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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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Home Entertainment, What Else Is New?

Our top DVD picks for the week of January 10

According to Occam's Razor (Elite Entertainment) Black Books: The First Complete Series (BBC/Warner) The Chumscrubber (DreamWorks) The Constant Gardener (Universal) Dead Poets Society: Special Edition (Touchstone) Ferris Bueller's Day Off: Bueller . . . Bueller . . . Edition (Paramount)…
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Culture, Stage One Step Beyond

One Step Beyond

Here's the point: When the brief, intense, intermissionless, odd, and in some ways very formal Eurydice ended on the night I attended at the Berkeley Rep, half the audience was crying. Everyone knew how it would turn out; reworking a…
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Music, Reviewed 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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Make-Up I Want Some (K) Exchanging pith for pizzazz, three former members of the clever hardcore-renaissance quintet Nation of Ulysses joined with ex-Frumpies bassist Michelle Mae in 1995 to create the soul of the Make-Up. The group seemed like a…
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Calendar, Night&Day

Night + Day

Wednesday October 28 Bringing You the World The BBC will broadcast the State of the World Forum worldwide as an international collection of panelists discuss human rights and the proliferation of nuclear weaponry. The forum marks the 50th anniversary of…
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