of the same.
Coming from the unique collective Urban Myth Club, it is bound to become an instant classic that will continue to captivate audiences for years to come, so don't miss out!
Note: This Review was made by Play.com customer: schmee on Rakuten’s Play.com on the date shown.
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 15/11/2007 17:55:37
If you are looking for an album full of originality and superb vocals, which will relax you but will never grow to bore you, then look no further...
'Helium', from the brilliantly talented downtempo collaboration Urban Myth Club, is a collection of beautiful melodies aided by addictive electronic beats and orchestral support to create a unique sound which works perfectly.
With performances at festivals including Glastonbury, and collaborating the winning formula of an electronica artist with a film composer, together with a producer and vocalists, Urban Myth Club are a sure success even before listening, and the first play of 'Helium' will not let you down. Urban Myth Club totally live up to the hype.
'Moon and the Night' appropriately transports you to space with its dreamy vocals, laid back beat and synthesized strings, whilst the downtempo rhythmic beats of 'Schnorkle' will have you totally relaxed within seconds. Urban Myth Club's creative sound is recognisable after only hearing a few tracks, credit to the skill of their production and the evident time dedicated to each piece.
Whether you like dance, jazz, electronic, alternative or even pop music, 'Helium' will tick all the right boxes and will soon have you mesmerised.
Note: This Review was made by Play.com customer: Jessuk on Rakuten’s Play.com on the date shown.
A downtempo masterpiece
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 15/11/2007 15:06:57
I buy and listen to lots of music, and every so often I come across an album like this.
It's rare (but great when it happens) to listen to the first 10 seconds of an album, and know you are going to fall in love with it, Helium is one of those.
Unlike many downtempo/ chillout albums it never falls into a trap of repetitiveness. Helium mixes stunning vocal tracks, such as the aching melancholy of "So Beautiful", which could be the very best of Lamb, with the trippy dub of "Spacewalk", sounding like Morcheeba back when they were good! Lush orchestration melds with minimal electro beats, incredible vocals and strong melodies to create something that doesn't come around often. With so many pretenders in music, it can be hard to find a true gem, but Urban Myth Club stands tall.
The album will grow on you, and if, like me you ever need to wind down to some truly great music. Or if you just want the perfect soundtrack to watch the sun go down to, you have found that perfect LP.
Book a holiday, sit back, order a mojito (or two), and like the title suggests, Helium will lift you.
Note: This Review was made by Play.com customer: jurassicjim on Rakuten’s Play.com on the date shown.
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