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  • Summary: The debut album from California electronic artist Timothy Wiles includes collaborations with Beenie Man and Davey Dave.
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Überzone's constant changeups in style and tempo breathe fresh life into a stale genre.
  2. 80
    An early study of California hip-hop, Überzone mixes twisted, bubbling Roland bass, big beats, and vocoder effects to make futuristic electro-anthems that manage to pop and lock like robots, but recall the organic '80s breaker heyday and never sound sterile and stiff.
  3. 70
    It is good to see such experimentation by an artist in a field usually associated with being so genre-specific. [July 2001, p.82]
  4. 70
    This well-engineered album's ideas have been gestating a little too long. You might just say it's the best album of 1998. [Sep 2001, p.152]
  5. 70
    The compositions are sharp enough to cleanly burrow themselves into the subconscious; only to rise up at the most unexpected moments and potentially leave you wondering where you heard that funky little beat.
  6. The album awkwardly divides in two: the first half showcases Wiles' forward-looking tunes; the second takes a brief historical look at his dated earlier work.
  7. 60
    Faith in the Future is built with recycled beats and borrowed sounds, relying on castoff samples and guest contributions... [Aug/Sep 2001, p.132]

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  1. shgyis56i69i
    Mar 17, 2005
    8
    spot on !!!

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