||Two Pages CD (1998)
Quinton CD discography Drum-and-bass has come a long way since its underground birth in the early '90s. It has moved from its white label origins into the realm of downright respectability and mass acceptance, is used as advertising fodder, and is even sometimes dislocated from its purist electronic roots. 4 Hero, like Roni Size, Goldie, and Impulse before them, seek to integrate drum-and-bass with acoustic instrumentation, looking for a way to boldly paint the genre as the music of the future.
Epic in scope, TWO PAGES is a sprawling two-disc set that bounces between lush life electronica, with the supple strings and sampled orchestras that abound throughout Disc One, and the galvanized-steel rhythmic tours de force of Disc Two. It's an experiment that pays dividends for the listener--note the alien trajectories of "We Who Are Not as Others," and "Humans," or dance through the majesty of the Pleiades on dreamy sonic confections such as "Wishful Thinking," or "Spirits in Transit," which effortlessly links '60s CTI jazzmen such as Deodato and Stanley Clarke to contemporary downtempo starshine.
Third album from one of the pioneers of breakbeat music , with guests Azymuth & Terry Callier .
Additional personnel includes: Ursula Rucker.
Contains 19 tracks.
4 Hero: Dego, Mark.
Personnel: 4hero (strings, piano, Fender Rhodes piano, Wurlitzer organ, mini-Moog synthesizer, programming); Wendy Weir (vocals); Leon Mar (acoustic guitar, bass guitar); C. Morris Jones (harp); Brian G. Wright , Natalia Bonner, Everton Nelson, Catherine Browning (violin); Sarah Button, Sophie Sarota, Fiona Griffith, Naomi Fairhurst, Sally Ward (viola); Anna Chalmers, Helen Thomas , Gay-Yee Westerhoff, Andy Nice (cello); Chris Bowden, DJ Hand (saxophone); Quinton, Niles Hailstone (trumpet); Andy Rogers (trombone); Paul Weinreb (piano); Roger Beaujolais (vibraphone); Andy Hamill (double bass); Alex Stavv (drums); Suphala (tabla); Luke Parkhouse (percussion); Mark Mac, Dego (programming).
Recording information: Da Kasbar Studio; Dollis Hill.