"Trik Turner" (RCA; 2002)
Reviewed by Rose Grech
Trik Turner adds a simple twist into the hip-hop/rock blending scene with their own natural style.
The sextet's self-titled album opens with nice subtle break beats, overpowered by melodic choruses and hip-hop. The songs feature diverse vocals within a song and throughout the album, as well as instrumentally, from a relaxing, mellow, acoustic element to hard, upbeat tracks.
"The whole rock and hip-hop thing has been done in the past ten years," says vocalist David Bowers. "But we bring different elements into that format, and I think we're deeper lyrically than most of what you hear."
Many of the songs on this, their self-titled major label debut, are new, re-recorded versions of the songs that appeared on thier 2000 independent release, "Black Seas and Brown Trees." The new versions are somewhat more harder edged.
Trik Turner offers a variety of musical elements with a hip-hop/rock foundation. For something new check out www.trikturner.net.
A classic. This record will kick your ass.
Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.
So-so. You've heard better.
Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.
Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.
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