Nu:Tone ‎– Back Of Beyond

Hospital Records ‎– NHS122CD
CD, Album

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Beliefs
Featuring [Vocals], Written-By – Pat Fulgoni
2 Deep Old 4:09
3 System
Featuring [Vocals], Written-By – Natalie Williams
4 Missing Link 4:53
5 Take Me Back
Featuring – CommixProducer – George Levings, Guy Brewer
6 What's Your Leisure?
Featuring [Vocals] – TalcWritten-By – James Knight, Nichol Thomson
7 Say Hello, Wave Goodbye
Featuring – LogisticsVocals – Natalie WilliamsWritten-By, Producer – Matt Gresham
8 Beatnik 5:14
9 Never Together
Featuring – LogisticsWritten-By, Producer – Matt Gresham
10 Up+Down
Featuring – ErnestoWritten-By – Jonathan Backelie*
11 The Boy Who Lost His Smile 4:52
12 Goofy 4:08
13 Jet Stream
Featuring [Vocals] – TalcWritten-By – James Knight, Nichol Thomson



(P)+(C) Hospital Records Limited 2007
Distribution: SRD

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 666017164328
  • Label Code: LC: 12939

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
NHS122LP Nu:Tone Back Of Beyond(3x12", Album) Hospital Records NHS122LP UK 2007 Sell This Version
XECD-1073 Nu:Tone Back Of Beyond(CD, Album) Third Ear (2) XECD-1073 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
NHS122LP Nu:Tone Back Of Beyond LP(3x12", Album, Promo, W/Lbl, Sti) Hospital Records NHS122LP UK 2007 Sell This Version



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December 6, 2012
edited over 4 years ago

This was surprisingly a grower. At first I didn't like it too much, as it is a very sparse album, full of compositions that change very little, very subtlely, but then the production skills of Nu:Tone won me over, over time. Beliefs starts well, throwing you into a progressive drum n bass as few people know how to do, and Deep Old continues well, very sparsely. This one and Missing Link are a bit too similar: both tracks mostly dissapear into their bassline. I thought that was lazy composition at first, but with time I started to appreciate the kind flow of both tunes.

Natalie Williams sings over the I.G.Y. sample in "System", the song most criticized because of its lyrics ("you're in my system baby, you've really got me crazy"), but let's make an effort and enjoy the wonderful range of Natalie.

The best of the album comes in the next three tracks. "Take me back" features Commix adding just some spice to those minimal elements, "What's your leisure?" never relases the tension created by the vocals, and "Say hello wave goodbye" is simply beatiful when the choir starts singing "uuuh". The rest is just nice, tracks that should work very well in a dancefloor, except from "Jet Stream" which has all the flaws that Nu:Tone could have (too much sugar, too much "UUUH", then vocoders, and me begging this to stop) and makes you wish for the discrete melodies the rest of the album have.

After all, the problem with "Back of beyond" is that it looks like a collection of singles with little flow. And as a collection of singles without flow, the MP3 "Medical History" works much better. But it would be unfair to discard it as a weak album, as it is still better than recent Netsky, High Contrast or Camo&Krooked releases from Hospital Records.

Or maybe I'm just a fan of the guy.