Nostramus ‎– Earthlights

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Shadow Records ‎– SDW035-2
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1 Babel
Vocals – Federal
7:08
2 Let's Fuck It Up 6:36
3 The Oohs 7:57
4 Dark Jewel
Vocals – Caroline Nìsche
4:58
5 Earthlight 8:17
6 Interplanetary Bass 5:16
7 Mystic Drum And Space 7:47
8 Live 'n' Direc'
Vocals – Federal
8:07
9 Flashbacks 7:36
10 A Force As Yet Unknown 5:43

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
HEMP 5 DJV Nostramus Earthlights(2xLP) Recordings Of Substance HEMP 5 DJV UK 1997 Sell This Version
HEMP 5 CD Nostramus Earthlights(CD, Album, Promo) Recordings Of Substance HEMP 5 CD UK 1997 Sell This Version
HEMP 5 DJV Nostramus Earthlights(2x12", TP, Whi) Recordings Of Substance HEMP 5 DJV UK 1997 Sell This Version
HEMP 5 CD Nostramus Earthlights(CD) Recordings Of Substance HEMP 5 CD UK 1998 Sell This Version
DS-NS-001 Nostramus Earthlights(CD, Album, RM) Diamond Seeds Productions DS-NS-001 UK 2009 Sell This Version

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January 17, 2012

Nostramus' debut, EARTHLIGHTS, kicks off with the dub'n'bass of "Babel," which at one time was called jungle (you can hear more of it on "Live 'n' Direc'"). "Let's Fuck It Up" is much lighter on its feet, though it's not afraid of the bass one bit, while the vocals on "Dark Jewel" go much more in the R&B direction. The title track zips into outer space momentarily, but the ethnic rumble that starts "Mystic Drum And Space" brings us back down to earth quickly. There's some atmospheric d'n'b on "Flashbacks," as well as the spry bumps of "A Force As Yet Unknown." But the real gem on this album is "The Oohs," which takes a single vocal sample and makes it almost drifts over the beats. It does take a darker turn, of course, but it retains its sense of wonder. Not bad, if slightly dated.