Inspired by house, rap, reggae, '50s vocal harmonies, techno, and even opera, along with a host of other musical genres, Faithless creates amalgamations of these styles onto tracks of generous length. The group's debut, REVERENCE,from 1996 is
one of the most consistent and surprising records to emerge from the club scenes of '90s Britain, and features at least two bona fide masterpieces.
The extraordinary "Salva Mea" starts with a plaintive vocal before bursting into a fast, massive rave-up, and then settles into a wickedly fuzzed-out, bass-driven rap--and that's only in the first three minutes of this nearly 11-minute track. The other standout is the utterly stunning "Insomnia", which would justify the record even if the rest of it weren't as good. Starting off with a variety of clock sounds and a wet, jackhammer beat, the track moves through brittle ambient territory into rap and hard-beat techno, and back again with alarming dexterity. As for the other tracks, well, you ought to hear them for yourself - they are all well worth it.
This is the 2001 version of Reverence with two bonus tracks,a remix of Salva Mea from Way Out West and
Armand Van Heldon works his magic on Insomnia.
Faithless - Insomnia (Album Version)
02. Don't Leave
03. Salva Mea
04. If Lovin' You Is Wrong
07. Dirty Ol' Man
08. Flowerstand Man
09. Baseball Cap
10. Drifting Away
11. Slava Mea (Way Out West Remix)
12. Insomnia (Armands European Vacation Mix)
Encoded to Mp3 @ 320Kbps.
Just a heads up on the quality of this rip.The CD was in pretty bad shape so there`s
a couple of small skips on the first track nothing major though.All the rest of the
tracks check out OK