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Audio, Cassette, October 17, 1995
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So one night I was stoned out of my mind and I put this sucker in, having not heard one track until I put it in my car stereo, and let me tell you......
....I was in pure awe.
I listened to both discs without skipping a single track, and the eerie silence of the time it took to change discs made life feel almost naked. It's that good.
The dark,lush soundscapes, the atmosphere that surrounds you, and the feel and the concept of the album is absolutely fantastic. It nearly made me feel as if I were transcending into space, it sounded so unreal.
From the opening crescendo of the epic 21 minute "Timeless" to the closing electonic beats of the Rabbit's Short Attention Span Edit of "Inner City Life," it's hard to believe that something made ten years ago can sound so refreshing. Some of the material on here is very moving and surreal. If you don't know what it's about, it still somehow manages to speak to you. And that is something very few artists have the ability to do, and Goldie does it. Phenomenal.
Take this "Timeless" journey and have your every sensation warmed, chilled, and turned upside down. Whatever it takes, by all means get this album.
A brief history on the man himself...Goldie discovered breakbeats at London's Rage nightclub with his then girlfriend Kemistry and her DJ-ing partner Storm. Rage utilised reggae soundsystems and DJs like Grooverider to push breakbeats to new heights. After exposure to this, Goldie created "Timeless" in 1995 (if I may correct the previous reviewer), and formed the Metalheadz label, now one of the premier labels in Jungle and Drum 'n Bass. Metalheadz is now also a club in London where Goldie is king and top-notch jungle can be heard every week. LTJ Bukem, Alex Reece, Roni Size....nothing these guys have produced can touch "Timeless"...well, because it truly is.
But don't stop there. I've had this cd for many years and every now and then I "rediscover" it and find something new. It's hard to pick favorites but I've played 'Sensual' more times than any other song in my entire life. The track is so unique in it's structure that I've never heard anything quite like it. 'Sensual' is a perfect title but there are sounds that also invoke a profound sense of longing. Just an incredibly emotional song, a piece of art really.
'Sea of Tears' is stunningly beautiful and complex. Birds, ocean sounds, and guitar give this song a nice atmospheric quality. Another unique and startlingly original composition.
'Kemistry' is a drum n' bass tour de force. Rapid drums and deep bass lines pound away and become increasingly intense as the track progresses until a frenzy of bass and drums is pounding you into submission by the end.
I could go on. There's not a weak track on the whole thing. This cd should never be out of print and it is as I write this. Goldie can be proud that he's forever left his mark with this masterpiece of modern music.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
CD-R burned disc. Not a factory disc. Warning. It seems to work OK though.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
I would love to obtain Timeless the original album on vinyl with inner city life, pressure and Jah included. Recently you have been out of stock. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Michael Sean Munn
This is a drum'n'bass masterpiece. Takes you on a sublime journey. Downloaded this yesterday. Definitely check it out, you won't regret it.Published 23 months ago by Gina D
This was one of the best drum and bass albums when it was released back in the day, having listened to this CD recently i would not waste my money on itPublished on July 9, 2013 by Colin bredwood
I first got into drum and bass when I was working in Yokosuka, Japan. A friend of mine named Chris was playing this speedy ass musis that i hated, used to talk smack to him quite... Read morePublished on October 13, 2012 by John L. Michaels
Is there anything I can even say about this that hasn't already been said in the past decade and a half?Published on August 7, 2011 by Femi Williams
It's ok wish the CD was a mix instead of singles after I recieved it now it says unmixed did I miss something :(Published on November 17, 2009 by Augustine Orozco IV
I can't give it five stars as it's a bit short but still, it's a must-own for any Goldie fans.Published on January 30, 2009 by Black Russian 1968