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surely underworld need no introducing. in the last decade, karl hyde and rick smith (and since 2005, darren price) have proven themselves as one of the most relevant electronic acts out there, both through their musical output as well as live touring. best known for 'born slippy', a track made popular via way of danny boyle's trainspotting and is today celebrated as one of the greatest dance tracks of the decade (selling over a million copies). totalling 12 tracks and with the help of their studio sidekicks the misterons - 'athens' is underworld showing you tracks that inform the music they make. jazz and tech jazz inspired, it sees them fuse their favourite tunes together with their own trademark sound (albeit in a very jazz not jazz way). though a compilation, it's very personal statement they make here, one that sits easily next to any previous artist album. includes the hard to find soundtrack only 'oh' (from 'a life less ordinary') as well a brand new, totally exclusive track 'beebop hurry' with brian eno plus cuts from alice coltrane, soft machine, roxy music, moodyman etc. cover is a karl hyde painting, making it more personal / collectable and the album title is taken from the name of the painting.
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