One Self
Children Of Possibility

Label: Ninja Tune Format: Albums Release date: June 2005

This is high grade stuff, hip hop with an experimental, world music edge. But don't let that put you off; it's an entertaining and varied treat, leftfield music of the most listenable variety.

One Self's driving force is Russian born DJ Vadim.The MCs featuredinclude American Blu Rum 13 and Yarah Bravo. The band's lack of regard for geographical restrictions is echoed in the music. Vadim helps himself to Shakuhachi flute from Japan and flamenco guitar from Spain. The overriding influence, however, is Indian.

Album opener "Fear the Labour" balances a lyrical message of hard work and discipline with a suggestion of eastern mysticism courtesy of haunting chants and sitars. On instrumental track "SD2" tablas flicker like candlelight.

DJ Vadim's production is as polished as his sources are broad, and Blu Rum 13's gravel-voiced flow and intelligent lyrics ooze confidence.

Children of Possibility is wilfully high brow. Vadim's production is ambitious, and and Blu Rum 13, Yarah rarely use a short word where a long one will do. Pretentious, in a good way!

Children Of Possibility

Tracklist

1 Fear The Labour
Bass – John EllisKeyboards – DJ Vadim
5:29
2 Trying To Speak
Vocals – Demolition Man
4:13
3 Be Your Own
Bass – J. EnbergKeyboards – Jeppe Saugman
4:43
4 Temptation
Bass, Organ, Guitar – John Ellis
4:43
5 Over Exposed
Bass, Keyboards – John EllisFlute – Finn PetersPercussion – Bongo Pete
5:43
6 Bluebird
Bass – T. YardleyKeyboards – DJ Vadim
3:45
7 SD2
Bass – J. EnbergCello, Violin, Viola – Ben DawsonHannah (23)Rachel (43)Drums – K. SelbergFlute, Saxophone – Finn PetersKeyboards – Jeppe Saugman
6:32
8 Paranoid
Bass – John Ellis
4:14
9 Hollow Human Beings
Bass, Keyboards, Guitar – John Ellis
4:39
10 Cupid Smiling The Smile
Bass – T. YardleyGuitar, Keyboards, Sitar – A. MillsVocals – Little Green
3:59
11 Sunshine
Bass – T. YardleyGuitar – A. MillsKoto, Keyboards – Bruno Wonder Lich Heinen
6:28
12 Unfamiliar Places
Backing Vocals – Little GreenBass, Keyboards, Backing Vocals – John Ellis
4:44

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