Submotion Orchestra ‎– Finest Hour

Exceptional Blue ‎– EXLPCD1102
CD, Album

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Angel Eyes
Written-By – T. Evans*
2 Backchat
Written-By – T. Modi*, T. Evans*
3 Always
Written-By – T. Modi*, T. Evans*
4 Hymn For Him
Written-By – T. Evans*
5 All Yours
Written-By – E. Thomas*, T. Modi*, T. Evans*
6 Pop N Lock
Written-By – C. Hargreaves*, D. Templeman*, S. Beddoe*, T. Modi*
7 Suffer Not
Written-By – T. Evans*
8 Secrets
Saxophone – Rob Mitchell (2)Written-By – C. Hargreaves*, D. Howard*, G. Chambers*, S. Beddoe*, T. Modi*, T. Evans*
9 Finest Hour
Written-By – T. Evans*
10 Perfection
Written-By – R. Wood*, T. Modi*, T. Evans*

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℗ Exceptional Records Ltd. 2011 © Exceptional Records Ltd. 2011

Recorded at Soho Recording Studios, London; Ruckspin Studios, Leeds; Ata Studios, Leed; Bobby's Living Room, Danny T's Cellar

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5055106230405
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1 & 2): IFPI LD02
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 5J27
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 5J93
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): DISC MANUFACTURING SERVICES X42209
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): DISC MANUFACTURING SERVICES AA1109
  • ASIN: B004ZOU1JC

Other Versions (4 of 4) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BARCODE47CD Submotion Orchestra Finest Hour(CD, Album, Dig) Barcode Records BARCODE47CD Poland 2011 Sell This Version
PCD-93435 Submotion Orchestra Finest Hour(CD, Album) P-Vine Records PCD-93435 Japan 2011 Sell This Version
none Submotion Orchestra Finest Hour(CDr, Album, Promo) Exceptional none UK 2011 Sell This Version
EXLPCD1105 Submotion Orchestra Finest Hour (The Remixes)(9xFile, FLAC) Exceptional EXLPCD1105 UK 2011


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April 5, 2016
I hope they'll think about to release this on vinyl....

Kind regards from Rotterdam


February 22, 2013
Outstanding album. Such a shame that this is not available on vinyl...


August 23, 2012
This is a magnificent, deep and beautiful album, and that's coming from a dubstep listener.


February 9, 2012
edited over 5 years ago

guys don't miss that, this is without a doubt one of THE outstanding albums of 2011.
Quality and sophisticated beauty are the words I'd choose if you want me to describe it.


October 9, 2011
When the self-titled EP landed on my desk from Submotion Orchestra, I immediately recognized an amazing potential behind this group of seven musicians... well... OK, so I'm a big fan of Dom Howard's productions as Ruckspin on Ranking Records, and his bass-rolling dubstep influenced beats could only polish off this already shiny record. The single, All Yours, was already featured on Headphone Commute as Track of the Week, and since then, I have been patiently awaiting the full length. And here it is! With sublime vocals by the lovely Ruby Wood, trumpet solos by Simon Beddoe, and distant smokey keys by Taz Modi, the group creates a sweet, seductive, and ultimately poisonous concoction of acid jazz, dubstep, and soulful breaks. The melodies instantly find their way into repetitive memory banks of my mind and get stuck there for days. And I just can't stop listening... So why seven people? You see, Submotion Orchestra is a proper seven-piece band, where all participants play acoustic instruments, including bass by Chris Hargreaves and percussion by Danny Templeman and Tommy Evans, fusing an organic, incredibly atmospheric, and skillfully mastered record, which should make everyone on Ninja Tune jealous. Formed in Leeds in 2009, the band is already turning heads across UK's festivals and gigs. Finest Hour is a Submo's debut album on Exceptional Blue, a UK label that has been around for over a decade, releasing 12" in a variety of electronica genres. Fans of The Cinematic Orchestra, The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble and of course, Bonobo will be extremely excited to add Submotion Orchestra to their collection!