OM Unit vs Thing - Something Ancient [31 Recordings] appreciation

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  1. zeroec

    zeroec Active Member

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    I love OM Unit. Not everything, but a lot of it. Imo, his best work is what hes done for Metalheadz, especially the first EP and that War track with the Alan Watts sample.
    I also love Thing. The amount of tunes he used to churn out is incredible. (its also the reason i stopped checking his stuff: theres simply too much)

    Now these two making 'Something Ancient' together is having the best of both worlds.
    You have Thing's deep dub vibes, combined with OM Unit's atmospheric synth magic.

    Im really hoping this wasnt a one time collaboration !

     
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    Both producers are seriously prolific and I happen to enjoy the majority of both of their music as well, including Something Ancient.

    I'm afraid it looks like this was a one time Thing.
     
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    Hauntingly beautiful!
     
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    the other side, the shadow boxing remix is one of my all time favourite tracks, the perfect re imagining and something ancient compliments it perfectly, classic release..



    favourite thing releases

    between walls
    one million
    want u
    last night
    minimal theme
    renew
    outer lands
    elysium
    future roots

    fave om unit

    timelines
    the lake
    adventures in eden
    wicker and pearl
    jaguar
    governors bay
    grey skies over chicago

     
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    Just listening to 2tall Shifting Tides LP. Thats an OM Unit's alias and the LP is very downbeat, hiphop, jazz fusion vibes.
    Great LP btw !!!
    https://bleep.com/release/10227-2tall-om-unit-shifting-tides

    Anybody has an idea where the vocal sample in 'The Winder' comes from (see below) ?

    Also any ideas what kind of jazz fusion band is in the vein of the sounds used in said tune ?

    Foxy Lady, jumping hysteria femme of the flesh
    depressed, androgynous,
    two cur blue than every downbeak of break for the potential of trill (?)
    sustained in the break
    the space of a heartbeat, death fluttering thrill deranged
    delight of just about to get some fine lady

    the heart of the new musiclover syncopated
    no longer the sadden ally uber rock n roll

    just learning to fuck a little,
    but now sensitive
    heading hot
    hypothalamus, operator of an involutary breath heartbeat
    hypothalamus
    the brain and thought a saw to finely tune strings of a catgut, merging through heat and pluck with warmth of human hand
    held this machine in embrace, close to heart or down to lingam
    or in a mist of the belly abdomen seed of sense and wind and sustenance

    the mergings with the techbox finely tuned
    like the fingers of HO vibration upon the air
    from way down in time, from back through the air
    back beat space

    thrill, trill, in a break
     
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    I had a bit of a hard time of getting into his Threads album. Mainly because i didnt get it at that moment in time.
    You know, when you are not ready for something because you expect something different ?

    But OM Unit has a great ear for samples !
    I especially love the 'Drift Interlude'. Its sampled from a Jim Jarmusch movie, but the way he uses those spoken words is pure genius. Its one of those moments when a sample opens a door to another world of mood and atmosphere
     
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