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Rae & Christian - Northern Sulphuric Soul Print E-mail
Tuesday, 20 October 1998

Rae & Christian
Northern Sulphuric Soul
format: CD
label: Sm:)e Communications
release year: 2003
performance: 8.5
sound 8.5
reviewed by: Jason Karsh

ImagePerhaps you’ve noticed lately that ‘Alternative’ music has stagnated. After all, how many more imitations of Pearl Jam can the market handle? Thankfully, where real progress in music is being made is in the area loosely defined as ‘Techno’ or ‘Electronica.’ The tags Ambient, Dance, and Trip-Hop all seem to encompass an element of this far-too-vague genre, and all of these elements are encompassed brilliantly on ‘Northern Sulphuric Soul.’ Some songs feature rap, others soul, and still others just ambient grooves. From the UK production team of Mark Rae and Steve Christian, this debut album is one of the better releases in the past year.

It is recorded, mixed, and mastered well, and features guest appearances by Jeru The Damaja, the Jungle Brothers, Curt Cazal, and the vocals of a young Manchester England vocalist named Veba. We find ‘Soul’ to be an album with just that, one which can provide the perfect compliment to late night and candlelight.

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