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10 years review
(by andrew holmes)
september 2002

superb collection from chill out's forgotten genius

spare a thought for toby marks. to be so routinely ignored for an entire decade, watching lesser talents reap the rewards of seeds you've sown, and not release an album called die, music industry scum must take a superhuman effort of will. happily, he's released this instead. a 10-year retrospective - a 'best of' by any other name - as testament to his irresistible, audacious and wholly brilliant mix of world music, dub, psychadelia, soundtrack, techno, breaks, and anything else that tickles his fancy. impossible to classify, but think röyksopp, zero 7, trabant, the orb, pink floyd, and papua new guinea-era future sound of london as markers. even then, you're only scratching the surface.

4 stars out of 5


reproduced without permission from muzil magazine (issue 88 pg. 81). to be used for private and research use only. original article is here.

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