Goldie
Timeless


5.0
classic

Review

by Ryan W. USER (25 Reviews)
January 3rd, 2012 | 52 replies


Release Date: 1995 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Goldie's debut shook the DnB world to it's fullest and delivered much ambition, Timeless is a definite album of mystery.

Drum and Bass that crawled out in the 90’s was surely enough massive. Artists that set a huge milestone for the genre and helped creep out its entirety were the ones like Goldie, LTJ Bukem, and 4hero. Electronic music at that day and age was almost at the golden arc, with countless artists producing bone shattering debuts, genres evolving and gaining ridiculous amounts of spotlight (Drum and Bass in particular, and ones like Big Beat, Hardstyle, Jungle, etc), and artists fiddling around with their styles/genres forming into something totally new and advanced. Some artists such as The Future Sound of London re-defined Ambient all within a double disc bonanza, and 4hero pushed Drum and Bass back into motion with no mishaps or awkward stages. For the most part, everything about the big category of Electronic music itself felt like it was in place. Weak spots assorting from the artists weren’t prominent, the teary eyed “________ is dead” ordeal wasn’t lurking, and the producers made sure what they wrote was good.

Timeless would definitely be a precise way to categorize Goldie’s debut. Intense emotion, wicked drum rhythms, and deep and meaningful lyrics were just some of the characteristics Timeless offered. A long with earth shattering breakbeats, and smooth basslines, it was an expansive adventure. Plus the accessibility was a huge upside, which comes into play in nearly every track. Goldie plays with many melodies, synthetic strings, and complicated drum patters that drive the album. The tunes clock in at lengthy time limits, with some songs coming in at 7 and 8 minutes, but that doesn’t even compare to the 21 minute self titled epic that delivers pure Drum and Bass/Jungle beauty. It opens pure bliss and soaks up an intense and amazing atmosphere that pares up with various rhythm/melody variations that both run throughout. Trust me, the song will not disappoint.

Other songs like 'This is a Bad' and 'Saint Angel' still deliver that sense of soul, but not as effectively as 'Timeless' or 'Sea of Tears'. The track 'State of Mind' is easily one of my favorites for numerous reasons. One in particular is that the vocals/lyricism is so bright and really captures an upbeat yet reflecting feel. Sung by a female vocalist, it delivers a glittering atmosphere that is almost like laying under the stars beside a tree, just thinking. It really takes you away. Some other reasons are the piano and drum lines that are perfectly placed and absolutely captivating throughout. They’re both truly remarkable.

So honestly, this album was just a few pivotal Drum and Bass albums in the 90’s that remained in a dominant field for quite some time and even today. Goldie climbed the ropes and brought his music to an entire new level, which explained how DnB/Jungle prevailed during the time. Thankfully it wasn’t just him, many more brought flavor to the table and to this day still remain as influential.



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clercqie
Contributing Reviewer
January 3rd 2012


6515 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

How did I not have this rated. Album is incredible.

Excellent review as well, enjoy the pos sir!

Restrikted
January 3rd 2012


1889 Comments


Thanks man

Also i'm not gonna lie, I didn't even know there was a double disc, I never got it.

clercqie
Contributing Reviewer
January 3rd 2012


6515 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Me neither, but is it part of the original release?

Restrikted
January 3rd 2012


1889 Comments


I don't know, when I got it in the mail a long time ago, it didn't come with 2 discs lol it sucked.

clercqie
Contributing Reviewer
January 3rd 2012


6515 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

How could it suck, if you didn't know of its existence?

Jash
January 3rd 2012


4244 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

My girlfriend saw him a while back and said he was amazing. I've been on a huge drum and bass kick as of late so ima get this right meow. Fun fact, this guy dated Bjork back in the day

Restrikted
January 3rd 2012


1889 Comments


No I meant it sucked how I didn't get the double disc lol and i wanted it too

WhiteOwl
January 3rd 2012


35 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

strange that i had not rated this yet, Sea of Tears is in my Top 5 dnb Tracks of all time.

Restrikted
January 3rd 2012


1889 Comments


State of Mind was captivating

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
January 4th 2012


31611 Comments


The wording in this review takes a great shit on logic

Digging: Theo Parrish - American Intelligence

taylormemer
January 4th 2012


4953 Comments


"Drum and Bass that crawled out in the 90’s was surely enough massive"

Cool story bro.

Restrikted
January 4th 2012


1889 Comments


uh ok ?

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
January 4th 2012


31611 Comments


Drum and Bass that crawled out in the 90’s was surely enough massive.


This is horribly written

Artists that set a huge milestone for the genre and helped creep out its entirety were the ones like Goldie, LTJ Bukem, and 4hero.


This is horribly written

Electronic music at that day and age was almost at the golden arc, with countless artists producing bone shattering debuts, genres evolving and gaining ridiculous amounts of spotlight (Drum and Bass in particular, and ones like Big Beat, Hardstyle, Jungle, etc), and artists fiddling around with their styles/genres forming into something totally new and advanced.


This is horribly written

and 4hero pushed Drum and Bass back into motion with no mishaps or awkward stages


This makes no sense

For the most part, everything about the big category of Electronic music itself felt like it was in place. Weak spots assorting from the artists weren’t prominent, the teary eyed “________ is dead” ordeal wasn’t lurking, and the producers made sure what they wrote was good.


This is just terrible

A long with earth shattering breakbeat


*along

The tunes clock in at lengthy time limits


Again, terribly written. You seem to have this habit of trying to say what should be something so simple in the most convoluted and confusing way possible

but that doesn’t even compare to the 21 minute self titled epic that


If it was self-titled it would be called 'Goldie' - no, it's the title track

It opens pure bliss


*opens up with pure bliss

So honestly, this album was just a few pivotal Drum and Bass albums in the 90’s that remained in a dominant field for quite some time and even today.


This is horribly written

Restrikted
January 4th 2012


1889 Comments


I guess that's why this review shitted upon logic

Ethics
October 24th 2012


4112 Comments


ugly album art

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
October 25th 2012


31611 Comments


Who gives a fuck

Ethics
October 25th 2012


4112 Comments


ME!!!

lou1000
January 26th 2013


1045 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

such soul in this album

Digging: Magic Eye - Babylon

Mookid
January 26th 2013


1485 Comments


Oh yeah, def. I love this album tooooo much

lou1000
January 26th 2013


1045 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Why aren't there more comments for this? This is a classic.



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