Creating Patterns [Japan Bonus Tracks]

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
While it may seem 4hero's Mark Mac and Dego have been looking in different directions since 1998's Two Pages, their twin visions of music aren't so very far from each other. During the three-year interim, Dego spearheaded the programming-heavy broken beat community around West London, while Mark Mac explored small-group jazz using fusion and jazz-funk as a springboard the Ronnie Scott's scene. Though the workload on Creating Patterns is distressingly one-dimensional not one track features both of them, Dego's rugged breakbeats never sound too synthetic to clash with all the acoustic instruments, and Mark Mac's tracks feature a wealth of independent-minded musicians as well as...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
While it may seem 4hero's Mark Mac and Dego have been looking in different directions since 1998's Two Pages, their twin visions of music aren't so very far from each other. During the three-year interim, Dego spearheaded the programming-heavy broken beat community around West London, while Mark Mac explored small-group jazz using fusion and jazz-funk as a springboard the Ronnie Scott's scene. Though the workload on Creating Patterns is distressingly one-dimensional not one track features both of them, Dego's rugged breakbeats never sound too synthetic to clash with all the acoustic instruments, and Mark Mac's tracks feature a wealth of independent-minded musicians as well as the half-machine, half-human drummer Luke Parkhouse. After a fine -- though rather long-winded -- opening jam, return guest Ursula Rucker turns in one of her finest performances on "Time," revealing much more emotion than usual and flitting gracefully between sung and spoken vocals. A promising collaboration with Jill Scott turns out flat, though two other groove iconoclasts -- Mark Murphy and Terry Callier -- were recruited for great tracks. Murphy appears on the evocative spoken word performance "Twelve Tribes" virtually no one else could've pulled off these pseudo-mystical lyrics with the same authority, while Callier performs on a misty, somber "The Day of the Greys." The single "Les Fleur" is easily the most beautiful moment of the record, except this trilling, spring-like performance by Carina Andersson is an unbelievably similar remake of a song from Minnie Riperton's solo debut, Come to My Garden. While Creating Patterns doesn't hit the heights of the brilliant, sprawling Two Pages, it's definitely a tighter record, more effective as a statement of art and music-making. The result is 4hero's usual synthesis of old and new, artificial and organic, strange and familiar.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/18/2003
  • Label: Universal Japan
  • EAN: 4988005278821
  • Catalog Number: 1016

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Conceptions (5:39)
  2. 2 Time - Ursula Rucker (4:38)
  3. 3 Golden Solitude - Bembe Segue (6:55)
  4. 4 Twothesme (6:01)
  5. 5 Another Day - Jill Scott (4:57)
  6. 6 Hold It Down - Lady Alma (5:11)
  7. 7 Unique (4:43)
  8. 8 Something Nothing - Lady Alma (2:37)
  9. 9 Ways of Thought - Face (4:29)
  10. 10 Eight (5:40)
  11. 11 Twelve Tribes (6:00)
  12. 12 2-BS-74638 (3:58)
  13. 13 Les Fleur (4:09)
  14. 14 The Day of the Greys (5:52)
  15. 15 2000 Black (4:44)
  16. 16 B-Side Track (3:47)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
4hero Primary Artist
Roy Ayers Vocals, Vibes, Guest Appearance
Terry Callier Guitar, Vocals
Matthew Ward Violin
Face Vocals, Background Vocals
Ray Gaskins Saxophone, Vocals
Seiji Cello
Laura Williams Violin
Roger Beaujolais Vibes
Ursula Rucker Spoken Word, Guest Appearance
Howard Gott Violin
Kaidi Tatham Flute, Percussion, Keyboards
Helen Thomas Cello
Chris Bowden Clarinet, Saxophone
Valvin Roane Vocals
Andy Hamill Bass
Becca Ware Violin
Naomi Fairhurst Viola
Bembe Segue Vocals, Guest Appearance
Valerie Etienne Background Vocals
Vanessa Freeman Background Vocals
Jill Scott Vocals, Background Vocals, Guest Appearance
Marc Mac Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Keyboards, Moog Synthesizer, Mbira, fender rhodes
Jo Archard Violin
Chris Worsey Cello
Brad Somatik Flute, Guitar, Piano, Glockenspiel, Tabla, Tamboura, Bells, fender rhodes, Indian Harp
Pavel Kostiuk Keyboards
Krista Caspersz Violin
Nick Etwell Trumpet
Luke Parkhouse Percussion, Drums
Pete Wareham Saxophone
Rutledge Turnlund Bass
Richard Steggall French Horn
Brigid Button Violin
Sarah Button Violin
Rebecca Carrington Cello
Hilary Skewes Cello
Sebastian See Schierenberg Violin
Cliodhna Ryan Violin
George Daniel Conga
G Moist African Drums
Raquel Massadas Viola
Matthew Gunner French Horn
Dave Liddell Trombone
Lady Alma Vocals, Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Vidal Davis Engineer
Marc Mac Arranger, Producer, drum programming
Brad Somatik Arranger, Engineer
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