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Music, BeatBox Reggae, raw funk, and Afro-Latin grooves are "Hella Tight"

Reggae, raw funk, and Afro-Latin grooves are "Hella Tight"

Underworld's last effort, the 2002 album A Hundred Days Off, showed the group sounding disjointed as it pinged aimlessly between minimal techno and ramping Moroder-isms. But with the duo's latest, Oblivion With Bells (due out Oct. 13), Underworld leans back…
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Underworld

Formed in 1989, Underworld proved that galloping rhythms, pulsating techno beats, chiming melodies, and vocalist Karl Hyde's stream-of-consciousness, borderline nonsensical words could add up to a lot more than just a mindless, faceless dance number. To a genre that consisted…
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The Rhythm of Language

TVT Records' affable Adam Shore recently broke new publicity terrain with an amusing epistle that was equal parts critical theory, pep rally, and Machiavellian guilt trip. On stationery earmarked "from the ramblin' mind of Adam Shore," a letter eventually touting…
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