4 Hero ‎– Parallel Universe

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Tracklist

Universal Love 5:35
No Imitation 5:00
Parallel Universe 5:09
Talk Around Town 5:13
Follow Your Hart 'Part One' 4:52
Wrinkles In Time 6:00
Terraforming 4:53
People Always Criticise Us 5:44
Follow Your Hart 'Part Two' 5:09
Shadow Run 2:30
Sunspots 6:30
Sounds From The Black Hole 6:14
Power To Move The Stars 4:22
Solar Emissions 4:54

Versions (8)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
RIVET LP 04 4 Hero Parallel Universe(2xLP, Album) Reinforced Records RIVET LP 04 UK 1994 Sell This Version
RIVET LP 04 4 Hero Parallel Universe(2xLP, Album, TP, W/Lbl) Reinforced Records RIVET LP 04 UK 1994 Sell This Version
RIVET LP 04 4 Hero Parallel Universe(2xLP, Promo) Reinforced Records RIVET LP 04 UK 1994 Sell This Version
RIVET CD 004 4 Hero Parallel Universe(CD, Album) Reinforced Records RIVET CD 004 UK 1995 Sell This Version
SBLCD5004 4 Hero Parallel Universe(CD, Album) Sublime Records (3) SBLCD5004 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
SEL 3 4 Hero Parallel Universe(CD, Album) Selector SEL 3 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
MKCS-1004 4 Hero Parallel Universe(CD) Sublime Records (3) MKCS-1004 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
RIVETDA004 4hero* Parallel Universe(15xFile, AAC, 256) Reinforced Records RIVETDA004 UK 2009

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kardhore

kardhore

December 24, 2015
referencing Parallel Universe, 2xLP, Album, RIVET LP 04

Sold most of my jungle 12"s, this one I kept!! Much better than any of Good Looking crap. Along with Geralds 'Secret technology' - blinding 90s jungle biznezz!
wotsawonder

wotsawonder

June 21, 2015
referencing Parallel Universe, 2xLP, Album, RIVET LP 04

A wonderful album that you will play time and time again. this album will never get old will never die, a masterpiece,
Stormchild

Stormchild

July 16, 2012
referencing Parallel Universe, CD, Album, SEL 3

Absolutely brilliant album. At a time when drum & bass was still in its infancy, this stuff sounded like it was sent back in time from the future. Where most groups were just layering and chopping drum loops, these guys were programming sophisticated drum patterns from scratch (though Dego and Marc Mac are no strangers to loops either — having kicked off their career doing original UK hardcore — and you'll find those in the mix here too). And, while most other stuff at the time was very heavily focused on the beats and the bassline (hence the name) — and not much else — the synthscapes woven into the beats throughout this album ushered in an era of musical, intelligent drum & bass that saw the rise of Goldie & Metalheadz, LTJ Bukem & GLR, and a lot of other key players (can't list them all here, or this would turn into a full page…it was a good time for d&b!).

Of course, influence is a complex chain of events, and there were other pioneers who helped build the frameworks that Dego & Marc Mac built upon here. Nonetheless, the impact of this album can't be overstated.
robcypher

robcypher

December 11, 2011
referencing Parallel Universe, CD, Album, RIVET CD 004

Easily their best "transition" album between their old school rave period and their more recent jazzy sound. Perhaps their best LP to date, actually.
LikeNoOther

LikeNoOther

December 1, 2010
referencing Parallel Universe, 2xLP, Album, RIVET LP 04
Just got this vinyl on EBay for 16 pounds! (Not to piss of Discogs, but I just cound't resist it..) A wonderul album + big inspiration for my own music. In my opinion it is a very mature album. Hectic and complex beats, definitely lots of work in there. While listening to a few tracks, you can hear that 4hero probably had lots o fun with the pitch shifter! Lovely string pads and drum machine patterns flowing around the breaks. Nice work with the Roland TR626 which (I think) was used on No Imitation.
lixenixen

lixenixen

March 25, 2010
edited over 5 years ago
referencing Parallel Universe, CD, Album, RIVET CD 004
This album sounded groundbreaking back in the mid-90s, but 15+ years later it feels a bit dated. The drum programming still sounds top-notch, but the synths have a plasticky fusion-jazz feel to them, which makes them sound a bit cheesy. Nevertheless, with records like this one, 4 Hero (alongside others such as Goldie and T-Power) set the template for what would soon be called "drum & bass". It's a shame if this record is hard to find these days, it should be reissued for its historical worth alone.
Moanerman

Moanerman

October 24, 2006
edited over 6 years ago
referencing Parallel Universe, 2xLP, Album, RIVET LP 04

This is a damn’ fine album but such a bitch to lay your hands on. It took me seven years (!) to find a copy of this album, but I finally have it. 4 Hero delivers a great Detroit influenced drum & bass album which, nowadays, are very sparse. All tracks are great but the one that really stands out must be “sunspots” which is mixture of soft drum & bass and Detroit-techno, the d&b patterns come in and go out while the wonderful Detroit melody remains through out the whole song. Simply brilliant! Just pick this one up at sight and enjoy!