Omni TrioEven Angels Cast Shadows

Label:Moving Shadow – ASHADOW26CD
CD, Album
Style:Drum n Bass, UK Garage


1Breakbeat Etiquette (London Steppers Remix)
RemixLondon Steppers
2Diffusion Loops6:00
3Higher Ground7:11
4First Contact6:55
5A Little Rain Must Fall2:26
6Nu Birth (Re-Lick)6:40
7Artificial Life (Harp Tune)7:06

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Written, produced & engineered at Mainline Studios, Suffolk, UK.
℗+©2001 Moving Shadow Limited. Published by Moving Shadow Music Limited.
Made in England

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 6 56360 90262 3
  • Barcode (Scanned): 656360902623
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L055
  • Matrix / Runout: 5503-01MS ASHADOW26CD PROSOFT LOGISTICS I 1050112
  • Label Code: LC 6110

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Even Angels Cast Shadows (4×12", 45 RPM, Album)Moving ShadowASHADOW26LPUK2001
Even Angels Cast Shadows (4×12", Album, White Label, Test Pressing)Moving ShadowASHADOW 26UK2001
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Even Angels Cast Shadows (CD, Album, Promo)Moving ShadowASHADOW26CDUK2001



  • Risingson's avatar
    Edited 8 months ago
    His most popular album, most probably because of "First Contact" was featured in the soundtrack of Grand Theft Auto 3.

    I woke up today wanting to go through Omni Trio discography, as it is a very dark grey day in London and I have a day off after a festival in Barcelona, and it feels good and adequate with its moody pads and its sequences. Lucid is one of his most spectacular downtempo tracks, with an ear on the then popular broken beat scene - it is very Atjazz. On the rest, he shows also being closer to the popular liquid tunes from producers like Makoto (Nu Birth Re Lick reminds me so much of Sky High) - in general he adopts the trends to his own sounds and tools and it works really well.

    But yeah, let's be honest, it is most people's favourite because of GTA.
    • d-high's avatar
      You really can hear that Omni Trio actually has a classic education in composing and making music and it is a true loss for dnb that he stopped making music this way. He still does music but more experimental and classic, genius work though.

      Coming back to this LP, of course FIRST CONTACT is the tune as it just was the track on MSX FM on GTA3, nevertheless HIGHER GROUND follows it with close distance. With the other tracks, which are a bit too calm for my part, he should his musical talent and not being bound to any rules that music needs to be made for the dancefloor as his previous releases were.

      Overall, a must buy for those that want to have an intelligent approach to dnb incl a knockout banger in First Contact.
      • giroserex's avatar
        Edited 5 years ago
        Just by listening, the CD is comparitively louder than his previous releases. Suffers from typical mastering compression abuses found on most CDs this era onward. I blame incompetent mastering engineers who know nothing about psycoacoustics. IT disgusts me this middle mans job is to ruins artists music for the sake of sales. The only compression applied should be at radio stations and kno where else.

        Perhaps the the vinyl isn't as bad. Anyone know? (regarding it's dynamic range).

        I'd probably only rate two tunes on this album anyway so no loss either way.
        • justinmoss's avatar
          Higher Ground Is the special track here. Nice album overall highly recommend!
          • scoundrel's avatar
            Edited 18 years ago
            The Omni Trio has always had a knack for making beats and loops come together in a gorgeous way, and his 5th full-length proves no different. It is, if anything, a furthering of his earlier album. The wavering synths and thundering drums of "Diffusion Loops" deliver all the digital emotion you'd need, and the piano line and more subdued rhythm of "Higher Ground" continues the trend. By the time the deep and wobbly "First Contact" comes around, you'll wonder if the man can do no wrong. Well, he doesn't; there aren't any egregious missteps on this album. Instead, it's filled with smooth production and rolling loops that mesh impeccably. Although a few later tracks are less successful at integration ("Lucid", "Kashmir"), but the return to form on "Kinetic" quickly covers over any bumps. A remarkably accomplished album.


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