Geb.El

From A Distant Point Of View 2nd Edition

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Like Air in full self-absorption mode, Geb.El's debut was a poor collection of wide open, sweeping soul and heavily filtered white noise electronics. It wasn't trip-hop exactly -- there was too much of an emphasis on old-styled romance -- but it held onto its urban airs with a tight grip, as if being sad and in the city and constructing drummy downtempo were inherently meaningful. Disappointingly, if the music was inoffensive, the vocals were worse, ranging from the poor Luther Vandross imitations of Cleveland Watkiss to the faux Soul II Soul textures of Dian Sorrell.

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